PC Defeats Assumption, 88-45, In Exhibition Action

Matt Blanchette


Providence College Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men's basketball team
opened up the 2012-13 campaign with an 88-45 win in an exhibition game
against Assumption in front of a packed house in the newly renovated
Mullaney Gymnasium on Oct. 27. Over 1,600 Friars fans came out to
support the team in their first exhibition game of the season.

The Friars started the first half with a 17-2 run that forced
Assumption to take a timeout within the first four minutes. By
halftime, Providence had three players in double-figures, and the team
shot 73.1 percent on the floor and 80 percent from three-point range.
The Friars led 51-24 as they headed to the lockeroom at halftime. The
Friars continued to pressure the Greyhounds in the second half and
outscored Assumption 37-21 in the final 20 minutes of action.

Junior Bryce Cotton (Tucson, Ariz.) led the Friars in scoring with 23 points and was 4-5 from behind the arc. Senior Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.), sophomore LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) and junior Kadeem Batts
(Powder Springs, Ga.) each recorded double-doubles. Council
registered 11 points and added 12 assists, Henton had 14 points and 11
rebounds and Batts registered 18 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Josh Fortune (Hampton, Va.) also scored in double-figures with 12 points.