Bears Streak Ends At Six With 79-72 Loss At Army
Dec. 7, 2004
West Point, NY - The Brown women's basketball team (6-2) had its six-game win streak snapped at Army on Tuesday night, falling to the Black Knights 79-72. After trailing by 17 in the first half, the Bears made a valiant come-back, pulling to within three on two different occasions, including in the final minute of play. Army bombarded the Bears with 12 three's on the night and iced the victory at the line down the stretch. Junior Colleen Kelly scored a career-high 28 points on 11-16 shooting while senior Andrea Conrad added a career-high 15 points on 5-8 shooting in the loss. The game was Brown's six in the last 11 days and third in the last four.
Army drained seven three's in the first half to take a 42-25 lead into the locker room. Brown struggled from the field, shooting just 36 percent while the Black Knights went 16-28 for 57 percent.
Freshman Cara Enright led Army with 15 points in the half on 5-6 shooting, including 3-4 from downtown. Kelly posted nine points for the Bears while Vocell added six off the bench. Junior Sarah Hayes was forced to sit-out most of the half after getting into early foul trouble.
Brown opened up the second half with an 11-0 run to cut the lead to six. Kelly poured in five points on the drive, including a three. The Bears continued their come-back with another three by Kelly, which made it a three-point game at the 15:32 mark.
Army continued its hot shooting from behind the arc to keep command of the lead, building back a ten point lead with 12 minutes left to play. Hayes post-up jumper with 7:18 on the clock put Brown down by just two field goals but the Black Knights three-point barrage soon continued, quickly giving them a 12-point cushion with just under five minutes left.
The Bears were relentless to give up as they put seven points up on the scoreboard in just 24 seconds, pulling back to within four with 4:20 left.
Hayes drew a three point play with 40 seconds left to make it a five point game, 73-68. Kelly pulled down the rebound off the missed free throw and got the put back to make it 73-70 with 34 second on the clock but Army hit 6-8 free throws down the stretch to ice the victory.
Brown will take a three week exam break before getting back to action on Dec. 29 at the Florida International Sun & Fun Classic. The Bears will face Dayton in the opening round.