22 Justin Sears
22 Justin Sears
Height: 6-8
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Plainfield, N.J.
High School: Plainfield
Position: F
Major: Undeclared
Residential College: Silliman
gp 31
pts/g 14.3
fg % 51.2
3pt % 33.3
ft % 69.1
reb/g 7.5
a/g 1.5

2013-14: First team All-Ivy selection… First Yale sophomore to earn first team recognition since Chris Dudley ’87 in 1985 and only the third in school history… Named to the NABC District 13 first team… Finished third in the Ivy League in scoring (16.9 ppg.), fourth in rebounding (6.8 rpg.), sixth in field goal percentage (.517), seventh in steals (1.2 per game) and second in blocked shots (62)… Ninety offensive rebounds were the most in the league… His 244 free throw attempts and 170 free throws made were both the second most in a single season in school history… Averaged 19.5 points in 14 Ivy games, which tied for the league lead… Averaged a league best 7.9 rebounds in Ivy games… Over final four games of regular season, averaged 25 points and nine rebounds, highlighted by a 28-point, 13-rebound performance against Harvard… Named to the postseason CollegeInsider.com all-tournament team… Averaged 15.3 points in four tournament games… Missed the championship game with an injury… Scored in double figures in 27 games and posted eight double-doubles… Five time Ivy League Player of the Week selection… Recipient of the team’s Dutch Arnold (MVP) and George McReynolds (Defense) Awards… Scored 31 points on 13-of-16 shooting from the field at Providence… Dunk against Harvard was selected No. 7 in ESPN SportsCenter’s top-10 plays of the day.

2012-13: Fourth highest scoring (9.5 ppg.) freshman in the Ivy League…Finished sixth overall in field goal percentage (.489) and eighth in rebounding (5.3 rpg.)… Grabbed 78 offensive rebounds, second most in the league… Tied for the team lead in rebounding and second in scoring… Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after scoring 18 points in win over Brown… Led team in rebounding in 11 games and in scoring in seven games… Scored the winning basket on a put back in the final seconds of a 64-62 victory at Bryant… First career double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) came against Army… Scored a team-high 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting against Florida… Recipient of the John C Cobb Award as team’s rookie of the year.

Before Yale: Earned first team all-state, all-area and all-county honors as a senior at Plainfield High School… Had 1,048 points and 1,063 rebounds in his career… Second player in school history to score over 1,000 points and grab more than 1,000 rebounds… Averaged 13.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks as a senior… Helped lead Plainfield to two New Jersey Tournament of Champion title games where it lost to national power St. Anthony’s both times… Plainfield won two Group 3 state championships… Played with Villanova point guard Tyrone Johnson and Fairleigh Dickinson’s Sekou Harris… Played for New Jersey Demons AAU team.

