Dartmouth Big Green, (6-17, 1-9 Ivy League) vs.
Brown Bears, (14-9, 5-5 Ivy League)
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 – 6 p.m.
Location: Providence, R.I. – Pizzitola Sports Center
All time series: Big Green lead 52-27
Dartmouth Big Green, (6-17, 1-9 Ivy League) vs.
Yale Bulldogs, (12-11, 3-7 Ivy League)
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: New Haven, Conn. – John J. Lee Amphitheater
All time series: Big Green lead 53-27
THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES
The Dartmouth women’s basketball team hits the road for the final time this season with a pair of games against Brown and Yale.
SCOUTING THE BEARS
Brown heads into this weekend in a battle for a coveted top four spot in the league standings. Recently the Bears dropped two games to Penn and Princeton at home, both games were decided by less than 10 points. Brown’s offense is led by freshman Justine Gaziano who scores an impressive 17.9 points per game. Sophomore Shayna Mehta will also be a player to watch as she averages 14.3 points through 23 games.
LAST TIME AGAINST BROWN
On Feb. 12, despite a solid second half, the the Big Green fell to the Bears, 65-62. Junior Kate Letkewicz was one of two Dartmouth players to finish the night in double figures with 23 points scored, shooting 10 for 14 from the field. Sophomore Isalys Quiñones also had a solid afternoon with 14 points and 10 boards for the double-double in a contest that became a back-and-forth affair in the second half.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Yale heads into Saturday’s game after knocking off previously unbeaten Penn, 61-48 at home. The Bulldogs have struggled this season in Ivy play with its two other conference wins coming against Brown and the Big Green. As a team, Yale averages 62.3 points per game and is led by junior Jen Berkowitz who averages 13.6 points a game. The Bulldogs also possess a scoring threat in senior Lena Munzer who scored 13.0 points per game.
LAST TIME AGAINST YALE
Despite a third quarter rally, Dartmouth fell to Yale, 57-50 on Feb. 11, 2017. Three members of the Big Green ended the night in double figures as Olivia Smith led Dartmouth with 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Senior Fanni Szabo scored 12, while Quiñones also added 12 points with three assists.
LAST TIME OUT
The last time the Big Green squared off with Columbia it took a historic four overtimes to decide a winner. That was not the case last Saturday, as Dartmouth fell to the Lions, 69-48, in Levien Gymnasium. Szabo had another decent performance in the Big Green’s New York swing with 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Quinones also scored 12 in the 27 minutes of action she saw off the bench. For Columbia, Camille Zimmerman led her team with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the double double.
GETTING IT DONE AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
The Big Green have been a solid free throw shooting team for the majority of the season. Currently Dartmouth is third in the Ancient Eight behind Columbia and Brown, shooting 69 percent from the line.
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE ARC
Letkewicz leads the Green shooting the three, and is second in the Ivy League at 42.5 percent. The Waterloo, Iowa native averages a team-high 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
The Big Green’s lone senior, Szabo has been climbing on some of Dartmouth’s all-time records lists. With 1,257 career points, Szabo passed Lakin Roland for 11th on the all-time career points list. She is also sixth in three-point field goals made and fifth in three point attempts. Letkewicz has also risen to ninth in three-point field goals, making 114 career shots from beyond the arc.
Friday’s contest with Brown will also be a pink game. Since 2009, teams across the country have held breast cancer awareness games, “Play 4 Kay” to honor longtime North Carolina State head coach Kay Yow who passed away in 2009.
LIVE FROM LEEDE
For the first time in recent years, Big Green basketball returns to the airwaves as each home game will be broadcast live on KOOL FM 93.9/96.3. Brett Franklin will serve as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster with Jill Glessner on color commentary.
PATH TO THE PALESTRA
The inaugural Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2017, at the Palestra in Philadelphia. The top four teams will earn berths in the tournament, with the semifinals on Saturday and the championships on Sunday. All six games will be broadcast live on ESPN’s networks. For more information, visit www.IvyMadness.com
Can’t make it to the games? Both contests will be streamed live in HD on the Ivy League Digital Network for subscribers. DartmouthSports.com will provide a live stats link for the game and fans are also encouraged to follow the team’s official Twitter account @DartmouthWBB for live in-game updates.
The Big Green return home next weekend to conclude the regular season with Penn before hosting Princeton on Senior Day.