Women's Basketball Rallies To Defeat Binghamton, 71-58

Nov. 19, 2016

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated Binghamton, 71-58, in non-conference action on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Providence, R.I. The Friars improved to 3-0 on the year, while the Bearcats dropped to 1-3. First-year Head Coach Jim Crowley also earned his 300th victory in the collegiate ranks.

Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) broke an 11-11 tie with 3:05 remaining in the first quarter to give Providence a 13-11 lead, but Binghamton closed the quarter with a 10-2 run to take a 21-15 edge.

Binghamton started the second quarter with a 9-2 run, which gave the Bearcats a 30-17 advantage with 8:30 left on the clock. The Friars cut the deficit to seven (34-27) on a 10-4 run with 5:05 remaining, but Binghamton pushed its lead back out to 12 (41-29) at the 3:08 mark. Ny'Dajah Jackson (Oakland, Calif.) scored the final bucket of the half to cut the Bearcat's lead to 10 points at the break (41-31).

Jovana `Yoyo' Nogic (Lisbon, Portugal) and Aliyah Miller (Southaven, Miss.) each tallied eight points for the Friars in the opening half. Imani Watkins (16 points) and Jasmine Sina (11 points) led the way for Binghamton, as they combined to score 27 of the team's 41 points.

The Friars put together a solid performance in the third quarter and out-scored the Bearcats, 24-13, to take a one-point advantage heading into the final frame (55-54). It proved to be a lead that the Friars would not relinquish.

In the fourth quarter, Providence jumped ahead by five points on two occasions, with Binghamton answering on the other end each time to get within three points. The Friars broke the game open on back-to-back three pointers by Nogic at 2:39 and 2:01 to take a 67-58 advantage and never looked back.

Providence sealed the game at the free-throw line, as Beal and Clara Che (Valencia, Spain) each knocked knocked down a pair of freebies.

Beal finished the game with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Nogic also notched 17 points for the Friars and added five rebounds. She shot 6-10 from the field, including 5-7 from three-point territory. Miller tallied 10 points, a team-high six rebounds and dished two assists.

Che scored all nine of her points in the second half and also completed the game with three rebounds, four assists and one steal. Jackson also tallied nine points in the game, while Maddie Jolin (Rehoboth, Mass.) added seven points, five rebounds and two assists.

Watkins led all scorers for Binghamton with 15 points. Sina contributed 13 points after being held to just one bucket in the second half. Alyssa James joined Watkins and Sina in double figures with 10 points.

Providence starts the season 3-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign. That year the Friars rattled off four-straight victories to begin the year.

The Friars will now prepare for eight-consecutive road games, beginning with Hartford on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The game will be played at Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion in West Hartford, Conn., and will tip-off at 7:00 p.m.




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