Nov. 27, 2013
Post-game Interview - Danielle Pearson
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Albany, 70-60, on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. The Friars move to 4-3 on the season while the Great Danes improve to 6-0. Junior Karin Robinson(Bronx, N.Y.) finished with a career-high 16 points and added three assists and three steals.
Providence trailed Albany 19-8 with 7:59 left to play in the first half. The Friars pulled within three, 21-18, on a basket from sophomore Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) at the 3:01 mark. Albany led by as many as 11 points with 8:08 remaining on the clock, and the Great Danes carried a seven point lead into the break (25-18). Freshman guard Sarah Beal(Matthews, N.C.) led the Friars in scoring with five points while Megan Craig topped the Great Danes' score sheet with eight points.
Albany opened the second half on a 9-2 run to take a 34-20 lead with 16:07 left to play. The Great Danes held their largest lead of the game, 18 points, at the 11:37 mark (46-28). Providence pulled within nine points, 51-42 (6:29), but that was as close as they would get.
Senior guard Danielle Pearson(Brooklyn, N.Y.) joined Robinson in double figures with 10 points and seven rebounds. Pearson tallied six of her 10 points in the final minute of play. In addition, the Friar bench out-scored Albany's bench, 26-1. The Friars tallied 26 of their 60 points off of 23 Albany turnovers and converted 17 fast break points.
Four Great Danes finished with double figures in the scoring column. Shereesha Richards tallied a game-high 19 points while Sarah Royals finished with 17 points. In addition Craig and Margarita Rosario notched 15 points and 11 points, respectively.
The Friars return to action on Thursday, December 5 against Duquesne. The game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Providence returns home to Alumni Hall on Wednesday, December 18 and will host Dayton at noon. The match-up with Dayton serves as the back-drop for the program's annual Project Providence event.
- GO FRIARS! -