December 5, 2011

Sheila Dixon Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Providence, RI- Junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY) led the Brown women's basketball team (5-4) to a 2-1 week, including a 2-0 performance at the Brown BEAR Basketball Classic, to be named the tournament MVP and this week's Ivy League Player of the Week.

After a 66-54 victory over Rhode Island in which Dixon finished with 16 points and five rebounds, the junior erupted against the Big East's Providence College Friars scoring a career-high 26 points and grabbing six rebounds in Brown's 70-57 win. It was the Bears' first win over the Friars since Nov. 26. 2002, and just their fifth overall in the all-time series.

Earlier in the week, the Bears lost to Fairfield, but Dixon tallied her first double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. For the week, she averaged 20 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals.

The Bears are back in action at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December, 7, against Vermont. The men will tip-off at 7:30 against New Hampshire. For ticket information call (401) 863-2773, or go to Brown Tickets!