December 29, 2004

Offensive Struggle Plagues Bears In 70-54 Loss To Stony Brook At Sun & Fun Classic

Dec. 29, 2004

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Miami, FL - A season-high 27 turnovers combined with just 31 percent shooting led the Brown women's basketball team to its third straight loss on Wednesday evening. The Bears finished fourth at the 2004 Florida International Sun & Fun Classic with a 70-54 loss to Stony Brook in the consolation match. Junior Sarah Hayes led Brown, now 6-4 on the season, with 17 points and ten rebounds.

Brown struggles from the field started early on as Stony Brook pulled even with the Bears, 13-13, thanks to a 7-0 drive. The Bears broke out to a 19-13 lead soon after but the Seawolves' full court press quickly brought it back to a one-point game, 19-18, as Brown committed several turnovers in the short span.

Stony Brook took its first lead of the game at the 2:25 mark, 21-19, with a three-pointer by senior Stef Barlett and expanded its lead to four by the half, 25-21. Sophomore Mykeema Ford led the charge for the Seawolves with a game-high eight first half points.

Junior Colleen Kelly led Brown with seven points in the half while senior Holly Robertson added six. Sophomore Lena McAfee pulled down a game-high seven rebounds in the half as well.

Brown's struggles continued into the second half, failing to get into a groove offensively. Meanwhile the Seawolves were able to find the range, taking their biggest lead up to that point, 34-23.

Junior Sarah Hayes single-handedly kept the Bears in the game, scoring 10 straight points, including back-to-back three point plays. Stony Brook continued to hit the mark, however, building up a 16-point lead by the midway point of the second half.

More turnovers plagued the Bears as they fell behind by 21, 58-37, with under eight minutes left to play. Sophomore Kelly Watson drained a pair of three's for Stony Brook during the 17-4 run.

Robertson came alive to score three straight baskets for the Bears, cutting down the lead to 15, 58-43, with 6:15 left on the clock. Running out of time, 14 was as close as Brown would get down the stretch. Robertson added 14 points in the loss.

The Bears will be back in action on Monday, Jan. 3 at Sacred Heart. Game time is set for 7 p.m.