Nov. 26, 2001
CHICAGO, IL -- The Brown women's basketball team fell 68-47 to the Lady Braves of Alcorn State in the first round of the University of Illinois-Chicago Tournament at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday afternoon.
Junior guard Zandra Hall scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed five rebounds to help Alcorn advance to Sunday's championship game. Freshman Candace Roberts added 14 points and pulled down four rebounds to propel the Lady Braves to their first victory of the season.
Sophomore Nyema Mitchell (Birmingham, AL) led Brown by recording a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Mitchell also added two blocks on the afernoon.
Brown sophomore guards Tanara Golston (Skokie, IL) and Stephanie Bruce (Summit, NJ) each had seven points for Brown as did freshman center Holly Robertson (Cohrane, Alberta).
The Lady Braves jumped out to a 39-22 halftime advantage with the help of nine points from Roberts. Alcorn State shot 48 percent from the field in the first half while Brown checked in at 36 percent. The Bears also committed 20 first half turnovers that led to several fast break points for the Braves.
Brown fell to a record of 1-2 with the loss and earned a spot in the consolation game against Air Force.