Women's Basketball Returns to Lavietes to Face New Hampshire
Photo of Jasmine Evans courtesy of Gil Talbot.
Harvard looks to get back in the win column when it hosts New Hampshire Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
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Last Time Out
Harvard put up a fight against Florida Tuesday night at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, but a fired up Gator team shot a season-best 49.2 percent from the field to remain unbeaten at home in an 86-65 win over the Crimson.
Brogan Berry led the Crimson with 15 points and five rebounds. Christine Matera added 14 points, including three treys, grabbed four rebounds and handed out one assist. Emma Markley added 11 points, while Christine Clark had 10 points and dished out five assists.
Home Sweet Home
The Crimson, which is 1-0 at home this season, posted a 12-1 record at Lavietes Pavilion in 2009-10, which was the best home record since going unbeaten in 1997-98.
A History Lesson
New Hampshire holds a 17-7 lead in the all-time series, but the Crimson has had the upper hand in three of the last four contests. Two of those wins have been by a combined 10 points, while 2008's victory was a 25-point margin.
The History Book Says
Harvard is 42-46 against teams from the America East conference. The Crimson faces four teams from the AE this winter; BU (13-13), Hartford (4-3), New Hampshire (7-17) and has already played Maine (5-6).
On the Bench
Kathy Delaney-Smith, the winningest coach in program history, is in her 29th season on the bench for the Crimson. Delaney-Smith, who has led the Crimson to 11 Ivy League titles, recorded her 400th career victory with a 68-47 win over Brown on March 7, 2008. She sports a 443-311 record seven games into the season.
Kelly Finley returns for her third season with the Crimson and first as top assistant. Missy Traversi begins her first season with the Crimson, while Jonah Goldschlag joins the staff as a volunteer coach this season.
Joining the Club
Emma Markley became the 14th women's basketball player at Harvard to score at least 1,000 points at Harvard. She scored her 1,000th career point when her eighth point of the game with 4:43 left in the first half to put the Crimson up by nine aginst BU (Nov. 23). She moved into 13th on the all-time scoring list and is 17 points away from taking over the No. 12 spot.
Moving On Up
Brogan Berry moved into seventh on the all-time career assists list with 294 handouts. She is 50 away from tying Elizabeth Proudfit '96 who is sixth with 344. Jennifer Monti '02 holds the program record of 558.
Christine Clark was honored as Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season Dec. 6. The freshman guard scored in double figures for the fifth straight game, putting up 11 points in the Crimson's win against Hartford. She went 4-for-6 from the field, including a 1-for-1 effort from long range and a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. She grabbed three rebounds and two steals in the win as well. Through seven games, Clark is averaging 11 ppg., fourth best on her team, along with 3.7 rpg.
Cashing in Dimes
Led by Brogan Berry's 3.6 assists per game, three Crimson players average 2.0 or more assists a game. Christine Matera (2.4) and Christine Clark (2.4) have also had the helping hand.
Emma Markley pulled down her first double-double of the season and the15th of her career. She scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in win over Hartford (Dec. 3).
Entering the week, Harvard led the league in scoring offense (70.1 ppg.), free throw percentage (.796), field goal percentage (.429), defensive rebounds (27.0) and three-point field goals made (6.67).
Victoria Lippert leads the league in field goal percentage (.596), while Brogan Berry leads in assists (3.68), free throw percentage (.929) and assist/turnover margin (2.09) and Emma Markley paces the league in blocked shots (1.67).
Among the Nation's Best
Entering the week, Harvard was ninth in the nation in free throw percentage at 79.6 percent per game and Victoria Lippert is 13th in the nation in field goal percentage at 59.6 percent per game.
Reporting for Duty
All 16 members of the roster have seen action this season. Elise Gordon, who has been injured early on, made her collegiate debut against Florida (Dec. 7) to round out the playing roster.
11/15 Brogan Berry POW
11/22 Christine Clark ROW
12/6 Christine Clark ROW