Nov. 28, 2006
Providence, RI - Despite senior Ashley King-Bischof (Pleasanton, CA) and sophomore Catherine Schaper's (Houston, TX) double-digit performances, the Brown women's basketball team (1-6) lost its third consecutive game, 71-53, to Marist College (4-2) on Tuesday evening.
For the first time this season, the Brown women's basketball team jumped out to an early 6-3 lead over visiting Marist College just three minutes into the game. Although the lead changed hands multiple times throughout the first-half, the Red Foxes held a 37-30 edge over the Bears heading into the locker room at halftime.
King-Bischof went 5-8 in the first half, racking up 11 points and five rebounds, and Schaper followed with nine points and two rebounds. The Bears, who shot 48 percent from the field, in the first half couldn't keep up with the Red Foxes, who shot 53 percent, and 40 percent from downtown.
Marist stayed hot from the three point line, as Courtney Kolesar drained two in a row to give the Red Foxes its biggest lead of the night, 56-42, with 10:55 remaining in the second half. Another three by Julianne Viani and a few more buckets by freshman leading scorer Rachele Fitz, the Red Foxes took a 61-44 lead with 9:40 remaining.
Marist buckled down the defense while doubling up on King-Bischof, limiting Brown's shots. Marist brought its lead to 65-46 with 2:46 remaining in the game. King-Bischof ended the night with 19 points and team-high eight rebounds, followed by Schaper's 11 points and junior Annesley O'Neal (Franklin, GA) added eight. Senior Lena McAfee (Reston, VA) and freshman Courtney Lee (Archer, FL) both dished out four assists.
The Bears shot 46.9 percent from the field, but went 2-13 from the three point line. Marist out-rebounded the Bears 33-24 while forcing Brown into 18 turnovers.
Brown is back in action when they host the 15th annual Brown Basketball Classic at the Pizzitola Center this weekend. The Bears will take on UCDavis at 1 p.m. on Saturday, followed by URI and Syracuse playing at 3 p.m. On Sunday, Brown will play either the University of Rhode Island or Syracuse at 3 p.m.