Women's Basketball Closes Out Home Slate Against Brown, Yale
Harvard closes out its home slate this weekend with Brown and Yale. The Crimson looks to keep its Ivy home win streak alive and avoid a sweep by the Bears and Bulldogs after suffering two losses on the road to them two weeks ago.
Watch & Listen From Home
Can't make it to Cambridge this weekend watch and listen to the game on GoCrimson.com. Greg Kadetsky will have the call for both games this weekend. Visit the multimedia center for more details or click on the audio link above. Live statistics will also be available.
Thank You Seniors
The Class of 2011 has seen tremendous success in a crimson and white uniform. The four seniors have won 65.5 percent of their games and 78.4 percent of their Ivy contests heading into the final five games of the season.
Harvard has won an Ivy League title and made the first two WNIT appearances in program history during the Class of 2011's time at Harvard.
The foursome was a part of Harvard's 500th win in program history and helped Kathy Delaney-Smith earn her 400th and 450th career coaching victories.
Clark was 11-for-13 from the field with 28 points to lead all players. She added five rebounds and two steals in the win. Berry added 13 points and Victoria Lippert hit double figures with 10 points.
Harvard led by as many as 31 in the second half and shot a season-high 60.9 percent from the field in the win.
Home Sweet Home
The Crimson, which is 7-1 at home this season, posted a 12-1 record at Lavietes Pavilion in 2009-10, which was the best home record since going unbeaten in 1997-98.
Friday's contest is the 72nd meeting between Harvard and Brown. The Crimson has faced the Bears more than any other team in the league and leads the series, 39-38. Harvard has won eight straight against the Bears.
Last Time We Me
t Despite outscoring the Bears by eight in the second half, Harvard fell to Brown, 57-56, Feb. 12. Emma Markley led the Crimson with her second double-double of the season, putting up 22 points and pulling down 11 boards.
It was an off shooting night for the Crimson who was held to 33.9 percent from the field. Brogan Berry and Christine Clark added to the scoring unit with 12 points apiece.
Harvard leads the all-time series with the Bulldogs, 41-28, and has won four of the last five.
Last Time We Met
Harvard fell for the first time in league play to Yale, 82-71, Feb. 11. The loss snapped the Crimson's seven-game win streak.
Victoria Lippert led the Crimson with 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Lippert was one of four Crimson players in double figures and Brogan Berry added 16 points and seven assists, Emma Markley scored 14 points and Christine Clark contributed 11.
On the Line
Christine Matera has started 51 games in a row for the Crimson. Brogan Berry has a streak of 66 straight games with at least one assist. She has one or more hand outs in 80 of the 81 games she has suited up for. Berry has 70 straight games with at least one point. Victoria Lippert has scored in 53 straight games.
Emma Markley moved into 10th on the all-time rebounds list at Harvard after the Crimson's win over Columbia (Jan. 28). She has 617 rebounds to her credit. Markley is ninth in scoring with 1,232 career points.
Brogan Berry is sixth on the all-time assists list. She has 378 to her credit.
Joining the Club
Emma Markley became the 14th women's basketball player at Harvard to score at least 1,000 points. She scored her 1,000th career point when her eighth point of the game with 4:43 left against BU (Nov. 23).
Two months later, Brogan Berry became the 15th player to accomplish that feat, when her third basket of the game against Columbia (Feb. 19) gave her 1,001 career points. She enters the weekend with 1,008 points.
Moving On Up
Brogan Berry is sixth on the all-time career assists list with 378 handouts. She is 24 away from tying Heidi Kosh '91, who is fifth with 402. Jennifer Monti '02 holds the program record of 558.
A 1,000 Points
Brogan Berry and Emma Markley reached the 1,000 point mark during the 2010-11 season. It is only the second time in Crimson history that two players reached 1,000 points in the same year. Deb Flandermeyer '93 and Erin Maher '93 did it during the 1992-93 season.
Add Them Up
Christine Clark scored a career-high 28 points against Columbia (Feb. 19) for the most points scored by a Crimson player this season. It's the second best points total by an Ivy League player this year.
Lighting Up the Scoreboard
Entering the week, Harvard is first in Ivy League scoring putting up 73.3 points per game, 4.0 better than second-place Princeton.
The Crimson ranks 30th in the nation in scoring as well.