Free Throws Propel Princeton Past Brown, 55-49
March 2, 2007
Providence, RI - Senior Ashley King-Bischof's (Plesasanton, CA) 16 points and seven rebounds wasn't enough to get past the Tigers on Friday night, as the Bears were defeated by Princeton, 55-49, at the Pizzitola Center.
Both teams battled on each end of the court, and played evenly throughout the half. The score, which was tied on eight different occasions, was tied 10-10 with 11:49 remaining. But Princeton took advantage of a few Bear turnovers, and jumped out to an 18-12 lead with 8:17 left in the half.
A three-pointer by King-Bischof, off an assist by senior Lena McAfee (Reston, VA), followed by a jumper by King-Bischof, cut Bruno's deficit to just one with 6:31 left on the clock. The Bears tied the game up four times after that, as both teams headed into half time tied, 25-25.
Princeton came out hot entering the second half, as the Tigers leaped to a 32-27 lead just three minutes in. A lay-up by Casey Lockwood, a jumper by Meagan Cowher and a three pointer by Katy Digovich gave Princeton the lead, which quickly prompted a Brown time-out.
The Bears chipped away at the Tigers' lead, and tied the game at 42 with eight minutes remaining. Freshman Christina Johnson (Oakland, CA) found King-Bischof on the wing, and converted the jumper to give Brown its first lead of the half, 44-42. Johnson then added a bucket to put the Bears ahead by four, but that was the last lead they would have before Princeton converted nine free-throws in the last two minutes of play, en route to a 55-49 victory over Brown.
King-Bischof led the team in scoring with 16 points and seven rebounds, followed by Johnson with 11 points. McAfee added six rebounds, and freshman Courtney Lee (Archer, FL) had four points, four assists and five rebounds.
Tomorrow, the Bears will take-on UPenn at 7:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola. Brown's four seniors will be honored prior to the game as they are playing in their final game of their career.