Nov. 10, 2013
The Leopards hit the road for the first time this season as they visit Ivy League foe, Brown in Providence, R.I. The Maroon and White took last seasons meeting, 56-32, on College Hill. Lafayette won its home opener against Rider, 67-62, while the Bears are yet to play this season.
Last time Out
The Leopards opened the 2013-14 campaign inside the newly renovated Kirby Sports Center on Friday night. Lafayette took down Rider, 67-62. Emily Homan led three Leopards in double figures with 21 points. Maddie Peabody and Linnel Macklin each chipped in with 14 points apiece. Macklin also grabbed a team high eight rebounds.
The Leopards built a 15-point lead early in the second half and were able to hold on as Rider stormed back at the end of the game. Rider cut the Leopard lead to one with under a minute to go, but was unable to convert a layup with 45 seconds to play. Rider got the rebound and called timeout.
Out of the timeout, McKenzie drove the lane and was denied by Fiacco at the rim. Homan knocked down a pair from the line with 17 seconds remaining. A three by Rider came up short, and the Jamie O’Hare stepped to the line and sunk a pair to seal an opening night victory.
Scouting the Bears
Lauren Clarke returns to Brown for her senior season after averaging 13.1 points, 2.8 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. The senior played in and started all 28 games for the Bears last season and led the team in points and assists. Junior guard Sophie Bikofsky averaged 8.8 points points per game and is the team’s leading returning rebound pulling down 4.2 boards per contest.
A trio of sophomores will play a key role for the Bears this season after making contributions in their rookie years. Jordin Alexander was limited last year, but played in eight games and averaged 4.2 points per game. Classmate Ellise Sharpe saw action in 27 out of Brown’s 28 games last campaign. She averaged three points per contest. Natalie Bell started in 14 and played in 22 games last campaign averaging 3.7 points.