January 13, 2006

Bears Open Up Ivy Season Saturday At Yale

Jan. 13, 2006

New Haven, CT -

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The Brown women's basketball team will open up Ivy League play Saturday at Yale for the fourth consecutive season. The game, set to begin at 4 p.m., will be broadcast live on the internet. The Bears have won two of their last three games, entering tomorrow's game with a 5-7 record. The Bulldogs have struggled this season with a 1-12 record under first year Head Coach Chris Gobrecht.

Brown holds a 38-22 lead in the all-time series, taking the last seven meetings dating back to the 2001-02 season. Last season, the Bears cruised to a 65-38 win in New Haven and followed up with a 72-56 victory in Providence. The Bulldog's 38 points were the fewest Brown has allowed in a game since 1991 and the fewest in an Ivy League game since 1974, the Bears second season of basketball. Senior Sarah Hayes netted 22 and 16 points in the sweep.

Hayes leads the team this season and is third in the Ivy League with 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Her 2.4 steals per game lead the League. Fellow senior Colleen Kelly is second for the Bears with 12.1 ppg. She is fourth in the Ivies, making 45.5 percent of her attempts. Junior Ashley King-Bischof is adding 9.3 ppg along with 5.6 rpg.

Yale is led by freshman Kaitlyn Lillemoe's 9.3 ppg. Sophomore Sara McCollum and junior Chineye Okafor are adding 8.8 and 8.3 ppg respectively. McCollum is averaging a team-high 6.5 rpg as well.

The Bulldogs lone win came against Lehigh on Jan. 2, a team Brown lost to back on Nov. 20. The two teams have two other common opponents in Fairfield and Boston University. While Yale lost to both, the Bears defeated the Stags but fell to Boston University.