Women's Hoops Closes Out Season On Strong Note With 68-51 Win Over Cornell
March 6, 2004
Providence, RI - A 22-3 run in the final nine minutes of play pushed Brown to a 68-51 win over Cornell in women's basketball action on Saturday night. The Bears close out the season winning six of its last seven game, finishing with a 16-11 overall and 9-5 Ivy mark. The Bears are now in second place in the league as Dartmouth lost to Princeton tonight. They are one game a head of Dartmouth and Harvard, which will play each other on Tuesday night to close out the Ivy season.
Three players scored in double figures for Brown with senior Tanara Golston leading the way with 18 points on 5-9 shooting. from the field and 8-10 from the line. She also added five assists as she leaves Brown with 409 career assists.
Sophomore Sarah Hayes and junior Holly Robertson added 12 points a piece as well in the win. Robertson also brought down ten rebounds to earn the double-double. Hayes was just one rebound shy of a double-double as well with nine rebounds. Senior Nyema Mitchell also fell just shy of a double-double as she recorded nine points and 11 rebounds.
The start of the game was a see-saw battle but Brown was able to build up an eight point advantage by the 4:16 mark with a 7-0 run, spanning 1:37. Robertson and Mitchell each tallied a bucket on the drive while sophomore Colleen Kelly buried a pull-up three.
Cornell rallied back with a 7-0 run of its own to tie the score and carried on to take a two-point lead at the half. Senior Miranda Craigwell led the attack with six first half points. Robertson added six as well.
The Big Red held a five point lead by the 15:18 mark but Brown was able to bounce back to tie the score with 9:56 left. The Bears then caught fire, going on a huge 22-3 run. Brown scored 13 straight points in the midst of the drive.
The Bears held Cornell to just 29% shooting on the night, including 27.6% on the second half. Brown also out-rebounded the Big Red 46-38.
Brown paid tribute to its four seniors prior to the game. Craigwell, Golston, Mitchell and Ragan Kenner all played in the final home games of their Brown careers.