Personal: Graduated from the Academy for Information Technology but since it didn’t have a basketball team, played for Plainfield… Has played tennis since the age of four… Didn’t start playing basketball until eighth grade.

Recent Games
Feb 21 Columbia L, 56-50
Feb 27 Princeton W, 81-60
Feb 28 Penn W, 55-50
Mar 6 at Harvard W, 62-52
Mar 7 at Dartmouth L, 59-58
Mar 14 vs. Harvard L, 53-51
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 31 14
Games started 30 13
Minutes 1012 476
Minutes per game 32.6 34.0
FG 154-301 75-134
FG Pct 51.2 56.0
3PT 2-6 2-3
3PT Pct 33.3 66.7
FT 134-194 74-111
FT Pct 69.1 66.7
Off rebounds 94 48
Def rebounds 140 65
Total rebounds 234 113
Rebounds per game 7.5 8.1
Personal fouls 77 37
Disqualifications 1 0
Assists 48 25
Turnovers 85 32
Assist to turnover ratio 0.6 0.8
Steals 34 14
Blocks 73 32
Points 444 226
Points per game 14.3 16.1
Points per 40 min 17.5 19.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 14 at Quinnipiac L, 88-85 1 48 8-19 42.1 0-1 0.0 7-10 70.0 23
Nov 17 Newbury W, 97-51 1 18 2-6 33.3 0-0 - 0-0 - 4
Nov 21 vs. Ill.-Chicago W, 70-58 1 34 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 16
Nov 22 vs. Illinois St. W, 53-46 1 34 7-12 58.3 0-0 - 3-5 60.0 17
Nov 23 at Kent St. W, 66-59 1 36 3-6 50.0 0-1 0.0 6-8 75.0 12
Nov 26 Lafayette W, 82-60 1 32 6-13 46.2 0-0 - 5-8 62.5 17
Nov 28 at Providence L, 72-66 1 29 3-6 50.0 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 7
Nov 30 Hartford W, 69-57 1 28 4-10 40.0 0-1 0.0 6-10 60.0 14
Dec 3 at Bryant W, 67-60 1 30 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 15
Dec 5 at Connecticut W, 45-44 1 34 4-11 36.4 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 12
Dec 8 at Florida L, 85-47 1 34 5-14 35.7 0-0 - 5-7 71.4 15
Dec 18 at Vermont W, 57-56 1 33 5-12 41.7 0-0 - 1-1 100.0 11
Dec 20 Albany L, 64-60 1 35 5-10 50.0 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 14
Dec 30 at Sacred Heart W, 70-64 1 31 5-9 55.6 0-0 - 6-8 75.0 16
Jan 3 at Vanderbilt L, 79-74 1 34 5-9 55.6 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 12
Jan 9 at New Jersey Inst. of Technology L, 78-71 1 6 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Jan 10 Daniel Webster W, 102-47 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 17 at Brown W, 80-62 1 33 4-10 40.0 0-0 - 7-16 43.8 15
Jan 24 Brown W, 69-65 1 36 8-14 57.1 0-0 - 11-19 57.9 27
Jan 30 at Columbia W, 63-59 1 36 10-16 62.5 0-1 0.0 8-12 66.7 28
Jan 31 at Cornell W, 65-57 1 33 6-10 60.0 0-0 - 7-10 70.0 19
Feb 6 Dartmouth W, 81-66 1 34 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 8-11 72.7 16
Feb 7 Harvard L, 52-50 1 34 2-7 28.6 0-0 - 5-6 83.3 9
Feb 13 at Penn W, 75-48 1 29 2-2 100.0 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 7
Feb 14 at Princeton W, 81-73 1 39 8-11 72.7 0-0 - 9-11 81.8 25
Feb 20 Cornell W, 62-51 1 32 4-8 50.0 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 12
Feb 21 Columbia L, 56-50 1 37 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 1-3 33.3 7
Feb 27 Princeton W, 81-60 1 38 11-15 73.3 0-0 - 6-8 75.0 28
Feb 28 Penn W, 55-50 - 37 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 9
