Sears Earns Ivy Honor For Second Straight Week

Justin Sears (dspics.com)
Justin Sears (dspics.com)

Named Ivy League Co-Player Of Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For the second straight week and fourth time this season, Justin Sears has been honored by the Ivy League. Sears, who averaged a double-double (14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds) in Yale's weekend sweep of Dartmouth and Harvard, was named the league's co-player of the week.

He shared the honor with Penn's Fran Doughtery.

Sears was particularly dominant in the victory at Harvard that ended the Crimson's 20-game home winning streak. Twelve of his game-high 21 points came in the second half as Yale led throughout the final 20 minutes. He helped close out the victory by going 6-of-6 from the foul line in the final 51 seconds. Against Dartmouth a night earlier, Sears grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and scored eight points as the Bulldogs cruised to a 67-54 victory.

Sears, who now has six double-doubles on the season, is among the league leaders in several categories, including scoring (5th, 15.3 ppg.), rebounding (4th, 7.0 rpg.), field goal percentage (8th, .488), steals (4th, 27) and blocked shots (2nd, 35).

The Bulldogs, who have won four straight games to move into a first-place tie with Harvard, are home this weekend, hosting Penn on Friday at 7 p.m. and Princeton on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity