Women's Basketball Overwhelms UMBC 92-53; Sets Team Record in Three Pointers
Annapolis, Md. – The Brown women's basketball team set a team record for three-point field goals and scored the most points since 1982 en route to a 92-53 triumph over UMBC in day two of the Navy Classic on Saturday. Brown improves to 3-3 on the season while the Retrievers fall to 1-7.
The Bears shot 15-of-28 from behind the arc, the most treys since recording 13 versus Saint Peter's on November 10, 2012. The 92 points were the most points recorded by the team since tallying 96 points against Westfield State on December 14, 1982.
Four players scored in double figures, including Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.), who led the team with 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field. Jordin Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) registered 14 points while KJ Veldman (Spirit Lake, Iowa) notched 13 points and Carly Wellington (Lake Oswego, Ore.) tallied 11.
Brown forced a season-high 26 turnovers – converting those chances into 37 points. The 22 assists marked the most recorded in a game since tallying 23 helpers on January 16, 2012 against Holy Cross.
Freshman Rebecca Musgrove (Plainview, N.Y.) added nine points and six steals, upping her season steal total to 13 in the win.
The Bears jumped on the board early and often in the first half, led by Sophie Bikofsky's 15 points in the opening 20 minutes, as the Bears shot 60% from the field. Carly Wellington staked the Bears to the lead in the opening minutes, scoring Brown's first eight points as the team scored field goals on its first six attempts overall. Alexander boasted a perfect first half, shooting 3-of-3 from the field, 2-of-2 from three, and 4-of-4 from the line.
Entering the game shooting 70% from the line, Brown was able to build its season-high lead in the first half, shooting 14-of-15 from the charity stripe. Turnovers proved crucial in the early going, as the Bears were able to convert 10 UMBC turnovers into 19 points.
The lead was extended to a game-high 42 points with 2:28 remaining as the Bears outscored the Retrievers 41-24 in the final 20 minutes of play.
The Bears will return to the friendly confines of the Pizzitola Sports Center on Wednesday to battle in-state rival, Rhode Island at 7 p.m.