BURBANK- The Providence girls’ basketball team wrapped up a long day of basketball as participants in the final game of the 2013 Pioneers Hoop Showdown by taking on Rolling Hills Prep. However, the visiting Huskies had the last word, as they used their superior size to capture a 45-38 victory.
“We got a pretty tough schedule,” Providence Coach Andrew Bencze said. “Usually this time of year we’re in league and winning by 20-25 and there is a lot of confidence going. But this year is different, we’re playing a lot of tough teams.”
Rolling Hills Prep (9-7) was led by 6-foot forward Mar-jana Phillips, who rang up 17 points and was a major force on both the offensive and defensive boards. For her efforts, she was awarded the corporate-sponsored player of the game award. Fellow forward Beverly Ntagu had 13 points, including 11 in the second half, as the Huskies held off the Pioneers’ comeback efforts.