2017-18 Yale Women's Basketball News

  • Bulldogs Bounce Back in a Big Way, Beat Harvard 69-63
    February 17, 2018
    Heading into Saturday’s meeting with Harvard at Lee Amphitheater, the Yale women’s basketball team gathered at 1:00 p.m. to start the pre-game preparation. Coming off an emotionally draining 64-62 overtime loss to Dartmouth the night before -- a game in which the Bulldogs had an 18-point lead -- Allison Guth, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Basketball, was paying close attention to how her team carried itself. And she liked what she saw.
  • Dartmouth Rallies, Tops Yale 64-62 in Overtime
    February 16, 2018
    Seemingly in control of Friday night’s game at Lee Amphitheater vs. Dartmouth for three quarters, the Yale women’s basketball team instead got a reminder of just how intense the Ivy League’s regular season can get. Buoyed by a 20-7 fourth quarter, the Big Green overcame an 18-point deficit and forced the Bulldogs to overtime. Dartmouth then held on for a 64-62 win that dropped the Bulldogs into a tie with the Big Green for the league’s fourth and final playoff spot with five games left in the regular season.
  • Dartmouth, Harvard at Lee this Weekend
    February 14, 2018
    A road sweep of Columbia and Cornell last weekend helped the Yale women’s basketball team move into position to earn a spot in the Ivy League Tournament with three weekends left in the regular season. There won’t be much need for scoreboard watching this weekend, as the third-place Bulldogs host the team that is one game behind them in the standings Friday night (Dartmouth, 6:00 p.m., Ivy League Network) and the team that they are tied for third with on Saturday night (Harvard, 6:00 p.m., ESPN3, Ivy League Network). Yale enters the weekend one game behind second-place Penn and two games behind first-place Princeton.
  • Berkowitz Named Ivy Co-Player of the Week
    February 12, 2018
    After leading the Yale women’s basketball team to its first Ivy League road sweep in five years this past weekend, senior forward Jen Berkowitz (Wayland, Mass.) has been named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. The league office announced the honor on Monday.
  • Win at Cornell, 65-55, Caps Weekend Road Sweep
    February 10, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team certainly made the most of its trip to New York this weekend. With a 65-55 win over Cornell at Newman Arena Saturday, the Bulldogs capped a weekend sweep -- and the two wins catapulted Yale from fifth place to a tie for third place in the Ivy League standings. With six games remaining, the Bulldogs are on pace to earn one of the four spots in the Ivy League Tournament Mar. 10-11 in Philadelphia.
  • Offense Heats Up, Berkowitz Scores 21 for 73-50 Win at Columbia
    February 09, 2018
    A big run midway through the second quarter helped the Yale women’s basketball team overcome a slow start Friday night at Columbia, and the Bulldogs never looked back. After a three-pointer by first-year guard Tori Andrew at 6:14 of the second turned a 19-18 Columbia lead into a 21-19 Yale lead, Yale would build its lead up past 20 by the third quarter before finally finishing with a 73-50 win. Senior forward Jen Berkowitz led Yale with 21 points, adding five rebounds. Sophomore guard Roxy Barahman finished near a triple-double with 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
  • New York Trip Up Next for Yale
    February 07, 2018
    A win vs. Princeton last weekend helped the Yale women’s basketball create a logjam at the top of the Ivy League standings, where three teams (Harvard, Penn and Princeton) have one loss. The Bulldogs, in fifth place at 3-3 in the league, will aim to break into the top four in the standings this weekend as they travel to the Empire State. Standing in the way are a Columbia team that features the Ivy League’s leading scorer and a Cornell team that beat the Bulldogs in Ithaca last year. Yale plays at Columbia Friday (7:00 p.m., live on Ivy League Network, televised via tape delay on SportsNet New York) and at Cornell Saturday (5:00 p.m., Ivy League Network, ESPN3).
  • Bulldogs Take “Play4Kay” Free Throw Challenge for Kay Yow Cancer Fund
    February 06, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team is taking part in the “Play4Kay Free Throw Challenge” throughout the month of February, raising money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Bulldogs fans can support the team’s efforts by pledging for every free throw the team makes this month. Pledges are now being accepted at https://pledgeit.org/yaleplay4kay.
  • Penn Wins Defensive Battle, 69-54
    February 03, 2018
    Coming off one of the biggest wins in recent history -- a 73-59 victory over Princeton Friday night -- the Yale women’s basketball team had little chance to celebrate. Saturday evening brought a visit to Lee Amphitheater from the Penn Quakers, who have won the last two Ivy League titles and had held five of their last six opponents to less than 60 points. The Bulldogs held their own against the Quakers offense for much of the night, but could not solve Penn’s defense. The visitors eventually pulled away for a 69-54 win.
  • Memorable Night at Lee as Bulldogs Beat Princeton for First Time Since 2009, 73-59
    February 02, 2018
    It was 40 minutes of basketball that felt like it was years in the making. After nearly a decade of struggles against rival Princeton, the Yale women’s basketball team put together a complete effort against the Tigers Friday night -- and the result was a resounding 73-59 victory.
