Women's Basketball Falls To Providence On The Road, 69-64
Feb. 23, 2002
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence College women’s basketball teamdefeated Miami, 69-64, in BIG EAST Conference action on Saturday, February23, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Freshman guard/forward Michal Epstein (Rehovot, Israel) led the Friars with15 points. Freshman forward Jessica Simmonds (South Orange, N.J.) recordedthe third double-double of her career, with 13 points and 10 rebounds, andadded two blocked shots. Simmonds also matched a career high in assistswith three. Graduate student Dani Trippany (Massena, N.Y.) registered 13points and seven rebounds, while senior Chrissy Vozab (Amenia, N.Y.) netted10 points.
Martha Bodley led all scorers for Miami with 17 points, and added ateam-high six rebounds off the bench. Forward Chanivia Broussard tallied16 points, and guard Meghan Saake netted 12 points to round out thedouble-digit scorers for the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes led at the half, 33-29, despite shooting 36.1 percent fromthe field (13-36), compared the Friars who shot an impressive 54.5 percentfrom the floor (12-22). The difference was turnovers as Providencecommitted 22 turnovers in the first half, and finished with 34 for thegame. Miami turned the ball over just 12 times in the first half of play,and finished with 23 for the game.
The first half of play also showcased five ties and eight lead changes, asMiami headed into the lockerroom with it’s largest lead of the game (fourpoints), 33-29.
Providence started the second half on a 6-0 run to take over the lead,35-33, with 18:07 on the clock. At that point, the Hurricanes respondedwith a 12-6 scoring drive to reclaim their four point advantage, 45-41,with 13:45 remaining. The Friars fought back to take the lead for good atthe 9:07 mark, 47-46. PC would have its largest lead of the day (ninepoints) with 5:49 remaining in the game, 58-49, and held off a late 13-11scoring rally by Miami to seal the four-point victory, 69-64.
Providence improves to 12-14 overall, and 6-9 in the BIG EAST. Miami fallsto 16-10 on the season, and 9-6 in BIG EAST Conference action.