Women's Basketball Drops 64-51 Decision To Pepperdine

Nov. 27, 2009

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NORTHRIDGE, CALIF. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Pepperdine, 64-51, in the first game of the Warner Center Marriott Classic on November 27 in Northridge, Calif. It marks the first loss of the season for Providence, who falls to 4-1 overall. Pepperdine improves to 3-3.

The Friars took a 36-35 lead into the locker room at half time as sophomore Lola Wells (Fontana, Calif.) drove the length of the floor and hit a left handed lay-up as time expired. Senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) led the Friar offense in the opening 20 minutes with 10 points. Wells and junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) each had six points. Pepperdine was led offensively by Miranda Ayim's 12 points. Katie Menton added nine points on three, three-point buckets.

In the second half, the Friars found it difficult to find any flow on the court as six players had at least three fouls, including four players with four. Pepperdine was in the double bonus with 10:28 remaining in the game. The Friars hit just three field goals in the half heading into the four-minute media timeout (3:51) and hit just two more down the stretch.

Marandola and Hankins each finished the night with 10 points to pace Providence.

Providence returns to action against 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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