March 3, 2007

Bears Defeated by Quakers, 72-56, in Final Game of the Season

March 3, 2007

Final Stats

Providence, RI - Freshman Lindsay Walls (Santa Cruz, CA) tied her career-high 19 points, during Brown's, 72-56, loss to the University of Pennsylvania (12-14, 7-6) on Saturday night.

Penn jumped out to an 11-6 lead just eight minutes into play, but freshman Courtney Lee (Archer, FL) and junior Annesley O'Neal (Franklin, GA) both made jumpers and senior Ashley King-Bischof (Pleasanton, CA) made a free throw to bring the score to 12-11 in Penn's favor.

The Quakers' lead fluctuated up and down throughout the next 10 minutes, but Walls (Santa Cruz, CA) sunk two free throws with four minutes left in the half to tie the game at 20. Then, Walls converted a basket in the paint, giving the Bears their first lead of the night, 22-20 with 2:55 on the clock.

Lauren Pears of Penn put in a free throw, Carrie Biemer made a trey and then Monica Naltner drained a three with three seconds to go in the half, which put the Quakers ahead 27-24 going into the locker room at the half. Brown was shooting 31 percent from the field and was helped by Walls' 5-8 performance at the charity stripe.

But that was as close as the Bears would get, as the Quakers quickly took their three-point lead and made it 18 in just 10 minutes, 51-33. Penn, who shot 4-8 from the free throw line in the first half, went 14-19 in the second, aiding Penn in taking a bigger lead.

Brown was able to cut the deficit to 12 with a lay-up by Walls, free throws by freshman Christina Johnson (Oakland, CA) and a jumper and lay-up by senior Lena McAfee (Reston, VA) brought the score to 59-47 with just 4:32 left in the game. The Bears would get no closer to the Quakers, and were forced to foul at the end, as Penn finished ahead 72-56.

The Bears were led by Walls' 19 points and six rebounds, and then followed by Johnson with 10 points. McAfee chipped in with eight points and six rebounds and Lee had eight points, three steals, three assists and three rebounds.

Brown (5-23, 3-11 Ivy) honored its four seniors, King-Bischof, McAfee, Courtney Peters (Naperville, IL) and Kathleen Barr (Lake Forest, IL) prior to tonight's tip-off. They aided Brown in 57 wins since stepping on the court in 2003, and also enjoyed a share of the Ivy League title in the 2005-2006 season.