After letting a 23-point lead slip away against Long Beach State, Harvard women's basketball rebounded to a win over Sacred Heart.
After St. John’s snapped its six-game winning streak in a loss last weekend, the Harvard women’s basketball team will have motivation to make a strong showing at the Arizona State Classic in Phoenix, Ariz., this weekend.
The Crimson, plagued by turnovers all season, saw the consequences of sloppy play Sunday afternoon, as it fell to Big East power St. John’s.
A sense of déjà vu swept over the Crimson bench. A large lead was once again disappearing, as the team’s cross-town rival began to storm back with an improbable comeback.
A strong offensive game gave Harvard (5-1) a lead Colgate (1-3) was unable to overcome as the Crimson defeated the Raiders, 91-76, at Cotterrell Court in Hamilton, N.Y.
With a 16-game winning streak at Lavietes Pavilion on the line, the Harvard women’s basketball team was feeling the pressure as it left the court for halftime with a 32-23 deficit on the scoreboard.
Co-captain Christine Clark put up a game-high 21 points in women's basketball's 84-56 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday.
After season opening contests that saw the Crimson struggle to play a full 40 minutes, Harvard (3-1) finally put the pieces together for both halves as coach Kathy Delaney-Smith’s squad dismantled the Bison (1-2), 84-56, on Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson is now ranked No. 25 in the CollegeInsider.com Women’s Mid-Major Top-25 poll.
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Though the Harvard women’s basketball team (2-1) earned another mark in the win column, the 76-67 victory over Boston University (0-2) was anything but gratifying.
Last year, then-freshmen AnnMarie Healy, Shilpa Tummala, and Kit Metoyer combined for 49 points through the entire 2012-13 campaign. This season, the trio of sophomores on the Harvard women’s basketball team is just a point shy of that mark in just three contests.
Kathy Delaney-Smith rose from the high school ranks to enjoy immense success at the collegiate level, but perhaps a more lasting aspect of her legacy is her ability to form meaningful relationships with her players, even beyond their careers at Harvard. From her time at Westwood High School, Delaney-Smith has had a knack for building programs and connecting with a community on a level deeper than basketball.
Delaney-Smith transformed a program that had once been consistently below .500 into one in which winning was considered the norm. Since her inaugural title just five years into her tenure, Delaney-Smith has added 10 more banners, six NCAA Tournaments, and four WNIT appearances.
Harvard welcomes Boston University to Lavietes Pavilion for its home opener on Wednesday evening.