Women's Basketball Defeats Quinnipiac, 84-61

Nov. 24, 2009

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated Quinnipiac, 84-61, on Tuesday, November 24 in Providence, R.I. The Friars improve to 4-0 on the season, while Quinnipiac drops to 0-2. Senior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) and senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) finished with 25 and 23 points, respectively. Cournoyer's 25 points marked a career high and she also led the Friars with nine boards.

Providence took a 43-35 lead into the locker room at halftime as junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) and senior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) combined for 24 first-half points. Hankins netted 13 off 4-8 shooting, while Cournoyer tallied 11 on 3-5 shooting. Quinnipiac was led offensively in the opening 20 minutes by Felicia Barron, who hit 4-5 three-point attempts for 12 points. The Friars led by as many as 13 points (35-22) with 5:48 remaining on the clock. Quinnipiac cut the Friars' lead to two (35-33) at the 2:08 mark, but Providence responded to take an eight-point lead into the break.

In the second half, the Friars outscored the Bobcats, 41-26. Hankins finished the night with 15 points. Sophomore Chandler McCabe (Winter Park, Fla.) contributed a career-high 10 points. Marandola collected a career-high six steals.

Providence has scored 80+ points in three of its four games this season. Quinnipiac is the first team this year to out-rebound the Friars. The Bobcats finished the night with a 44-41 advantage on the boards.

Providence returns to action at the Warner Center Marriott Classic in Northridge, California on November 27-28. The tournament is hosted by Cal State Northridge and the Friars are scheduled to play Pepperdine at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on November 27 and Northern Colorado at 10:00 p.m. (ET) on November 28. The Friars return home to Alumni Hall to host Buffalo in non-conference action on Wednesday, December 2 (7:00 p.m.).



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