Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 5
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Brown junior guard Sheila Dixon (Schenectady, N.Y.) and Penn freshman forward Kara Bonenberger (Walnutport, Pa.) were named Ivy League Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the conference announced Monday.
Dixon's award is her first of the season and the second of her career, as she previously was named Player of the Week on Feb. 28, 2011. She led the Bears to a 2-1 week, as the team won the 2011 Brown BEAR Basketball Classic. After a win over Rhode Island in which Dixon finished with 16 points and five rebounds, the junior erupted in the championship match against Providence, scoring a career-high 26 points and grabbing six rebounds in the Bears’ 70-57 victory, their first over the Friars since Nov. 26, 2002 and just their fifth overall. For her efforts, Dixon was named to the All-Tournament team. In Brown’s loss to Fairfield, Dixon tallied her first double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. For the week, she averaged 20.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals.
Dixon's Statistics for the Week
|vs. Rhode Island||24||7-16||.438||1-4||.250||1-2||.500||5||0||0||0||16|
Bonenberger earned Rookie of the Week honors for the second-straight week. Bonenberger helped the Quakers go 1-1 in two games, averaging 8.5 points and 8.5 rebounds. In the Quakers’ 49-39 win over Lafayette, Bonenberger came within a field goal of a double-double, tallying eight points and 10 rebounds. She followed that with a nine-point, seven-rebound performance against No. 3/3 Notre Dame, while helping to hold the Fighting Irish to their second lowest field goal percentage of the season (37.9).
Bonenberger's Statistics for the Week
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In other Ivy action, Princeton suffered its first loss of the season, an 81-70 setback to No. 24 Delaware on Dec. 1. Penn acquitted itself well in a loss at No. 3/3 Notre Dame, joining No. 6/7 Duke as the only two teams to hold ND under 80 points this season. Notre Dame shot a season-low 1-for-12 (8.3 percent) from three point range 37.9 percent from the floor, its second-lowest percentage this season.
Lauren Edwards, Princeton, Senior, Guard (Los Angeles)
23 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist vs. Delaware
2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist at UMBC
Emma Golen, Harvard, Junior, Forward (Novi, Mich.)
10 points, 10 rebounds vs. Boston U.
Taylor Ward, Columbia, Sophomore, Guard (Oregon City, Ore.)
2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal vs. San Diego
20 points, 3 rebounds vs. Hawaii
Monday, December 5
Yale at Delaware, 7 pm
Tuesday, December 6
Harvard at New Hampshire, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 7
Boston U. at Yale, 5 pm
Vermont at Brown, 5 pm
Bryant at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Thursday, December 8
Columbia at Fairfield, 7 pm
Friday, December 9
8-Harvard at Alcorn State, 3 pm
Princeton at Navy, 7 pm
Saturday, December 10
8-Harvard at Minnesota, 5 pm
Army at Penn, 7 pm
Sunday, December 11
Long Island at Columbia, 2 pm
Monday, December 12
Hartford at Dartmouth, 11 am
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