EAST PROVIDENCE — Seeking its first road win of the season, the Mt. Hope High School girls’ basketball team defeated host East Providence, 53-47, Tuesday night, Jan. 14, in a Division II-East league contest.
The Huskies, who entered the contest with a 1-1 record in II-East games, opened up a working margin early in the second half and never trailed the rest of the way. For the home-standing Townies, the loss was their first in three league games to date.
East Providence started the contest on a 10-4 run, but Mt. Hope answered to tie the game and the score stayed relatively even all the way to intermission when the Huskies took a slim 23-21 edge to the locker room.
Out of the break, the Townies once again knotted the score at 23, but in short order the Huskies regained the edge and would eventually build a 38-32 by the mid-point of the period. East Providence would get no closer than five (40-35) for the remainder of the game.
The senior tandem of Lauren Fletcher and Emma Pattie paced the visitors. Fletcher netted a game-best 17 points for the Huskies while Pattie added 14. Sophomore guard Angela Leonardo had a team-high 16 for the Townies. Freshman Julie Andrade chipped in 10.
Both teams return to action Friday night, Jan. 17. Mt. Hope is home for Tiverton and East Providence travels to Newport for a game against unbeaten and first-place Rogers (3-0). Tip-off for each contest is 7 p.m.