Nov. 22, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Despite having big nights from many players on the team the Providence College women's basketball team (3-2) fell to Hofstra (3-1), 80-76, on November 22 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I.
The Friars opened the game on a 6-0 run, hitting their first three shots from the field. After calling an early timeout, Hofstra quickly responded with a 14-3 run to take a 14-9 lead at the 12:07 mark. Providence was able to regain the lead with six minutes remaining in the first half. Hofstra again responded to the Friars attack with 17-6 run to end the half. The Pride held a 42-33 advantage at the half. The Pride shot 50.0-percent from the field compared to the Friars' 32.4 percent.
The Friars started the second half in similar fashion as the first with a 13-0 run in the opening 2:56 of the action. Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) led the charge with seven points. The Friars tied the game, 42-42, with 18:00 remaining on the clock before two fast-break layups gave them a four point edge (46-42) at 17:15. Hofstra responded with an 8-0 run of its own to take a 50-46 lead with 14:52 remaining. Providence took a 72-69 lead with 4:32 remaining on back-back three-pointers from Miranda Tate (Boilingbbrook, Ill.)
Teya Wright (Paterson, N.J.) registered her second double-double as a Friar with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Lola Wells (Fontana, Calif.) tallied a career high eight assist to go along with her 10 points. Brianna Edwards (Minneapolis, Minn.) notched a career high 11 points to go along with seven rebounds. Roberts and Tate each tied their career high in points with 18 points and 15 points, respectively.
For the game, PC shot 38.9-percent from the field compared to Hofstra's 41.0-percent.
The Friars will spend their Thanksgiving break in the Bahamas as part of the Junkanoo Jam. The team will square-off against Arizona State on Friday, November 26 at 5:45 p.m. On Saturday, November 27 the team will face either Florida State or Alabama, pending the outcome of Friday's game.