February 18, 2012

Big Green Snaps Bears Four-Game Win Streak

Providence, RI- Dartmouth's Faziah Steen hit a three pointer with 30 seconds left in the game to take a three-point lead en route to the Big Green's 57-52 victory to snap Brown's four-game conference win streak at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday evening.  The loss dropped the Bears to 15-9 overall and 6-4 in the league, while the Big Green improved to 4-19 and 2-7. 

Brown was able to earn 20 more field goal attempts than the Big Green for the game, but cold shooting plagued the team throughout as they went just 27 percent from the field and 26 percent from beyond the arc.   But despite the offensive woes, Brown's defense kept the squad with a chance to win at the end of the game.

Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY), Hannah Passafuime (Soquel, CA) and Aileen Daniels (Waldwick, NJ) each tallied nine points, while Dixon pulled down nine rebounds, handed out three assists and posted five steals.   

The Big Green gained a 26-22 lead over the Bears at the intermission with the help of Steen and Tia Dawson's seven points, but the Bears were able to come out of halftime on a 7-0 run to gain a 29-26 lead after a three pointer by Daniels.

That was the last lead the Bears would have until 4:52 remaining in the game when Sophie Bikofsky hit a big three from the corner to put Brown back on top, 50-47.   Dartmouth's Milica Toskovic tied the game at 51-51 for the seventh time of the half with a layup with 2:06 on the clock, and Dixon evened it for the eighth with a free throw with 48 seconds left to deadlock the score at 52-52.

Steen then drained a three pointer with 30 seconds remaining in the game, and the Bears were then forced to foul sending the Big Green to the free throw line to make it a five-point game. 

Steen ended the night with 16 points and five rebounds, while Dawson added 15 points and nine boards for the Big Green. 

The Bears are back in action on Friday, Feb. 24 at Cornell, and Saturday, Feb. 25 at Columbia.  Both games are scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m.