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W. basketball trumps Central Conn. State to claim year’s first victory

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The women’s basketball team completed a furious rally to beat Central Connecticut State, 62-59, on Saturday at the Pizzitola Center for its first win of the year.

CCSU roared out to a 24-12 lead midway through the first half and held a 34-28 advantage at halftime but could not extend that lead as the Bears chipped away in the second half. A jumper by Natalie Bonds ’10 gave the Bears a 58-57 lead, their first of the game, with 3:33 left. A Bonds lay-up sealed the victory with 1:27 remaining.

Aileen Daniels ’12 led Brown (1-2) with 17 points, followed by Sheila Dixon ’13 with 11 and Sarah Delk ’11 with 10.

On Wednesday, the Bears fell to American University, 64-54 after frittering away a three-point halftime lead. Brown held a 41-34 lead with 14:27 left, but the Bears could not recover when the Eagles went on a 17-0 run over the next 8:28. Christina Johnson ’10 led Bruno with 12 points and six rebounds.

The Bears will travel to Smithfield to face in-state rival Bryant Tuesday night before heading to the Long Island University Turkey Classic over the weekend.

— Sports Staff Reports

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