PRINCETON, N.J. -- The eight Ivy squads ring in the New Year by wrapping up the bulk of their non-conference play this week. Eleven total games are on this week's slate, beginning with Cornell at Binghamton on Monday. Should Boston College's No. 25 ranking hold up this week, Harvard's Thursday meeting with the Eagles will represent the Crimson's first game against a ranked opponent since Dec. 2, 2006, when it took on No. 16 Cal.
Meanwhile, Ivy action gets underway on Saturday as Penn and Princeton kick off the 2010-11 League schedule with a match-up in Jadwin Gym at 6 p.m.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton's Lauren Edwards (Los Angeles) and Harvard's Victoria Lippert (San Diego) each tallied their first 20-plus point performance of the season, earning a share of the Ivy League's Player of the Week honor.
Edwards, a junior forward, was Princeton's leading scorer on the
week as the Tigers went 2-0 on a road swing through North Carolina.
In a 71-63 win over Wake Forest of the ACC, Edwards led all scorers
with a season-high 21 points, shooting 6-for-13. She matched her
career-best of four three pointers in a game while adding three
rebounds, three assists, one block and one assist. In a 67-61 win
over Davidson, Edwards scored 11 points and seven rebounds. She
added three assists and a block and a steal. After holding a
15-point lead Davidson cut the Tiger lead to just four points. But
Edwards would step up hitting a jumper that sparked a 5-0 run to
regain a nine-point lead with 1:34 to play.
Edwards’ Statistics for the Week
|at Wake Forest
Lippert averaged 19.5 points, five rebounds and three assists off the bench in a win and a loss for the Crimson last week. She scored a season high-22 points and handed out a career-high four assists at Dayton. Lippert posted 17 points, including 10 in the first half in an 83-70 win over Massachusetts. She has six rebounds, two steals, a block and a steal against the Minutewomen.She is second on the team in scoring with 13.5 ppg.
Lippert’s Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Penn rookie Alyssa Baron (Miami, Fla) led the Quakers to a pair of wins last week, earning her third Rookie of the Week honor for the 2010-11 season.
Baron was the catalyst in Penn’s decisive win over St. Francis (N.Y.) with a career-high 23 points in 32 minutes. Baron had no turnovers in that time, while adding five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Battling injury, Baron played sparingly in the first half in the win at Lafayette. She limped her way to seven points, including two key baskets in the win, while adding two assists, three rebounds and a steal. She finished the week with 15.0 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game in just 32.0 minutes per game in leading Penn to its first three-game winning streak in nearly two years.
Barron’s Statistics for the Week
|at St. Francis (N.Y.)
Christine Clark, Harvard, Fr., G (Tucson, Ariz.)
12.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5 apg
16 points, 6 rebounds vs. Massachusetts
Lauren Clark, Brown, Fr., G (Colts Neck, N.J.)
13 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.3 spg
19 points, 5 rebounds, 7 steals vs. Buffalo
Cornell, So. F (Georgetown, Texas)
12.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.5 spg
14 points, 13 rebounds vs. Ithaca
Sasha Dosenko, Dartmouth, Jr., F (Ukraine)
11 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2 apg, 4.9 bpg
14 points, 12 rebounds vs. Holy Cross
Mady Gobrecht, Yale, Sr., F (New Haven,
12.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg
15 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists vs. Bucknell
Brianna Orlich, Columbia, Fr., G/F (Fresno,
12 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2 apg
17 points, 8 rebounds vs. Cal State Bakersfield
Hannah Passafuime, Brown, Jr., G (Soquel,
10.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 spg
13 points, 12 rebounds vs. Buffalo
Monday, January 3
Cornell at Binghamton, 7 pm
Tuesday, January 4
Dartmouth at Rhode Island, 7 pm
La Salle at Princeton, 7 pm
Wednesday, January 5
Lafayette at Columbia, 7 pm
Thursday, January 6
NJIT at Brown, 7 pm
Harvard at Boston College, 7 pm
South Dakota at Cornell, 7 pm
Saturday, January 8
*Penn at Princeton, 6 pm
Sunday, January 9
NJIT at Harvard, 2 pm
Longwood at Cornell, 2 pm
Yale at Army, 3 pm
*Ivy League Contest