Women's Basketball Seeks Split at Yale on Friday
Brown (6-9, 0-1 Ivy) vs. Yale (7-8, 1-0 Ivy)
Friday, Jan. 24 – 7:00 PM
New Haven, Conn.
John J. Lee Amphitheater
Live Stream: Ivy League Digital Network
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After dropping its Ivy League opener to Yale last Friday, the Brown women's basketball team looks to gain a split in its season series against the Bulldogs on Friday night in New Haven.
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LAST TIME OUT
Emmy Allen recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Yale Bulldogs (7-8, 1-0 Ivy) left the Pizzitola Sports Center with a 70-53 triumph over the Brown women's basketball team (6-9, 0-1 Ivy) on Friday night.
Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, N.J.) led the Bears with 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting from the field. After missing last Saturday's game at NJIT, sophomore Jordin Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) recorded 10 points, her fifth consecutive game scoring in double figures.
Ellise Sharpe (Tipp City, Ohio) continued her strong play off the bench for the Bears as she tallied six points in 14 minutes of action.
The road team has claimed the last six meetings between the schools. The Bulldogs were the last home team to triumph in the series – a 66-54 win over the Bears on January 14, 2011.
SHARPE RECORDS FIRST CAREER START
After providing a spark off the bench all season, sophomore Ellise Sharpe registered her first career start on January 11 against NJIT.
THE NUMBER 28
Clarke recorded a career-high 28 points in the January 3rd, 77-74 overtime loss to New Hampshire, eclipsing her previous high of 27 set on November 20 at Bryant. The senior co-captain has scored in double figures in 14-of-15 games this season. With 28 points on December 4 versus URI, Bikofsky eclipsed her previous high of 23 points set on Nov. 16 at Saint Peter's. The junior guard has scored in double figures in 11-of-15 games this season.
LETHAL FROM DOWNTOWN
Bikofsky ranks third in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.495) and ranks sixth in three-point field goals per game (3.27). The Bears as a team rank 17th in the nation in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 38.1-percent of their attempts from behind the arc.
SUCCESS FROM THE CHARITY STRIPE
Alexander ranks second in the Ivy League in free throw percentage (.813), trailing Cornell's Allyson DiMagno (.841).
1,000 POINT MILESTONE
Clarke finished with 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, six treys, and six rebounds, as she became the 17th player in team history to record 1,000 points on December 8. Clarke's 1,117 career points vault her into 11th on the all-time scoring list while her 17.2 points per game this season ranks second in the Ivy League.
THE 90-POINT PLATEAU
The Bears reached the 90-point mark on November 30 against UMBC for the first time since scoring 96 versus Westfield State on December 14, 1982.
OUTSCORING THE OPPONENTS
Despite a 6-9 record to date, the Bears have outscored their opponents by an 967-952 margin.
A GOOD RUN FOR ALEXANDER
Alexander has reached double figures in five consecutive games for the Bears, shooting a gaudy 22-of-37 (.595) from the field in that span.
Friday marks the 78th all-time meeting between the two schools with Brown holding 43-34 edge. Brown has claimed wins in their previous two trips to the John J. Lee Amphitheater, including a 68-67 in its most recent visit on January 19, 2013. Sheila Dixon's free throw with one second to play gave the Bears a thrilling win in the last meeting at Yale.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Three Bulldogs scored in double figures in Yale's 70-53 win at Brown last Friday. The Bears will look to contain Janna Graf, who tallied a team high 16 points last week while Emmy Allen recorded a double-double on 12 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard, Sarah Halejian, ranks second in the Ivy League in both assist turnover ratio (1.31) and steals per game (2.27).
HONORING CHASE KOWALSKI
The Brown and Yale women's basketball teams will dedicate Friday's game to honor Chase Kowalski. Chase was one of the victims in Sandy Hook on Dec. 14, 2012. To honor his memory, the Chase Kowalski Memorial Fund was created.
Fans attending the game can donate to The Chase Kowalski Memorial Fund at the entrance to the John J. Lee Amphitheater. For more information on Chase and the fund created in his memory visit:
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The Bears hit the road next weekend against Ivy League rivals Cornell on Friday and Columbia on Saturday.