Women's Basketball Defeats Duquesne, 67-56

Dec. 21, 2014

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team notched its fourth win of the season with a 67-56 finish over Duquesne on Sunday, Dec. 21 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. Senior Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) led the Friar effort with 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 from the charity stripe.

In the first half, Duquesne led the Friars by as many as six points, 13-7, with 9:45 remaining on the clock. Freshman Allegra Botteghi (Bologna, Italy) sank a 3-pointer at 6:14 to even the game at 15-15. Beginning at that mark Providence out-scored the Dukes, 10-6, to carry a 25-21 lead into the break. Harris paced the Friars through the first 20 minutes with nine points, shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from the field.

Providence extended its lead to as many as 20 points in the second half (5:08). The Dukes pulled within seven points of the Friars down the stretch, 63-56, but that was as close as they would get (0:49). Belma Nurkic led Duquesne with 11 points.

Each Friar that entered the game found their way onto the score sheet. Sophomore guard Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) joined Harris in double figures with 10 points in addition to dishing out a game-high five assists. Collectively, the Friars shot 41.3% from the field and finished 27-for-34 from the charity stripe (79.4%). Senior Karin Robinson (Queens, N.Y.) and junior Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) each buried 8-of-8 shots from the foul line.

Duquesne entered the game shooting an impressive 45-percent from the field, including 40-percent from beyond the three-point arc. The Friars played solid defense on the Dukes, limiting them to 26.2-percent (16-61) from the floor overall and 20-percent from three-point range (3-15).

Providence returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 28 when the Friars travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. for a 1:00 p.m. tip-off with the Eagles of Boston College.

 

 

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