The Providence College men’s basketball team had exited out of their 78–64 victory over Columbia University, preparing to face Texas Christian University in the Big East-Big 12 Battle. After traveling to Texas, the Friars fell short in a 62–75 defeat. Sophomores Devin Carter ’25 and Bryce Hopkins ’25 both recorded a game-high of 17 points with freshman Jayden Pierre ’26 chipping in 13 points. Providence moved forward from this on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a win over University of Rhode Island, concluding the game with an 88–74 win. Hopkins recorded a double-double with 14 points and a season-high of 15 rebounds. Graduate students Jared Bynum and Clifton Moore each added 14 points. This win marked the Friars’ first win at the Ryan Center since 2015.
The Providence College women’s basketball team came off a great high after hosting the Friar Thanksgiving Classic with three wins over the University of Hartford, Weber State University and Bryant University. The Friars then prepared to play at the University of Connecticut against the No. 3 ranked Huskies on Friday, Dec. 2. Providence dealt a loss, 53–98 in their Big East opener. However, Grace Efosa ’24 and Logan Cook ’23GS reached double figures in this game. Up next was Villanova University for the Friars that resulted in a 54–79 loss. The Friars are up against cross-city rivals Brown University on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Men’s Ice Hockey:
The Providence College men’s ice hockey team tied up their home and home against Boston College with both games ending in ties. The first match resulted in a 1–1 tie where Providence won the shootout 1–0 thanks to Guillame Richard ’25 who scored in the first period, and forward Bennett Schimek ’26 who scored the lone shootout goal. The second match ended in a 2–2 tie; the two goals were made possible by Nick Poisson ’24, but Boston broke the equalizer and won the shootout 2–1. Up next, the Friars will face Merrimack College as part of the Hockey East on Dec. 10.
Women’s Ice Hockey:
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team has continued a great six-game winning streak mid-season. In their recent pair of home games against Merrimack College, both ended in a Providence win. The first matchup’s four goals were contributed by Isabelle Hardy ’23, Sara Hjalmarsson ’23GS, Delaney Couture ’23 and Cristina Cavaliere ’26, who scored her first career goal. In the second matchup, their 4–1 victory improved Providence’s overall record to 15–4–1 and 11–3–1 in the Hockey East with goals made by Sara Hjalmarsson ’23GS, Rachel Weiss ’24, Noemi Neubauerova ’23GS, and Reichen Kirchmair ’26. Up next for the Friars is their first matchup against Quinnipiac University at home on Dec. 9.