Women's Basketball Defeats Brown In Season Opener, 83-50

Nov. 13, 2009

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team used a total team effort to defeat Brown, 83-50, in the 2009-10 season opener on Friday, November 13 at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Four Friars reached double figures in the scoring column, led by junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.), who netted a game-high 17 points.

The Friars created 26 points off of 19 Brown turnovers. Providence also received a boost from its reserves, as it got 31 points off the bench. Sixteen of the Friars' bench points came from freshman guard Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.), who made her collegiate debut. In addition to her 16 points, she grabbed three rebounds and a game-high three steals in 23 minutes of action.

Joining Hankins and Roberts in double figures were senior Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) and senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.). Dorsey hit for 14 points, while Marandola chipped in 11. Freshman Brianna Edwards (Minneapolis, Minn.) came off the bench to grab a game-high seven rebounds. The Friars out-rebounded the Bears, 41-35, on the night.

Hankins and junior Trinity Hull (Cranston, R.I.) each dished a game-high four assists.

Brown was led offensively by Christina Johnson's 10 points on 10-12 shooting from the free-throw line. She also led the Bears with seven rebounds. Hannah Passafuime recorded nine points, while Courtney Lee dished four assists.

Providence shot an impressive 47.8-percent (32-67) from the field, including a 9-of-22 performance from beyond the three-point arc (40.9-percent). The Friars hit 16 field goals in each half of play, while the Bears managed to record just 16 buckets from the field for the game. Brown shot 32.0-percent (16-50) from the field (6-18 from three).



The Friars return to action on Sunday, November 15 against Saint Joseph's University. The game is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I.
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