La Salle Slips Past Women’s Basketball, 75-69

Rachel Levy dribbles up the court.
Photo by: Gil Talbot

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Despite 20 points from junior co-captain Rachel Levy, the Harvard women's basketball team (3-1, 0-0 Ivy League) was edged by La Salle (2-1, 0-0 A-10), 75-69, tonight, Nov. 15, at the Tom Gola Arena.

Four Crimson players recorded double-digit points, led by Levy with 20. Fellow co-captain senior Mackenzie Barta trailed slightly behind Levy in double figures with 15 points, while Jeannie Boehm dropped in 13 and Tess Sussman registered 10. Barta knocked down four three-pointers, while Levy went six-for-eight from the charity stripe. Levy recorded her first double-double of the season with 13 rebounds. Boehm grabbed nine boards, while Barta tallied seven.

The Crimson got off to a 9-0 start against the Explorers, with six points coming from senior Jeannie Boehm. La Salle used a 5-2 run to cut its deficit to two at 15-11, but seven points from co-captain Rachel Levy put Harvard up 26-18 at the end of the first quarter. Harvard's momentum continued in quarter two, as back-to-back triples from Mackenzie Barta gave the Crimson a double-digit lead. Behind 13 first-half points from Levy, the Crimson took a 42-28 lead into halftime.

Maggie McCarthy halted a 6-0 run from La Salle at the start of the second half with her first triple of the night. A back-and-forth third quarter ensued, as Harvard held on to a 55-52 lead heading into the final frame. La Salle's offense found momentum at the beginning of the fourth quarter, taking the lead at 64-60, and continued to a comeback victory at 75-69.

Harvard Highlights
- Four Crimson players tallied double-digit points against the Explorers, led by Levy with 20.
- Levy recorded her first double-double of the season, adding 13 rebounds to her tally.

Up Next
The Crimson will close out its road trip at Rutgers this Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on BTN+.