PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ancient Eight went a collective 5-8 last week in yet another busy non-conference slate of action. Princeton (5-2) picked up a pair of wins, topping previously unbeaten Delaware along with Rider, while Harvard (4-2) earned a win in its home-opener, topping Hartford, 85-61.
Dartmouth (3-4) won its third straight and Brown (3-6) beat Florida to round out last week’s wins.
Eleven games are on this week’s schedule, beginning with Fairleigh Dickinson traveling to Yale Monday. Seven of the 11 games are home contests for the Ivy squads, who are currently an even 7-7 on their home courts this year.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Niveen Rasheed (Danville, Calif.) earns her second Player of the Week honor and the fourth in five weeks for Princeton. The sophomore guard led Princeton in scoring as the Tigers went 2-0 on the week and improve to 5-2 on the season. On Wednesday, Rasheed recorded a double-double against previously unbeaten Delaware. She scored 17 points and had a team-high 14 rebounds. She added four assists and three steals in the win. On Sunday, she scored a season-high 22 points in an 87-45 win over Rider. She shot 9-for-14 from the floor and hit all four of her free throws. She added two assists, one block and one steal. Rasheed did all of this in 20 minutes and was taken out of the game to allow her teammates time on the court. Rasheed averaged 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds during the week and now leads the League in scoring at 16.1 ppg.
Rasheed’s Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Christine Clark (Tucson, Ariz.) scored her second Rookie of the Week honor after helping Harvard win its 2010-11 home opener last week.
The freshman guard scored in double figures for the fifth straight game, putting up 11 points in the Crimson’s win against Hartford. She went 4-for-6 from the field, including a 1-for-1 effort from long range and a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. She grabbed three rebounds and two steals in the win as well.
Through seven games, Clark is averaging 11 ppg, fourth best on
her team, along with 3.7 rpg.
Clark’s Statistics for the Week
Alyssa Baron, Penn, Fr., G (Miami, Fla)
13.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 0.5 spg
13 points, 8 rebounds vs. Niagra
Kathleen Barry, Columbia, Sr., G/F (Valley Center, Calif.)
17.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.5 bpg, 1.5 spg
16 points, 14 rebounds vs. Wagner
Sheila Dixon, Brown, So., G (Schenectady, N.Y.)
12 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg
15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Florida
Emma Markley, Harvard, Sr., G (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
16 ppg, 10 rpg, 3 bpg, 1 spg
16 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal vs. Hartford
Brittney Smith, Dartmouth, Sr., F (Fort Worth, Texas)
13 ppg, 11 rpg, 3 apg, 1 bpg, 3 spg
13 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 3 steals vs. Northeastern
Monday, December 6
Fairleigh Dickinson at Yale, 5 pm
Tuesday, December 7 pm
Harvard at Florida, 7 pm
St. Joseph’s at Penn, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 8
Sacred Heart at Yale, 7 pm
Rhode Island at Brown, 7 pm
Thursday, December 9
Fairfield at Columbia, 7 pm
Friday, December 10
New Hampshire at Harvard, 7 pm
Navy at Princeton, 7 pm
Maine at Penn, 7 pm
Sunday, December 12
Columbia at Iowa State, 1:30 pm
Dartmouth at Hartford, 2 pm