Women's Basketball Cruises To 77-64 Win At Maryland In WNIT Third Round

March 25, 2010

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated Maryland, 77-64, in the WNIT Third Round on March 25 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md. Senior Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) led the Friars with 20 points and added three assists and three steals. With the victory, the Friars improve to 19-14 overall. Providence advances to the WNIT Quarterfinals and will host Miami on Sunday, March 28 at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium at 2:00 p.m.

The Friars took a 38-30 lead into the locker room at half time behind a balanced offensive effort. Seven Friars cracked the scoring column and combined to shoot a blistering 53.3-percent from the field (16-30). Providence also out-scored the Terrapins, 24-12, in the paint during the first half. Dorsey and fellow senior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) paced the Friar offense with eight points each. Lynetta Kizer recorded a team-best eight points for Maryland. Providence turned the ball over just three times in the half, while forcing the Terrapins into 10 turnovers.

In the second half, the Friars pushed their lead to 11 points (44-33) in the first two and a half minutes. The Terrapins responded with a 10-0 run to get within one point (44-43) with 15:30 remaining on the clock. Senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) stopped the bleeding with a jumper after a Friar time out to make the score 46-43. It sparked a 9-0 run that gave the Friars a 53-43 lead with 13:21 on the clock.

Maryland got within six (61-55) heading into the eight-minute media time out, and made it a four-point game with 7:13 left to play. It proved to be as close as the Terrapins would get the rest of the way. The Friars closed out the game with a 16-9 scoring advantage to take the 13-point win (77-64).

Cournoyer finished the night with 14 points. Junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) chipped in 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Marandola rounded out the list of Friars in double figures with 10 points. She also dished five assists and grabbed five rebounds.

 

 

Kizer recorded a double-double for Maryland on 10 points and 13 rebounds. Tianna Hawkins netted a team-best 14 points, while Lori Bjork added 13 points. Dara Taylor dished a game-high seven assists.

The Friars will host Miami in the WNIT Quarterfinals on Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. For tickets, please contact the Providence athletic ticket office at (401) 865-GOPC.

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