Lippold's Career Night Not Enough as Dartmouth Falls to Harvard

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HANOVER, N.H. – Despite a career high 26 points by Cy Lippold, Dartmouth (7-8, 0-2 Ivy) fell, 73-57, to Harvard (9-6, 2-0 Ivy). It was the first time that the Big Green played on its home court in 2019.
To go along with Lippold, who also dished out three assists, Isalys Quinones was in double figures with 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. Annie McKenna finished with nine points and a game high five assists with three rebounds.   
“Our mentality was to pick up from where we left off in the second half last game at Harvard and I thought that we accomplished that in the first quarter,” said Belle Koclanes, the Gail Koziara Boudreaux ’82 and Family Head Coach of Women’s Basketball. “We make strides and progress and we get different challenges each game. Coming into the third quarter we could’ve got off to a better start, but I don’t think that was the reason we lost today. Rebounding was the key tonight and we weren’t able to do that.”  
It was a back-and-forth contest in the early going as both teams traded baskets. Elle Louie scored the first basket underneath and McKenna hit a triple with a hand in her face to tie the game at five in the first two minutes. After Harvard took a 14-9 lead at the first media timeout, Dartmouth came off the bench with a new-found energy and sparked a 13-0 run to take a 22-14 advantage with 1:27 left in the quarter. In all, Dartmouth outscored Harvard, 15-5 to take a 24-19 lead after one.
The pace slowed down in the beginning of the second, it took until the 6:43 mark for Harvard to score the first points of the quarter. The Crimson converted on a layup to tie it up at 24 before Lippold found Islays Quinones for a layup to put the Big Green back on top with 5:53 to go until the half. Neither side would give as the time ticked down until the break. Harvard hit back-to-back threes in the final minute to give the Crimson a 37-34 lead at halftime.
Harvard opened the third on an 8-0 run in the first four minutes to extend its lead to 45-37. Lippold stopped that with consecutive 3-pointers to close the gap to five. The Crimson maintained its advantage as both teams traded buckets down the stretch and Dartmouth went into the fourth behind 52-46.
Lippold started the fourth with a midrange jumper to make it just a four-point game, but the Crimson answered with an 8-0 run, going ahead 60-48 with 7:27 remaining in the game. Lippold scored her 26th point with a triple with 1:06 to go, but Harvard was able to hang on and hand the Big Green the loss, taking the season series.
Dartmouth goes on its first Ivy League weekend road trip next, first taking on Brown in Providence on Friday at 6:30 p.m., the Big Green then face Yale the very next day at 6 p.m.

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