Ewing showed agility in the low post, gettingone-handed put-backs on two consecutive misses,and then working Brown freshman Shaun Etheridge inthe paint for a five-footer off the glass.
Hill added seven during the run, draining twospot-up jumpers over point guards Corey Vandiverand Omari Ware and driving the lane at willagainst a sluggish Bear half-court defense. Hillfinished 10-of-10 from the free-throw line.
"I was able to get good penetration tonight andI was also able to finish," Hill said.
Harvard maintained the double-digit advantage,taking a 38-28 lead into the intermission andcommitting just one turnover against Brown'seight.
The second half was more of the same, asClemente got hot from behind the arc, netting3-of-5 threes and scoring 12 of his 20 points.
"Clemente is a great shooter," said Brown CoachFrank "Happy" Dobbs. "We approached the match-upknowing he would take a lot of shots, and he shot8-of-18, but between him and Hill, they reallycarried the scoring load."
The Bears closed to 66-56 with 5:21 to play,but Clemente drained a trademark three-pointerfrom the right corner off Fisher's kick-out fromthe paint, Beam recorded his four-point play andHill added a three-point play to make the lead76-58 with 2:31 left. Hill's points came when hedrove the lane on the left side and drew guardPatrick Nee's foul.
"Give Harvard credit," Dobbs said. "They hitthe big shots when they had to. Every time we puttogether a run, they hit the big shot. Hill hurtus--I thought that was the major difference."
Freshman guard Drew Gellert played the lion'sshare of bench minutes for the second straightgame, getting five rebounds and four assists in 22minutes as the third guard in relief of juniorDamian Long.
"Gellert has made excellent progress," Sullivansaid. "Usually we worry about the freshmen neverregrouping after exams, but to see him have thegames he's having is encouraging. He's added a lotof defense, which is a dimension we haven't beengood at."
Harvard 76, Yale 58
In its first game after the exam break, Harvardcame out sluggish as a team against Yale, but acareer offensive performance from Beam spotted theCrimson a 10-point halftime lead in spite of 32percent shooting from the rest of the team.
Harvard shifted into gear in the second half,putting up 43 points to complete a 76-58 rout ofthe Bulldogs.
Beam--who finished with a career-high 24points--had 15 in the first half on 5-of-7shooting from behind the three-point line.
In addition to his lights-out performance frombehind the arc, the sharpshooter had what might bethe most complete game of his career. Beam grabbedsix rebounds, an assist, and a steal, and executedextremely well on the offensive end.
"Beam obviously was a big lift tonight,"Sullivan said. "I thought he got off screensextremely well."
It was clearly a night "in the zone" for thesenior.
"When I feel an aggressive tendency to score,good things happen," Beam said. "I wasn't caughtup in trying to run the offense. I was strangelyin sync."
Though Yale shot 52.6 percent in the openingperiod, Harvard maintained aggressive defensivepressure and forced 15 first-half turnovers,including eight steals. The defensive effort--ledby the contributions of Gellert and fellowfreshman guard Patrick Harvey with five and twosteals respectively--gave Harvard a 33-23 halftimeedge.
In the second half, Harvard's top scorersClemente and Hill--who were a combined 3-of-12 inthe first half--got things rolling offensively.
Clemente had 13 second-half points to finishwith 15, and after looking flatfooted for much ofthe opening half, showcased a complete offensivegame with good shooting from distance andeffective post play on the interior.
"In the first half, [Clemente] felt that hisshots were in-and-out." Beam said. "I know he wasfrustrated, but in the second half he looked muchmore comfortable."
Hill continued to struggle from the floor,finishing with only six points on 3-of-12shooting, but clearly got the better of Yale pointguard Isaiah Cavaco.
Cavaco looked tentative and off-rhythmthroughout the night, finishing with four assistsagainst three turnovers. Hill's solid defensivejob was a major contributor to the Bulldogs'25-turnover meltdown on offense.
On the other end, Hill fed teammates for openlooks with ease, finishing with nine assists andonly one turnover.
"Hill makes them a very solid team," said YaleCoach Dick Kuchen. "He's a very, very good pointguard and has been for four years."
