GAME 26
Dartmouth Big Green, (7-18, 2-10 Ivy League) vs.

Penn Quakers, (17-7, 10-1 Ivy League)
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017 – 7 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Leede Arena    
All time series: Quakers lead 66-50

GAME 27
Dartmouth Big Green, (7-18, 2-10 Ivy League) vs.

Princeton Tigers, (14-10, 8-3 Ivy League)
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hanover, N.H. – Leede Arena    
All time series: Big Green lead 43-34

THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES
The Dartmouth women’s basketball team concludes the 2016-17 season with a pair of games in Leede Arena against league-leading Penn and Princeton.

SCOUTING THE QUAKERS
Penn heads into this weekend having already punched its ticket to the inaugural Ivy League tournament in Philadelphia. The Quakers sit atop the Ancient Eight standings with its only loss coming at Yale on Feb. 18. Last season’s Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, Sydney Stipanovich has continued to play well on both sides of the court. The Saint Louis, Missouri native averages 11.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Michelle Nwokedi has also been a solid contributor on the offensive side of the ball with 14.2 points per game.

LAST TIME AGAINST PENN
On Feb. 4, 2017, the Big Green fell to league-leading Penn, 68-38, at The Palestra in Philadelphia. Sophomore Emily Dryden scored seven points and grabbed a team-high six boards. Junior Emily Slagle also scored seven points for Dartmouth and got her first start of the 2016-17 campaign. In the opening minutes of the game, the Big Green hoped to hang close with a Quakers’ offense that had many scoring threats to contend with. Dartmouth had a golden opportunity about halfway through the quarter when Stipanovich went down hard with an ankle injury and was helped to the bench. The Big Green could not capitalize as Penn went on a 9-0 run to go up 13-5 before the end of the first.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS
Currently second in the league standings, Princeton has also clinched a berth in the Ivy League tournament. The Tigers are coming off just their third conference loss of the season, after Princeton fell to Cornell, 55-45 at home on Senior Day. After graduating five seniors in 2015-16, the Tigers have had to look to its younger stars to put the ball in the hoop. Freshman Bella Alarie leads the team with 12.7 points per game. Junior Leslie Robinson has also been a scoring threat for the Princeton with 10.2 points per game.

LAST TIME AGAINST PRINCETON
On Feb. 3, 2017, two members of the Big Green scored in double-figures, but the Dartmouth women’s basketball team fell to Princeton, 85-55 at Jadwin Gymnasium. Slagle set a new career-high with 13 points and grabbed six rebounds for Dartmouth, while teammate Kate Letkewicz poured in 12 and also grabbed six boards. On the other side of the floor, three Tigers ended the game in double-figures, led by Alarie who scored a team-high 14.

LAST TIME OUT
Last Saturday, the Big Green fell to Yale, 58-44 in the final road contest of the season at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Connecticut. Letkewicz led Dartmouth with 17 points, while Olivia Smith scored 12 and also collected eight rebounds in a solid performance for the Yarmouth, Maine native. On the other end of the floor, Jen Berkowitz and Meghan McIntyre led the Bulldogs with a team-high 12 points, while Lena Munzer added 11.

SENIOR MOMENT
This Saturday will be the final game for the Big Green’s lone senior, Fanni Szabo. The Budapest, Hungry native will go down as one of Dartmouth’s all time greatest players. With 1,272 career points prior to Friday night’s contest, Szabo is currently 11th on the program’s career points list. She needs just 15 points to pass Liz Walter for 10th in this category. Szabo is also tied for 6th with current Princeton head coach, Courtney Banghart, in field goals made (491).

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 41.4 percent. The Waterloo, Iowa native averages a team-high 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. As a team, Dartmouth is second behind Cornell from beyond the arc at 34.2 percent.

FOLLOW ALONG
Can’t make it to the games? Both contests will be streamed live in HD on the Ivy League Digital Network for subscribers. Saturday’s game can also be seen on ESPN3 for cable 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.