Bears Fall to Tigers in Women's Hoop Home Finale
Feb. 23, 2002
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's basketball team dropped a 60-53 decision to the Princeton Tigers in its final home game of the 2001-2002 season at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday night.
The Bears were led by sophomore guard Tanara Golston (Skokie, IL) who scored a team-high 15 points and tied a season-high with seven assists. Golston hit seven of eight free throws on the evening as Brown shot 71 percent from the line (20-28) as a team.
Sophomore forward Nyema Mitchell (Birmingham, AL) posted her seventh double-double of the season for the Bears (5-20, 2-10 Ivy) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, including a seven of ten performance from the charity stripe. Mitchell also tied a career-high with four steals in the game.
The Bears had the inside edge early on in the game as they outscored the Tigers 16-6 in the paint to claim a 24-21 halftime lead. Mitchell had eight points and five rebounds and fellow sophomore Miranda Craigwell (Dorchester, MA) added seven points and four rebounds in the first half. Brown shot 41 percent from the field in the half as Princeton struggled by shooting 27 percent in the early going.
Princeton took control in the second half, opening with an 11-0 run to take a 32-24 lead with 16:50 remaining.
Brown answered with a 13-2 run over the next eight minutes to pull ahead by three at 37-34 with 8:20 left on the clock.
Princeton jumped back on top with a 7-1 run and a 7-0 run as the Tigers raced out to a 48-41 lead with 1:45 remaining. The Bears came within three points of the Tigers at 54-51 when junior Heidi Egelhoff (Portland, OR) canned a free throw with 29 seconds remaining. However, the Tigers went on to hit six consecutive free throws down the stretch as they earned the 60-53 victory.
The Bears will be back in action on Friday, March 1 when they will battle the Dartmouth Big Green in Hanover, NH at 7 p.m.