Women's Basketball Takes Second At Brown Classic

Dec. 7, 2003

Providence, RI - The Brown women's basketball team fell to 24th ranked Boston College, 73-45, in the championship match of the 2003 Brown Classic on Sunday afternoon. The Bears played even with the Eagles through the first half, but went cold in the second, shooting just 19.2 percent from the field, as Boston College ran away with the victory.

Senior Tanara Golston was a highlight for Brown all weekend, totaling 18 points in the loss. Senior Nyema Mitchell added 13 points and four rebounds as well. Both players were named to the All-Tournament Team. Boston College was led by Tournament MVP Amber Jacobs with 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Jessalyn Deveny was named to the All-Tourney Team as well for the Eagles, as she chipped in 16 points, six boards and five assists.

The Bears went into the locker room with a 30-30 tie as Golston teared it up with 13 first half points on 6-7 shooting. Junior Holly Robertson led all players with five first half rebounds.

The Eagles caught fire in the second half, going on a 24-7 run to take a 54-37 lead by the nine minute mark. Boston College went 19-34 from the field in the half, compared to Brown's 5-26.

In the consolation match earlier in the day, Liberty defeated New Hampshire 87-64 for third place. The Flames jumped out to a 22-5 lead by the Wildcats crawled their way back and came to within two early in the second half but that was as close as they would get. Liberty regained control of the game and went on to out-rebound New Hampshire 46-30. Liberty's Katie Feenstra, who led the Flames with 23 points and 15 rebounds, was named to the All-Tournament Team. New Hampshire's Maren Matthias was also an All-Tournament Selection.

Brown will take a three week break and return to action on Dec. 29 at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Tournament. The Bears will take on host UAB at 6 p.m.