Alarie, Barahman, Cornell lead a solid weekend for Ivy League teams; major tests await

Alarie, Emsbo, Barahman, and Bagwell-Katalinich highlight a strong weekend for Ivy League teams

Many Ivy League teams are heading into Thanksgiving week on a positive note, as some will get a few days off, while others will continue their non-conference schedules in places across the country.

It is difficult to pinpoint the strongest performance of the weekend, as many players shined, but Yale senior Roxy Barahman’s 29-point performance in Saturday’s 15-point win over Northeastern is likely it.

Yale move to 3-1 with a pair of wins in the last week, defeating UMass-Lowell, 67-59 on Thursday, and Northeastern, 78-63 on Saturday. While Barahman’s Saturday performance was the highlight of the weekend, Yale sophomore Camilla Emsbo has had a terrific week for the Bulldogs. Embso recorded 18 points and 16 rebounds on Thursday, and followed that up with 12 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday’s win.

The Bulldogs will head west to take on UCLA on Tuesday night, before heading to Loyola Marymount for the Thanksgiving Classic, where they will play Fresno State and the host team.

Cornell took to the road to get two wins and improve their record to 4-2 on the season. The Big Red got an easy win over Niagara on Thursday, 82-59, before heading to Delaware to take down Delaware State, 77-51 on Saturday.

Senior Laura Bagwell-Katalinich had a huge day in the win over Delaware State, going for 29 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Samantha Widmann finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Cornell will travel to UMass-Lowell on Wednesday, before heading back to Ithaca to host Lafayette on Sunday.

After dropping two games to LaSalle and Rutgers last weekend, the Harvard Crimson moved to 4-2 after a 53-44 win over Hartford on Friday. Kathy Delaney Smith’s team was led by senior Jeannie Boehm’s 12-point, 12-rebound performance. Freshman Annie Stritzel had a career-high 17 points off the bench for the Crimson.

Harvard will take to the road this week as they take the short trip to take on Boston University on Tuesday, before heading to Connecticut to take on Quinnipiac on Saturday.

Megan Griffith’s Columbia squad got back to .500 on the season, as they defeated Army on Saturday, 71-62. Senior Janiya Clemmons finished with 15 points and 6 rebounds in the win, while freshman Abbey Hsu continues her strong start, as she recorded 11 points. The Lions will look to get over .500 for the first time this season, as they host UW-Milwaukee on Saturday.

It was a tale of two games for head coach Sarah Behn and the Brown Bears this weekend, as they followed up a difficult 95-42 loss to UMass on Thursday, with a really good 76-68 win over New Hampshire on Sunday in Providence. The Bears were led once again by senior Justine Gaziano, as she finished with a team-high 17 points. Junior Dominique Leonidas added 14 points, while sophomore sharp-shooter Maddie Mullin finished with 12 points. The Bears next take the floor on Tuesday as they host Merrimack.

Carlie Littlefield and Bella Alarie have paced Princeton and first-year head coach Carla Berube to a 5-1 start. The Tigers dropped a tough one to Iowa, 77-75, in overtime on Wednesday. In that loss, Alarie finished with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Sophomore Julia Cunningham added 17 for the Tigers. Princeton got back in the win column on Sunday, with a 52-40 victory over Monmouth. Littlefield had 12 points in the win, while senior Taylor Baur recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Tigers travel to New York City on Sunday to take on St Francis-Brooklyn.

Both Pennsylvania and Dartmouth were off this weekend. Penn will take their 4-0 record on the road this Friday in a huge road matchup against Duke, while Dartmouth, 3-0, will travel to take on Manhattan on Sunday.

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