Women's Basketball Rally Falls Short At Albany, 71-58

Dec. 1, 2015

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ALBANY, N.Y. - The Providence College women's basketball team rallied from an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter against Albany to get within five points (61-56) with 2:37 remaining, but the rally fell short in a 71-58 loss on Dec. 1 in Albany, N.Y.

The Great Danes used an 18-9 scoring advantage in the 3rd quarter to mount a 56-39 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of play. Albany hit a free throw with 8:06 remaining on the clock in the fourth to make the score 57-39, before the Friars went on a 17-4 run to get within five (61-56).

Albany's Imani Tate converted a traditional three-point play with 1:48 left in the game and sparked a 10-0 run and gave the Great Danes control down the stretch. Providence's Jovana `Yoyo' Nogic (Lisbon, Portugal) hit a jumper with eight seconds on the clock to make the final 71-58.

Shereesha Richards led all scorers with 28 points, while Tate finished the night with 21 for Albany. Zakiya Saunders joined the duo of Richards and Tate in double figures with 12 points.

Providence was led offensively by Sarah Beal's (Matthews, N.C.) 14 points. The junior guard also recorded six assists, five steals and two rebounds in 37 minutes of action. Nogic added 13 points and Aliyah Miller (Southaven, Miss.) contributed 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

The Friars and Danes each converted 21-of-47 attempts from the field (.447), but Albany enjoyed a decisive advantage at the free-throw line, hitting 27-of-41 freebies, compared to a 12-of-17 performance for Providence (+15).

Providence returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 5 against Richmond. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. at 1:00 p.m.



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