Mar 6 at Harvard W, 62-52 1 28 3-7 42.9 2-2 100.0 2-3 66.7 10
Mar 7 at Dartmouth L, 59-58 1 30 6-10 60.0 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 14
Mar 14 vs. Harvard L, 53-51 1 40 5-7 71.4 0-0 - 3-3 100.0 13
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 14 at Quinnipiac L, 88-85 1 48 9 3 12 0 1 0.0 2 1 4 -
Nov 17 Newbury W, 97-51 1 18 3 3 6 0 0 - 1 2 1 0
Nov 21 vs. Ill.-Chicago W, 70-58 1 34 1 5 6 3 4 0.8 2 3 2 -
Nov 22 vs. Illinois St. W, 53-46 1 34 3 8 11 4 4 1.0 1 2 1 -
Nov 23 at Kent St. W, 66-59 1 36 0 9 9 4 4 1.0 1 3 4 -
Nov 26 Lafayette W, 82-60 1 32 6 3 9 2 4 0.5 1 3 1 0
Nov 28 at Providence L, 72-66 1 29 2 4 6 1 6 0.2 0 3 5 1
Nov 30 Hartford W, 69-57 1 28 2 9 11 0 3 0.0 2 5 2 0
Dec 3 at Bryant W, 67-60 1 30 2 5 7 1 2 0.5 0 3 3 0
Dec 5 at Connecticut W, 45-44 1 34 8 7 15 3 3 1.0 1 3 1 -
Dec 8 at Florida L, 85-47 1 34 3 2 5 0 4 0.0 1 0 3 -
Dec 18 at Vermont W, 57-56 1 33 1 3 4 0 1 0.0 2 3 3 -
Dec 20 Albany L, 64-60 1 35 0 5 5 1 5 0.2 0 3 2 -
Dec 30 at Sacred Heart W, 70-64 1 31 3 3 6 0 4 0.0 2 2 2 -
Jan 3 at Vanderbilt L, 79-74 1 34 2 2 4 2 4 0.5 1 2 4 -
Jan 9 at New Jersey Inst. of Technology L, 78-71 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 -
Jan 10 Daniel Webster W, 102-47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 17 at Brown W, 80-62 1 33 7 4 11 2 4 0.5 2 5 3 -
Jan 24 Brown W, 69-65 1 36 1 8 9 1 0 - 1 1 4 -
Jan 30 at Columbia W, 63-59 1 36 5 3 8 2 0 - 2 3 2 -
Jan 31 at Cornell W, 65-57 1 33 3 2 5 0 2 0.0 0 1 2 -
Feb 6 Dartmouth W, 81-66 1 34 4 3 7 4 2 2.0 1 2 3 0
Feb 7 Harvard L, 52-50 1 34 3 4 7 0 1 0.0 0 3 1 0
Feb 13 at Penn W, 75-48 1 29 2 1 3 6 2 3.0 1 5 1 -
Feb 14 at Princeton W, 81-73 1 39 3 6 9 0 2 0.0 1 2 2 -
Feb 20 Cornell W, 62-51 1 32 6 6 12 2 4 0.5 0 1 3 0
Feb 21 Columbia L, 56-50 1 37 1 5 6 1 1 1.0 2 2 3 0
Feb 27 Princeton W, 81-60 1 38 4 8 12 2 3 0.7 3 2 3 0
Feb 28 Penn W, 55-50 - 37 5 3 8 3 6 0.5 1 2 2 0
Mar 6 at Harvard W, 62-52 1 28 1 6 7 1 1 1.0 0 1 4 0
Mar 7 at Dartmouth L, 59-58 1 30 3 6 9 1 4 0.3 0 2 4 -
Mar 14 vs. Harvard L, 53-51 1 40 1 4 5 2 4 0.5 3 1 2 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2012-13 29 15 22.3 3.7-7.6 48.9 0.0-0.1 0.0 2.1-3.7 58.5 9.5
2013-14 32 30 30.6 5.7-11.1 51.7 0.1-0.4 33.3 5.3-7.6 69.7 16.9
2014-15 31 30 32.6 5.0-9.7 51.2 0.1-0.2 33.3 4.3-6.3 69.1 14.3
2015-16 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Total 92 75 28.7 4.8-9.5 50.8 0.1-0.2 28.6 4.0-5.9 67.3 13.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2012-13 29 15 648 107-219 48.9 0-3 0.0 62-106 58.5 276
2013-14 32 30 978 183-354 51.7 4-12 33.3 170-244 69.7 540
2014-15 31 30 1012 154-301 51.2 2-6 33.3 134-194 69.1 444
2015-16 - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
Total 92 75 2638 444-874 50.8 6-21 28.6 366-544 67.3 1260
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2012-13 29 15 22.3 6.6-13.5 48.9 0.0-0.2 0.0 3.8-6.5 58.5 17.0
2013-14 32 30 30.6 7.5-14.5 51.7 0.2-0.5 33.3 7.0-10.0 69.7 22.1
2014-15 31 30 32.6 6.1-11.9 51.2 0.1-0.2 33.3 5.3-7.7 69.1 17.5
2015-16 - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
Total 92 75 28.7 6.7-13.3 50.8 0.1-0.3 28.6 5.5-8.2 67.3 19.1
