PRINCETON, N.J. -- All eight Ivy women's basketball teams took to the court for their respective season-openers on last weekend, going a combined 4-4. Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale all begin the season 1-0 while Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Dartmouth head into this week's action seeking their first win of the season.
Twenty-point performances by Princeton's Devona Allgood, Harvard's Brogan Berry and Penn's Alyssa Baron propelled the trio into the League limelight as they garnered the first top weekly honors of the 2010-11 women's basketball season. Penn's Jess Knapp (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Dartmouth's Brittney Smith (12 points, 13 rebounds) also collected the first double-doubles of the young season.
This upcoming week features at least one game every night from Monday through Saturday, beginning with Cornell traveling to BIG EAST emember Syracuse on Monday night. Ivy favorite Princeton closes out the week with a 2 p.m. matinee match-up at Lehigh on Sunday, Nov. 21.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Princeton and Harvard both picked up season-opening wins last Saturday, and each were led by a 20-point performance, as the Tigers' Devona Allgood (Huntersville, N.C.) and the Crimson's Brogan Berry (Beavercreek, Ohio) earn Co-Player of the Week honors.
Allgood led Princeton in scoring as the Tigers opened the season with a 78-37 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday, Nov. 13. The junior center scored 20 points, just one point shy of her career best. In addition she added seven rebounds, three blocks, three steals and one assist coming in 24 minutes of play.
Allgood's Statistics for the Week
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Berry led Harvard with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the Crimson's season-opening 73-54 win against Maine. The junior guard was 6-for-16 from the field, 2-for-4 from three and 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. She moved into eighth on the all-time assists list at Harvard with 275 career handouts.
Berry's Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Alyssa Baron (Miami, Fla.) led Penn to a season-opening win for the first time since 2007, earning the Quakers' first Rookie of the Week honor since Kim Adams on Feb. 25, 2008. The freshman guard scored a game-high 20 points in 26 minutes as Penn topped Bryant, 70-59 in The Palestra. She finished with a game-high seven made field goals and scored 17 points in the first half to give Penn a 12-point edge at the break. Baron also added three rebounds and a block while going 7-for-15 from the floor.
Baron's Statistics for the Week
Aileen Daniels, Brown, Jr., F (Waldwick, N.J.)
15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal vs. Albany
Lauren Dwyer, Columbia, Sr., C (Reno, Nev.)
17 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks vs. Long Island
Clare Fitzpatrick, Cornell, So., F (Southbury, Conn.)
14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist vs. Cleveland State
Jess Knapp, Penn, Jr., F (Carlstadt, N.J.)
14 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks vs. Bryant
Brittney Smith, Dartmouth, Sr., F (Fort Worth, Texas)
12 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 4 steals vs. Northwestern
Megan Vasquez, Yale, So., G (Merrick, N.Y.)
17 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal vs. Holy Cross
Monday, November 15
Cornell at Syracuse, 7 pm
Tuesday, November 16
Dartmouth at New Hampshire, 7 pm
Fairleigh Dickinson at Columbia, 7 pm
Wednesday, November 17
Brown at Central Connecticut State, 7 pm
Yale at Boston University, 7 pm
Thursday, November 18
Princeton at Rutgers, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 19
Penn at Drexel, Noon
1 - Harvard vs. Oral Roberts, 3:30 pm
2 - Dartmouth vs. Boston College, 5 pm
Cornell at Fairfield, 7 pm
Saturday, November 20
2 - Dartmouth vs. Marist, 1 pm
Columbia at St. John's, 2 pm
Brown at New Hampshire, 4 pm
Delaware at Yale, 7 pm
1 - Harvard at Navy, 8:30 pm
Sunday, November 21
Princeton at Lehigh, 2 pm
1 - Navy Classic (Annapolis, Md.)
2 - TD Bank Classic (Burlington, Vermont)