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Sears Honored By Ivy League

Justin Sears (
Justin Sears (

Averaged 16.5 Points In Weekend Sweep Of Columbia, Cornell

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Justin Sears, who averaged 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in Yale's weekend sweep of Columbia and Cornell, has been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.

He shared the honor with Dartmouth's John Golden.

In Yale's 69-59 victory over Columbia, Sears' dunk with 3:22 remaining was one the biggest baskets of the game as it gave Yale a five-point lead and was the start of a 10-3 run that put the game away. The next night against Cornell, Sears posted his fifth double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

This was the third time Sears has been honored this season. He also earned player of the week recognition after scoring 20 points in a home win over Brown and following a 26-point, 13-rebound performance against Central Connecticut in the season opener.

Sears, who came off the bench in both games, is fourth in the Ivy League in scoring (15.3 ppg.) and rebounding (6.7 rpg.).

The Bulldogs, who are 3-1 in Ivy play, travel to Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Saturday this weekend.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity