The Crimson continue to inch closer to their third consecutive Ivy championship after the women’s basketball team traveled to New York this past weekend and defeated Columbia on Friday (Feb. 27), 71-58, and Cornell on Saturday (Feb. 28), 63-56. The wins put Harvard within a game of league-leader Dartmouth in the standings, with three games remaining in the season. If both teams win their two games this weekend (March 6, 7), the stage will be set for the teams’ final game of the season on March 10, in which the Crimson must defeat Dartmouth to share the Ivy League title.
On Monday (March 2) Crimson guard and co-captain Emily Tay ’09 earned her second Ivy Player of the Week honor this season after recording a season-high 23 points and six assists against Columbia, and 16 points, nine rebounds, and five assists against Cornell the next night. Brogan Berry ’12, who also played a key role in the Crimson’s weekend success, averaged 12 points in the two wins, and garnered her sixth Ivy Rookie of the Week award this season.