March 2, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's basketball team fell to No. 2/2 Notre Dame, 92-57, on Saturday, March 2 at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Prior to the start of the game, the senior class was honored for their contributions to the women's basketball program. Senior Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) led the Friars in scoring with 22 points.
After the first 20 minutes of play, the Friars trailed Notre Dame, 52-32. Sklyar Diggins paced the Fighting Irish in the first half with 17 points and five assists. As a team, Notre Dame shot 62.5% from the field (20-32). For Providence, senior Brianna Edwards (Minneapolis, Minn.) led the Friars in scoring, with 10 points.
Providence was outscored by Notre Dame in the second half, 40-25. The Fighting Irish held their largest lead of the game with 1:01 remaining in regulation (92-57). Three of Notre Dame's players finished in double figures including Diggins (28 points), Kayla McBride (24 points) and Natalie Achonwa (14 points).
Notre Dame dominated the boards and out-rebounded the Friars, 51-21. Additionally, the Fighting Irish were able to convert 15 Providence turnovers into 18 points.
Roberts tallied 16 of her 22 points in the second half. Sophomore Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) joined Roberts and Edwards in double figures with 13 points.
Defensively, Roberts recorded a game high four steals to bring her within six steals of tying the single-season steals record at Providence College (101). Tracy Lis `92 set the mark during the 1991-92 season.
Providence returns to action on Monday, March 4 when the Friars travel to Villanova, Pa. to take on Villanova. Tip-off at the Pavillion is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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