Providence remained undefeated at home this season Monday night as they took down the Terriers of St. Francis Brooklyn by a score of 64-48.
The Friars were lead by Rodney Bullock as he posted his first double-double of the season (19 points, 12 rebounds) and Kalif Young’s 18 points. Young started his first game of the season in place of Emmitt Holt, who didn’t see the floor due to a minor hamstring injury. With big shoes to fill, Young was able to step up and post the first double-digit scoring performance of his freshman campaign. The Friars will need him to continue producing even when Holt returns to the starting lineup.
Ed Cooley took advantage of the Terriers’ lack of size as the Friars posted 40 points in the paint as opposed to St Francis’ 24. Providence took at least 23 three pointers in each of their first three games this season; tonight they attempted 8 (3-8 from long distance).
Drew Edwards returned from injury for the Friars to make his season debut, scoring 4 points in 15 minutes of play. Casey Woodring and Tom Planek also saw their first action of the season tonight.
St. Francis’ offensive struggles continued as they shot 30% from the field and 17% from three (4-24). They move to 0-3 on the season.
The Friars head to Destin, Florida later this week to continue the Emerald Coast Classic, as they face the Memphis Tigers at 8:30 on Friday night.