Feb. 13, 2009
Philadelphia, PA - Despite a valiant second-half effort, the Brown women's basketball team (3-18, 1-6 Ivy) dropped a 66-49 decision to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers (5-15, 2-4 Ivy) on Friday evening at The Palestra. Penn senior Carrie Biemer scored a game-high 28 points, as sophomore guard Sadiea Williams (Lunenburg, MA) lit up for 15 points for the Bears.
Biemer carried the Quakers through the first half, netting 17 points to lead Penn to a 31-16 advantage after the first 20 minutes of play. The Bears, shooting 27 percent from the field, were led by Sarah Delk's (Atlanta, GA) seven points and five rebounds.
A free throw by Aileen Daniels (Waldwick, NJ) tied the game at 10-10 with 12:37 left in the half, but Penn went on an 18-2 run to take a 28-12 lead with four minutes on the clock. Delk added a lay-up to end the scoreless streak for Brown, and senior captain Amy Ehrhart (Golden, CO) followed it up with another before Biemer hit her third three-pointer to give the Quakers a 31-16 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
Junior point guard Courtney Lee (Archer, FL) started off the scoring in the second half with two free throws and a jumper by freshman Lindsay Steele (Erial, NJ) brought Brown's deficit to 15 just five minutes into the half. The Quakers built back up its lead, but buckets by Brown's Williams put the score at 46-31 with eight minutes on the clock.
Williams carried the offense in the second half, scoring 13 points, while Steele also chipped in with six to bring Brown within 11 with four minutes remaining in the game. Williams grabbed a big rebound and went the length of the floor and put in a lay-up, and Christina Johnson followed with a lay-up and a free-throw to put the score at 55-47 with 3:00 on the clock. But that was as close as Brown would come, as the Quakers eventually defeated the Bears 66-49.
Penn's Biemer led the game with 28 points and 10 rebounds to post a double-double, while Caitlin Slover and Erin Power added nine points a piece. Williams posted a team-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds for Bruno, while Delk added nine points and six boards.
Brown will take on the Princeton University Tigers at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow evening at Jadwin Gym.