Fairfield, C.T. - The Brown University women's basketball team will travel to Connecticut on Tuesday, November 13th to take on Fairfield University at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall. The Bears are coming off of a season-opening win over St. Peter's College, while opponent Fairfield, out of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, enters tonight with a loss from its first game of the season.
The Bears opened their 2012-2013 season with an 82-48 victory over St. Peter's College at the Pizzitola Sports Center last Saturday afternoon. Ivy League Player of the Week Lindsay Nickel (Los Altos, CA) led the charge against the Peacocks by sinking seven three pointers and scoring a total of 27 points in the game. Nickel's efforts from beyond the arc tied a school record for three-pointers in a game set in 1988.
Seven of the Bears scored points in the game, including 20 from Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, NJ) and 15 from tri-captain Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, NY). Brown boasted 48 rebounds and a 38% field goal average. Clarke notched the team-high four assists, and Dixon grabbed nine rebounds.
Fairfield opened up its season against the University of Florida and fell 71-49. Forward Brittany Obi-Tabbot led the Stags' scoring with 14 points, followed by Linney's contribution of 13 points. Forward Katie Cizynski added to the momentum in the second half with six points, and a total of eight for the game.
The Stags defeated the Bears 63-55 in Providence last season, and improved their overall record against Brown to 5-1. Dixon earned a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bears' scoring, and Fairfield's Katelyn Linney lit up for 26 points.
During the 2011-12 season, Fairfield held a 24-9 overall record and secured a spot at the WNIT (Women's National Invitation Tournament). Under Coach Joe Frager, the Stags have been in the top of the MAAC Championships in two of the last three years.
After taking on Fairfield, the Bears head to Burlington to face Vermont at 1 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium.