February 7, 2003

W. Cagers Take Ivy Road Trip

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After earning its first Ivy League win this past weekend, the Cornell women’s basketball team (7-10, 1-3 Ivy) is headed back out on the road to face Penn tonight and Princeton tomorrow.

Last weekend, Penn (7-9, 1-2) started off well with a 74-65 win over Dartmouth (7-10, 1-3) thanks to an outstanding second half in which the Quakers shot 53.6 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc.

The following night, however, the Quakers were unable to hand Harvard (12-4, 4-0) its first Ivy loss and were defeated by a final score of 80-71. Despite the split, junior forward Jewel Clark was still named the Ivy player of the week.

During Penn’s win, Clark tallied 19 points, 17 rebounds, four steals and three assists. She had continued success against the Crimson with 28 points and 13 rebounds. For the season, she leads the team with 19.0 points per game (ppg) and 10.3 rebounds per game (rpg). Her 43.5 percent accuracy from the field is the team’s second best.

Quaker sophomore center Katie Kilker will also factor into the contest. She has been averaging 14.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg, and has been shooting 57.3 percent.

The Tigers (6-11, 1-2) are coming off a pair of losses to Harvard and Dartmouth.

Last Friday, Princeton was blown out by the Crimson, 78-42, in a game in which no Tiger recorded double digits in either points or rebounds. Additionally, Princeton was limited to only 13 points in the second half.

Princeton met a similar fate against Dartmouth in a 74-52 slaughtering. Reeling from its loss the previous night, the Tigers had only one player score more than 10 points and no one recorded double digits in rebounds.

Despite these lopsided losses, Princeton has several standouts for the season. Rookie forward Rebecca Brown, who had 12 points against the Big Green, leads the team with 12.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, and is shooting 58.2 percent from the field. Senior forward Maureen Lane averages 10.7 ppg with 5.3 rpg and forward Kelly Schaeffer averages 10.6 ppg with 3.4 rpg.

Archived article by Katherine Granish