Posted December 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
LaDontae Henton and Kadeem Batts led Providence to a 72-57 nonconference victory over Rhode Island Thursday night. Henton posted a double-double with 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Friars (7-2). Batts went 8-for-19 shooting to finish with 23 points. After trailing 27-26 at halftime, the Rams (2-7) allowed two Friars runs in the second half that put the game out of reach. One minute into the second, Henton scored six points on an eight-point Providence run for a 41-33 lead. The Rams cut the deficit to three points, only to allow 10 consecutive points over the course of 4 1/2 minutes in the middle of the half. Providence set the pace throughout the opening half, only ceding the lead twice for about 1 minute overall. Batts' 10 points and four rebounds carried the Friars in the first 20 minutes.
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(Video) Henton leads the way on both ends of the floor as Providence knocks off Rhode Island 72-57

On Thursday evening, Rhode Island and Providence took to the court for the 125thtime. The first 20 minutes of the game was evenly contested and saw the Friars take one point lead (27-26) to the locker room. After the intermission, the Friars made life anything but easy for visitors from Kingston.  Providence held Rhode Island to just nine made field goals in the second half and...
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