Thanks to Nunley’s heroics, which included a team-high 19 points, the Harvard women’s basketball team (13-1) extended its win streak to 13 games and 56 days as it avoided defeat at the hands of an athletic Explorers (9-7) squad. The Texas native sank 9-of-15 field goals and grabbed 12 boards to collect her second double-double of the season.
The Big Green (5-9, 0-1 Ivy League) gave the Crimson (12-1, 1-0) all it could handle in the third quarter but the Crimson held on to win by five.
Harvard will head into conference play in 2017 following one of the best starts in recent program history.
In another contest one could label as a trap game, the Harvard women’s basketball team overcame Siena (2-8, 1-1 MAAC) on the road for a 65-58 victory. The win extended the team’s unbeaten streak to nine, the longest non-conference run in program history.
The 69-59 victory at Allen Fieldhouse was the team’s eighth consecutive win. Wednesday’s victory was the team’s first victory over a power five conference opponent this season.
The Harvard women’s basketball team overcame the notion of a ‘trap game’ on Sunday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion with a 59-38 win over visiting NJIT.
Senior forward Destiny Nunley, pictured here in earlier action, notched her first double-double of the year against Temple, grabbing ten rebounds while pacing the team with 21 points en route to the team’s fourth-straight win at home. The senior missed matching her season-high total in points by one, which she recorded in the team’s win against Maine which spurred the team’s winning streak.
Harvard enjoyed its first-ever triumph over the Owls, 73-62, thanks in part to the solid execution of a clever match-up zone defense.
The Harvard women’s basketball team overcame the challenge of a midweek road trip to extend its season winning streak to five games on Tuesday night.