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2012-13 29 15 22.3 2.7 2.7 5.3 2.6 0.0 0.9 2.0 0.4 1.0 0.6
2013-14 32 30 30.6 2.8 4.0 6.9 2.6 0.0 1.4 2.2 0.7 1.2 1.9
2014-15 31 30 32.6 3.0 4.5 7.5 2.5 0.0 1.5 2.7 0.6 1.1 2.4
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 92 75 28.7 2.9 3.8 6.6 2.6 0.0 1.3 2.3 0.6 1.1 1.7
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2012-13 29 15 648 78 77 155 75 0 25 57 0.4 29 17
2013-14 32 30 978 91 129 220 83 1 46 70 0.7 39 62
2014-15 31 30 1012 94 140 234 77 1 48 85 0.6 34 73
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 92 75 2638 263 346 609 235 2 119 212 0.6 102 152
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2012-13 29 15 22.3 4.8 4.8 9.6 4.6 0.0 1.5 3.5 0.4 1.8 1.0
2013-14 32 30 30.6 3.7 5.3 9.0 3.4 0.0 1.9 2.9 0.7 1.6 2.5
2014-15 31 30 32.6 3.7 5.5 9.2 3.0 0.0 1.9 3.4 0.6 1.3 2.9
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 92 75 28.7 4.0 5.2 9.2 3.6 0.0 1.8 3.2 0.6 1.5 2.3
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 31 30 32.6 5.0-9.7 51.2 0.1-0.2 33.3 4.3-6.3 69.1 14.3
Conference 14 13 34.0 5.4-9.6 56.0 0.1-0.2 66.7 5.3-7.9 66.7 16.1
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 10 32.8 4.8-9.7 49.5 0.0-0.1 0.0 4.6-6.8 68.0 14.3
Away 17 17 31.9 4.9-9.6 50.6 0.1-0.3 40.0 4.3-6.2 68.9 14.2
Neutral 3 3 36.0 6.0-10.0 60.0 0.0-0.0 - 3.3-4.3 76.9 15.3
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Wins 21 20 32.6 5.3-10.0 53.3 0.1-0.2 40.0 5.0-7.3 67.5 15.7
Losses 10 10 32.7 4.2-9.1 46.2 0.0-0.1 0.0 3.0-4.0 75.0 11.4
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November 8 8 32.4 4.9-10.4 47.0 0.0-0.4 0.0 4.0-6.0 66.7 13.8
December 6 6 32.8 5.0-11.2 44.8 0.0-0.0 - 3.8-4.8 79.3 13.8
January 6 6 29.7 5.5-10.0 55.0 0.0-0.2 0.0 5.8-10.0 58.3 16.8
February 8 7 35.0 4.8-8.4 56.7 0.0-0.0 - 4.6-6.1 75.5 14.1
March 3 3 32.7 4.7-8.0 58.3 0.7-0.7 100.0 2.3-2.7 87.5 12.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 31 30 1012 154-301 51.2 2-6 33.3 134-194 69.1 444
Conference 14 13 476 75-134 56.0 2-3 66.7 74-111 66.7 226
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 11 10 361 53-107 49.5 0-1 0.0 51-75 68.0 157
Away 17 17 543 83-164 50.6 2-5 40.0 73-106 68.9 241
Neutral 3 3 108 18-30 60.0 0-0 - 10-13 76.9 46
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Wins 21 20 685 112-210 53.3 2-5 40.0 104-154 67.5 330
Losses 10 10 327 42-91 46.2 0-1 0.0 30-40 75.0 114
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November 8 8 259 39-83 47.0 0-3 0.0 32-48 66.7 110
December 6 6 197 30-67 44.8 0-0 - 23-29 79.3 83
January 6 6 178 33-60 55.0 0-1 0.0 35-60 58.3 101
February 8 7 280 38-67 56.7 0-0 - 37-49 75.5 113
March 3 3 98 14-24 58.3 2-2 100.0 7-8 87.5 37
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 31 30 32.6 6.1-11.9 51.2 0.1-0.2 33.3 5.3-7.7 69.1 17.5
Conference 14 13 34.0 6.3-11.3 56.0 0.2-0.3 66.7 6.2-9.3 66.7 19.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 11 10 32.8 5.9-11.9 49.5 0.0-0.1 0.0 5.7-8.3 68.0 17.4
Away 17 17 31.9 6.1-12.1 50.6 0.1-0.4 40.0 5.4-7.8 68.9 17.8
Neutral 3 3 36.0 6.7-11.1 60.0 0.0-0.0 - 3.7-4.8 76.9 17.0
