Dec. 1, 2012
WEST HARTFORD, CONN. -
The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Hartford, 66-39, on Saturday, December 1 in West Hartford, Conn. The Friars drop to 2-5 on the season, while Hartford improves to 6-1 overall.
Hartford held a 34-21 lead at halftime as seven different players cracked the scoring column, led by Amber Bepko's eight points. Providence cut the lead to 10 (31-21) with 1:35 left in the half, but Hartford closed the scoring with its fifth three-pointer of the half. The Hawks hit 5-15 three-point buckets in the half and 13-32 overall from the field (40.6-percent). The Friars were led offensively by Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.), who recorded six points.
The Hawks started the second half with a 13-0 scoring advantage to take a 47-21 lead through the first seven minutes of play. Sophomore Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) halted the run with a pair of free throws to make it 47-23. The Hawks pushed their lead to as many as 29 with 1:19 remaining in the game.
Roberts finished the game with 10 points for the Friars. Sophomore Chanise Baldwin (Pontiac, Mich.) chipped in eight points and six rebounds.
Christie Michals was the lone Hawk in double figures with 13 points, but she was joined by 11 teammates who tallied points in the game. Hartford's bench outscored the Friars' bench, 43-9.
Providence returns to action on Tuesday, December 4 against Harvard. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass.