Nov. 16, 2008
Providence, RI - Despite sophomore Karly Grace (Camp Hill, PA) and Christina Johnson's (Oakland, CA) 15-point effort, the Brown women's basketball team (0-2) dropped a 79-62 decision to Quinnipiac University (2-0) on Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
In the nail-biting first half in which the lead changed four times and saw three ties, Quinnipiac was able to gain a 35-31 advantage over the Bears at halftime. Sophomore Alyssa Blood (London, England), Sadiea Williams (Lunenburg, MA), Grace and Johnson each put in six points, as sophomore Betsy Jacobson (Rochester, NY) helped the Bears gain momentum to take a five-point lead when she put in a layup and sank a free-throw. The Bobcats chipped away to eventually gain a six-point lead after Felicia Barron picked up a steal and put in a lay-up.
Sophomore Christina Johnson's (Oakland, CA) lay-up on the left side tied the game at 23-23 with just 5:45 left in the first stanza, but jumpers by Erin Kener and Mandy Pennewell pushed Quinnipiac's lead back up to four at the half.
Quinnipiac came out fired up, going on a 12-3 run to increase its lead to 47-35 at the 15:57 mark. Johnson sparked the Bears with a couple big steals and a few key jumpers, followed by Grace's two clutch treys to put the score at 58-48 with 10 minutes to go in the game.
A jumper on the left side by Williams cut Bruno's deficit to eight, but Kerner's three at the 8:22 mark pushed the Bobcats lead back to 11. Grace hit another three to bring it back within eight, but that was as the Bears would come. Kerner lit up for a game-high 25 points, followed by Pennewell with 17 and Brianna Rooney with 10.
Following Grace and Johnson's 15 points, Williams added nine points and sophomore Sarah Delk (Atlanta, GA) added eight. Grace went five-for-10 from the three-point line, and Johnson led the team in rebounds with eight. The Bears shot 36 percent from the field as the Bobcats went 47.5 from the field.
The Bears will now host Georgetown at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Pizzitola Sports Center.