Women's Hoops Set For First Ivy Weekend

Jan. 29, 2004

Game #16
Brown at Princeton
Friday Jan. 30, 2004-7 p.m.
Jadwin Gym-Princeton, NJ

Game #17
Brown at Penn
Saturday Jan. 31, 2004-7 p.m.
The Palestra-Philadelphia, PA

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The Ivy season is now in full swing as Brown will take on Princeton and Penn this weekend on the road. The Bears will be looking to remain perfect in the Ivy League as they stand at 2-0 after sweeping the season series against Yale. Brown has won its last seven games, improving to 9-6 on the season.

Up first for the Bears will be Princeton on Friday starting at 7 p.m. The Tigers are currently 0-1 in the league and 3-11 overall. Princeton dropped its Ivy opener to Penn, 65-54, back on Jan. 9. Brown will then make the trip over to the Palestra on Saturday to take on the Quakers at 7 p.m. Penn , which will play Yale on Friday night, stands at 1-0 in the league and 7-6 overall.

Brown leads both all-time series by a slight margin. It will be the 48th meeting with Princeton as the Bears hold a 25-22 advantage and the 53rd show-down with Penn, which has a 27-25 disadvantage. The Bears swept the Tigers and split with Penn last season. Brown won both games with Princeton by an average margin of 15.5 points while each team won their respective home match in the Penn series.

Senior Nyema Mitchell, the Ivy League Player of the Week, leads Brown with 14.9 points per game. She also leads the team in blocks with 2.0 per game, good for second in the league. She is second in rebounding with 6.4 per game and third in steals with 1.8 per contest. Senior Tanara Golston is second in scoring with 11.6 per game and leads the league in assists with 6.1 per game. Sophomore Sarah Hayes is the Bears' top rebounder with 6.5 per game. She leads the team and is second in the league in steals with 2.1 per game.