Bears Look To Sweep Yale In Saturday Rematch At 2 PM

Jan. 21, 2005

Providence, RI - Complete Game Notes vs. Yale, 1/22/05

Brown will look for its sixth straight victory over Yale in Saturday's rematch at the Pizzitola Center. Last Saturday the Bears came away with a dominating 65-38 win over the Bulldogs in their Ivy League opener in New Haven. The Bulldog's 38 points were the fewest points allowed by Brown in an Ivy game since 1974. The Bears own the best record in the Ivy League with a 9-5 overall mark and are on a three-game win streak. The Bears are 4-1 at home this season, not losing a home match since their season-opener back on Nov. 19. Yale is 3-11 on the season.

Junior guard Sarah Hayes has been on a tear, averaging 18.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 steals in the last five games. She scored 22 points and made five steals against Yale last weekend. Senior center Holly Robertson continues to lead Brown with 15.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. Junior guard Colleen Kelly, who missed the last three games with an injury, returned to the line-up in the Bears' 64-54 win over Navy on Tuesday night. Kelly is third for Brown with 13.0 ppg.

Overall Brown has three of the top five scorers in the league. Robertson leads the Ivy League in rebounding and is second in blocks. Hayes is averaging a league-high 3.1 steals on the year, putting her among the nation's best in that catagory.

In last Saturday's win, the Bears held Yale to just 25 percent shooting and 14 first half points. The one-two punch of Robertson Hayes combined to score 40 points as Brown shot a season-high 49.1 percent. Robertson held Yale leading-scorer Erica Davis to just five points on 1-10 shooting.

Sophomore Lena McAfee scored a career-high 15 points on 6-10 shooting in the win over Navy. Hayes added 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists and for the third consecutive game, five steals. Robertson pulled down 14 boards.