Walker’s 23 Points, 17 Rebounds Not Enough As Cornell Holds Off Brown, 69-63
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown dropped a 69-63 Ivy League decision to Cornell at the Pizzitola Sports Center Friday evening, despite a getting 23 points and 17 rebounds, both career highs, from sophomore forward Dockery Walker. The loss drops the Bears to 7-21 overall and 1-10 in the Ivy League, while Cornell extends its record to 11-14, 6-5 in Ivy play.
Walker scored a career high 23 points on phenomenal 10 of 11 shooting from the field, and completed the double-double with a career high 17 rebounds. Junior guard Matt Sullivan also scored in double figures for the Bears with 13 points.
Cornell's All-Ivy senior point guard Chris Wroblewski also put together a double-double, with a game high 24 points, while pulling down 11 rebounds. Shonn Miller chipped in with 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Drew Ferry added 14 points behind 4 of 9 shooting from behind the three-point arc.
Trailing 42-31 at intermission, as by as many as 16 points in the second half, 55-39, the Bears made a run at the Big Red and pulled to within six points, 63-57, after a free throw by junior Steve Albrecht with 2:47 left in the game.
The Big Red answered with a trey by Ferry following an offensive rebound by Eitan Chemerski, to extend the Big Red lead to 66-57, with just 1:41 remaining in the game.
Cornell jumped out to an early 14-4 lead after forcing five Brown turnovers in the opening six minutes. The Big Red led by as many as 16 points in the half, 26-10, following a jump shot by Miller with 10:38 left.
Brown was able to cut the Big Red lead to 11 points at the half, 42-31, after two Andrew McCarthy free thrown in the waning moments of the half.
The Bears stayed in the game behind Walker's terrific effort, scoring 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting, and grabbing six rebounds, in the first half alone.
Brown plays it final home game of the season Saturday evening, hosting Columbia at the Pizzitola Sports center, starting at 6:00 p.m.