PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women’s basketball took care of business on Saturday, beating Mitchell College 101-45.
The 101 points are the most for the Bears in a regulation game since scoring 102 against Sacred Heart on Dec. 6, 2017. Brown (7-4) was led by Mackenzie Leahy, who scored a career-high 21 points in just over 17 minutes of play. Leahy was 9-for-13 from the field and 3-for-4 from three-point range.
Ada Anamekwe also scored a career-high, tallying 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Anamekwe also pulled down six rebounds for the Bears. Grace Arnolie finished the night with 17 points and a team-high four steals. Arnolie shot 8-for-13 from the floor. Maddie Mullin had a season-high 14 points, going 4-for-9 from three.
Overall, the Bears finished the night shooting a season-high 51.2 percent from the floor, doing most of their damage from around the basket. Brown scored 64 points in the paint against the Mariners. The Bears also moved the ball well, finishing with a season-best 24 assists. Grace Kirk led the Bears with five assists, followed by Arnolie and Gianna Aiello with four.
Brown began the game on a 7-0 run and the Bears’ freshmen took over as Leahy had 12 points and Arnolie had eight, in a run that made the score 26-2 with 4:15 left in the quarter after a free throw from Alyssa Moreland. Moreland added another layup and Brown led 28-8 after one.
Anamekwe scored the first five points of the second quarter for the Bears and Grace Arnolie led Brown with seven points in the quarter that saw Brown’s lead get to 26 midway through the period.
Leahy took control early in the third quarter, scoring nine points in Brown’s best quarter of the night. The Bears scored 29 points on 68 percent shooting and held Mitchell to just six points. Mullin caught fire late in the quarter with two threes as Brown closed the quarter on a 12-0 run to push the lead to 47.
The final quarter belonged to Anamekwe who scored 11 points and pulled down four rebounds. The freshman from Parker, Texas, was 5-for-6 from the floor in the last quarter. Mullin scored five points in the final 10 minutes, while Lexi Love had four, Mady Calhoun hit a three and both Lexy Calhoun and Amanda Latkany added a basket.
Brown will be off until Dec. 28 when the Bears travel to Florida for a contest at Florida Gulf Coast. The Bears next home game will be Jan. 16 against Yale and Brown will be hosting their second Youth Clinic before the game against the Bulldogs. Fans can register for the clinic at brownbears.com/wbbclinic.
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