Key Transition Play Lifts Bears To 64-54 Win Over Navy
Jan. 18, 2005
Providence, RI - Brown got 22 points off turnovers and 14 points on fast breaks in a 64-54 win over Navy on Tuesday night at the Pizzitola Center. Sophomore Lena McAfee scored a career-high 15 points on 6-10 shooting and seven rebounds while senior Holly Robertson pulled down 14 rebounds. Junior Sarah Hayes posted huge numbers across the board, tallying 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals.
The Bears, now 9-5 on the season, out-rebounded the Mids 41-34 and made 14 steals on the night. The game closed out the team's non-conference schedule as it heads into its second Ivy match of the season on a three-game win streak. On Saturday, Brown defeated Yale for its first league win of the season.
Brown went into the locker room with a four-point lead, 31-27, on the strength of a 20-13 rebounding advantage. Robertson pulled down nine in the half as Brown was all over the offensive glass, grabbing ten.
The Bears took a nine point lead midway through the half with an 11-0 run. McAfee got things rolling with a jumper from senior Andrea Conrad. Vocell and McAfee teamed up for nine points combined on the drive. Sophomore Ashley King-Bischof capped thi off with a three to give Brown a 19-10 lead.
Navy responded with a 14-2 run of its own, spanning just over five minutes. Ashley Pelzek poured in ten points for the Mids including a pair of treys.
Down by three with 5:41 left to play, Brown crawled back to a four point lead by the end of the half with a pair of three's from Vocell and McAfee.
McAfee lead the Bears with ten points in the half, just two off from her career-high. Vocell added eight while Hayes notched six.
Brown held a steady three-point advantage before breaking out to a 12-point lead in the second half with a 14-2 run. McAfee continued her hot shooting with her second three of the night. Junior Colleen Kelly returned to the line-up after missing the last three games with an injury, knocking down two three's on the drive.
The Bears went up by as many as 16 down the stretch, not letting Navy got any closer than nine.
Conrad added nine points while Robertson and Vocell finished with eight each