Jan. 26, 2008
New Haven, CT - In an Ivy League battle at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday evening, the Brown women's basketball team (1-15, 0-2 Ivy) dropped a 72-49 decision to Yale. Leading Brown was senior Annesley O'Neal (Franklin, GA) with 12 points, followed by freshman Betsy Jacobson (Rochester, NY) with eight.
In a first half plagued by 12 Brown turnovers, the Bears found themselves down 35-23 at the half. Led by Jacobson's six points (three-for-three from the field), and Natalie Bonds' (Taveres, FL) six rebounds, Bruno stayed in the game by shooting 42 percent from the field. But Yale's Melissa Colborne controlled the Bulldogs offense in the first stanza, netting 12 points, as Jamie Van Horne added nine.
Yale quickly built on its lead in the second half, making a 12-3 run in just four minutes to take a 47-26 lead. Yale's Van Horne connected on her sixth trey of the game, as Brown's O'Neal scored seven of Brown's 12 points to bring the score to 51-35 with 9:43 remaining in the game.
Yale's shooters stayed hot throughout the half, shooting 45 percent from the field, and stifled any chances of a Brown comeback. Yale's Van Horne led the team in scoring with 22 points, followed by Colborne with 14. Leading Brown was O'Neal with 12, and Jacobson with eight. Both Bonds and sophomore Ashley Alexander (Houston, TX) pulled down six rebounds.
The Bears will hit the road next week, as they travel to Cornell on Feb. 1 for a 7:00 p.m. game, followed by a 7:00 p.m. game at Columbia on Feb. 2.