Bears Toppled By Big Green, 58-46
Feb. 18, 2006
Hanover, New Hampshire - Senior guard Michael Lang scored a game high 16 points and freshman Dan Biber netted 11 second half points to lead Dartmouth to a 58-46 Ivy League win over Brown at Leede Arena. The loss drops the Bears to 8-15 overall and 4-6 in Ivy play, while Dartmouth goes to 4-18, 3-7 in the Ivy League.
After an energized win over Harvard Friday night, Brown played a lethargic first half against the Big Green. The Bears trailed, 15-14, with 8:22 left in the first half following two free throws by sophomore Mark McAndrew. The Big Green broke the game open with a 14-2 spurt to grab a 29-16 lead on a jump shot by Michael Lang with 2:19 remaining in the half.
The Bears trailed 31-20 at intermission, connecting on 5 of 19 field goals, shooting 26 percent from the field. Lang finished the half with 9 points for the Big Green.
The Big Green held its biggest lead, 40-27 with 12:37 remaining on a basket by Paul Bode, but Brown clawed back into the game and pulled to within three points of the Big Green, 40-37, on a lay-up by freshman Chris Skrelja with 7:28 left to play.
Brown got closer, pulling to within two points with 3:31 remaining, 45-43, on a follow-up basket by sophomore Keenan Jeppesen. But the Big Green answered by going on an 8-0 run to take control of the game down the stretch.
The second half was one of missed opportunities, as the Bears failed to convert on three one-and-one attempts from the free throw line, hitting 4 of 9 second-half free throws, and 12 of 21 free throws for the game.
Jeppesen was Brown's lone double figure scorer with 15 points, while pulling down seven rebounds and handing out four assists. MacDonald was a force on the defensive end with 11 defensive rebounds, adding eight points for the Bears. Lang's 16 points came on 6 of 10 shooting from the field. He also handed out a game high six assists.
The Bears will be on the road again next weekend at Columbia and Cornell.