Yale shot 48.8 percent on the night and hadfour players in double figures, but in addition toits turnover woes, was outrebounded 14-11 on theoffensive glass.
Bulldog senior forward DavidTompkins--averaging nearly 16 points and 10rebounds per game--was effectively held in checkby Fisher. Tompkins was a nonfactor as the Crimsonbuilt its first-half lead, and finished with 12points and six boards.
"[Fisher] did a good job," Beam said. "He gotaround [Tompkins] and effectively denied him theball.
UHS has struck again. Sophomore forward TmColeman did not dress this weekend. He suffered amild ankle strain in practice last Wednesday, andis suffering from bronchitis, which was initiallymisdiagnosed by University Health Services. Hisstatus for this weekend is uncertain.
With one minute to play, Sullivan cleared hisbench, getting rarely-used senior guard ChrisDexter and sophomore transfer Ethan Altaratz intothe action.
The 6'8 Altaratz looked aggressive, throwingdown a two-handed dunk off Gellert's dish from thepaint and rejecting Vandiver's shot inside a good10 feet behind the Brown bench. Dexter missed hisonly shot from inside the three-point arc at thebuzzer.
The Crimson now hits the meat and potatoes ofits Ivy schedule, as it faces perennial leaguechampions Penn (12-3, 4-0) and Princeton (13-4,4-0) in four of its next six games. Harvardtravels to Princeton's Jadwin Gym on Friday andthen to the Palestra in Philadelphia on Saturday.
"It's a monster challenge," Sullivan said. "Butit's happening at a good time. We're in fourthplace, our record's even and we've got a few dayswithout classes to focus."
HARVARD, 76-58 at Lavietes Pavilion
Yale 23 35 -- 58Harvard 33 43 -- 76
LEHIGH: Cavaco 3-10 2-3 10; Woodbine5-11 1-3 12; Simpkins 3-4 3-4 11; Tompkins 5-8 2-212; Yanke 1-2 0-1 2; Bratton 2-3 0-0 5; Smith 1-20-0 2; Kirkowski 0-0 0-0 0; Marschner 0-0 0-0 0;Reusch 1-2 2-2 4; Huhs 0-0 0-0 0; Williams 0-0 0-00; Kritzer 0-1 0-0 0; Powell 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS21-43 10-15 58.
HARVARD: Hill 3-12 0-0 6; Beam 8-11 1-124; Clemente 6-11 0-0 15; Fisher 3-7 2-4 8; Long0-4 0-0 0; Ewing 1-3 0-0 2; Harvey 3-3 0-0 6;Gellert 3-4 5-6 11; Lewis 1-1 0-0 2; Lowder 1-20-0 2; Altaratz 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS: 29-59 8-11 76.
HARVARD, 80-62 at Lavietes Pavilion
Brown 28 34 -- 62Harvard 38 42 -- 80
BROWN: Vandiver 1-4 0-0 2; Meyer 4-110-0 10; Driggers 0-0 0-0 0; Brown 3-6 2-2 9;Rountree 10-18 6-7 26; Nee 2-7 0-0 6; Ware 0-0 2-22; D'Antoni 0-1 0-0 0; Etheridge 2-4 0-0 4; Wood0-1 1-3 1; Verdeaux 0-0 0-0 0; Sienkiewicz 0-0 2-22; Tamm 0-0 0-0 0; Amon 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 22-5313-16 62.
HARVARD: Hill 8-13 10-10 28; Beam 5-73-3 16; Long 1-2 0-0 2; Clemente 8-18 0-0 20;Fisher 1-7 0-0 2; Gellert 0-2 2-4 2; Ewing 3-5 2-28; Harvey 0-2 0-0 0; Lewis 0-0 0-0 0; Lowder 0-00-0 0; Dexter 0-1 0-0 0; Altaratz 1-1 0-0 2.TOTALS: 27-58 17-19 80.CrimsonEduardo Perez-GizHILL OF BEANS: Senior point guard TIMHILL (15) leads the break upcourt in earlieraction at Dartmouth. Hill scored a game-high 28points in the Crimson's 80-62 win over Brown onSunday.