Women's Basketball Falls At Hofstra, 72-68

Dec. 8, 2009

Box Score

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Hofstra, 72-68, on Tuesday, December 8 in Hempstead, N.Y. Senior guard Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) scored 19 second-half points and finished with a game-high 23 points to lead the Friar effort.

The Friars faced their first half-time deficit of the season at 35-32 after hitting just 35.7-percent of their field goal attempts (10-28) in the opening 20 minutes, while Hofstra shot 52-percent (13-25) from the floor. Senior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) recorded 12 points to lead PC. Nicole Capurso came off the bench for the Pride to record 12 points.

In the second half, the Friars heated up offensively, but lost the battle on the boards. At halftime, each team went to the locker room with 15 rebounds apiece. Over the course of the final 20 minutes, Hofstra held a 23-13 edge on the boards to help hold off the Friars and seal the win.

Cournoyer completed the night with 14 points and a game-high five assists, three blocked shots and three steals. She also matched teammate Jessica Clark (Bronx, N.Y.) with a team-high five rebounds.

Capurso finished the night with 23 points, while Candice Bellocchio added 10 points. Jess Fuller grabbed a game-high eight rebounds for Hofstra.

Providence returns to action on Friday, December 11 against the University of Massachusetts. The game will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. in Amherst, Mass.

 

 

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