Rhode Island

Women’s Basketball Defeats Stonehill, 56-32

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence College women’s basketball team defeated Stonehill 56-32 on November 11 at Alumni Hall in Providence, RI. The brothers improved to 2-0 this season. The Skyhawks, who are in their first season in NCAA Division I, fell to 0-2.

RECORDS:
Cairns – 0-2
Providence – 2-0

1ST QUARTER:
Olivia Olsen scored back-to-back buckets for the Friars to open the game (4-0), but Stonehill responded with five hits to give a 5-4 advantage.
Bryn Farrell responded with seven straight points to give Providence an 11-5 lead at 6:08 on the clock.
• The Skyhawks drew 15-15, but the Friars ended the quarter on a 5-0 run.
Logan Cook scored four of Providence’s five points on the run and PC went into the break with a 20-15 advantage.
• Twelve of Stonehill’s 15 points came from beyond the three-point arc (4-8).

2ND QUARTER:
• Providence extended their scoring into the second quarter (16-0) and extended a 31-15 lead.
• Stonehill scored his first points of the frame with 3:52 on the clock, sparking a 9-0 (31:24) run to end the half.
• Providence remained scoreless until the final 4:48 of the quarter.
• Olsen and Farrell pushed the Friars forward with seven points each in the first 20 minutes.
• Maddie Loder scored 15 points to lead Stonehill.

3RD QUARTER:
• Stonehill reduced the gap to five to open third, but the Friars exploded to score seven straight points (38-26).
• Providence beat the Skyhawks 14-6 in the third quarter and went into the final frame with a 45-30 lead.

4th QUARTER:
• Providence beat Stonehill 11-2 in the fourth quarter to secure a 56-32 win.

REMARKS:
• Providence start the season 2-0 for the first time since the 2019/20 season. This year, PC started 6-0.
• The Friars held Stonehill to eight points in the second half.
• Farrell hit double figures in his second straight game (12) and had a career-high seven rebounds and three steals.
• Olsen fueled the Friars with 13 points in a 5-8 shooting and grabbed five rebounds and a steal.
Janai Crooms finished the night with nine points, three rebounds and a team-high of three assists and two blocked shots.
• Providence had a 30-8 scoring advantage in Paint and his bench outplayed the Skyhawks 16-0.

NEXT:
• Providence meets domestic rivals Rhode Island on Monday, November 14. The game is scheduled to be played at 6:00 p.m. at the Ryan Center in Kingston, RI. It is the first of three straight away games for the brothers as they will play at the Iona (17 Nov) and Boston College (20 Nov).

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