Providence, Rhode Island - In the final tune-up before the start of its Ivy League basketball season, the Brown men's basketball team built an 36 point halftime lead and cruised to a 88-55 victory over Lyndon State at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Senior Peter Sullivan scored a game high 14 points to lead five Brown players in double figures.
The long day started out badly for the Lyndon State team, whose bus was involved in an accident on I-93 in Canterberry, New Hampshire at 12:26 p.m. this afternoon. 59-vehicles were involved in the crash on icy roads. Another bus was sent to pick-up Lyndon State, and the game was moved from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Hornets arrived at Brown at 5:30 p.m.
Brown led from start-to-finish and held a 57-21 at the half behind Garrett Leffelman's 11 points, shooting 5 of 6 from the field. Leffelman finished with 13 points.
The Bears dominated the backboards, out-rebounding the Hornets by a 58-38 margin. Freshman forward Dockery Walker registered his second consecutive double-double with a career high 12 points and 10 rebounds. Walker connected on 5 of 6 field goals for the game. Sophomores Andrew McCarthy and Tucker Halpern grabbed nine rebounds each for the Bears.
Brown sophomore Matt Sullivan tossed in 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field. Bears' freshman point guard Sean McGonagill turned in a complete performance with 12 points, a career high eight assists and seven rebounds.
Lyndon State had three double figure scorers, led by Jose Fortunato with 13 points and Jason Gray with 11 points.
Brown opens its Ivy League schedule and the league's 14-game playoff to determine the league champion next Saturday, January 15, hosting Yale. The matinee match-up at the Pizzitola Sports Center starts at 2:00 p.m.
Pictured: Peter Sullivan '11