Sears Earns Ivy League Honor

Justin Sears (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
Justin Sears (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Named Co-Ivy League Player of Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Justin Sears played a key role in Saturday's 74-67 win over Brown, scoring a team-high 20 points, 14 of which came in the decisive second half. On Monday, Sears was rewarded for his performance by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

He shared the honor with Columbia's Alex Rosenberg, who scored 20 points in the Lions' win over Cornell.

Sears did much of his damage from the free throw line where he went 12-of-15. Five of those foul shots came in the final 1:14 to help seal the win.

On the season, Sears leads the Bulldogs in scoring (15.1 ppg.), rebounding (6.5 rpg.) and blocked shots (24).

Armani Cotton, who scored a season-high 19 points, was named to the Ivy Honor Roll. He scored 12 of his points in the first half and finished 5-of-7 from the field and added a team-high nine rebounds.

The Bulldogs play Brown again this Saturday in Providence. Tip off is slated for 4 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity