PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League play opened last week with Penn and Princeton facing off at Jadwin Gym. The defending League champion Tigers claimed a 56-45 win, pushing their League win streak to 20 straight.
The remaining six Ivy squads open League action this week, beginning with Brown traveling to Yale on Friday for a 7 p.m. tip-off. On Saturday Cornell travels to Columbia (4:30 p.m.) and Dartmouth is at Harvard (7 p.m.).
Princeton is off for exams until Jan. 28, while Penn plays a pair of non-league contests. The Quakers host Big 5 rival Villanova on Wednesday, then travel to Virginia on Sunday.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Addie Micir (Newton, Pa.) led Princeton to a 2-0 week and scored her 1,000th career point on her way to her second Player of the Week honor of the 2010-11 season.
The senior guard became just the 18th player in Princeton women’s basketball history to reach the mark and did so on her first shot of the game on Jan. 4 against La Salle, hitting her 38th three-point basket of the season. She finished the game with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. On Jan. 8, Micir scored 18 points to lead the Tigers to a win over Penn in the 2011 Ivy League opener. The win extends the Tigers’ conference win streak to 20, ranking third in the nation behind Connecticut and Stanford. When Penn cut a 19-point deficit to seven with 1:44 to play it was Micir that stepped up, hitting a three from the left wing and scored the game’s next three points, all coming by way of free throws to give her team back a double-digit lead, 56-43, with 11 seconds left.
Micir’s Statistics for the Week
|vs. La Salle
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
In Yale’s only game of the week, its final game in non-conference play, Janna Graf (Mission Wood, Kan.)scored nine of her 17 points in the second half, helping the Bulldogs rally twice in the second half to get within two possessions each time. The 17 points is the second-highest scoring effort of the season for Graf. She also added six rebounds, two assists and three steals in the losing effort. After missing the first three games of the season with mononucleosis, Graf has averaged 12.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in since scoring a career-high 22 points vs. Florida State.
Graf’s Statistics for the Week
Alyssa Baron, Penn, Fr., G (Miami, Fla.)
15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals vs. Princeton
Brogan Berry, Harvard, Jr., G (Beavercreek, Ohio)
16.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6 apg
16 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists vs. Boston College
Aileen Daniels, Brown, Jr., G (Waldwick, N.J.)
20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists vs. NJIT
Allyson DiMagno, Cornell, Fr., G (Fairport, N.Y.)
14 ppg, 7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1 bpg
15 points, 9 rebounds vs. Longwood
Mady Gobrecht, Yale, Sr., F (New Haven, Conn.)
15 ppg, 9 rpg, 5 apg, 2 bpg, 2 spg
15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists vs. Army
Brianna Orlich, Columbia, Fr., G/F (Fresno, Calif.)
18 points, 3 assists vs. Lafayette
Faziah Steen, Dartmouth, So., G (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals vs. Rhode Island
Wednesday, January 12
Villanova at Penn, 7 pm
Friday, January 14
*Brown at Yale, 7 pm
Saturday, January 15
*Cornell at Columbia, 4:30 pm
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 7 pm
Sunday, January 16
Penn at Virginia, 2 pm
*Ivy League Contest