Feb. 9, 2008
Cambridge, MA - Freshman Sadiea Williams (Lunenburg, MA) led the Brown women's basketball team (1-19, 0-6 Ivy) with a career-high 14 points in Brown's 70-49 loss to Harvard (12-8, 5-1 Ivy) at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday evening.
In a competitive first half with both teams trading baskets, senior Annesley O'Neal (Franklin, GA) and Williams scored nine points each to help tie the game at 27-27 with just 2:22 remaining. But Harvard scored the next four points and headed into halftime with a 31-27 lead.
Harvard made its run early in the second half, as Niki Finelli and Katie Rollins went to work scoring 17 of Harvard's 39 points. Brown brought the score within 10 of the hot shooting Crimson with eight minutes remaining, but with the help of Tay, Finelli and Hallion Harvard increased its lead to 24 to end the game, 70-46.
Williams led the Bears in scoring with 14 points, as sophomore Shae Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) grabbed a team-high six rebounds while handing out a team-high three assists. Sophomore forward Ashley Alexander (Houston, TX) tallied eight points, four rebounds and three steals, while O'Neal finished the game with nine points and four rebounds.
The Crimson was led by Rollins' 15 points and seven rebounds, as Finelli added 14, and Tay chipped in with eight. Harvard shot 47 percent from the field for the game, and went 10-for-14 as a team from the free-throw line.
The Bears are back in action on Friday, February 15, when they take on Penn at 7:00 p.m.at the Pizzitola Sports Center. On Saturday, February 16, the Bears will host their sixth annual "Blitz the Pitz" at 7:00 p.m. against Princeton. Brown will be wearing pink shoe laces in Saturday's match-up against the Tigers for the WBCA's Think Pink promotion to show its support for breast cancer awareness. Team posters will be given out at the door as the Bears will be signing autographs after the game. Tickets are available by calling (401) 863-2773.