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One victory, two losses for w. basketball

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The women’s basketball team had a mixed week, beating in-state rival Bryant, 79-72, in overtime on Nov. 24 before dropping two games over the weekend at the Long Island University Turkey Classic to move to 2-4 on the season.

On Tuesday, the Bears travelled to Smithfield to face the Bulldogs. Trailing 19-16 with 6:37 left in the first half, Brown racked up 14 straight points to cruise into halftime with an 11-point lead.

A trey by Lindsay Nickel ’13 gave the Bears a 52-41 lead with 9:12 left, but the Bulldogs clawed back to tie the game at 60, and after the teams traded final-minute three-pointers, the game went into overtime. Hannah Passafuime ’12 opened the extra session with a jumper, and Brown never gave up the lead, beating Bryant, 79-72.

Nickel led all scorers with 19 points, Passafuime added 11 points and led Bruno with eight rebounds and Christina Johnson ’10 chipped in 10 points.

On Friday, the Bears traveled to Brooklyn, N.Y., to face host LIU in the opening game of the Turkey Classic. The Blackbirds scored the first nine points of the game and never trailed en route a 68-55 victory. Natalie Bonds ’10 and Johnson paced Brown with 10 points apiece.

Bruno squared off against Seton Hall the following day in the tournament consolation game, taking its Big East opponent to the wire. After ending the first half tied at 31, the Pirates came out of the locker room on a 13-3 run. The Bears, trailing 58-50 with 3:01 left, scored the final seven points of the game to fall one point short.

Nickel and Johnson each scored 14 points, while Aileen Daniels ’12 added 12.
The Bears will return to action today when Boston University invades the Pizzitola Center at 4 p.m.