February 15, 2009

Sports Saturday Update: M. Icers Fall at Harvard

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Men’s hockey: 2, Harvard: 4
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The men’s hockey team suffered another rough loss at the hands of rival Harvard. Junior forward Colin Greening scored two goals and Joe Devin had two assists. Penalties hurt the Red for the second night in a row; Harvard scored all four of its goals on the man advantage.

—Keenan Weatherford

Men’s basketball: 79, Dartmouth 76 (2OT)

After the men’s basketball team broke several records in last night’s blowout win against Harvard, Newman Arena was still full of surprises tonight as the home team battled visiting Dartmouth to a 79-76 double-overtime victory.
With stagnant offense and especially struggling in transition, Cornell was trailing third-place Dartmouth until about the halfway mark of the first period. The Red (17-7, 7-1 Ivy) turned it around, however, to build a 19-point lead, only to see the Green eventually whittle it away. With the game tied, 61-61, junior Ryan Wittman had an open look from the 3-point line as time expired in regulation, but the shot didn’t fall.
Dartmouth forward Alex Barnett led all scorers with 22 points, but two of the Green’s other primary players fouled out in overtime. Junior guard Louis Dale led Cornell with 18 points. Wittman had 14, while junior Geoff Reeves added 15.
The Red also relied on big defensive plays — Dale, freshman Chris Wroblewski and sophomore Adam Wire had a game-high three steals apiece — and clutch free throw shooting; compared to the Dartmouth’s 61.5 percent shooting at game’s end, Cornell shot 81.8 percent overall from the charity stripe and 87.5 percent in overtime.
Senior center Jeff Foote struggled from the field but he made two clutch free throws near the end of the first overtime to give the Red a two-point lead, 69-67, before the Green tied it up again.
Cornell also had good luck with results from around the league, as Princeton — the only Ivy team that has beaten the Red, lost tonight to Brown.

—Allie Perez

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