Yale Runs Past Brown, 59-51
New Haven, CT - The rematch between Brown and Yale turned out much like the first meeting one week earlier, with Yale coming away with a 59-51 Ivy League win over the Bears at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
Junior Greg Mangano tossed in a game high 17 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead the Elis. Bears' freshman point guard Matthew McGonagill posted his first career double-double with 11 points and a career high 11 rebounds, while adding five assists. The 11 rebounds are the most by a Brown point guard since 2004, when Ivy Player of the Year Jason Forte pulled down 12 rebounds in registering a triple double against Dartmouth (2/27/04).
Brown drops to 7-9 overall and 0-2 in Ivy play, while Yale extended its record to 9-7, 2-0 in the Ivy League.
Senior Peter Sullivan and sophomore Tucker Halpern also scored 11 points for the Bears, with Sullivan adding seven rebounds. Freshman Dockery Walker was also a bright spot for the Bears, scoring nine points on 4 of 5 shooting from the field, while grabbing five rebounds.
With 11 points this afternoon, Sullivan jumped into 11th place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 1,251 career points, moving past Phil Brown (1972-1975) and Peter Moss (1977-1980), who each scored 1,241 career points for the Bears.
Sullivan also connected on 4 of 5 free throws against the Elis. His 352 career free throws now rank 7th all-time at Brown, moving ahead of Mike Cingiser, who connected on 351 career free throws from 1959-1962.
The first 11 minutes of the game were played close to the vest with the score tied, 15-15, following a free throw by Brown senior Adrian Williams at the nine minute mark. Yale held the Bears scoreless over the next five minutes, outscoring Brown, 13-0, to grab a 28-15 advantage with 3:41 remaining. Jeremiah Kreisberg scored nine of the 13 points in the run for the Elis.
Poor first half shooting led to a 30-20 halftime deficit for the Bears, hitting just 7 of 31 field goals (22-percent), including 2 of 10 treys.
Brown never got on track in the second half, falling behind by as many as 13 points, 54-41, following a lay-up by Reggie Willhite with 4:06 left to play.
The Bears hoisted up 69 shots for the game, but connected on just 18 to shoot 26-percent from the field. Brown held the Elis to 38-percent shooting from the field, and out-rebounded Yale by a 53-44 margin.
Kreisberg finished the game with 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting from the field, while also grabbing eight rebounds.
Brown continues on the road next weekend, traveling to Princeton, NJ on Friday, January 28, to battle the Princeton Tigers, and to Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, January 29, to face the Penn Quakers. Both games tip-off at 7:00 p.m.
Pictured: Sean McGonagill '14. photo by dspics.com