PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Graduate student Jasmine Barnes tallied a career- and team-high 11 points as the Hartford Women’s Basketball team fell to Brown, 68-52. The Hawks dropped to 0-8 on the season while the Bears improved to 6-3 on the year.
BROWN 68, HARTFORD 52
Both teams traded baskets to open up the game, playing to an early 8-4 advantage for Brown. Hartford battled back and gained its first lead of the contest after a 3-pointer from sophomore Nayeli Dowding and jumper from freshman Elena Houghton, giving the Hawks a 9-8 edge. However, following a timeout on the floor, the Bears regained their advantage and closed the opening quarter on a 10-2 run.
Brown continued its momentum into the second, opening up a 26-13 lead with 7:16 remaining. The Hawks clawed their way back with 9-0 run, fueled by back-to-back 3s from freshman Zaiha Minnis and Barnes, to cut the deficit to four. Brown regained its 10-point advantage, closing out the first half with a 36-26 lead.
Trading baskets once again to open up the second half, Hartford drew within six points with just over five minutes remaining in the third. Brown increased its lead to 56-38, wrapping up the third quarter on a 6-0 run. The sides went back-and-forth in the fourth quarter, as Brown maintained control of the lead and closed out the victory.
INSIDE THE BOX & NOTES
- Barnes dropped a career-high 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the floor
- Freshman Tatum Forbes recorded a team-high three assists, eight rebounds and three steals
- Minnis and junior Lanae Johnson-Kleinpeter added six and seven points off the bench, respectively
- Sophomore Lenaijah Ferguson made her Hawks debut, grabbing four rebounds and scoring her first two points
- Brown’s Isabella Mauricio led all scorers with 18 points
- The Bears outrebounded the Hawks 46-33
NEXT ON TAP
The Hawks will be back in action Monday, Dec. 5 as they welcome Cornell to Chase Arena at the Reich Family Pavilion. Tipoff between Hartford and the Big Red is set for 7 p.m.