Bears Toppled By Providence, 86-62
Dec. 3, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown traveled downtown Providence to battle Providence College Wednesday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center and couldn't come away with a win, falling to the Friars by an 86-62 margin. Brown, who was led by sophomore Peter Sullivan's 16 points, drops to 3-4 overall, while Providence goes to 5-3.
Brown fell behind early and trailed 14-11 following back-to-back treys by Bears' sophomore Adrian Williams. Providence went on a 14-2 run to take control of the game, 28-13, on a jump shot by Brian McKenzie with 6:56 left in the half.
The Bears were ice cold in the first half, shooting just 34 percent from the field, to fall behind by a 48-25 margin at the half. Williams scored nine first half points to lead the Bears.
The Bears got more aggressive in the second half with Sullivan scoring 12 of his team high 16 points after intermission. Brown trailed by as many as 30 points in the second half, but came back to within 22 points of the Friars, trailing 79-57 on a Sullivan three-point basket with 3:13 left in the game.
Williams connected on 4 of 8 treys for the game in scoring 15 points for the Bears. Junior center Matt Mullery also scored in double figures with 11 points, while Chris Skrelja tossed in seven points and grabbed a team high eight rebounds. Freshman Jean-Herbert Harris and sophomore Garrett Leffelman scored four points each for the Bears.
The difference proved to be on the boards, where the Friars out-rebounded the Bears by a 44-29 margin.
Marshon Brooks led the Friars with 22 points, shooting 9 of 12 from the field, while Sharaud Curry added 14 points and eight assists.
The Bears travel to Durham, New Hampshire on Saturday, December 6, to face the University of New Hampshire. Game time is 1:00 p.m.