Jan. 30, 2009
Ithaca, New York - Cornell looked like a team ready to defend its Ivy League title, getting a game high 23 points from Ivy League Player of the Year Louis Dale to lead the Big Red to a 90-58 win over Brown Friday night. The win lifts the Cornell to 13-6 overall and 3-0 in Ivy play, while Brown falls to 6-11, 0-3 in the Ivy League.
The Big Red took over the game with a strong inside-outside presence, out-rebounding the Bears by a 43-25 margin, while shooting 50 percent from behind the three-point arc (11-22). Dale's 23 points came on a mix of drives to the hoop and outside shooting. He hit 9 of 11 field goals, including 3 of 4 treys.
Brown was led by sophomore forward Peter Sullivan, who connected on 6 of 12 field goals in scoring 15 points.
Brown had the better of play in the first five minutes, building a 14-9 lead over the Big Red following a lay-up by junior center Matt Mullery. But Cornell answered with a 14-0 spurt to take the lead for good and pull ahead by a 23-14 margin on a lay-up by Jeff Foote with 9:11 left in the half.
Cornell went on to lead by as many as 18 points in the first half, 40-22, after a Jason Battle lay-up. A Mullery trey for the Bears cut Cornell's halftime advantage to 40-25.
Mullery's 13 first half points kept the Bears in the game, while Dale netted 13 first half points for the Big Red.
Cornell opened the second half with a 17-6 spurt to take control of the game, 57-31, on a lay-up by Brian Kreefer with 13:24 left in the game.
Mullery, the Ivy league leader in field goal percentage, finished the game with 14 points, hitting six of nine field goals, while pulling down a team leading six rebounds. Senior Scott Friske chipped in with eight points for the Bears.
In addition to Dale's 23 points, Ryan Wittman scored 13 points, while Chris Wroblewski added 11 points for the Big Red.