Nov. 18, 2013
HANOVER, N.H. -
The Providence College women's basketball team improved to 3-1 with an 82-72 win over Dartmouth on November 18 in Hanover, N.H. Junior guard Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) poured in 32 points on 12-of-21 shooting to lead the Friar offense. Junior forward Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) posted her third double-double of the season, and career, with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Dartmouth took a 7-3 lead in the opening 2:19 of the game. Providence rallied with a 30-8 scoring run to take an 18-point lead (33-15) with 5:17 remaining in the half. The Big Green out-scored the Friars, 8-4, in the final five minutes to cut the deficit to 14 at halftime (37-23).
Rule led the Friars with 12 points in the opening 20 minutes of play. Junior Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) added 10 points and eight rebounds. For Dartmouth, Fanni Szabo led the way with seven points and three steals.
Providence held a 49-34 lead after five minutes of action to start the second half, but Dartmouth would cut the lead to three (53-50) with a 16-4 scoring run. Szabo scored 11 of the Big Green's 16 points during the offensive spurt. The Friars answered back with a 19-3 run to take a 15-point advantage (71-56) with 5:14 to play. Freshman Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) scored seven points during the run, while Rule contributed six points.
Dartmouth responded with three-consecutive three pointers to get within six (71-65), but it would be as close as the Big Green would get the rest of the way. The Friars finished the game with an 11-7 scoring advantage to take the 10-point victory.
Rule's 12 made field goals in the win mark a single-game career high. Joining Rule and Harris in double figures were junior Karin Robinson (Jamaica, N.Y.) and Beal. Robinson recorded career highs in points (13) and rebounds (6), and added one assist and one steal. Beal finished the night with 10 points, including nine in the second half. Senior Danielle Pearson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was second on the team in rebounding with eight boards.
Szabo scored 26 points in the second half for Dartmouth, en route to a game-high 33. Lakin Roland was the only other player in double figures for the Big Green, with 10 points. Kamala Thompson hauled in a team-high 12 boards.
For the game, Providence shot 49.2-percent from the field (31-63), and also hit 17-23 free throws (73.9-percent).
Providence returns to action on Wednesday, November 20 against Hartford. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. and will tip-off at 7:00 p.m.
- GO FRIARS! -