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Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 3

Princeton's Niveen Rasheed (left), Harvard's Christine Clark (right)

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Brown (1-2), Harvard (2-1) and Princeton (2-1) each picked up a win last week as the Ancient Eight struggled to a combined 3-13 record in a busy non-conference slate.

With 18 games in this week’s Ivy schedule, all eight squads will look to boost their records, while Columbia (0-3), Cornell (0-3) and Dartmouth (0-4) will be in the hunt for that much needed first win of the season.

The teams are spread about the country this Thanksgiving week, including Princeton traveling to face Southern California and Vanderbilt or Quinnipiac at the Vanderbilt Tournament in Nashville. Columbia and Yale make the longest trips, each heading to the West Coast. The Lions face San Diego on Saturday while the Bulldogs take on California and UC Davis.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore guard Niveen Rasheed (Danville, Calif.) led Princeton in scoring in both games last week as Princeton went 1-1. The Tigers lost at the buzzer to Rutgers, 54-53, and rebounded with a 69-52 win at Lehigh. On Thursday at the RAC, Rasheed scored 14 points and added seven rebounds against the Scarlet Knights, who received votes in both the preseason AP Poll and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. She added three steals and one assist.

Rasheed recorded her first double-double of the season on Sunday, Nov. 21 in Princeton’s 69-52 win over Lehigh, then ranked No. 18 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25. The victory halted Lehigh’s 33-game home win streak as Princeton is the first team to win at Stabler Arena since the 2007-08 season. Rasheed scored 13 points and added 10 rebounds. She also led the team in steals with four and in assists with four. Rasheed finished the week with 27 points, 17 rebounds, seven steals and five assists.

Rasheed’s Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
at Rutgers
34
6-13
.462
0-1
.000
2-7
.286
7
1
0
3
13
at Lehigh 35 6-13 .462 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 10 4 0 4 14
TOTALS 34.5 12-26 .462 0-2 .000 3-9 .333 8.5 2.5 0 3.5 13.5

 

 

 



ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Christine Clark (Tucson, Ariz.) averaged 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in a win and loss for Harvard last week. The freshman guard scored a career-high 13 points, grabbed a career-high seven rebounds and handed out a career-best four assists in an 84-76 win over Oral Roberts, a team that is ranked No. 13 in the most recent CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25.

The following day, Clark led the Crimson with 12 points in a tight 65-60 loss to Navy in the final game of the Navy Classic.

Clark’s Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Oral Roberts
28
5-7
.714
1-2
.500
2-2
1.000
7
4
0
1
13
at Navy
26
6-10
.600
0-1
.000
0-2
.000
4
1
0
1
12
TOTALS
27
11-17
.647
1-2
.500
2-4
.500
5.5
2.5
0
1
12.5

 

 

 

 

HONOR ROLL
Kathleen Barry, Columbia, Sr., G/F (Valley Center, Calif.)
11.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 1.5 spg
18 points, 6 rebounds vs. No. 20 St. John’s

Sheila Dixon, Brown, So., G (Schenectady, N.Y.)
9.5 ppg, 8 rpg, 1 apg, 0.5 bpg, 3.5 spg
10 points, 10 rebounds vs. Central Connecticut State

Emma Markley, Harvard, Sr., F (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
18.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2 apg, 1 bpg, 0.5 spg
25 points (10-for-18), 9 rebounds vs. Oral Roberts

Stephanie Long, Cornell, Fr., G (Norwich, Conn.)
12.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1 apg
16 points vs. Fairfield

Nicola Zimmer, Dartmouth, Fr., G (Chevy Chase, Md.)
9.3 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg
11 points, 9 rebounds vs. Marist

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, November 22

Winston-Salem at Cornell, 7 pm

Tuesday, November 23
Bryant at Brown, 7 pm
Harvard at Boston U., 7 pm
Columbia at Manhattan, 7 pm
Penn at Rider, 7 pm
Yale at California, 10 pm

Wednesday, November 24
Vermont at Dartmouth, 7 pm

Friday, November 26
Cornell at Eastern Michigan, 7 pm
1 - Princeton vs. Southern California, 7 pm
Yale at UC Davis, 8 pm

Saturday, November 27
Penn at NJIT, 2 pm
2 - Brown at Iona, 3:30 pm
Columbia at San Diego, 5 pm

Sunday, November 28
1 - Princeton vs. Vandy/Quinnipiac, TBA
Harvard at Holy Cross, 1 pm
Dartmouth at Bryant, 1 pm
2 - Brown vs. UMBC, 1 pm
Cornell at Oakland, 2 pm

KEY:
1 - Vanderbilt Tournament (Nashville, TN)
2 - Iona Thanksgiving Tourney (New Rochelle, N.Y.)