Strong Inside Game Leads Bears To 64-46 Win Over Cornell
Feb. 4, 2005
Providence, RI - Brown outscored Cornell 31-15 in the second half, leading to a 64-46 win in Ivy League women's hoops action on Friday at the Pizzitola Center. The Bears scored 38 of their points inside the paint as senior center Holly Robertson dominated the Big Red down low for a game-high 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Junior guard Sarah Hayes added 15 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six steals. The Bears had a total of 16 steals on the night, improving on their 12 per game average, which ranks 15th in the country.
Brown jumped out to a nine-point lead, 23-14, by the 8:58 mark of the first half but Cornell quickly dwindled the lead down to three with a 6-0 run. Four straight points by sophomore Ashley King-Bischof upped the Bears lead to seven with 6:03 left but the Big Red responded once again, leaving Brown with just a two point lead at halftime, 33-31.
Cornell began the game shooting just 18 percent but went on to shoot 55 percent the rest of the half. King-Bischof led all players with eight points in the half while Lindsay Krasna and Amy Lyon each added seven for the Big Red.
The Bears opened the second half of play with an 8-0 run, including a trio of post-up moves by Robertson, to take a 41-31 lead with 16:28 left to play. Brown held a double-digit lead through most of the half, pushing its lead out to 17 by the three-minute mark. A lay-up with 20 seconds left by junior Adriana Bates put the finishing touches on the 18-point win as the Bears closed things out with 5-0 run.
Brown will look for its 13th win of the season tomorrow night as it hosts Columbia at 7 p.m.