By: Mike Miezejeski
Dartmouth Big Green (7-7, 0-1 Ivy) vs.
Harvard Crimson (8-6, 1-0 Ivy)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 – 5 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Leede Arena
All-Time Series: Harvard, 48-35
Last Time: Jan. 19, 2019 / L, 56-46 (Cambridge, Mass.)
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FIRST IVY TEST AT LEEDE
Dartmouth and Harvard will conclude its season series on Saturday at Leede Arena. The Big Green are looking to even the series after falling to the Crimson on the road last Saturday. The game can be seen on NESN Plus and streamed on ESPN+.
WE BACK PAT
The Dartmouth coaching staff will be wearing purple during the game for “We Back Pat” week which recognizes legendary coach Pat Summitt and the fight against Alzheimer’s.
- Dartmouth played this same Harvard team on the road to open Ivy League play. Despite a scoring outburst in the third quarter, the Big Green fell, 56-46.
- The Big Green did not score in the first and trailed 14-0 at the end of the quarter.
- Katie Douglas got Dartmouth on the board with 6:22 left in the second, but the Big Green took a 27-7 deficit into halftime.
- Annie McKenna started the third with a triple, sparking an 18-4 run that closed the gap to 31-25 with 4:16 left in the quarter.
- Dartmouth cut it to a four-point gap with 39 seconds to go after back-to-back buckets from Isalys Quinones and McKenna. The Big Green outscored Harvard, 27-7 in the third quarter.
- Harvard opened the fourth on a 16-5 run and used a loud Lavietes Pavilion crowd to run away with the win.
- Paula Lenart finished with eight points and 12 rebounds, earning a spot on the Ivy League weekly honor roll.
- Cy Lippold led the team with 11 points, while Annie McKenna had 10.
- Thanks to its win over Dartmouth last week, Harvard is now 8-6 and is tied for first with Penn, Cornell and Brown with a 1-0 record in Ivy league play.
- Harvard comes into this game on a four-game winning streak which is highlighted by a win over No. 14 California.
- Three players score in double figures for Harvard led by Katie Benzan who scores 14.1 ppg. Sydney Skinner averages 12.1 ppg and Jadyn Bush averages 10.4 ppg and leads the team with 8.5 rpg.
- Jeannie Boehm was a problem for the Big Green in the last matchup, she had a double-double and averages 6.8 ppg and 7.1 rpg.
- Harvard plays at a fast pace and shoots the three. The Crimson lead the Ivy League in three-point percentage and are second in made 3-pointers.
- Harvard leads the conference in field goal percentage, they are second in points per game and scoring margin.
- The Crimson have played a tough schedule against teams like Notre Dame, Purdue, Quinnipiac, Rutgers and Cal.
ALL-TIME AGAINST HARVARD
- Dating back to 1976, these teams have faced each other 83 times and Harvard holds a 48-35 record over Dartmouth.
- Since 2000, Dartmouth is 16-26 against the Crimson.
LEADING THE WAY
- Quinones leads the Big Green in scoring with 12.7 ppg and has scored in double figures 11 times this season. Her season high is 22 at Vermont.
- Lenart is tops on the team in rebounding with 7.5 rpg. She has also pulled down 40 offensive rebounds. Lenart has grabbed 12 board twice this season against UMass Lowell and at Harvard. She also leads the team with 11 blocked shots.
- Lippold has the most assists this season for Dartmouth with 63, which is good for 4.5 per game.
- Kealy Brown leads the team with 22 steals, which brings her average to 1.6 per game.
DANGEROUS AT HOME
- Leede Arena has been a welcome sight to the Big Green this season, who are 5-1 on their home floor in 2018-19.
- This is the first game of 2019 for the Big Green on the Leede Arena court.
- Dartmouth is outscoring opponents by 13.3 ppg at home and averaging 63.2 ppg.
- Defense has been the difference between home and road games. At home the Big Green are holding opponents to just 49.8 ppg, while on the road, teams are scoring 64.0 ppg.
- Two players average in double figures in home games. Quinones leads the way with 13.7 ppg, while Cy Lippold scores 10.3 ppg at home.
To keep up-to-date on all the action over the weekend, you can visit the Dartmouth women’s basketball schedule by clicking HERE and finding the links for live video and live stats associated with the games. You can also follow the game on twitter: @DartmouthWbb
The first Ivy League back-to-back is on tap for the Big Green who play at Brown and Yale on Friday and Saturday. Tip at Brown is at 6:30 p.m., while game time at Yale is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.