Clutch Play By Kelly Leads Bears To 64-60 Win Over Fairleigh Dickinson
Nov. 23, 2004
Hackensack, NJ - Junior Colleen Kelly scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Brown women's basketball team to a 64-60 win at Fairleigh Dicksinson Tuesday night, its first win of the season. Kelly scored 13 of her 22 in the second half, including four clutch free throws in the final 20 seconds. Senior Holly Robertson added 15 points in the win while sophomore Ashley King-Bischof pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds. Overall Brown had 23 offensive rebounds in game, lead by King-Bischof's six and junior Sarah Hayes five.
Fairleigh Dickinson opened things up with two straight baskets but Robertson and Hayes quickly put Brown back into the flow. Robertson scored six of her 11 first half points and Hayes poured in four of her six in the opening five minutes.
Brown broke a 10-9 Knights lead with an 11-3 run midway through the half. King-Bischof contributed four points on the drive while freshman Anne O'Neal added a three-point play along with a nice look to Robertson in the lane that capped off the run, giving Brown its biggest lead of the half, 20-14.
The momentum swung back in FDU's direction towards the end of the half as Brown was held to just six points over the final eight minutes of the half. The Knights went into the locker room with a 34-30 lead. Freshman Shanay Freeman scored six of the Knights 13 points on the 13-6 drive.
A jumper at the foul line by junior Jackie Vocell knotted the game at 40 all at the 10:26 mark of the second half. Kelly followed with a three pointer to give the Bears a 43-40 lead. Robertson extended the lead to five, 45-40, with 9:19 left in the game as Brown clung to that lead down the stretch despite foul trouble.
Kelly came up big for the Bears in the final minutes with a three point play with 3:35 left to give Brown a 58-52 lead after FDU had made it a three-point game on several free throws.
King-Bischof made a huge put-back with 1:31 left to give Brown another five point cushion. The Knights responded with a big play of their own with under a minute left to bring them back to within two but the Bears were able to get the victory thanks to key free throw shooting by Kelly, who sunk four straight in the final 20 seconds of the game.
Also scoring in double figures for the Bears was Hayes with 11. She added four steals in the victory as well.
Brown will travel to Binghamton this coming weekend to take part in the Binghamton Time Warner Classic. The Bears will face Robert Morris in the opening round on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.