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Alex Mitola finished the season with a flourish, averaging 26.3 points over the season-ending three-game win streak.

Mitola Named Ivy Co-Player of the Week

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 03/10/2014
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HANOVER, N.H. — The Ivy League announced its final men’s basketball Players of the Week for the 2013-14 season, and Dartmouth sophomore Alex Mitola shared the honor with Harvard’s Steve Moundou-Missi. This is the first weekly honor for Mitola from the league office and second for the Big Green this season.

Mitola, a 5-11 guard from Florham Park, N.J., was an integral part of Dartmouth’s first weekend sweep at Brown and Yale in 15 years by averaging 23 points in the two games. Against the Bears, the product of Gill St. Bernard’s produced 17 points by knocking down 5-of-13 field goals with three three-pointers and 4-of-5 at the line, plus dished out five assists without a turnover. It was his trifecta with 10:54 remaining in the game that gave the Big Green the lead for good, and he canned 3-of-4 foul shots in the final 35 seconds to help seal the 75-68 triumph.

The next night at Yale, Mitola exploded for 29 points, collecting five three-pointers as he drained 9-of-15 from the floor and six free throws. Dartmouth trailed by two at the break, but Mitola delivered 17 of his points in the second half to send the Big Green to a 69-61 triumph, their first on the Bulldogs’ home court since 1998-99.

For the two games, Mitola shot 50 percent (14-of-28) overall and 44.4 percent (8-of-18) from beyond the arc. He had a stellar assist-to-turnover ratio of 7-0 and even snared seven rebounds. Mitola finished the year leading Dartmouth in scoring (11.8 points per game), three-point field goals (66), assists (75) and free throw percentage (.868, 59-of-68), the last of which was good for second in the Ivy League.

The other Big Green player to be named an Ivy League Player of the Week this season was junior John Golden back on Feb. 3.

Dartmouth finished the season on a three-game winning streak and with its best overall record (12-16) in 15 years.
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