Brown Holds Off Rhody, 67-63

Brown Holds Off Rhody, 67-63

Rhody Starters
Ross, Wilson, Banker, Ward, Tabakman

Brown Starters
Musgrave, Alexander, White, Mehta, Steeves

How It Happened
Shooting from the free throw line and the perimeter was the defense as Rhode Island fell 67-63 at Brown Tuesday night.

After a hot start saw the Rams (2-4) make 4-of-5 from 3-point range in the opening quarter, the Rams were 5-of-19 the rest of the way from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, Brown (6-1) made 11 3-point shots, including six in the second half. The Bears also were 12-for-16 at the free throw line, compared to Rhody's 6-for-13 at the stripe.

Despite the struggles, Rhode Island had its chances. Trailing by seven with 90 seconds to go, Charise Wilson hit a 3 to make it 63-59. The Rams then forced back-to-back turnovers, but were unable to convert either chance into points, and Brown was able to hold the rally off.

Inside the Box Score

  • Freshman Jalissa Ross had a career-high 12 points to go with five rebounds and two assists.
  • Senior Samantha Tabakman scored a team-high 16 points. She added eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
  • Redshirt junior Kallie Banker scored a season-high nine points, all in the first half.
  • Senior Tayra Melendez had a team-high nine rebounds to go with six points, one block and one steal.
  • Sophomore Charise Wilson had 13 points, seven assists, four steals and four rebounds. It was her second straight game with seven assists.
  • In just her 36th career game, Wilson moved into 10th place in program history with 82 3-point baskets.
  • Rhode Island did not attempt a free throw in the first half. The Rams first free throws came with 8:04 left in the third.
  • Rhody beat Brown in fastbreak points (7-4), points off turnovers (18-9) and points in the paint (24-10). 

Stat of the Game
40.7 – Brown shot 40.7 percent from the 3-point line, making 11-of-27 attempts. The Bears were 11-for-33 inside the arc.

What's Next

Rhode Island sticks with the Ivy League competition as it travels to Dartmouth for a game Friday night at 7 p.m.