Bears Record First Win in 70-63 Win over Pioneers
Nov. 21, 2006
Providence, RI - - Senior Ashley-King Bischof (Pleasanton, CA) poured in a career-high 29 points to help Brown(1-3) prevail 70-63 over Sacred Heart (1-3) on Tuesday evening. The come-from-behind win marked Brown's first victory of the season.
Despite the Bears early eight-point deficit, the Bears took its first lead of the season after King-Bischof put in a lay-up with 4:48 left in the first half. Although the lead changed hands four times, the Bears went into the locker room at halftime down 31-28.
The Bears regained the lead in the second half when King-Bischof converted a jumper to cut Brown's deficit to one. Bischof then picked up a steal and dished the ball to freshman Courtney Lee (Archer, FL) on the left side putting the Bears ahead 52-50 with 10:02 remaining in the game.
But the Sacred Heart offense led by Lisa Moray's 23 points, answered back as Moray buried one of her seven three pointers of the night . But the stingy Bears' offense wasn't going to give up.
The lead went back and forth a few more times, and once again King-Bischof tied the game back up on a lay up and sophomore Megan McCahill (Highlands Ranch, CO) hit a trey to put Brown up 62-61.
The game came down to the wire and the Bears desperately needed a few stops to hang onto the lead. Lee tapped one in off a pass from freshman Ashley Alexander (Houston, TX) to put the Bears up 66-63 which gave the Bears their biggest lead of the night, and eventually gave Brown enough momentum to close out the game with a victory.
King-Bishof finished the night with 29 points, eight rebounds and a steal as senior Lena McAfee, Mccahill and Alexander each chipped in with eight points. Alexander led the team in rebounds with nine as McAfee, O'Neal and Lee each dished out four assists.
The Bears will travel to Orono, Maine on Thursday for the Maine Thanksgiving Tournament from Nov. 25-26. They will face Maine at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 and then either Clemson or St. John's on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.