Bears Lose 60-59 to Boston University in Final Second
Dec. 6, 2006
Boston, MA - Despite holding onto a 59-58 advantage over Boston University (5-3) with just 15 seconds remaining on the clock, the Terriers' Katie Meinhardt scored with just three seconds remaining on the clock to put Boston University ahead of the Brown women's basketball team (2-8),60-59 to eventually win the game.
Brown senior Ashley King-Bischof (Pleasanton, CA) scored 10 consecutive points in the first half and was the spark the Bears needed to get themselves back into the game after taking an 11-point deficit with just five minutes left in the half.
Freshman Christina Johnson (Oakland, CA) checked into the game and scored quick lay-up and got fouled. After converting the free-throw, freshman Lindsay Walls (Santa Cruz, CA) hit two free-throws with 2:30 on the clock, followed by a King-Bischof jumper and another Walls lay-up bringing the Bears within one. However, the Bears fouled Meinhardt on a three, putting Brown down 35-29 at the half.
But Brown came out hot after half, as their 34-29 deficit turned into a 38-34 lead four minutes into the second half. A lay-up by junior Annesley O'Neal (Franklin, GA), a three by senior Lena McAfee (Reston, VA), two free-throws by O'Neal and a King-Bischof jumper gave the Bears their biggest lead of the night while holding the Terriers scoreless for four minutes.
Boston tied the game at 38-38 with 11:55 left in the game on a jumper by Christine Kinneary. But the Terriers kept the pressure on the Bears and jumped to a 48-42 lead with 7:30 left.
The Bears dropped to a 51-44 deficit with 6 minutes left, but two lay-ups by King-Bischof, two free-throws by O'Neal and Johnson lay-up put Brown back ahead 52-51 with 4:25 remaining.
Freshman Shae Fitzpatrick (Lynnfield, MA) came through down the stretch with a jumper to bring Brown within one, and then answered right back with a three with 1:10 left to put Brown ahead 59-59 with 45 seconds left in the game.
The Bears were led by King-Bischof 22 points followed by Walls with eight. Johnson and McAfee each chipped in with seven.