Dec. 29, 2012
BRONX, N.Y. – An early 18-0 run by Providence sealed Colorado State’s fate in Rose Hill Gym in the first round of the Fordham Holiday Classic. The Rams fell 71-53.
The Rams’ record worsens to 3-8, while Providence improves to 4-8 on the year. The loss will pit CSU against Fordham Sunday in the consolation round.
“You give a team 30 points off turnovers, you’re going to come in on the wrong end, commented Head Coach Ryun Williams. “One of our big things is just performance. We need to perform. Our vision gets narrowed down as the game speeds up. We need each other, in a big way.”
Back-to-back three pointers from freshman Caitlin Duffy gave Colorado State a five-point lead early in the contest, but Providence responded aggressively with an 18-0 run as the Rams suffered through an 8 minute drought.
It got worse before it got better, as the deficit increased to 25 early in the second half. CSU shrunk the Friars’ lead to 13 twice, but could not close the gap.
Sam Martin tallied 14 points for her fifth-consecutive game in double figures. Alicia Nichols and Kara Spotton also registered double digits with 10 and 11, respectively. Duffy showed prowess on the boards, with a career-best eight off the glass. Spotton was tough in the lane, going to the line for a career-high seven free-throws.
Tori Rule carried Friars, shooting 70.0 percent in the first stanza. She tallied 19 points in the frame, the most the Rams have allowed an opponent in one half this season. Rule finished the day with a career-high 32 points.
The Rams will play Fordham Sunday at 11 a.m. MT. Lafayette defeated Fordham in the first round, 54-50.
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