By Ben Bilotti ’23
The Providence College Men’s Basketball team had a busy week winning their two games, both very meaningful. First, on Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Friars took on Texas Tech University. This was a big game for the Friars. Providence bested Texas Tech in a close game, with a score of 72-68. Ed Crosswell ’22 and Alijam Durham ’22GS both had big games, scoring a career-high in points with 11 and 23. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Friars took on the University of Rhode Island in the most anticipated game of the year. They topped URI, winning 66-52. Senior Ed Croswell had another big game. Croswell, Durham, and Noah Horchler ’22GS all finished with double figures.
The PC Women’s Basketball team beat rival Villanova on Friday, Dec. 3, 66-47. Alyssa Geary ’22 recorded her first double-double of the season, the second of her career. She finished the night with 18 points and a career-high in rebounds with 13. Janai Crooms ’23 and Lauren Sampson ’23 both finished with 10 points. An impressive 50-percent from the three-point range pushed the Friars to the top. On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Friars fell to Georgetown, 55-47. Geary had another impressive game with 14 points.
The PC Men’s Hockey team fell to Northeastern University 4-1 on Saturday, Dec. 4. Garrett Devine ’23 scored his first career goal for the Friars. Unfortunately, it would not be enough as the No.16th-ranked Northeastern would score four goals. Both Nick Poisson ’24 and Brett Berard ’23 were credited with an assist on Devine’s goal. Providence outshot Northeastern 35-19, but Northeastern’s goalie Devon Levi was impressive with 34 saves.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Providence College Women’s Hockey team took on Princeton University. It was a tight match that ultimately ended in a 1-1 tie. Both goalies were impressive. Mireille Kingsley ’24 had 30 saves for the Friars and Princeton goalie Rachel McQuigge notched 33 saves. The lone Friar goal came from Caroline Peterson ’22, who scored in the final 51 seconds of play. The game was sent into overtime with the score of 1-1, but ended in a tie.