Dec. 9, 2007
The Providence College women's basketball team won its fourth-straight game with a 76-64 victory over Central Connecticut on Saturday, December 8, 2007 in Providence, R.I. Junior Shantee Darrian (Trenton, N.J.) notched her third double-double of the season on 20 points and 14 rebounds. The freshmen duo of Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) and Trinity Hull (Cranston, R.I.) tallied individual career highs of 20 points and 17 points, respectively.
Central Connecticut hung around for much of the first half and led by one point on two separate occasions. With 7:15 left in the half, the Friars trailed by one point (20-19), marking CCSU's second and final lead of the contest. From that point on Providence closed the half on a 20-8 scoring run to take a 39-28 advantage into the locker room at the break.
Providence pushed its lead to 15 (47-32) during the first 3:39 of the second half, but Central Connecticut rallied with a 12-3 scoring run to cut the deficit to six (50-44) with 12:35 left in the game. It proved to be as close as the Blue Devils would get the rest of the way. The Friars went on to lead by as many as 16 points (72-56) in the half with 2:12 showing on the game clock.
Aside from the strong play of Darrian, Hankins and Hull. Sophomore forward Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) dished out a career-high six assists and blocked a game-high three shots for the Friars. Sophomore Kendria Holmes (Charlotte, N.C.) contributed eight points, three assists and two steals. For Darrian, six of her 14 rebounds came off of the offensive glass.
Providence recorded a season-low nine turnovers on the day. Central Connecticut gave the ball up 21 times, allowing Providence to score 29 points off of turnovers.
Emily Rose led the Blue Devils in scoring with 18 points. Danica Covington contributed 16 points and P.J. Wade added 13 points and a team-best nine rebounds.