Nov. 27, 2004
Vestal, NY - Junior Colleen Kelly's 16 second-half points helped lead the Brown women's basketball team to a 66-56 victory over Robert Morris, advancing the Bears to the championship game of the Binghamton Time Warner Classic on Saturday.
Brown's offense exploded as it opened up the second half with a 20-3 run, holding the Colonials to just three points over the first ten minutes of play. Kelly posted 19 total points along with a career-high eight assists and six rebounds in the win. Brown will play host Binghamton, which defeated Marshall 80-65, for the championship at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Brown had to fight back from an early 6-0 deficit as Robert Morris came out on fire in the opening two minutes of play. The rest of the half was a see-saw battle with both teams getting several second chance opportunities.
The Colonials were able to grab a four-point advantage by the end of the half with a 9-4 drive. Junior Sugiery Monsac led the charge for Robert Morris with 14 points in the half.
The Bears surged to a 13 point lead by the 9:28 mark of the second half as the Colonials went cold on offense and lapsed on defense. Kelly scored eight of the Bears' 20 points on the big drive while Conrad and senior Holly Robertson added four apiece. Overall Robert Morris shot just 27% from the field in the second half while Brown shot a blazing 56%.
Conrad finished with a career-high ten points while Hayes chipped in with ten along with five rebounds, despite missing all but two minutes of the second half.
Sophomore Ashley King-Bischof topped her career high in rebounds, which she just set on Tuesday against Fairleigh Dickinson, with 11 in today's game. Contained to just eight points, Robertson played a strong defensive game, pulling down ten boards. Sophomore Lena McAfee recorded eight points and four steals in the victory as well.