BOSTON, MA-- The Brown women's basketball team rallied back from a seven-point halftime deficit to take a 80-69 decision from the Northeastern Huskies on Monday night in Boston.
The Bears went on a 10-3 run to start the second half to knot the game at 42 with 15:09 remaining in the game, and then, after Northeastern went up by six, Brown went back on the offensive. Exploiting the solid low-post skills of freshman Nyema Mitchell, the Bears went up with seven minutes remaining and never looked back.
Northeastern had gone up by 11 in the final two minutes of the second half before a late run pulled Brown within 7 at the break.
Brown sealed the Huskies' fate in the closing minutes of the game, as the fast-break tandem of Barbara Maloni and Mitchell, along with the hot hand of junior captain Rada Pavichevich, put the game away. On the other end, the Brown defense limited the Northeastern squad to 35% from the field in the second half, and the Bears forced a total of 27 turnovers in the game. Maloni hit a three with 7:11 to go pull Brown within one, starting a 19-2 run that put the game away.
Maloni finished with a game-high thirty points, as she shot a solid 11-of-21 from the field and 7-11 from the free throw line. Mitchell added 15 points for the Bears, as well as a game-high 13 boards. Pavichevich finished with 19 points, including a perfect 3-3 from behind the three-point arc. Brown was also hot from the free throw line, nailing 16-of-23 from the stripe.
Brown improves to 1-1 with the victory, and will travel over Thanksgiving to play in the Indiana Thanksgiving Tournament, taking on the Belmont Broncos on Friday evening.