March 8, 2013
HARTFORD, CONN. - The Providence College women's basketball team was edged by Georgetown, 81-61, in the first round of the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championship on Friday, March 8 in Hartford, Conn. Sophomore guard Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) led the way for the Friars with a career high 35 points. In addition, Rule set a new BIG EAST Tournament record after sinking 10 three-pointers. Providence concludes its season with an overall record of 7-23.
After the first 20 minutes of play, Providence trailed Georgetown, 37-28. The Hoyas were led by Andrea White who tallied eight points. Rule scored 20 of the Friars' 28 points in the half, shooting 6-13 from the field including 5-11 from three point range.
Rules finished the game 11-of-24 from the field, including 10-of-20 (50 percent) from three-point range. Her record of 10 three-pointers breaks the previous record of eight held by Sheila McMillen of Notre Dame (vs. St. John's on 2/28/98) and Jazmine Sepulveda of USF (vs. Cincinnati on 3/7/09).
Rule was two, three-pointers shy of tying the NCAA record for three-pointers in a game (12), set by Brittany Rayburn (Purdue) on January 12, 2012 vs. Minnesota. Cornelia Gayden (LSU) also hit 12 three-point buckets in 1995.
Senior guard Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) finished the game with 16 points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals. Fellow senior Brianna Edwards (Minneapolis, Minn.) led the Friars with eight rebounds.
Sugar Rodgers scored 21 points in the second half for Georgetown and finished the game with 26 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals. The other Hoyas notched double figures in the scoring column, including Rafiu Ki-Ke who also recorded a double double on 14 points and 10 boards.
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