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Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 2

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- All eight Ivy League women’s basketball teams took to the court to open their seasons over the weekend. Penn, Princeton and Yale recorded season-opening victories to lead the conference. Harvard acquitted itself well in two losses in the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa, while Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Dartmouth are all still seeking their first wins of the season.

The 2010-11 Ivy League Rookie of the Year picked up where she left off, as Penn sophomore Alyssa Baron (Miami, Fla.) was named Ivy League Player of the Week. Baron led the Quakers to victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) with 27 points, four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal. She single-handedly erased Penn’s seven-point halftime deficit with nine points in the first five minutes of the second half and continued the scoring trend throughout the final 15 minutes and into overtime. She was 7-of-12 with 17 points in the second half as the Quakers won in overtime. For the game, Baron shot 10-of-24 from the field, including 3-of-7 from downtown, and connected on 4-of-6 from the free throw line.

Baron’s Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A  

S  
PTS
vs. St. Francis (N.Y.)
41
10-24
.417
3-7
.429
4-6
.667
4
2
2
1
27

 

 

 

Columbia freshman Amara Mbionwu (Bowie, Md.) has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Nov. 13. She becomes the first Lion to earn Rookie of the Week honors since Lauren Dwyer took home the award on Feb. 18, 2008. Mbionwu grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to go along with 11 points against Vermont. She shot 5-of-8 from the field. In the Lions’ next game, Mbionwu set a new personal-best with a game-high nine boards against Sacred Heart. After the first week of action, she leads all Ivy freshman in rebounding and ranks tied for third overall.

Mbionwu’s Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Vermont
22 5-8
.625
0-0
.000
1-3
.333
8
1
0
0
11
at Sacred Heart 22 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 9 0 0 1 2
TOTALS 22.0 6-10 .600 0-0 .000 1-3 .333 8.5 0.5 0.0 0.5

6.5

 

 

 


Besides Baron, the League saw two other players surpass the 20-point plateau in the opening weekend, as Harvard sophomore Christine Clark matched her career-high with 28 points against Iowa and Yale junior Megan Vasquez netted 23 points in a win over Holy Cross. Princeton senior Lauren Edwards recorded the Ivy League’s first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

HONOR ROLL
Christine Clark, Harvard, Sophomore, Guard (Tucson, Ariz.)
28 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal at Iowa
17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal vs. Butler

Allyson Dimagno, Cornell, Sophomore, Guard (Fairport, N.Y.)
12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block at William & Mary
13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists at Longwood

Sheila Dixon, Brown, Junior, Guard (Schenectady, N.Y.)
17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists vs. New Hampshire
19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block at NJIT

Niveen Rasheed, Princeton, Junior, Forward (Danville, Calif.)
17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal vs. Saint Joseph’s

Megan Vasquez, Yale, Junior, Guard (Merrick, N.Y.)
23 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 block vs. Holy Cross

UPCOMING GAMES
Monday, November 14
Yale at Fairleigh Dickinson, 5 pm
Princeton at Lafayette, 7 pm

Tuesday, November 15
Colgate at Cornell, 7 pm

Wednesday, November 16
Columbia at Wagner, 7 pm

Friday, November 18
1-Saint Joseph’s at Dartmouth, 5 pm
Harvard at Providence, 7 pm
Yale at Marist, 7 pm

Saturday, November 19
Villanova at Princeton, 3 pm
Rider at Penn, 3:30 pm
1-Dartmouth vs. Colgate, 5 pm
Albany (N.Y.) at Brown, 7:30 pm

KEY:
1-TD Bank Classic (Burlington, Vt.)