Women's Basketball Defeats Rhode Island College In Exhibition Game, 64-29

Nov. 5, 2016

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women’s basketball team defeated Rhode Island College, 64-29, in an exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 5. The game was held at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I.

Sophomore guard Maddie Jolin (Rehoboth, Mass.) paced the Friars with a game-high 14 points, and added four rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and one steal. All of her 14 points came during the second half. Jolin was able to shake off a 0-for-4 shooting performance in the first half and finished the game 5-of-11 from the field overall, including a 3-of-6 effort from three-point territory.

The Friars held a 23-7 lead at halftime, after holding Rhode Island College scoreless during the second quarter. Providence outscored the Anchorwomen 12-0 in the quarter to create some separation, setting up a solid offensive showing in the second half. Senior Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) led the Friars in the opening 20 minutes of play with 10 points. She hit 5-of-8 attempts from the field in 16 minutes of action.

Sophomore guard Clara Che (Valencia, Spain) recorded a team-best five rebounds and four assists in the first half. Sophomore Erica Meyer (Wilton, Conn.) came off the bench to record four rebounds for Providence, including three boards off of the offensive glass.

Rhode Island College got three first-half points from Jordyn Gauvin, while Kyla DePina hauled in a team-best four rebounds.

In the second half, Providence jumped out to a 25-point lead with a 16-7 scoring advantage in the opening 5:59 of the third quarter. The Friars maintained control of the game the rest of the way. Providence led by as many as 37 points (63-26) with 2:21 remaining in the fourth quarter.



The Friars shot 47-percent from the field in the second half (15-32), including an impressive 5-of-6 performance from beyond the three point arc. In the third quarter alone, the Friars connected on 9-of-16 attempts from the field overall (56-percent), including a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown.

Beal and junior Allegra Botteghi (Bologna, Italy) joined Jolin in double figures for the game with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Beal also contributed four rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes of play. Botteghi logged just 18 minutes for the Friars and tallied four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Che and junior forward Brianna Frias (Worcester, Mass.) each narrowly missed bids for double-doubles in the game. Che finished the day with nine points and game-high 11 rebounds, including five offensive boards. She also led the Friars with six assists and added one steal. Frias’ line consisted of eight points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a game-high five blocked shots. Meyer also proved to be a force on the boards for Providence, as she concluded the game with eight points, including six on the offensive end.

The Friars held a 53-34 advantage in rebounding and out-scored the Anchorwomen, 15-0, in second-chance points. Providence also dominated the paint, where it held a 26-8 edge in scoring.

Additionally, Providence recorded an assist on 18 of its 25 made field goals.

Alex Moore paced Rhode Island College with 12 points, while Gauvin completed the day with seven points and a team-high seven rebounds.

The Friars will open the 2016-17 regular-season schedule on Friday, Nov. 11 against non-conference opponent Colgate. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.


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