One of the Friars’ biggest questions heading into this season is how their inexperienced and undersized front court will match up against the BIG EAST’s best. For all the faults Geoff McDermott, Jonathan Kale, and Randall Hanke had, we generally knew what we were going to get on a consistent basis. With newcomers Kadeem Batts, Russ Permenter, James Still, and redshirt freshman Bilal Dixon looking to kick off their Friar careers, coach Keno Davis is hoping sophomore Jamine Peterson can step up. After averaging 10 minutes a game two years ago as a Freshman, Peterson sat out last season as a redshirt and really worked on his biggest weakness, his shooting. Since he sat out the first exhibition game against Merrimack with a sore knee, Peterson was able to showcase his game for the first time this year at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center against Stonehill College. While it wasn’t against a Syracuse or UCONN team, “Greedy” Peterson had a monster game, putting together a double double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Friars had an great shooting performance overall, hitting 12-25 threes — Duke Mondy, Marshon Brooks, and Sharaud Curry each had 3. Brooks led the team in scoring for the 2nd straight game, netting 21 points on 9-13 shooting.
Providence opens the regular season in the World Vision Invitational on November 13-15 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The Friars host Bryant on November 13 at 7:30 p.m., Bucknell on November 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Mercer on November 15 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for all games can be purchased by visiting Friars.com or by calling (401)-865-GOPC.
AROUND THE INTERWEBS
The Providence College men’s basketball team defeated Stonehill College by a score of 91-55 in the Friars’ final exhibition contest on Saturday, November 7 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Junior guard/forward Marshon Brooks (Stone Mountain, Ga.) led the Friars for the second-consecutive exhibition contest with 21 points, while sophomore forward Jamine Peterson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added a double-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
“It could be a big weapon for us with a player who can play on the inside but also can spread the defense,” the coach added. “He brings an energy to the game and obviously an athleticism that we need. He can play a center position, but he’ll be more likely to play at a power forward for us. But he’s quick enough to guard guards and he’s big and strong enough and athletic enough to play on the inside. We’ll try and move him and Marshon Brooks around quite a bit.”
Patriot Ledger: Friars manhandle Stonehill on court
There won’t be any Northeast-10 competition like that.
The Div. I Providence College Friars men’s basketball team coasted to a 91-55 victory over Stonehill College at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Saturday night.
Junior guard/forward Marshon Brooks led the Friars with 21 points and sophomore forward Jamine Peterson added 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.
StonehillSkyhawks.com: Providence defeats Stonehill 91-55
Providence College built a 20-point halftime lead behind 54.5-percent shooting on its way to a 91-55 victory over Stonehill College in exhibition men’s basketball action at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center tonight.
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