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Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 14

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Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard moved back into second-place in the Ivy League after a 2-0 week that saw the Crimson pick up road wins over Cornell, 67-57, and Columbia, 68-56. Sophomore guard Christine Clark (Tucson, Ariz.) averaged 22.0 points and made good on all 17 of her free throw attempts en route to being named Ivy League Player of the Week.

Dartmouth freshman Tia Dawson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) was named Rookie of the Week after averaging 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in two games, including the Big Green’s first Ivy League victory of the season.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Clark surpassed the 20-point plateau in each of Harvard’s two victories last week, scoring 23 at Cornell and 21 at Columbia. She became the first Crimson to score 20 or more points in back-to-back games since Victoria Lippert accomplished the feat in February of 2010. Clark shot 17-of-17 from the free throw line in the two games, including an impressive 12-of-12 at Columbia. She averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.0 assist on the week.

Clark's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
at Cornell
35 8-15
.533
2-3
.667
5-5
1.000
6 0 1 5 23
at Columbia
35 4-15 .267 1-4 .250 12-12 1.000 4 2 0 2 21
TOTALS 35.0 12-30 .400 3-7 .429 17-17 1.000 5.0 1.0 0.5 3.5 22.0

 





ROOKIE OF THE WEEK    

Dawson finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds, six blocks, one assist and one steal to help the Big Green end a 13-game slide with a 59-44 win at Columbia. She scored 13 of her career-best 15 points in the second half to help Dartmouth to its first Ivy League win of the year. Dawson recorded her third double-double of the season, which leads the team.

Dawson's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
at Columbia
26 7-16
.438
0-0
.000
1-1
1.000
11 1 6 1 15
at Cornell
28 2-6 .333 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 5 3 2 1 7
TOTALS 27.0 9-22 .409 0-0 .000 4-5 .800 8.0 2.0 4.0 1.0 11.0

 





In other Ivy action, Princeton improved to 5-0 in conference play by defeating Brown, 57-45, and Yale, 72-47. The Bulldogs’ loss kept head coach Chris Gobrecht at 499 career wins. Yale finished 1-1 on the week, as did Brown and Cornell.

For the second-straight week, the top two teams in the Ivy League will square off when Princeton travels to Cambridge, Mass., to take on Harvard on Feb. 11.

"Inside Ivy League Basketball" is back for its eighth episode on Wednesday, Feb. 8, featuring interviews with Yale men's basketball head coach James Jones and Princeton junior forward Niveen Rasheed.

"Inside Ivy League Basketball" is hosted by Dan Loney and Brian Seltzer and takes an in-depth look at all the news and notes surrounding Ivy men’s and women’s basketball on and off the courts during the 2011-12 season. The 12-episode show debuted Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguebasketball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com.     

Each episode is packed with highlights, statistics and expert analysis in its 'Around the League' segment. With its interview segments 'Program Profile,' 'Student-Athlete Spotlight' and 'Alumni Focus,' the show will visit with past and present players, coaches and administrators who impact Ivy League basketball.

Fans and alumni can interact with the show via its social media platforms -- Facebook (Inside Ivy League Basketball) and Twitter (@insideivyhoops) -- as well as provide ideas and content for the show’s 'Twitter Talk/Facebook Fodder' segment. 

HONOR ROLL
Alyssa Baron, Penn, Sophomore, Guard (Miami)
11 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, 3 blocks vs. Yale
16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals vs. Brown

Kara Bonenberger, Penn, Freshman, Forward (Walnutport, Pa.)
8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks vs. Yale
9 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block vs. Brown

Allyson DiMagno, Cornell, Sophomore, Guard (Fairport, N.Y.)
7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks vs. Harvard
16 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals vs. Dartmouth

Sarah Halejian, Yale, Freshman, Guard (Wyckoff, N.J.)
14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block at Penn
6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal at Princeton

Hannah Passafuime, Brown, Senior, Guard (Soquel, Calif.)
10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block at Princeton
19 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal at Penn

Niveen Rasheed, Princeton, Junior, Forward (Danville, Calif.)
19 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals, 1 block vs. Brown
11 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal vs. Yale

Tyler Simpson, Columbia, Junior, Forward (Lawrenceville, N.J.)
21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks vs. Dartmouth
15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block vs. Harvard

Faziah Steen, Dartmouth, Junior, Guard (Detroit)
15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals at Columbia
16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals at Cornell

Megan Vasquez, Yale, Junior, Guard (Merrick, N.Y.)
19 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal at Penn
8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals at Princeton

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday, February 10
*Penn at Harvard, 7 pm
*Cornell at Yale, 7 pm
*Columbia at Brown, 7 pm
*Princeton at Dartmouth, 7 pm

Saturday, February 11
*Princeton at Harvard, 6 pm
*Columbia at Yale, 7 pm
*Cornell at Brown, 7 pm
*Penn at Dartmouth, 7 pm

KEY:
*-Ivy League contest