Omaha, Nebraska — morgan marie With a career-high 30 points and five assists, the No. 25 Clayton Women’s Basketball Team made a season-high 16 3-pointers, but fell 79-75 to the team in Providence on Wednesday, January 4. We lost and it wasn’t enough. , inside the DJ Sokol Arena.
Clayton (9-5, 3-3 Big East) failed to replicate the 4th quarter magic of Saturday’s win over DePaul, failing to go beyond 3 points in the final frame. Providence improved to his 10-6 overall while winning five of his BIG EAST contests for the first time.
Murray made 3-pointers 12-of-20 and 6-of-10 from the field, leading the Blue Jays’ offense and scoring 16-of-32 overall. The 16 triples were the most by any Big Her East team this season. Lauren Jensen Recorded 13 points and 5 assists before fouling out in the final stage. Emma Roncic Contributed to 10 points and 1 pair of stolen bases. Clayton had 24 assists on 27 field goals he had in the contest.
Molly Morgensen Giving Clayton a 24-15 lead after the first quarter, he broke the buzzer and ejected CU’s sixth triple of the first ten minutes. His first four whoops for CU came from behind the arc. Rachel Saundersand the Jays would also lead 18-8 in the opening stanza.
Clayton’s advantage extended to 37-25 in the second quarter, with the visiting Monks pulling within four on an 8-0 run. But CU’s 10th tribute of the game and Jensen’s 2nd tribute ended that surge. , took a 46-39 lead at the half-time break. CU assisted on 15 of his 16 goals in the first half. The PCs set the pace with an 11-point pace in the first half by Grace Efosa. Eforsa finished the night scoring his 27 points, more than doubling his all-time career-high 13.
Providence took their first lead since 4-3 on a 20-3 run early in the third quarter, and at one point scored seven consecutive possessions to lead 59-52. The Flyers scored on 11-of-13 trips in the third quarter with no turnovers, leading 63-57 in the final period and outscoring the CU 24-11 in the third quarter.
Still down 7 with under 2:20 remaining, Roncic filled a 3-pointer to keep CU within 76-72, but before Murray’s final tray with under 2 seconds remaining scored the hosts within 3. , the Jays made three consecutive air trips. PC’s Janai Crooms cooled the game down with her one-second free throw to the final margin of the game.
Clayton returns to action when he hosts Marquette in a nationally televised match on Sunday, January 8 at 3 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
Note: Clayton fell to 8-1 when he had 14 or more assists this season. Active streak… Clayton went 16-4 in the Series vs. Providence, including a 7-3 mark in Omaha. Still owning the lead of… Clayton is currently 6-1 when shooting over 40% from 3-point range… morgan marie Recorded a career-high five assists. Her previous career high points were 24 done twice in December.