March 3, 2002
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Despite a valiant effort to knock off the Ivy League champions, the Brown women's basketball team fell 76-63 to the Harvard Crimson in its final game of the 2001-2002 season at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday night.
Senior tri-captain Rada Pavichevich (Norwood Park, IL) led three players in double figures for Brown (5-22, 2-12 Ivy League) as she scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and swiped a game-high six steals in the final game of her collegiate career. Junior Ragan Kenner (Indianapolis, IN) also had a big game for the Bears with 13 points and three assists on five of eleven shooting from the field. Sophomore Tanara Golston (Skokie, IL) added 11 points and five rebounds for Brown.
In the first half the Bears came out firing as they reeled off a 7-0 run to start the game and claim an early lead on the Ivy League champion Crimson.
Harvard came back into the game with a 13-5 run over the next six minutes to pull ahead 13-12 with 12:33 remaining in the half.
However, Brown exploded once again when Kenner converted a breakaway layup to cap a dominating 8-0 run as the Bears jumped back out in front 25-20 with 5:41 to go before halftime.
The Crimson outscored the Bears 12-7 over the final five and a half minutes of the half as the score stood knotted 32-32 at the break.
The Bears shot 57 percent from three-point range in the first half and were led by Kenner's eight points on four of nine shooting from the floor. Junior Heidi Egelhoff (Portland, OR) added six first half points on a perfect two of two performance from downtown.
Harvard opened the first ten minutes of the second half with an impressive 23-6 run to pull ahead by 17 points at 55-38 with just under ten minutes remaining in the game.
The Crimson would go up by as many as 22 points with 3:07 to go, but Brown made one final spirited charge at Harvard. Senior Erin-Kate Barton (Portland, OR) drained two free throws to cap a 9-0 Brown run as the Bears pulled within 13 points of the Crimson with 1:26 remaining.
However, that would be as close as the Bears would get in their comeback attempt as Harvard earned the hard-fought 76-63 victory.