NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Closing out its second road trip of the season, the Harvard women's basketball team (3-2, 0-0 Ivy League) was tripped up by Rutgers (4-0, 0-0 B1G), 74-46, this afternoon at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
First-year Lola Mullaney led the Crimson with 17 points, including five three-pointers. Junior co-captain Rachel Levy reached double figures for the second consecutive game with 11 points. Senior Jeannie Boehm paced Harvard's defense with eight rebounds, while Levy followed closely behind with seven boards.
Rutgers sank a pair of early baskets, but triples from Sussman and Mullaney, coupled with baskets from Boehm gave the Crimson an early 10-6 lead in the first quarter. The Crimson and Scarlet Knights exchanged 3-0 runs to close out the opening frame, as Harvard gained a 19-17 advantage. Rutgers went on a 10-2 run in the second quarter to take a 39-27 lead into halftime.
Mullaney snapped the Scarlet Knights 4-0 run at the start of the second half with her fourth triple of the game. Rutgers continued its offensive push throughout the third quarter, extending its lead to 63-35. A back-and-forth final frame ensued, as Levy reached double-digits and Mullaney brought her three-pointer total to five. The Scarlet Knight's defense held Harvard at bay, sealing its victory over the Crimson at 74-46.
- Lola Mullaney led the Crimson attack with 17 points, knocking down five three-pointers.
- Rachel Levy posted double-digit points in back-to-back games for the Crimson.
- Boehm paced Harvard's defense with eight rebounds, while Levy grabbed seven boards.
The Crimson will return home to Lavietes Pavilion to host Hartford on Friday, Nov. 22. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.