Friars Down Bulldogs, Stay Undefeated
The 25th ranked Providence College men's basketball team defeated Yale, 72-66, on Friday, Nov. 28 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The Friars improved to 6-0 on the season, while Yale moved to 5-2.
Senior forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) had a game-high 29 points, while also grabbing six boards. Junior forward Tyler Harris (Dix Hills, N.Y.) followed Henton with 14 points and seven boards for the Friars, who were playing without starting point guard, Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) and reserve guard Jalen Lindsey (Murfreesboro, Tenn.). Both players were scratched due to injured ankles.
At the end of the first half the Friars led, 34-27. Henton led Providence in points with 10. He was followed by graduate student guard Ted Bancroft (Marion, Mass.) with six of his career-high nine points. The Friars shot 50 percent from the field (10-20), as well as 50 percent from 3-point territory.
While the first half resulted in 10 lead changes and three ties, the Friars held off the Bulldogs and maintained the lead for the entirety of the second half, with the largest lead of 12 points. Yale cut the lead to three (69-66) when Greg Kelley kit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left. Henton then made one of two free throws to put the Friars back up four. Freshman point guard Kyron Cartwright (Compton, Calif.) grabbed the rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Yale, was fouled and made both his free throws to seal the six point win.
For the game the Friars shot 51.2 percent from the field (22-of-43).
Yale was led by Javier Duren and Makai Mason with 21 and 12 points, respectively.
With the win, the Friars earned their 39th consecutive home non-conference win. That winning streak began against Yale on Dec. 21, 2009. It is now the third longest active non-conference winning streak in the nation.
Providence returns to action to take on top-ranked Kentucky at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30 in Lexington, Ky. on ESPN2.
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