Women's Basketball Defeats Rhode Island, 71-62

Dec. 5, 2009

Box Score

KINGSTON, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated Rhode Island, 71-62, on December 5 at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. Senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Friars. Marandola moved into 10th place on Providence's all-time scoring list with 1,323 career points. She is the first Friar to crack the top-10 since 1998.

Providence took a 42-27 lead into the locker room at half time as junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) and Marandola combined for 23 first-half points. Hankins hit all five of her attempts from the field in the opening 20 minutes for 11 points. Marandola notched 12 points on 3-5 shooting, including 2-3 from behind the three-point arc. URI shot an impressive 53.3-percent in the first half, but only attempted 15 shots (8-15). Andrea Buck and Megan Shoniker each scored a team-best seven points.

The Friars led by as many as 17 points in the second half with 8:15 to play (59-42). URI got as close as eight (68-60) with 1:07 remaining in the game.

Senior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) and senior Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) joined Marandola and Hankins in double figures with 10 points each. Cournoyer and junior Tiffany Hurd (Moorpark, Calif.) each grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.

Providence returns to action on Tuesday, December 8 against Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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