February 17, 2007

Bears Lose to Dartmouth, 75-53

Feb. 17, 2007

Final Stats

Hanover, NH - The Brown women's basketball team (4-20, 2-8 Ivy) was defeated, 75-53, to Dartmouth on Saturday night. Senior Lena McAfee (Reston, VA) and freshman Shae Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) led Brown in scoring with 12 points

In an exciting first half, in which the lead changed four times and was tied twice as both teams were going basket-for-basket, Brown then went scoreless for seven minutes, allowing Dartmouth to gain a seven-point advantage as the two teams headed into half-time.

Brown jumped out to an 11-7 advantage with 13:39 left in the half, after Fitzpatrick made a lay-up and was fouled. She converted the foul shot, but then three-pointers by Dartmouth's Ashley Taylor and Koren Schram gave the Big Green a 13-11 lead with 11:47 on the clock.

Then, a lay-up by freshman Christina Johnson (Oakland, CA) and a jumper by sophomore Megan McAhill (Highlands Ranch, CO) gave the Bears a 15-13 edge with 9:36 remaining, but that was the last time they would ever have a lead again. Brown went scoreless for seven minutes, which gave the Big Green a 26-19 lead at the half.

Dartmouth tallied 14 points off Brown's 13 first-half turnovers, but the Bears out-rebounded the Big Green, 22-16. Both teams shot 36 percent from the field, as Johnson led the Bears' offense with six points.

Just one minute into play in the second half, Dartmouth expanded its seven-point lead to 12, with a three by Taylor and a lay-up by Sydney Scott. The Big Green took a 16-point lead, but senior Ashley King-Bischof (Pleasanton, CA) put in two jumpers to bring it back to a 12-point deficit, 40-28 with 15:00 remaining in the game. Schram went on to score 13 second-half points, increasing Dartmouth's lead to as big as 23 points.

Dartmouth scored 49 points in the second half, and spread its lead to 75-53 to end the game. They shot 62 percent in the second half, and had 13 assists to just eight turnovers.

McAfee ended with 12 points and five rebounds, and Fitzpatrick had 12 points and three rebounds. Johnson ended with seven points, five rebounds and two steals and King-Bischof netted six points.