Women’s Basketball Falls Short Against Maine, 67-60

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Late game foul trouble plagued the Harvard women's basketball team as it fell, 67-60, against the Maine Black Bears at Lavietes Pavilion Tuesday night. The Crimson drops to 4-5 (0-0 Ivy) while the Black Bears move to 6-2 (0-0 AE) on the season.

Leading the charge for the Crimson, Jadyn Bush found success on both sides of the ball, putting up 15 points and collecting nine total rebounds, two blocks and a steal against the Black Bears. Following closely behind, senior Sydney Skinner sunk 13 points and dished out four assists on the night while Jeannie Boehm contributed nine rebounds, two blocks and a steal to the Crimson's defensive efforts.

Fighting to put up points on the board, the Crimson and Black Bears opened their Tuesday night tilt with a back-and-forth battle for possession, with Maine ultimately being first to strike. Despite early points from Bush, a string of three-pointers from Maine pushed the Black Bears to an 11-point lead to end the first quarter.

Eager to break down Maine's lead, the Crimson opened up the second quarter with a scoring run headed by guard Nani Redford, who put up six uninterrupted points to cut Maine's lead to seven. A defensive drive led by Boehm and Bush kept the Black Bears to just 11 points in the quarter, sending the Crimson back to the locker room down, 33-27.

Despite a successful quarter from the three-point line for the Black Bears, the Crimson continued to outscore Maine throughout the third, posting 15 points to their 13. A clutch three from Skinner cut Maine's lead to just four as the teams headed into the final frame.

Late game foul trouble for the Crimson ultimately gave Maine the advantage, falling 67-60 at home.  

Harvard Highlights

  • Jadyn Bush found success on both sides of the ball against the Black Bears, putting up 15 points while posting 8 defensive rebounds, two blocks, and a steal.
  • Katie Benzan and Sydney Skinner led the team in assists, dishing out four a piece in tonight's tilt.  
  • Jeannie Boehm played a critical role on defense, picking nine boards, two blocks, and a steal against Maine.

Game Notes

  • Harvard drops to 6-10 in its all-time series against Maine.  

What's Next  

Harvard hosts the Rutgers Scarlet Knights for a matinee matchup at Lavietes Pavilion on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.