Women's Basketball Overcomes Sluggish First Half To Defeat Boston University, 65-55

Dec. 31, 2010

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated Boston University, 65-55, on Friday, December 31 in Providence, R.I. The Friars improve to 7-6 on the season, while the Terriers fall to 3-9.

The teams exchanged baskets in the opening minutes before Boston University went on a 12-0 run to take a 19-7 lead at 9:29. From 15:43 mark until the 6:22 mark in the first half, a span of over nine minutes, the Friars were held without a field goal.

The Friars went on a 15-2 run of their own and took a brief lead 22-21 with 2:19 remaining in the first half. Boston University took a 29-26 lead into halftime. Chantell Alford led the Terriers with 13 points while senior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) registered seven points and six rebounds for the Friars. For the half PC shot 30.0 percent from the field compared to BU's 31.0 percent.

The Friars opened the second half on a 10-3 run taking a 36-32 lead with 16:00 left to play. With 9:30 remaining in the game, Hankins made a layup that gave the Friars a 45-43 lead. The basket sparked a 13-4 run which propelled Providence to a 59-47 lead and never looked back.

Hankins and fellow senior Teya Wright (Paterson, N.J.) each posted double-doubles in the victory. Hankins tallied a game-high 20 points and provided 13 rebounds while Wright finished the game with 15 points and 19 rebounds.

For the game the Friars out rebounded the terriers 53-43. Wright was three rebounds shy of the single-game rebounding record at Providence, which was set by Britt King (22) against Pittsburgh on January 2, 1985.

Providence College will return to action when they travel to face BIG EAST foe DePaul on Wednesday, January 5. The game will be played at McGrath Arena in Chicago, Ill., and is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. (ET)/8:00 p.m. (CT).



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