Road Trip to Columbia, Cornell Up Next For Bears Women’s Hoops
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women's basketball will look to end its five-game losing streak in an Ivy League weekend road trip to Columbia and Cornell on Friday and Saturday nights. Both games begin at 7 p.m. ET.
The Bears (7-13, 1-5 Ivy) will look to get back to the winning side of the ledger when they play Columbia (2-17, 0-5 Ivy), which has the Ivy League's longest active losing streak at nine games. Cornell (10-9, 2-3 Ivy) has lost three in a row, including a 69-60 overtime loss to second-place Harvard on Feb. 10.
Last time Out
Sheila Dixon, who is 59 points shy of the 1,000 career-point mark, put up a team-high 17 points in a 68-37 loss to Princeton on Feb. 9. It was the first time she amassed double-digit points since she scored 18 at Yale on Jan. 19.
Lauren Clarke led the team in scoring with 13 points in a 68-57 loss to Penn on Feb. 10. The Bears got solid individual performances from Natalie Ball who posted a season-high five steals and Ellise Sharpe who sparked the Bears' bench effort with nine points.
Brown is 37-15 all-time against the Lions. Brown is 41-27 all-time against the Big Red.
Who to Watch For
Senior guard/forward Tyler Simpson leads Columbia in scoring with an average of 10.3 points per game. Junior Courtney Bradford holds down the paint for the Lions with a team-high 15 blocks while averaging over six rebounds per game.
Junior guard Allison DiMagno averages a double-double for Cornell with over 13 points and 11 rebounds.