PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's basketball team defeated Stony Brook, 79-61, on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Providence improved to 8-3, while Stony Brook fell to 5-5.
Freshman guard Kyron Cartwright (Compton, Calif.) recorded his first career double-double scoring 10 points and contributing a game-high 10 assists. Senior forward LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) had a team-high 19 points. He was followed by junior guard Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) with 15 points and seven rebounds.
At the end of the first half, the Friars held the lead, 36-30. Henton led all scorers in the first half with 13 points and four rebounds. He was followed by Dunn who scored seven points.
Providence took control of the game in the second half when the team went on a 33-18 run that started when freshman Jalen Lindsey (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) made a layup with 19:31 left in the game. With 7:08 remaining in the game the Friar lead reached 23 points after a Lindsey three pointer. The Friars cruised the rest of the way as they improved to 6-1 on the season at home.
Stony Brook guard Carson Puriefoy had a game-high 25 points and was 5-8 from three-point territory.
The game resulted in eight lead changes and four ties, with the largest Friar-lead coming in the second half at 23 points. Providence held the advantage in the paint, outscoring Stony Brook, 34-22.
The Friars will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 20 when they host UMass at 1:00 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
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