Dec. 29, 2008
Providence, RI - Sophomore guard Adrian Williams (Atlanta, GA) scored a career high 29 points, and junior center Matt Mullery (Millstone, NJ) equaled his career scoring high with 22 points, to lead Brown (5-6) to an 89-73 non-league win over Quinnipiac (6-5) Monday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
The Bears shot a phenomenal 82 percent from behind the three-point arc, a school record, converting 14 of 17 treys for the game.
Williams connected on a career high seven treys (7 of 8), just one short of the Brown individual record at the Pizzitola Sports Center of eight treys by Brian Lloyd against Yale in 1994. Williams' seven treys rank seventh in the Brown record book. He connected on 9 of 11 field goals for the game and 4 of 4 free throws.
Brown jumped out to a 15-point lead in the first nine minutes, grabbing a 24-9 advantage with 11:34 remaining in the half on a three-point basket by Williams. Sophomore Peter Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) gave the Bears their biggest lead of the first half, 37-18, on a jump shot with 4:59 left in the half.
The Bears settled on a 47-29 halftime lead behind the play of Williams, who scored 16 points and Mullery, who added 15 first half points.
An early second half three-point barrage - one by Williams and a second by Sullivan - lifted the Bears to a 53-29 lead in the first two minutes of the second half.
Mullery scored his 22 points on 10 of 16 shooting from the field. He also handed out seven assists without a turnover and blocked three shots.
Almost overlooked was the strong performance of Sullivan, who scored 21 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the field and torrid 5 of 6 shooting from behind the three-point arc.
Senior Scott Friske (Charlevoix, MI) was Brown's fourth double figure scorer with 11 points. Friske filled out the stat sheet with eight rebounds and five assists. Senior Chris Skrelja (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY) had a solid performance with four points, a game high 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Quinnipiac's James feldeine lead all scorers with 31 points, while Justin Rutty added 22 points and seven rebounds for the Bobcats.
The Bears will play their first game of the New Year on Friday, January 2 against American University in Washington, DC, starting at 7:30 p.m.