Feb. 28, 2004
Cambridge, MA - Junior Holly Robinson (Cochrane, Alberta) scored a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds as the Brown women's basketball team cruised to a 95-70 victory over two-time defending Ivy League Champion Harvard on Saturday night in Cambridge. The win puts the Bears back into the third place spot in the Ivy League standings as the Crimson knocked the Bears out of the spot just last night with their win over Yale. Brown is now 14-11 overall and 7-5 in the league.
Senior Tanara Golston (Evanston, IL) dished out a career-high 15 assists in the victory, putting her just four assists away from the Brown single season record. She also added 14 points, earning a double-double on the night.
Sophomore Sarah Hayes (Beaufort, SC) added 17 points and seven rebounds and senior Nyema Mitchell (Birmingham, AL) knocked in 16. Brown shot a sizzling 67.9%, including 72% in the second half. The Bears dished out 26 assists and out-rebounded the Crimson 42-21.
Brown exploded for 45 first half points as it went into the locker room with a 17 point, 45-28, advantage. Robertson led the Bears with 13 points in the half while Hayes added 12. Golston dished out nine assists as Brown shot an astounding 64.5% from the field.
The Bears quickly jumped out to a 13-4 lead as they smothered Harvard on the defensive end. The Crimson knocked in a couple of three's to cut the lead temporarily but it was all Brown after that.
A baseline jumper by freshman Ashley King-Bischof (Pleasanton, CA), who had six points in the half and eight in the game, gave Brown a 21-12 lead at the 11:49 mark as Brown went on to score six unanswered points during a three minute span.
A three point field goal by Robertson with 7:40 on the clock put Brown a head by 14. The Bears continued their hot shooting and ruled the boards to take a 17 point lead by the half. Brown out-rebounded the Crimson 23-9 and recorded 15 assists in the period.
A breakaway lay-up by Golston opened up the second half for the Bears as they went on a 14-2 run, expanding their lead to 29 by the 16:26 mark. Golston and sophomore Colleen Kelly (Rochester, NY) each scored four on the drive. Kelly finished the night with seven.
The Crimson sent in their bench to attempt to break the spell. Though Harvard cut the lead to 20, the Bears rallied right back and took a 32 point lead with 4:52 left to play. The closest the Crimson got after that was 17 with a little over two minutes left.
Robertson tacked on six more points in the final minutes to give Brown the convincing 25 point victory. The 25-point margin is the largest Ivy League loss for Harvard since the 1983-84 season.
Brown will close out the season at home next weekend as it will face Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday.