Women's Basketball Defeats Hartford, 69-50

Nov. 25, 2015

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Freshman Jovana `Yoyo' Nogic (Lisbon, Portugal) scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Providence College women's basketball team to a 69-50 victory over Hartford on Nov. 25 in Providence, R.I. Nogic knocked down 7-of-10 field-goal attempts, including 6-of-9 from three-point territory. She also dished five assists and grabbed three rebounds in 37 mintues of play. Providence improved to 1-3 on the season, while Hartford dropped to 3-2.

Providence took a 25-14 lead into the locker room at halftime as the team shot an impressive 47.5-percent from the field (10-21), including 3-9 from three-point range. Providence also dominated the paint, where it out-scored the Hawks, 12-2. Nogic led the Friars with eight points, while Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) chipped in seven points, five rebounds and three assists. Hartford shot just 22.2-percent in the opening half (6-27), and was led by Deanna Mayza's five points. The Friars' defense held the Hawks to single digits in each of the first two quarters.

The Friars maintained control of the game in the second half with an even hotter performance from the field. Providence hit 13-of-19 field-goal attempts (68.4-percent), including a blistering 87.5-percent from three-point territory (7-8).

Providence led by as many as 20 (52-32) with 7:25 remaining in the fourth quarter. Hartford only managed to get within 14 (54-40), fueled by eight-straight points from Deanna Mayza. Providence held a 15-10 scoring edge down the stretch to take the 19-point victory.

Joining Nogic in double figures for Providence was Beal and senior Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland). The duo each scored 12 points. Beal dished a game and season-high six assists and added five rebounds. Iiskola also grabbed five boards. Sophomore Brianna Frias (Worcester, Mass.) recorded a career-high seven rebounds to lead the Friars on the glass. Freshman Clara Che (Valencia, Spain) also had a solid game for Providence with a career-high nine points. She converted all six of her free-throw attempts and was 1-2 from the field.

For the game, Providence shot a season-best 57.5-percent from the field (23-40), including 58.8-percent from beyond the arc. The Friars also were impressive from the charity stripe, where by knocked down 13-of-16 attempts (81.3-percent).

The Friars return to action on Saturday, Nov. 28 against non-conference foe Monmouth. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

- GO FRIARS! -

 

 

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