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Wins 21 20 32.6 6.5-12.3 53.3 0.1-0.3 40.0 6.1-9.0 67.5 19.3
Losses 10 10 32.7 5.1-11.1 46.2 0.0-0.1 0.0 3.7-4.9 75.0 13.9
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November 8 8 32.4 6.0-12.8 47.0 0.0-0.5 0.0 4.9-7.4 66.7 17.0
December 6 6 32.8 6.1-13.6 44.8 0.0-0.0 - 4.7-5.9 79.3 16.9
January 6 6 29.7 7.4-13.5 55.0 0.0-0.2 0.0 7.9-13.5 58.3 22.7
February 8 7 35.0 5.4-9.6 56.7 0.0-0.0 - 5.3-7.0 75.5 16.1
March 3 3 32.7 5.7-9.8 58.3 0.8-0.8 100.0 2.9-3.3 87.5 15.1
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 31 30 32.6 3.0 4.5 7.5 2.5 0.0 1.5 2.7 0.6 1.1 2.4
Conference 14 13 34.0 3.4 4.6 8.1 2.6 0.0 1.8 2.3 0.8 1.0 2.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 10 32.8 3.2 5.2 8.4 2.3 0.0 1.5 2.6 0.6 1.1 2.4
Away 17 17 31.9 3.2 3.9 7.1 2.8 0.1 1.4 2.6 0.5 0.9 2.4
Neutral 3 3 36.0 1.7 5.7 7.3 1.7 0.0 3.0 4.0 0.8 2.0 2.0
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Wins 21 20 32.6 3.3 5.0 8.3 2.3 0.0 1.9 2.6 0.7 1.2 2.6
Losses 10 10 32.7 2.4 3.5 5.9 2.8 0.1 0.8 3.0 0.3 0.9 1.9
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November 8 8 32.4 3.3 5.5 8.8 2.5 0.1 1.8 3.3 0.5 1.3 2.8
December 6 6 32.8 2.8 4.2 7.0 2.3 0.0 0.8 3.2 0.3 1.0 2.3
January 6 6 29.7 3.0 3.2 6.2 2.5 - 1.2 1.7 0.7 1.0 2.3
February 8 7 35.0 3.5 4.5 8.0 2.3 0.0 2.3 2.6 0.9 1.1 2.4
March 3 3 32.7 1.7 5.3 7.0 3.3 0.0 1.3 3.0 0.4 1.0 1.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 31 30 1012 94 140 234 77 1 48 85 0.6 34 73
Conference 14 13 476 48 65 113 37 0 25 32 0.8 14 32
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 10 361 35 57 92 25 0 16 29 0.6 12 26
Away 17 17 543 54 66 120 47 1 23 44 0.5 16 41
Neutral 3 3 108 5 17 22 5 0 9 12 0.8 6 6
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Wins 21 20 685 70 105 175 49 0 40 55 0.7 25 54
Losses 10 10 327 24 35 59 28 1 8 30 0.3 9 19
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November 8 8 259 26 44 70 20 1 14 26 0.5 10 22
December 6 6 197 17 25 42 14 0 5 19 0.3 6 14
January 6 6 178 18 19 37 15 - 7 10 0.7 6 14
February 8 7 280 28 36 64 18 0 18 21 0.9 9 19
March 3 3 98 5 16 21 10 0 4 9 0.4 3 4
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 31 30 32.6 3.7 5.5 9.2 3.0 0.0 1.9 3.4 0.6 1.3 2.9
Conference 14 13 34.0 4.0 5.5 9.5 3.1 0.0 2.1 2.7 0.8 1.2 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 10 32.8 3.9 6.3 10.2 2.8 0.0 1.8 3.2 0.6 1.3 2.9
Away 17 17 31.9 4.0 4.9 8.8 3.5 0.1 1.7 3.2 0.5 1.2 3.0
Neutral 3 3 36.0 1.9 6.3 8.1 1.9 0.0 3.3 4.4 0.8 2.2 2.2
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Wins 21 20 32.6 4.1 6.1 10.2 2.9 0.0 2.3 3.2 0.7 1.5 3.2
Losses 10 10 32.7 2.9 4.3 7.2 3.4 0.1 1.0 3.7 0.3 1.1 2.3
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November 8 8 32.4 4.0 6.8 10.8 3.1 0.2 2.2 4.0 0.5 1.5 3.4
December 6 6 32.8 3.5 5.1 8.5 2.8 0.0 1.0 3.9 0.3 1.2 2.8
January 6 6 29.7 4.0 4.3 8.3 3.4 0.0 1.6 2.2 0.7 1.3 3.1
February 8 7 35.0 4.0 5.1 9.1 2.6 0.0 2.6 3.0 0.9 1.3 2.7
March 3 3 32.7 2.0 6.5 8.6 4.1 0.0 1.6 3.7 0.4 1.2 1.6

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