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Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 16

(l-r) Brown's Sheila Dixon, Yale's Megan Vasquez, Cornell's Stephanie Long

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- The final full weekend of Ivy play is up, followed by two travel partner match-ups on Tuesday, Mar. 8 to wrap up the 2010-11 regular-season.

Princeton (21-4, 10-1) can secure at least a share of its second consecutive Ivy title with a win Friday night against Dartmouth (7-18, 3-8) and potentially an outright championship either Friday or Saturday (against Harvard).

The battle for second place, and the League’s automatic WNIT bid is highly contested between Yale (13-13, 9-3) and the Crimson (16-9, 8-3). The Bulldogs close out the regular season by hosting Columbia (6-20, 5-6) and Cornell (6-20, 3-9). Harvard travels to Penn (10-15, 4-7) and Princeton this weekend, then closes out play at Dartmouth on Mar. 8.

Princeton and Penn also match-up for a final time on Mar. 8 as the matinee contest in a double-header with the men’s teams at the Palestra.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Sophomore guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, N.Y.) earns her first career Player of the Week award after leading the Brown women’s basketball team to a thrilling 56-55 win over Dartmouth on Saturday night. The win gave the Bears their first series sweep over the Big Green since the 1993-94 season. Dixon poured in 22 points and grabbed 14 rebound (both career highs), and also handed out two assists and picked up two steals. With Dixon’s 11 points and six boards the previous night versus Harvard, the Bears were within one of the Crimson at the half. Dixon also added two assists and two steals in her 31 minutes of play.

Dixon’s Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Harvard
31
4-12
.333
3-5
.600
0-0
.000
6
2
0
2
11
vs. Dartmouth
34 9-22 .409 3-7 .429 1-2 .500 14 2 0 2 22
TOTALS 32.5
13-24 .382 6-12 .500 1-2 .500 10.0 2.0 0.0 2.0

16.5

 

 

 

 

CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Megan Vasquez (Merrick, N.Y.) picked up her second career Player of the Week honor after averaging 16.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in leading Yale to a pair of Ivy League wins that put the Bulldogs back in second place with only one weekend remaining in the season. She scored nine points to go with four assists and three rebounds in a dominating win over Dartmouth, playing only 27 minutes, including only 12 in the second half after being pulled with Yale leading 64-37. Against Harvard, Vasquez scored 15 of her 23 points in the second half. Yale led by as many as 17 points (27-10) in the first half, but Harvard rallied, outscoring Yale 33-20 over a 21:19 span to trim the deficit to 47-43 with 8:28 remaining. Vasquez put a stop to any hopes that Harvard had of completing the comeback when she regained control of the game for the Bulldogs when she drained a 3-pointer with 7:57 left and followed it with an old-fashioned three-point play 21 seconds later to put Yale back on top by double digits (53-43). Even as Harvard tried to stage another comeback, Vasquez helped keep the Bulldogs on top with a 7-of-8 performance at the free-throw line, all in the second half.

Vasquez’s Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Dartmouth
27
3-9
.333
1-4
.250
2-2
1.000
3
4
0
1
9
vs. Harvard
36
6-13
.462 4-8 .500 7-8
.875 7
1
1
0
23
TOTALS 31.5
9-22 .409 5-12 .417 9-10
.900 5.0 2.5 0.5
0.5

16.0

 

 

 

 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Stephanie Long (Norwich, Conn.) led Cornell to victory in its final home game of the season, earning Rookie of the Week honors. This is the first such award for Long, as well as the first for any Big Red player since Clare Fitzpatrick won on Feb. 1, 2010.

After struggling against league-leading Princeton, Long came back to lead the Big Red to a 57-51 victory over Penn on Saturday night. The freshman guard scored a team-high 15 points on a near perfect performance from the floor, going 5-for-7 overall, a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. Her two free throws with 29 seconds to play gave Cornell a four-point lead, essentially sealing the victory.

Long's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Princeton
28
2-6
.333
1-4
.250
0-0
.000
3
3
0
0
5
vs. Penn
39 5-7 .714 3-3 1.000 2-2 1.000 6 2 2 1 15
TOTALS 33.5
7-13 .538 4-7 .571 2-2 1.000 4.5 2.5 1.0 0.5

10.0

 

 

 

 

HONOR ROLL 
Janna Graf, Yale, Fr., F (Mission Woods, Kan.)
10.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.5 spg
13 points 2 rebounds vs. Yale

Megan McFee, Dartmouth, Sr., G (Manchester, Conn.)
14 ppg, 9 rpg
19 points, 12 rebounds vs. Brown

Emma Markley, Harvard, Sr., F (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
12.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
17 points, 3 rebounds vs. Yale

Addie Micir, Princeton, Sr., G (Newton, Pa.)
15.5 ppg, 1.5 apg
17 points vs. Columbia

Melissa Shafer, Columbia, Jr., G (Raleigh, N.C.)
12.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.5 spg
15 points, 2 assists, 3 steals vs. Penn

UMCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday, March 4
*Cornell at Brown, 7 pm
*Harvard at Penn, 7 pm
*Columbia at Yale, 7 pm
*Dartmouth at Princeton, 7 pm

Saturday, March 5
*Harvard at Princeton, 6 pm (Verizon FiOS 1)
*Dartmouth at Penn, 7 pm
*Columbia at Brown, 7 pm
*Cornell at Yale, 7 pm

Tuesday, March 8
*Princeton at Penn, 4:30 pm
*Harvard at Dartmouth, 7 pm

*Ivy League Contest