Feb. 14, 2004
Providence, RI - All five of Brown's starters scored in double-figures as the women's basketball team knocked off Dartmouth, 78-68 at the Pizzitola Center on Saturday night. After grabbing an early 15-13 advantage the Bears never surrendered the lead, going a head by as many as 20 points later in the match.
Leading the way for Brown was junior Holly Robertson (Cochrane, Alberta) with 20 points on 9-16 shooting. The 6-5 center also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Senior Nyema Mitchell (Birmingham, AL) added 18 points on 7-12 shooting as she shot a torrid 72 percent from the field in the Bears two games this weekend.
Also recording double-digits for Brown were sophomores Sarah Hayes (Beaufort, SC) and Colleen Kelly (Rochester, NY) with 15 points apiece. Senior Tanara Golston (Evanston, IL) rounded out the top five with 10 points in the win.
The Bears shot a stifling 66 percent from the field in the first half as they went on a 7-0 run to take a 10 point lead by the 6:20 mark. Brown built its lead up to 12 by the end of the period as it shut the Big Green down in the final 4:32, allowing only three free throws.
Brown stormed out with a 9-3 drive to open up the second half, giving the Bears there biggest lead of the game, 54-34, with 16:09 on the clock. Robertson scored four on the run while Kelly drilled in a dagger from behind the arc to cap off the drive.
Dartmouth made a steady come back, chipping away the Bears big lead with a 23-6 drive over the course of the next eight minutes of play to come to within three.
That was as close as Dartmouth would get as the Brown offense revived itself and scored on its next three possessions to pull back up to seven. Brown sealed the win by going 8-8 from the line in the closing minutes.
The Bears out-rebounded Dartmouth 35-28 on the night while forcing 23 turnovers and dishing out 20 assists. Golston lead the pack with eight assists. The starting five went 30-55 from the field for 55 percent shooting on the night.
Brown will host undefeated Penn on Friday and Princeton on Saturday this coming weekend in two key Ivy League showdowns. The win tonight moves Brown into a tie for third with Columbia as they are now 4-4 in Ivy play and 11-10 overall.