Jan. 14, 1998

    Providence Women Defeat Seton Hall, 78-71

    PROVIDENCE, RI --- The Providence College women's basketball team broke a three-game losing streak this evening by defeating Seton Hall, 78-71 in South Orange, NJ.

    Junior center Dana Simonelli (Toms River, NJ) scored a career best 19 points in her hom state of New Jersey. Simonelli was 6-9 from the field and 7-8 from the charity stripe. She also chipped in with a team best nine boards. Also scoring 19 points was freshman Jennifer Gombotz (Southington, CT) as she was 7-14 from the floor including two three-pointers. Sophomore Meghan Hinds (Perrysburg, OH) tallied 12 points and junior Kerri Sullivan (Walpole, MA) rounded out the scoring with 11 points.

    Up 41-29 at the half, Seton Hall fought back from the 12 point deficit and shot 50% from the floor in the second half. The Friars held on for the victory as they shot 48% for the entire game from the floor. The Pirates won the rebound battle, 42-38.

    Providence improves to 7-8 overall and 3-4 in the BIG EAST. The Friars host Georgetown on Sunday at 2:00 PM.