CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard women's basketball team (0-2) fell to Maine (1-1), 76-51, to close out the Maine Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday night.
Sophomore Jeannie Boehm netted the first two points for the Crimson after stepping up to the free throw line with 8:21 left in the first quarter. At the under-five media timeout, Harvard controlled the lead, 8-6. Freshman Jadyn Bush stepped to the line and netted two before the buzzer to end the first quarter. However, Maine had mounted a first-quarter comeback and commanded the lead, 17-10.
At the start of the second quarter, sophomore Katie Benzan and junior Madeline Raster made back-to-back jumpers to pull the Crimson within five. Senior Taylor Rooks followed with a layup of her own to make it 19-16 Maine. Less than 30 seconds later, junior Sydney Skinner made a three-pointer, bringing the Crimson within one. The Black Bears edged the Crimson toward the end of the second, resuming a commanding lead of 42-33 to end the half.
Maine ran away with the lead in the second half, edging the Crimson, 76-51.
- Junior Madeline Raster totaled 10 points against Maine and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
- Sophomore Jeannie Boehm totaled two blocks while freshman Matilda Salen had one steal.
- Harvard moves to 6-9 all-time against Maine.
Harvard hosts Siena on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in its home opener. The game will air on the Ivy League Network.