Nov. 29, 2002
The Brown University Women's Basketball Team competed in the first round of the Dead River Company Classic in the Alfond Arena on the campus of Maine University Friday, November 29, 2002. Brown faced host team Maine in the first round and was defeated by a score of 60-51.
The Brown University Bears committed 17 turnovers in the first half compared to only ten by Maine, but managed to go into the locker room down by only nine. Brown sophomore Holly Robertson (Cochrane, Albertia) netted 11 points in the first half alone. Robertson then got in foul trouble in the beginning of the second half accumulating three fouls in the first three minutes. Robertson finished the game with 15 points and eight rebounds.
Only one other Brown player scored in the first half in junior Tanara Golston (Skokie, IL) who again was a huge spark off the bench as she recorded seven points in the first and finished with 15. Golston also accumulated six assists, three steals and four boards in the contest.
Junior Nyema Mitchell (Birmingham, AL) also got into foul trouble in the first half and sat scoreless at the eight minute mark after committing her third foul. Mitchell came out in the second and recorded her fourth foul just after the sixteen minute mark, but managed to net twelve second half points and pull down nine boards in the game.
Also getting into the score book for the Brown Bears were freshmen Jackie Vocell (Atkinson, NH), Sarah Hayes (Beaufort, SC) and Colleen Kelly (Rochester, NY) who all added three points. Hayes also accumulated four steals in the game.
The Maine University Black Bears came out to a slow start not scoring in the first three and a half minutes, but hit the 14:30 mark and went on a 22-10 run to finish the first half and go into the locker room up 27-18 at the half. The Brown Bears came out strong in the second half and recorded 33 points, the same as the Maine Bears, but could not overcome the first half nine point deficit.
Brown will face Drake University in the consolation game tomorrow Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m.