Women’s Basketball Suffers Road Defeat at Temple

Nani Redford and the Crimson fell on the road at Temple Saturday (Brian McWalters).
Nani Redford and the Crimson fell on the road at Temple Saturday (Brian McWalters).
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PHILADELPHIA  Sophomore Jeannie Boehm scored 12 points and the Crimson bench contributed 30, but the Harvard women's basketball team (4-4) suffered an 86-64 setback at Temple (6-2) Saturday afternoon.

Temple took control of the game early and held a 29-12 advantage after the first quarter. Junior Sydney Skinner provided a spark to the Crimson offense with eight points in the first half, but Temple took a 50-28 lead into the intermission.

In the second half, sophomore Mackenzie Barta looked to provide a spark off the bench, hitting a 3-pointer late in the third quarter and another to begin the fourth.

Late in the final period, freshman Rachel Levy came off the bench and made an immediate impact in her first game action this season. The Boca Raton, Florida native grabbed an offensive rebound and made the put back before completing the and-one play. At the final buzzer, Levy converted another layup off a pass from Jadyn Bush.

Harvard Highlights:
- Sophomore Mackenzie Barta hit a pair of 3-pointers and tallied six points, a new career-high.
- Freshman Rachel Levy saw her first game action and had five points.
- Twelve Harvard student-athletes scored against Temple, led by 12 from Jeannie Boehm.
- Harvard only turned the ball over four times, while forcing Temple into 17.

Game Notes:
- Temple now leads the all-time series against the Crimson, 1-3.
- All 14 players on the Harvard roster played Saturday, with 12 scoring.

What's next?
Harvard returns to Boston and will take on Northeastern Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. The game will be played at Matthews Arena as part of Boston Public Schools Day.