Bears Roll Past Columbia, 68-44, Improving To 5-1 In Ivy Play
Feb. 5, 2005
Providence, RI - The Brown women's basketball team took a quick 4-0 lead against Columbia and never looked back as it built up its biggest lead of the game by the final buzzer, roaring past the Lions 68-44 in Ivy action on Saturday night at the Pizzitola Center. The dynamic duo of senior Holly Robertson and junior Sarah Hayes combined to score 35 points and 20 rebounds in the win.
Hayes shot 4-7 from the field and went 11-12 from the line for a game-high 20 points along with nine rebounds. Robertson notched her sixth double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Brown improves to 13-6 overall and 5-1 in Ivy play. Dartmouth defeated Penn 73-71 to remain ahead of the Bears in the Ivy standings with a 5-0 mark.
Brown went into the locker room with a 30-20 lead as Columbia shot just 21% in the first half, including 1-13 from behind the arc. The Lions continued to struggle in the second half, going 9-32 from the field while the Bears ran away with the game, sinking 17 of 18 free throw attempts.
A 12-4 run gave Brown a 47-26 advantage by the 12:34 mark but Columbia responded with a 7-0 run to drop the lead down to 12, 47-35, with 9:58 on the clock. The Bears went on drain eight straight free throws to take a 57-40 lead with 5:31 left to play. For the second straight game junior Adriana Bates put the icing on the cake, ending the game with a jumper that gave Brown a 24-point lead, its second largest margin of victory this season.
The Bears out-rebounded the Lions 45-38 on the night. Sophomore Ashley King-Bischof scored a career-high nine points as ten players tallied field goals in the win. Adia Revell lead Columbia with 12 points.
Next weekend will be crucial for the Bears as they travel north to face Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Saturday.