Women's Basketball Hosts Penn and Princeton with First Place on the Line

Women's Basketball Hosts Penn and Princeton with First Place on the Line

The Crimson is set to host Penn and Princeton and will look to join the Tigers atop the Ivy League standings (Ron Feltman).

The Storyline
The Harvard women's basketball team will ride a three-game winning streak into play this weekend when it hosts Penn and Princeton at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crimson will first face the Quakers on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. before battling Princeton on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. with first place in the Ivy League standings on the line.

A live video stream will be available for both games through GoCrimson.com with play-by-play man Greg Kadetsky on the call. Live stats will also be available through GoCrimson.com.

What's At Stake
Harvard enters the weekend in second place of the Ivy League standings with a 4-1 conference record while Princeton carries an unblemished 5-0 mark into play. The Tigers are the two-time defending Ivy League champions, having won the 2009-10 and 2010-11 titles with a combined 27-1 record. Harvard won its last Ancient Eight crown in 2007-08 with an 11-3 mark, the 11th in program history.

Play for Kay
Lavietes Pavilion will be converted into a "Pink Zone" for Saturday's game against Princeton as Harvard women's basketball teams up with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer in honor of the Kay Yow fund and the "Play for Kay" initiative.   

Fans at the game will have many opportunities to get involved with the fight against breast cancer. Pink Zone t-shirts will be sold for $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Kay Yow fund, and three t-shirts will be thrown into the crowd after each three-point field goal made by the Crimson. Fans can also contribute by buying a $1 ball to take part in the Cambridge Trust Bounce 4 Bucks and by purchasing raffle tickets for a chance to win a signed pink basketball.

Youth tickets will remain free for the 6 p.m. contest, as they are for all Harvard women's basketball home games, and free admission is offered to all fans wearing pink. To learn more, click here.

Join the Club
Junior Victoria Lippert has scored 997 career points and is set to become the 16th member of Harvard's 1,000 point club. Lippert has averaged 13.1 ppg in 76 career appearances for the Crimson, making 380 field goals, 124 three-pointers and 113 free throws. A two-time All-Ivy League second team selection, Lippert will join teammate Brogan Berry as one of only six Crimson in program history to eclipse the 1,000 point plateau as a junior.
Berry and Emma Markley '11 both joined the club last year, becoming the second duo in program history to reach the 1,000 point plateau in the same season after Erin Maher '93 and Deb Flandermeyer '93 did so during the 1992-93 campaign. Christine Clark is on pace to become the next Crimson student-athlete to surpass 1,000 points, as she has scored 640 points through 47 career games.

Harvard has won 299 games in the Ivy League and is seeking to become just the second program behind Dartmouth to reach 300. The Crimson has won 278 of those games under Head Coach Kathy Delaney-Smith, and has won at least 10 games in the conference 16 times.

History in the Making
Brogan Berry has been an impact player over the last four years for the Crimsson and has etched her name into both the Ivy League and Harvard record books. Entering Friday, Berry ranks third in Harvard history and sixth in Ivy League annals with 488 career assists, and is the eighth all-time leading scorer for the Crimson with 1,300 career points. She needs just 80 more points to break into the Ivy League all-time top 30, and is on pace to become the only student-athlete in Ancient Eight history to score 1,300 points and dish out 500 assists.

Click here to visit the Media Center on GoCrimson.com to access Harvard's  most up-to-date career records.

Career Scoring (Harvard)
1. Allison Feaster '98 2,312
5. Erin Maher '93 1,582
6. Deb Flandermeyer '93 1,316
7. Sharon Hayes '88 1,302
8. Brogan Berry '12 1,300

Career Assists (Harvard)
1. Jennifer Monti '02 558
2. Emily Tay '09 514
3. Brogan Berry '12 488

Career Assists (Ivy)
1. Jennifer Monti '02, Harvard 558
5. Lauren Benson'10, Cornell 515
6. Brogan Berry '12, Harvard 488

Career Free-Throw Percentage (Ivy)
1. Angela Soriaga '06, Dartmouth 89.9
6. Brogan Berry '12, Harvard 82.4

Seeing Crimson
Ffreshman Kaitlyn Dinkins and Erin McDonnell have been featured in the latest Seeing Crimson video. Watch the video below and step onto the court with the Crimson as they work on their shooting technique.

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