Women's Hoops Falls To Bryant, 90-80

Nov. 30, 2014

Box Score

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Bryant, 90-80, on Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Chace Athletic Center in Smithfield, R.I. Jenniqua Bailey scored 23 second-half points for Bryant on her way to a game-high 35, while Tiersa Winder chipped in 20 points. Senior guard Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) tallied 20 points to lead the Friars.

Bryant knocked down 8-of-16 attempts from three-point territory in the first half to take a 52-39 lead at halftime. Providence shot well from the field overall in the half, checking in at a 55.2-percent clip (16-29), but could not combat Bryant's three-point assault. Rule led the Friars in the half with nine points. Breanna Rucker led three Bulldogs in double figures with 16 points.

In the second half, Providence out-scored Bryant 41-38, but could not close the gap. The Bulldogs cooled off from three-point territory, but Bailey turned it on for Bryant, scoring 23 of her 35 points.

Providence shot a season-high 57.4-percent from the floor in the loss (35-61), while Bryant checked in at 51.7-percent (31-60). Bryant won the battle on the boards, 36-28. Twelve of the Bulldog's 36 boards came off of the offensive glass and converted 13 second-chance points.

Three other players joined Rule in double figures, including Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.), Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) and Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.). Beal finished with 13 points and two assists. Iiskola netted 11 points, and Harris completed the day with 10 points and a team-high five rebounds.

The Friars will return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 3 against BIG EAST foe Villanova. Tip-off is scheduled for Noon and will serve as the back-drop for the program's annual Project Providence initiative. The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) via FOX Sports GO. To view the game, download the FOX Sports GO app to your mobile device or tablet.



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