Brown women close out season with 66-65 loss to Princeton
The Brown women's basketball team closed out its 2000-01 season on Saturday night, falling to the Princeton Tigers 66-65 in triple overtime in action from Jadwin Gymnasium.
Brown trailed by five at the half, 31-26, as the team shot just 34% from the field, but rallied to tie the game at the end of regulation thanks to some better shooting from the field, as the team went 12-of-25 in the second half.
At the end of the first overtime, Brown had a chance to win, but Princeton in-bounded the ball with seven seconds left on the game clock and managed to get a shot to fall as time expired, forcing the second extra frame.
In the third overtime, Princeton took a one-point lead on a baseline jumper with under a minute to go, and Brown tried to work its half court offense for last shot. However, two out-of-bounds plays from Brown fell short, and the Bears were forced to foul, clinching the win for the Tigers, just their second win of the season.
The Bears were led by freshman Miranda Craigwell, who had a career-high 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor. Junior Erin-Kate Barton added 16 points and 11 boards for Brown, while freshman Stephanie Bruce picked up 10 for the Bears.
The loss ended the Bears' year on a nine-game losing streak, with a 10-17 overall record and 5-9 showing in the Ivy League.