Bears Fall 57-46 to American University at URI invitational

Nov. 24, 2007

Kingston, RI - The Brown women's basketball team (0-6) fell to American University (3-3) 57-46 in the consolation game of the University of Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Brown was led by senior Annesley O'Neal (Franklin, GA) with nine points and three rebounds, followed by freshman Sadiea Williams (Lunenburg, MA) with eight points and eight rebounds.

In the first half the Bears were led by Williams' six points and five rebounds, as the team shot 35 percent from the field. The Eagles dominated Brown on the boards, pulling down 23 in the first half compared to Brown's 15. American tallied seven second chance points off nine offensive rebounds, as the Bears had none.

Although only down eight at the half, 30-22, American pulled ahead scoring 14 unanswered points to put the score at 44-22 with 14:51 left in the game. Sophomore Natalie Bonds (Tavares, FL) ended the scoring draught with a free throw with 10 minutes remaining in the game. The Bears were able to cut the deficit to 11 points by converting 10 of 14 free throws down the stretch. Freshman Sarah Delk (Atlanta, GA) went four-for-four from the charity stripe, as Bonds went five-for-six.

Leading Brown was O'Neal with nine points and three rebounds, followed by Williams with eight points and eight rebounds. Also helping the Bears on the boards was Bonds, with seven. Talicia Jackson led American with 13 points, as Liz Hayes added 12. American out-rebounded Brown 54-34, and also forced the Bears into 18 turnovers.

Up next, Brown will travel to West Point, NY, for a 7:00 p.m. game against Army on Wednesday, Nov. 28.