Dec. 22, 1997

    Providence Falls to Wake Forest 65-52

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C-- Junior forward Emon McMillian scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Wake Forest women's basketball team topped visiting Providence, 65-52, in front of 543 fans at Joel Coliseum on Monday night.

    Wake Forest (4-7) jumped out to an 18-4 lead in the first 7:41 and forced 14 Friar turnovers in the first half. Providence (3-5), who was coming off a 16-day layoff, shot a dismal 18 percent from the floor in the first period and trailed the Deacons 28-16 at halftime. The Friars rallied late in the game, closing within three points on a Jen Gombotz three-pointer with 4:57 to go. That was as close as Providence would get however, as the Deacons used a 12-2 run to close the game and seal the victory.

    The Deacons shot 42 percent from the floor and forced a total of 21 turnovers, but were outrebounded by Providence, 44-37. Junior guard Heidi Coleman added 11 points for Wake, while sophomore guard Alisha Mosley pulled down six rebounds. For Providence, sophomore guard Meghan Hinds had 16 points, while freshman center Monika Roberts pulled down eight rebounds.

    Providence will next host Boston University on Sunday, December 28 at 2pm.