Goin' Bohlen

Three-Way Dance for Ivy Lead

So who's it going to be?

Who's going to be left standing at the end of the Ivy League women's basketball season?

Who's going to be the battered and bruised but pleased as punch?

Who's going to be exhausted as ever but never more happy to be moving on to the NCAA tournament?

Your guess is as good as mine following this past weekend's games.

On Friday, Harvard (13-6, 6-1 Ivy) lost to Penn (15-6, 6-1) in a heartbreaking battle of then-Ivy unbeatens.

When sophomore point guard Jenn Monti's desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer hit the right side of the backboard and fell to the floor, her teammates' shoulders slumped lower than they had all year. Monti had hit those last-second shots before, and there was no reason to think she couldn't repeat the heroics again when the Crimson had the ball with 18 seconds to go and down 78-76.

Captain Laela Sturdy's face showed disappointment because she knew Harvard would need a little help from its friends, or rather, enemies, in making the postseason.