Feb. 6, 2009
Providence, RI - The Dartmouth women's basketball team (9-9, 4-0) cruised to a 58-27 victory over Brown (3-16, 1-4) on Friday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Big Green was led by Meghan McFee's 14 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Dary Rose chipped in with 11. Leading Brown's offense was Natalie Bonds (Taveres, FL) with seven points, four rebounds and seven blocked shots.
The Bears struggled to find the back of the net in the first 20 minutes of play, and Dartmouth capitalized on that as they shot 39 percent from the field to take a 25-10 lead.
Sophomore guard Karly Grace (Camp Hill, PA) nailed a three four minutes into the first half to bring Brown within one, 4-3, of the Big Green. Dartmouth went on to score the next eight points before Betsy Jacobson (Rochester, NY) hit a jumper on the left side to bring the score to 12-4 at the 13:49 mark.
Dartmouth answered with lay-ups from Meghan McFee and Koren Schram before Christina Johnson (Oakland, CA) sank a free throw to put the score at 16-6 with 12:08 remaining in the half. Brown turnovers lead to four points scored by Dartmouth, but a free throw by Bonds cut Bruno's deficit to 20-7 a few minutes later. The Big Green continued to build its lead with the help of Rose's seven points and six boards, as the squad headed into the locker room with a 25-10 advantage over the Bears.
The second half didn't get much better for the Bears, as the Big Green jumped out to a 34-16 lead five minutes after three pointers by Schram and Rose. Dartmouth held Brown scoreless for the next five minutes as the squad went on a 12-0 run, but Brown's Johnson slashed to the hoop to put in a lay-up to bring the score to 46-18 with eight minutes remaining in the game.
Brown cut its deficit to 25, but it was as close as they would come as the Bears fell behind 58-27 to end the game.
The Bears will take on Harvard at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow during its annual Blitz the Pitz during Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Fans are asked to wear pink to show their support.