Brown Bounces Sacred Heart for Road Win

Brown news release…

 

Fairfield, Conn. – Senior All-Ivy guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) scored 14 of his team high 23
points in the second half to lead Brown to an 85-73 non-league win over Sacred
Heart Saturday afternoon.  The win lifts
the Bears to a 2-1 overall record, while the Pioneers fall to 0-3 on the
season.

 

McGonagill, the Ivy league's top scorer, netted 23 points on
8-of-14 shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the three-point
arc. He also had a career high five steals.

 

Bears' junior forward Rafael
Maia
(Sao Paulo, Brazil) put together a complete performance with 16 points,
including 13 points in the second half, while grabbing a game high nine
rebounds.  He connected on 5-of-8 field
goals and 6-of-7 free throws. 

 

Freshman guard Norman
Hobbie
(Spring Lake, NJ) exploded for 11 of his 14 points in the first
half, hitting 4-of-5 treys overall for the Bears.

 

For the second straight game, junior forward Dockery Walker (Magnolia, DE) played a
big role for the Bears, coming off the bench to score 11 points on 5-of-6
shooting from the field. Walker missed all of last year following knee surgery
and seems to have mended well in Brown's opening three games.

 

The Bears had a decided advantage on the backboards, out-rebounding
the Pioneers by a 32-22 margin. Brown also sizzled from the field, hitting
33-of-59 shots (55-percent) and 7-of-13 treys (54-percent)

 

The high scoring Pioneers, who scored 118 points in their
last outing vs. Holy Cross, were led by Louis Montes, who scored a game high 23
points, and Chris Evans, who added 23 points.

 

Brown jumped out to a 20-9 lead in the game's first 12
minutes following a trey by Hobbie at the 12:01 mark.  The Pioneers rallied to lead by as many as three
points in the half, 35-32,with 3:39 left in the half on two free throws by
Evans.

 

The Bears out-scored the Pioneers 6-1 to end the half and grab
a 38-36 lead on a McGonagill lay-up with one second remaining.

 

Brown had the better of play in the second half, and took
the lead for good, 46-45, on a lay-up by Maia at the 14:44 mark.

 

Head coach Mike Martin's Brown team returns to the hardwood
on Tuesday, November 19, traveling to Lowell. Mass., for its first ever meeting
with UMass-Lowell. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm.