Friske Leads Bears Over Quinnipiac, 64-60
Jan. 7, 2006
Hamden, Conn. - Freshman Scott Friske registered his second consecutive double-double, scoring a career high 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, to lead Brown to a 64-60 victory over Quinnipiac in the Bears' final non-league game of the season. The win improves the Bears to 4-9 on the season, while Quinnipiac falls to 5-7.
Friske's lay-up with 4:10 left in the game broke a 56-56 tie and gave Brown the lead for good, 58-56. He also connected on 4 of 4 free throws down the stretch, including two free throws with six seconds remaining to ice the game, 64-60.
Brown had the better of the play in the first half, jumping out to a 12-4 lead from the outset, and building its biggest lead at intermission, 37-26, behind Friske's 13 first half points. Quinnipiac senior Craig Benson kept the Bobcats in the game with 13 first half points, including four three-point baskets.
With Brown leading, 44-32, with 15:21 remaining, the Bobcats roared-back by outscoring the Bears, 13-2, to pull to within one point, 46-45, on a three-point basket by junior Adam Gonzales. The Bears, who never trailed in the game, came back to lead by seven points, 56-51, on a Friske lay-up. Karl Anderson's two free throws with 5:28 left to play tied the game, 56-56.
Friske's career high 26 points came on 6 of 12 shooting from the field, and converted 12 of 13 attempts from free throw line. Sophomore Keenan Jeppesen, junior Marcus Becker and sophomore Mark MacDonald added seven points each for the Bears.
Gonzales tossed in 12 of his 16 points in the second half, while Benson also finished with 16 points. Kevin Jolley tossed in 12 points and pulled down a game high 11-rebounds for the Bobcats.
The Bears will open Ivy League play next Saturday, January 14, against Yale in New Haven, Connecticut, Brown's fifth game in the Nutmeg state. Game time is 7:00 p.m.