WOMEN’S HOOPS SWEEP WEEKEND SERIES
The Harvard women’s basketball team continued to protect an Ivy League second-place position this past weekend, with road wins over the Yale Bulldogs and Brown Bears, advancing to a 12-7 (4-1 Ivy) record.
In Friday’s (Feb. 6) contest against Yale, Harvard held off a late, second-half scoring run by the Bulldogs to escape New Haven with a 70-63 win. The Crimson were led by senior captain Emily Tay’s game-high 19 points and five assists, freshman guard Brogan Berry’s 18 points and four steals, and a career-high 13 points and six steals for Jackie Alemany ’11 to go along with seven rebounds.
On Saturday against Brown, Harvard was victorious behind the play of Berry, who scored 17, and sophomore guard Christine Matera, who added 16 points in the win. Two other Crimson players scored in double-figures, guiding the team to its their fourth consecutive win. In the past 11 games, Harvard is 8-3.
For her weekend play, Berry was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week for her sixth weekly honor, becoming the fourth Crimson player this season to obtain the award.
The Crimson bounce back into action when they host Cornell tomorrow (Feb. 13) at 7 p.m. and Columbia on Saturday (Feb. 14) at 6 p.m.
CRIMSON EDGED BY BOSTON COLLEGE
Just a week after the Harvard men’s hockey team lost in the final minutes of their Beanpot semifinal matchup against the No. 1-ranked Boston University Terriers, 3-4, heartbreak made a comeback. In Monday’s Beanpot consolation game (Feb. 9), the Crimson men fell in dramatic fashion to the Boston College (B.C.) Eagles, 3-4, giving up the game-winning goal with just 41.3 seconds remaining.
Despite two early goals from Pier-Olivier Michaud ‘11 (the second put the Crimson up 2-1), the Crimson was unable to shake the No. 12 Eagles, who scored the game winner in the rematch of last year’s Beanpot final.
Harvard now falls to 5-14-4 on the year, and will face Colgate at 7 p.m on Friday (Feb. 13) and Cornell on Saturday (Feb. 14), 7 p.m., at Bright Hockey Center.
— Compiled by Gervis A. Menzies Jr.