January 3, 2011

American Rallies For 77-67 Win Over Brown

Washington, DC – Vlad Moldoveanu scored 24 points and Troy Brewer added 19 points as American mounted a second half rally to earn a hard fought 77-67 win over Brown at Bender Arena.  The win lifts the Eagles to 10-6 overall, while Brown falls to 5-7.
 

Brown welcomed the emergence of freshman forward Dockery Walker, who had a great week of practice, and became a major force in the Bears' lineup. Walker registered his first career double-double, scoring 10 points, while pulling down 13 rebounds, both career highs, in a season high 26 minutes of play.

 

Senior Garrett Leffelman was Brown's top scorer with 12 points, while senior Peter Sullivan scored 11 points.  Sophomore Andrew McCarthy chipped in with nine points for the Bears. 

 

Sullivan continued his climb up the Brown career scoring ladder.  He has now scored 1,200 career points, and moved past Chuck Savage, who had 1,190 points from 1988-1992, into 13th place on Brown's all-time scoring list

 

Moldoveanu, a 6-9 forward and member of the Romanian National Team, made the difference in the game, connecting on 10 of 11 free throws and 7 of 19 field goal, while grabbing seven rebounds.  Brewer connected on four of six treys in the second half, and 5 of 7 treys overall, in scoring his 19 points for the Eagles.

 

Brown held an early 11-9 lead over American following a trey by senior Adrian Williams at the 14:35 mark.  The Eagles came back with an 8-0 run to pull ahead, 17-11, after a long trey by Troy Brewer with 11:06 left in the half.

 

After falling behind by as much as seven points in the half, 21-14, the Bears rallied to take the lead at the half, 36-35, with just 23 seconds left on another Williams trey.

 

The Eagles had the better of play early in the second half and built a 57-50 lead on a driving lay-up by Daniel Munoz. The Bears clawed back and pulled to within two points, 61-59, with 8:25 remaining on two free throws by Leffelman.

 

American broke the game open with a 13-2 run to build a 74-61 lead following back-to-back treys by Brewer.

 

Brown returns to the Pizzitola Sports Center hardwood for the start of a three game homestand on Saturday, January 8, 2011, hosting Lyndon State.  Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

 

Pictured:  Dockery Walker '14.  photo by dspics.com