A day after a resounding 66-57 victory over previously-undefeated Yale, the Crimson (13-6, 4-2) capped off its extended five-game homestand with a dominant ____ win over Brown.
Harvard dealt Yale its first loss in Ivy League play this season at Lavietes Pavilion Friday evening, surpassing the Bulldogs by a final score of 66-57 in a game that featured four competitive quarters of action. Making an infrequent appearance in the Crimson’s (12-6; 3-2 Ivy) starting lineup, co-captain and junior forward Rachel Levy led Harvard’s charge against Yale (14-4; 4-1 Ivy) on both ends of the court. In 34 minutes of play — the most Levy has ever played in one game for the Crimson — she did it all.
That first practice, in many ways, perfectly represented the tabula rasa from which Delaney-Smith, co-captains Levy and Mackenzie Barta, and the team’s veterans have had to mold and craft this brand-new team featuring five first-years and four new starters.
In two hard-fought contests, the Harvard women's basketball team took on Ivy League opponents Princeton and Penn. The Crimson split the two games, bringing its record to 11-6 (2-2 Ivy League) on the year.
To kick off Ancient Eight competition, the Crimson fell to Dartmouth in Hanover on Jan. 11. Harvard returned home to Cambridge on Jan. 25 and redeemed itself in a double digit victory against the Big Green. Though the Crimson (10-5, 1-1 Ivy) and Dartmouth (7-8, 1-1 Ivy) each came away with one win and one loss, Harvard surpassed the Big Green in aggregate scoring by 14 points by overcoming its last-second loss with a resounding win.
After finishing their final papers and exams in frosty Cambridge, members of Harvard Women’s Basketball flew down to Boca Raton to play in Florida Atlantic University’s Holiday Classic this past weekend, finishing 1-1. In addition to the Crimson, the tournament featured host FAU, Saint Joseph’s University, and Furman University.
Though Harvard lost to Northeastern 46-44, the game was overwhelmingly a win for the greater Boston area.
At times, the movement on the court was chaotic, in parallel with the energy throughout Lavietes Pavilion, which brimmed with about 1,200 local children who came to watch Harvard for Education Day. Both teams committed at least 20 turnovers each.
A breakout performance from first-year guard Annie Stritzel propelled the Crimson to a 53-44 victory over winless Hartford on Friday night as Harvard preserved its undefeated home record.
The Crimson’s initial play featured two double digit victories and one hard-fought comeback. The team’s undefeated record, however, proved short-lived.