Jan. 23, 2009
Providence, RI - The Brown women's basketball team (3-13, 1-1 Ivy) fell to the Yale University Bulldogs, 71-37, at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday evening. Yale's Melissa Colborne paced the offense with a game-high 19 points, as Brown's Sadiea Williams (Lunenburg, MA) led Brown in scoring with 12 points and five rebounds.
The Bears and Bulldogs battled throughout the first 12 minutes of the game, but Yale gained an 11-9 lead at the 12:52 mark and never let it go. Williams and junior Natalie Bonds (Taveres, FL) each added jumpers to help cut Brown's deficit, but the hot-shooting Bulldogs were able to take an eight point lead at the 5:41 mark after a jumper by Yale's Mady Gobrecht.
The Bears shot just 22 percent in the first half, and was led by Williams' seven points and three rebounds. While Yale's Colborne helped the Bulldogs by netting 11 points to extend the lead to 31-16 at the half on 33 percent shooting from the field for the Bulldogs.
Yale's hot streak continued throughout the second stanza, as the squad shot 50 percent from the field. Ashley Carter lit up for 13 points and nine rebounds, while Haywood Wright notched a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards.
Williams led Brown's scoring with 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field, while Bonds chipped in with six points and four rebounds.
Next weekend, the Bears will host the Cornell Big Red at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, and will take on the Columbia Lions at 7:00 p.m. the following night.