Efosa’s 27 leads Providence women past Creighton 79-75

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Grace Efosa more than doubled her career-high with 27 points and Providence won its first Big East Conference game of the season with a 79-75 win over No. 25 Creighton. Janai Crooms added 14 points for the Friars, including the final free throw with less than a second left. Efosa, whose previous best was 13 points, was 12-of-17 shooting with 10 points in the fourth quarter. Morgan Maly scored a career-high 30 points for the Bluejays. After outscoring Creighton 24-11 in the third quarter to take a 63-57 lead into the fourth the Friars were clutch down the stretch. Efosa scored the eight-straight Providence points, making it 78-72 with two free throws with four seconds left.

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