March 6, 2014

Women's Basketball Concludes Regular Season at Dartmouth and Harvard

Game Notes

 

Brown (9-17, 3-9 Ivy) vs. Dartmouth (5-21, 2-10 Ivy)

Friday, Mar. 7 – 7:00 PM

Hanover, N.H.

Leede Arena

Live Stream: Ivy League Digital Network

 

Brown (9-17, 3-9 Ivy) vs. Harvard (19-7, 9-3 Ivy)

Saturday, Mar. 8 – 6:00 PM

Boston, Mass.

Lavietes Pavilion

Live Stream: Ivy League Digital Network

 
 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a 61-58 upset victory over Princeton on Senior Night, the Brown women's basketball team concludes its 2013-14 regular season slate with road games at Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend.

 

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LAST TIME OUT

In their final home game, the Brown women's basketball team (9-17, 3-9 Ivy) got 24 points from Lauren Clarke and 12 points from Sophie Beutel in a 61-58 upset victory over Princeton (18-7, 9-2 Ivy).

 

Senior co-captain Jordin Juker added six points, five rebounds, and a career-high five assists while Sophie Bikofsky netted 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field.

 

Kristen Helmstetter deposited a team-high 20 points and hauled in eight rebounds for the Tigers while teammate Blake Dietrick added 13 points and three assists.

 

PARTY LIKE IT'S 2006

With their win over Princeton last Saturday, the Bears snapped a 16-game losing streak to the Tigers, scoring their first victory since Feb. 4, 2006.  Brown is also the first team not named Harvard to hand the Tigers an Ivy League loss in nearly five seasons.

 

CLARKE RECOGNIZED FOR CAREER TREYS

With 201 career three-pointers, Lauren Clarke tops the Brown record book in that category, surpassing assistant coach Colleen Kelly's previous record of 170 on January 3.  Clarke's feat was recognized for on Feb. 7 versus Harvard.

 

LETHAL FROM DOWNTOWN

Bikofsky ranks second the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.497) behind Tricia Liston of Duke and ranks 11th in three-point field goals per game (3.15).  As a team, the Bears rank fifth in the nation in three-point field goal percentage, connecting on 38.7-percent of their attempts from behind the arc.

1,000 POINT MILESTONE

Clarke finished with 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, six treys, and six rebounds, as she became the 17th player in team history to record 1,000 points on December 8.  Clarke's 1,279 career points leave her 12 points shy of Michelle Smith '86 for seventh on the all-time scoring list.  Her 16.2 points per game ranks second overall in the Ivy League this season.

 

THE 90-POINT PLATEAU

The Bears reached the 90-point mark on November 30 against UMBC for the first time since scoring 96 versus Westfield State on December 14, 1982.

 

BEUTEL CHIPPING IN

Senior Sophie Beutel tallied a career high 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field against Columbia on Feb. 1 and leads the Bears with a .614 shooting percentage from the field this season.

 

JUKER POSTS CAREER HIGH IN HELPERS

Co-captain Jordin Juker recorded a career-high five assists in Brown's win over Princeton last Saturday.

 

ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT & WBCA RECOGNITION

Clarke was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team in an announcement made by CoSIDA on January 30.  As a First Team honoree, she is eligible for Capital One Academic All-American consideration with First Team selections from the other seven districts.  Clarke was also selected for the 2014 class of the WBCA "So You Want To Be A Coach" program, a workshop to be held in Nashville from April 4-6.

 

VS. DARTMOUTH

Saturday will denote the 75th meeting between the schools with Dartmouth holding a 50-24 edge in the all-time series.  The Bears have claimed five of the last seven matchups, including a 71-55 win at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Feb. 8.

 

SCOUTING THE BIG GREEN

After upsetting Penn on Feb. 22, the Big Green split last weekend's Ivy doubleheader, defeating Columbia on Friday before dropping a 63-50 decision to Cornell on Saturday.  Freshman Fanni Szabo paces the Dartmouth attack as she averages a team-best 13.4 points per game and ranks second in the Ivy League with 2.12 steals per game.  Lakin Roland and Nicola Zimmer also have chipped in with double figure scoring averages this season under first year head coach, Belle Koclanes.

 
 

VS. HARVARD

Friday marks the 78th all-time meeting between the two schools with Harvard holding a 44-33 edge in the series.  The Crimson has claimed recent success over the Bears as they have triumphed in 13 of the last 15 meetings, including a 91-71 win at Brown on Feb. 7.

 

SCOUTING THE CRIMSON

The Crimson enters the weekend with an outside shot at the Ivy League crown, but will need losses from both Penn and Princeton to stay alive in the race.  Brown will try to slow down the Crimson's duo of Christine Clark and Temi Fagbenle on Saturday as the Harvard duo has averaged 16.9 and 12.7 points per game, respectively this season. Clarke led the way in the first meeting between the teams this season as she netted 19 points while Kit Metoyer chipped in with 17 points off the bench for Harvard as they shot 63.8-percent from the field on Feb. 7.

 

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