Women's Basketball Falls To Iowa, 64-46, In The Hawkeye Classic Championship Game

Nov. 23, 2008

Final Stats

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Iowa, 64-46, in the championship game of the Hawkeye Classic on November 23 in Iowa City, Iowa. Sophomore Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) led the Friar offense with 15 points and added six rebounds and two blocked shots. Kachine Alexander posted a double-double for Iowa with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The Friars fell behind, 7-0, early in the game before hitting their first basket at the 15:04 mark, sparking a 7-2 run to get within two points (9-7) with 11:30 on the clock. The Friars could not sustain their momentum in the run and Iowa responded with a 17-6 outburst, giving the Hawkeyes a 26-13 lead with 2:54 to play in the half. Providence clawed its way back to get within seven (30-23) at halftime as Hankins and Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) combined to score all 10 points for PC in the final 2:39 of the half.

In the second half, the Friars got as close as three points (36-33) with 15:24 remaining in the game. Iowa responded with an 8-0 run to take control of the game and earn a 12 point lead (45-33) with 11:33 remaining. The Friars managed to cut the lead to nine (51-42), but it was as close as the team would get the rest of the way.

Three other Hawkeyes reached double figures with Alexander, including Megan Skouby (13 points), Kristi Smith (11 points) and Wendy Ausdemore (10 points).

Hankins was the lone Friar in double figures for Providence. Senior Catherine Bove (Cincinnati, Ohio) chipped in eight points. Hankins was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Laiken Dollente (Portland), Christine Kinneary (Boston University), Wendy Ausdemore (Iowa), Kristi Smith (Iowa) and Megan Skouby (Iowa). Skouby was the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Providence (2-2) returns to action on Wednesday, November 26 against Vermont. The game will be played in Burlington, Vt. and will tip-off at 4:00 p.m.



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