January 27, 2006

Dartmouth's Three-Point Shooting Does Bears In, 73-51

Jan. 27, 2006

Box Score

Hanover, NH - The Brown women's basketball suffered its first Ivy League loss of the season, 73-51, at Dartmouth on Friday night. The Bears, who have not won in Hanover since 1996, were led by junior Ashley King-Bischof's 14 points. The Big Green hit 11 of 15 three-point field goals as they held the lead from the 12:32 mark of the first half. Brown falls to 8-8 overall and 2-1 in Ivy play while Dartmouth improves to 11-4 overall and 2-0 in the Ivies.

Brown jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead before Dartmouth went on to hit a trio of three-pointers. The Big Green are currently fifth in the nation in three-point field goal percentage. The Bears stayed within reach however by hitting a pair of treys of their own.

Senior Jeanie Cullen scored five straight points for Dartmouth to give them a 28-21 lead with seven minutes left to play in the half. Junior Ashley King-Bischof knocked down her second three to make it a four point game but the Big Green continued their long range attack, heading into the locker room with a ten point lead with Cullen rattling in another three at the buzzer.

Dartmouth went 7-11 behind the arc while the Bears hit four of nine attempts. Cullen led all players with 18 points while King-Bischof led Brown with eight.

The Bears went cold in the opening minutes of the second half, falling behind further, 45-29, by the 15:10 mark. King-Bischof didn't score Brown's first field goal of the second half until the 13:38 mark.

Dartmouth continued to move the ball well, upping its lead to 21, 54-33, with ten minutes left to play. Brown fought hard to get back in the game but got no closer than 17 as it was handed its worst Ivy loss since the 2002-03 season.

Seniors Jackie Vocell and Sarah Hayes each added eight points in the loss. Brown will play at Harvard, where it has taken the last two meetings, tomorrow night beginning at 6 p.m.