Dec. 28, 2007
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's basketball team defeated New Hampshire, 73-41, in non-conference action on December 28 at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Freshman Trinity Hull (Cranston, R.I.) scored a game-high 15 points and led the Friars in scoring for the second-straight game. Three other Friars joined Hull in double figures. Providence improves to 9-3 overall on the season, while New Hampshire drops to 3-8.
Providence held a six-point advantage at halftime (31-25), but out-scored the Wildcats, 42-16, to earn the 32-point victory. It marks the second-largest margin of victory for the Friars this season. Providence defeated Brown by 34 points (79-45) to open the 2007-08 schedule on November 9.
The Friars shot 54.3-percent from the field in the second half as the squad connected on 19-of-35 attempts from the floor. UNH made just 3-of-23 attempts from the floor in the second half.
Providence recorded a season-high 42 rebounds and matched its season-high of 14 steals in the win.
Joining Hull in double figures for Providence was sophomore Kendria Holmes (Charlotte, N.C.), sophomore Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) and sophomore Jessica Clark (Bronx, N.Y.). Holmes contributed 12 points, while Dorsey and Clark chipped in 10 points apiece. Clark's 10 points marked a career-high. Junior Shantee Darrian (Trenton, N.J.) grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and added seven points and three steals. Holmes dished a season-high six assists and matched her career-high with seven rebounds, while Dorsey collected a game-high four steals.
Ashley Cerniglia led the Wildcats with 12 points. Candace Williams was the only other Wildcat to reach double figures (11). Amy Simpson hauled in a game-high nine rebounds and added seven points and four blocked shots.
The Friars return to action on Monday, December 31 against UMass at 4:30 p.m. It marks the final non-conference game of the year for Providence and will be held at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium. The Friar open their BIG EAST Conference schedule on January 5 against Marquette in Milwaukee, Wis. (2:00 p.m. ET).
- GO FRIARS! -