Photos courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications and Penn Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Harvard senior guard Brogan Berry (Beavercreek, Ohio) 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.
Berry picked up her fourth career Player of the Week award and her first of the season. She averaged 15.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.3 steals in three games as Harvard went 2-1 on the week. Berry finished with 15 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists in the Crimson’s victory over New Hampshire and followed that with a 19-point, seven-rebound, six-assist performance to lead Harvard to a win over Alcorn State in the opening game of the Best Buy Classic. In the second game of the tournament, Berry tallied 11 points, a season-high eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals in a loss at Minnesota. She was named to the Best Buy Classic All-Tournament Team. Berry now stands in 11th-place in Harvard history with 1,185 points. Her eight assists against the Gophers moved her past Barbarann Keefer on both the Harvard and Ivy League career assists list, placing her fourth in school history and 12th in League annals with 439 career helpers.
Berry's Statistics for the Week
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|vs. Alcorn State
Bonenberger received Rookie of the Week for the third-straight week. It marks the second-straight season that a Penn player received Rookie of the Week honors for three consecutive weeks, as Alyssa Baron (Jan. 24; Jan. 31; Feb. 7) accomplished the feat last year. Bonenberger scored a game and career-high 21 points off the bench as the Quakers (5-2) continued the best start in school history with a 70-60 win over Army on Saturday. Bonenberger also tallied seven rebounds, a personal-best four assists, a block and a steal. She played a career-high 33 minutes and went 6-for-10 from the field to help Penn erase an early 10-point deficit as the Quakers picked up their fourth straight home win to start the season. Bonenberger went 9-for-11 from the free throw line, including two big makes with Penn ahead by six with a minute remaining.
Bonenberger's Statistics for the Week
In other League action, Princeton suffered just its second defeat of the season, falling at Navy, 65-52. Two of the Tigers' next three games feature ranked opponents, as Princeton will face No. 21/21 DePaul at home on Tuesday before traveling to California to take on No. 4/4 Stanford and Santa Clara over the weekend. Brown picked up its third-straight win to improve to 6-4 on the year. The Bears hold the longest current winning streak in the Ivy League.
Alyssa Baron, Penn, Sophomore, Guard (Miami)
20 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 1 assists vs. Army
Aileen Daniels, Brown, Senior, Forward (Waldwick, N.J.)
18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal vs. Vermont
Hayden Latham, Yale, Freshman, Guard (Greenville, S.C.)
12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist vs. Boston U.
Niveen Rasheed, Princeton, Junior, Forward (Danville, Calif.)
16 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block at Navy
Melissa Shafer, Columbia, Senior, Guard (Raleigh, N.C.)
15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals at Fairfield
10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal at Long Island
Megan Vasquez, Yale, Junior, Guard (Merrick, N.Y.)
10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals at Delaware
22 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals vs. Boston U.
Monday, December 12
Hartford at Dartmouth, 11 am
Tuesday, December 13
No. 20/21 DePaul at Princeton, 7 pm
Friday, December 16
Dartmouth at Long Beach State, 10 pm
Saturday, December 17
Princeton at No. 4/4 Stanford, 4 pm
Sunday, December 18
Bucknell at Cornell, 1 pm
St. Francis (N.Y.) at Yale, 2 pm
Monday, December 19
9-Princeton at Santa Clara, 10 pm
8-Best Buy Classic
9-Bronco Book Drive