Women's Basketball Looks To Extend Winning Streak Against Yale

Jan. 23, 2004

Providence, RI - Game #15
Brown vs. Yale
Saturday Jan. 24, 2004
Pizzitola Sports Center-Providence, RI

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Saturday's match-up wraps up the season series for the two teams as the Bears look for a sweep after defeating the Bulldogs 75-72 last Saturday in the conference opener. Brown enters the game with an 8-6 record, winning its last six games. Yale comes to Providence with a 3-11 mark.

Last Saturday's contest in New Haven went down to the wire as Yale came from behind in the second half to take a two-point lead with 2:40 to play. The Bears responded with an 8-0 run over the next 2:02 to jump ahead, 72-66. Brown missed three of six free throws and Yale drained two quick three's in the final 38 seconds, giving the Bulldogs a chance to tie. With the clock running out, Yale forced up a three that fell short, giving Brown the 75-72 victory.

Both teams took a break from conference action during the week as Brown faced Lehigh on the road Tuesday and Yale hosted Morgan State on Thursday. The Bears held off their opposition in the final minutes once again, picking up the "W", 78-73. The Bulldogs used a 14-4 run in the final four minutes to defeat the 1-15 MSU Bears, 73-62.

Senior Nyema Mitchell has been red-hot for the Bears, averaging 21.4 points in the last five games. She tied her career-high of 26 points on Tuesday against Lehigh. She leads Brown with 15.3 ppg on the season. Senior Tanara Golston leads the Ivy League in assists with 6.0 per game. She is also scoring double-figures for Brown with 11.1 ppg.

Sophomore guard Sarah Hayes, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year last season, is averaging 8.9 ppg and leads the Bears with 6.6 rebounds per game. She is ninth overall and first among guards in the league in that category. Hayes also leads the league with 2.1 steals per contest Sophomore Colleen Kelly is shooting 66% from the field in the Bears last three games and has upped her average to 9.9 ppg. Junior Holly Robertson is averaging 7.9 points and 5.9 rebounds off the bench for the Bears.