Women's Basketball Downs Rhode Island, 78-52

Sophomore Alexis Harris

Dec. 22, 2012

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team hosted Rhode Island in its last home game of 2012 on Saturday, December 22 at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. The Friars downed the Rams, 78-52, to give Providence a 34-10 edge all-time in the in-state rivalry. Providence improves to 3-8 while Rhode Island moves to 5-7.

The Friars dominated the first 20 minutes of the game, converting on 17-37 (45.9%) of their field-goal attempts. Sophomore forward, Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) was the leading scorer at the half with 12 points. Harris shot 6-9 from the field and collected five rebounds, three off of the offensive glass.

Providence notched 11 of its 42 points of the first half off of Rhode Island turnovers and converted 12 points on second chance opportunities. The Friars took a 23 point lead into halftime and led Rhode Island, 42-19.

Providence held its largest lead (30 points) at the 1:54 mark of the second half when sophomore Annie Russian (Round Rock, Texas) notched her first point as a Friar after downing a free throw.

The Friars finished with 78 points marking their fourth 70+ point game of the season. Harris shot 50 percent from the field converting on 7-14 field goal attempts and finished with a career high14 points. Harris brought in eight rebounds and collected two steals.

Four Friars joined Harris in double figures, including sophomore guard Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) who scored a game high 16 points. Senior Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) finished with 14 points, four rebounds and a game high three assists and five steals. Freshman forward Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) and senior forward Brianna Edwards (Minneapolis, Minn.) finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The five combined for 65 of the Friars 78 points.

The Friars converted on 27-65 (41.5%) of their field goal attempts and finished 3-9 (33.3%) from behind the three point arc. Providence recorded 44 rebounds, eight assists and 11 steals. The Friars ended with a season low six turnovers and were able to tally 25 points off of Rhode Island turnovers.

Providence returns to action on Saturday, December 29 when it travels to Bronx, N.Y. to take on Colorodo State in the Fordham Holiday Classic. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.




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