Suez scores 34 in Villanova win

Israeli forward Liad Suez drilled seven three-pointers on the way to a career-high 34 points Saturday to lead the Villanova women's basketball team to a 54-51 road victory over Providence. Suez scored 28 points more than the next-highest Villanova scorer as the Wildcats improved to 15-9 (6-7 in the Big East). She scored all but five of her team's 30 in the second half to help the team rally from an eight-point halftime deficit. Suez added five rebounds, two assists and one block in 38 minutes. Suez broke a 47-47 tie and put Villanova up for good with a three-pointer with 1:39 remaining and iced the win with a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left. The scoring outburst improved Suez's team-leading scoring average to 14.7 points per game. Her previous season-high was 28 scored earlier this season.