CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- The Harvard women's basketball team (11-6, 2-2 Ivy League) fell to Princeton (15-1, 3-0 Ivy League) tonight at the Lavietes Pavilion, 60-46. Lavietes Pavilion was a packed house, as the fans and teams celebrated breast cancer awareness.
First-year Lola Mullaney and senior Jeannie Boehm led the Crimson with 10 points apiece, while Mullaney also tabbed three rebounds. Sophomore Maggie McCarthy had nine points for the team, also collecting four rebounds and five assists. Junior Rachel Levy shot 50 percent on the night.
Two quick buckets from Boehm and Mullaney started off the first quarter, followed by a fade away jumper from sophomore Tess Sussman, helped give the Crimson a 7-5 lead within the first few minutes of the game. The Tigers didn't die down, taking the lead after sitting at a 9-9 tie.
Barta started the second quarter off hot with a triple, bringing the deficit down to just five points. After Princeton went on a 5-0 run, Levy tried to bring the momentum back to the Crimson with an and-1, but the Tigers quickly fired back with a layup and a point from the line to keep the lead in double digits. A late three from McCarthy followed by a basket in the paint from junior Maddie Stuhlreyer left the Crimson trailing by 10 heading into the half.
A couple defensive turnovers, paired with baskets from Levy, Mullaney and Bohem kept the Crimson in the game through the third quarter. Princeton would carry the momentum through the remainder of the third and fourth quarter, defeating Harvard 60-46.
- The Crimson held the Tigers to just 2-for-9 from the three-point range in the first half.
- Mullaney and Boehm both led the Harvard squad with 10 points each.
- McCarthy led the team with five assists.
The Crimson remaind home for a pair of games at the Lavietes Pavilon next weekend, Feb. 7-8, against Yale and Brown. The Yale game is set to broadcast on NESN, while the Brown game will be broadcast on ESPN+.