Brown’s six-game win streak is the longest streak since 2017-18 when the Bears won 10-straight games.
Grace Arnolie led Brown with 15 points and matched her career-high with seven made free throws. Arnolie also led Brown with five steals on the game.
Kyla Jones scored 13 points, also hitting seven free throws, and pulled down a season-high eight rebounds. Ada Anamekwe was the third Bear in double-figures with 10 points. Isabella Mauricio added nine for Brown, hitting three threes.
The Bears shot a season-high 81 percent from the free throw line, hitting the second most freebies of the season (17). Brown outscored New Hampshire from the stripe 17-9.
Brown’s defense forced 21 turnovers and the Bears did a good job taking advantage, turning those into a 26-11 points off turnovers margin.
Alyssa Moreland grabbed nine rebounds on the day to lead Brown and was tied with Mauricio for the team lead in assists with three.
Tied at four early on, Brown took the lead with a three from Mauricio and two free throws by Arnolie to take a 9-4 lead. After New Hampshire tied the game, Brown ended the quarter with a free throw from Moreland and three by Young.
Anamekwe took over the middle of the second quarter, scoring six-straight points and Arnolie hit a three to make it a 9-0 run. Anamekwe made the run 11-straight as Brown jumped ahead 26-13. Brown finished off the half leading 30-20. Arnolie had 11 points in the first half with Anamekwe totaling 10 first half points. Brown went 11-13 from the free throw line in the first half.
After scoring just two points in the first half, Kyla Jones scored eight points in the third quarter for the Bears. Jones’ free throws with 8:16 in the quarter put Brown up 13 but New Hampshire climbed back into the game. The Wildcats cut Brown’s lead to four before Jones hit another layup. Two more free throws from Jones put Brown up 42-35 but a three by New Hampshire made it four-point game heading into the final quarter.
New Hampshire tied the game, scoring the first four points of the fourth but Jones hit a free throw to put Brown back ahead. Moreland rebounded Jones’ miss on the second free throw and made the layup to put the Bears back up three. Jones came back with another layup, making it a five-point game but New Hampshire scored the next four as the game hit the final media timeout with Brown up one.
Brown trailed for the first time all game after a basket by UNH with 4:27 on the clock, but Mauricio responded with a corner three, putting the Bears back up. With the game tied at 50 and two minutes on the clock, Brown called a timeout and drew up a play that got Arnolie open, who knocked down the three. New Hampshire cut Brown’s lead to one but the Bears got multiple defensive stops, the last being with 3.1 seconds on the clock. The Bears inbounds pass allowed Brown to run the clock out for the win.
Brown will be off until the Bears make a trip to California for games against San Diego (Dec. 30) and San Francisco (Jan. 1).
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