There must be something in the Sunday brunches of Columbia junior Steve Frankowski. Across 24 career Ivy League games, Frankowski has averaged 5.9 points a game overall, but in his two Sunday afternoon contests the junior has averaged 21.5 ppg. Last year, Frankowski totaled 27 points in a 15-point Columbia home win against Harvard.
Brandyn Curry, Men’s Basketball
The senior captain contributed in a big way to a big weekend for Harvard men’s basketball, racking up a total of 26 points in matchups against Penn and Princeton. His ability to consistently drain three-pointers and dish out assists has been a major factor in the Crimson offense throughout the season.
The honors just seem to keep coming for Crimson sophomore point guard Siyani Chambers. The Golden Valley, Minn. native, who is the defending Ivy League Rookie of the Year, can now add Bob Cousy Award Finalist to his resume. Chambers was also named to the All-Ivy League First Team as a freshman and to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament team this past November
Though it may have been an impossible task to beat men’s squash captain Brandon McLaughlin’s national title winning effort for this edition of the Crimson sports board’s Athlete of the Week, the runners-up did not disappoint with their respective weekend showings.
Jasmine Evans, Women’s Basketball
The Harvard women’s basketball team easily defeated the two Ivy League opponents that trotted into the Lavietes Pavillion this weekend, and Evans had a hand in both wins.
With the rest of the College off for break, the Back Page is keeping up with the Harvard men’s basketball team (14-3, 1-0 Ivy) as it finishes the remainder of its winter schedule. With Harvard starting Ancient Eight play with a 61-45 win Jan. 11 against Dartmouth, staff writer David Freed previews the Crimson’s rematch against the Big Green in Hanover.
After a disappointing road loss to Florida Atlantic—the Crimson’s first to a team worse than it, per Ken Pomeroy’s rankings—Harvard will take to the road to finish a home-and-home against the Big Green.