Brown Bounces Emerson Behind Career Night from Freshman Brandon Anderson

Brown news release…

Providence, R.I. – Freshman guard Brandon Anderson (Mahwah, NJ) scored a career high 17 points to pace four Brown players in double figures and lead the Bears to a 90-58 win over Emerson Friday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

Brown improves to 6-5 overall, winning its fifth straight home game, the most consecutive home wins to open the season since 1974-75.  Emerson falls to 3-5.

“This was a good game to get some guys some extra playing time and experience,” sad Brown head coach Mike Martin. “We showed good energy for the most part, and are going to need all 15 of these guys as we head toward Ivy League play.”

Anderson connected on 6-of-7 field goals, including 3-of-4 treys, in scoring his 16 points, while handing out four assists.  Bears’ sophomore forward Travis Fuller (Encinitas, CA) netted 13 points, one short of his career high, and pulled down six rebounds.

Also scoring in double figures for Brown was sophomore forward Obi Okolie (Ajax, Ontario) with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field, and sophomore guard Corey Daugherty (Barrington, RI), who chipped in with 10 points and a career high four steals.

The Bears also had some good minutes from two players with season highs, junior Kyle Haber (Dubuque, IA), who scored nine points, and junior Blake Wilkinson (Bountiful, UT), who added five points.

Emerson was paced by Geoffrey Gray, who scored a game high 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field, and pulled down seven rebounds. Michael Sheng also scored in double figures for the Lions with11 points, while adding seven rebounds.

Brown had control from the outset, leading from start-to-finish after opening the game with a 14-3 run at the 14:14 mark of the opening half following an Anderson jump shot.

The Bears’ biggest lead of the half came at intermission when senior JR Hobbie (Spring Lake, NJ) connected on a trey for a 40-25 halftime lead.

Back-to-back treys by Anderson, including a four-point play, put the Bears ahead by a 64-38 margin with 12:53 left in the game.

The Bears are back in action again tomorrow evening, Saturday, December 10, hosting Johnson & Wales at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Tip-off is 7:00 pm.