Women's Basketball Defeats Hartford, 66-59

Nov. 20, 2009

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated Hartford, 66-59, in non-conference action on Friday, November 20 at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium. Senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) led all scorers with 16 points and junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) notched her second-straight double-double with 15 points and 11 boards. Her 11 boards ties a career high.

The Friars led by as many as 11 in the first half of play and held a 10 point advantage (23-13) with 4:15 remaining in the opening stanza. Providence went into halftime with a one-point advantage (25-24) as the Hawks closed out the half on an 11-2 run. Hartford's only lead of the opening 20 minutes (24-23) came with 1:31 on the clock as Briana Winston knocked down a three-pointer. PC's Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) scored on a lay-up with 49-seconds left to play, giving the Friars the edge at the break.

Providence pushed its lead to six (43-37) with 13:14 on the clock in the second half of play. Hartford responded to take its largest lead of the game (45-43) at 9:55 on an 8-2 run. The lead changed hands five more times in the game before Providence took over for good with 7:22 left in the game (51-50). The Friars outscored the Hawks 15-9 to close out the game.

The Friars out-rebounded the Hawks, 47-39, and posted 11 second-chance points on 15 offensive rebounds.

Dorsey finished the night with 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. Senior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) rounded out the list of double-digit scorers for Providence with 11 points. She added seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Junior guard Trinity Hull (Cranston, R.I.) finished the night with six points, three assists, two steals and one blocked shots. She also matched a career-high with nine rebounds at the point guard position.



Providence neutralized Hartford leading scorer and rebounder, holding Erica Beverly to just six points and six rebounds. She entered the night with averages of 15.0 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. The only Hawk who managed to record double figures was Diana Delva (13 points). Delva also led Hartford with seven rebounds and five blocked shots. Jackie Smith dished a game-high five assists.

The Friars improve to 3-0 on the season. Providence started the 2006-07 season with six-straight victories.

Providence returns to action on Tuesday, November 24 against Quinnipiac. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium and is slated to tip-off at 7:00 p.m.


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