  • Princeton, Penn Bring League’s Top Defenses to Town
    January 31, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball is coming off its best defensive effort of the season, holding Dartmouth to 39 points last Saturday for a road win. That same type of effort will likely be needed this weekend, as the top two defenses in the Ivy League come to town. Princeton (Friday, 6:00 p.m., Ivy League Network, WYBC) is allowing just 53.8 points per game (best in the Ivy League) and Penn (Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Ivy League Network, ESPN3, MyTV9) is allowing just 57.3 points per game. These two teams have won the last eight Ivy League titles -- five for Princeton and three for Penn.
  • Dominant Defense Keys 57-39 Win at Dartmouth
    January 27, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team knew that it had to turn up the defensive intensity Saturday at Dartmouth, coming off a disappointing effort at Harvard Friday in which the Bulldogs allowed 97 points.
  • Crimson Offense Heats Up to Beat Yale
    January 26, 2018
    Lavietes Pavilion has been a very tough place for opponents over the last couple years, with the Harvard women’s basketball team posting a 20-2 record in its last 22 home games heading into Friday’s meeting with Yale. And when the home team shoots better than 60 percent from the field, it’s an even tougher place to play. That was what the Bulldogs faced on Friday. A hot-shooting Crimson team proved too much even for Yale’s offense, which came into the day ranked second in the Ivy League in scoring. Led by 22 points from guard Taylor Rooks, Harvard pulled off a 97-73 win. Senior forward Jen Berkowitz led Yale with 19 points, adding six rebounds.
  • Trip to Harvard, Dartmouth Up Next
    January 23, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team heads to New England this weekend for a pair of Ivy League games. The Bulldogs visit Harvard Friday night (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Network) before heading to Dartmouth for a Saturday night game (5:00 p.m., Ivy League Network, KOOL 106.7 FM). With Brown (Yale’s travel partner), Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale all sporting 1-1 Ivy League records, this weekend could provide some separation in the standings as the duos play each other.
  • Yale Pushes Brown to OT Before Falling 81-71
    January 19, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team once again went toe-to-toe with the top offense in the Ivy League Friday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center, pushing Brown to overtime with a late rally before falling 81-71. The Bulldogs trailed by 15 points with 4:41 to play in regulation, but managed to outscore the Bears 19-4 down the stretch to force extra time. That run included eight points from senior guard Tamara Simpson, who finished with 11. Senior forward Jen Berkowitz led Yale with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Rematch with Brown Friday in Providence
    January 17, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team got the Ivy League season started with a big win last Friday, halting Brown’s 10-game win streak by beating the Bears 77-63 at Lee Amphitheater. Now, the Bulldogs must try to hand Brown another loss -- what would be just the third defeat of the season for the Bears. The teams meet Friday night (5:30 p.m., Ivy League Network, WPRV-AM 790) in Providence, R.I., for the rematch.
  • Yale Snaps Brown’s 10-Game Win Streak with 77-63 Win
    January 12, 2018
    Entering Friday’s Ivy League opener at Lee Amphitheater the Brown women’s basketball team was riding high, leading the Ivy League in offense and boasting a 10-game winning streak. But Yale may have had something more valuable. It had been two weeks since the Bulldogs last played a game, a rare break of that length right in the middle of a season. During that time Yale clearly put in the work needed to start league play on the right foot, as the Bulldogs -- who had lost three in a row prior to the break -- held the Bears to a season-low 63 points en route to claiming a 77-63 win in front of an enthusiastic matinee crowd.
  • Brummel, Graves Selected as Legends of Ivy Basketball
    January 11, 2018
    The Ivy League announced the second-annual 16-member class of Legends of Ivy League Basketball on Thursday. These Legends contributed significantly to — and left a lasting impact on — their respective basketball programs, universities and chosen professions. Each member of the Ancient Eight is represented by one male and one female honoree, as selected by their university athletic department. Yale's honorees are Lisa Brummel '81 and Butch Graves '84.
  • Top Two Offenses in Ivy League Meet Friday
    January 10, 2018
    Ivy League play starts Friday with an intriguing matchup for the Yale women’s basketball team, as the Bulldogs host a red-hot Brown team that has won 10 straight games. The game features the top two offenses in the league, as the Bears are averaging 82.2 points per game and the Bulldogs are at 70.1 -- no other team in the league is averaging more than 66.0. Brown edged Yale for a spot in the Ivy League tournament last year, finishing just one game ahead of the Bulldogs in the standings, so Friday’s game figures to have playoff implications.
  • Hot-Shooting Hartford Tops Yale 78-70 at Fordham Holiday Classic
    December 29, 2017
    The Yale women’s basketball team knew going into the 11th annual Fordham Holiday Classic that the competition would be tough -- the three other teams had combined for a 23-10 (.697) record. And after coming up short against a hot-shooting UC Davis team in Thursday’s opener, things got no easier for the Bulldogs on Friday. Hartford shot a blistering 50 percent from the field -- the second-best shooting percentage the Bulldogs have allowed this year -- en route to beating Yale 78-70 in the consolation game on Friday. With the loss, Yale concludes the non-league portion of the regular season on a down note.
  • UC Davis Pulls Away, Tops Yale 71-61 at Fordham Holiday Classic
    December 28, 2017
    Facing one of its toughest opponents of the season Thursday afternoon at the 11th annual Fordham Holiday Classic, the Yale women’s basketball team did a lot of things right. The Bulldogs held UC Davis to 71 points, the Aggies’ fourth-lowest total of the season. They limited UC Davis’ star center Morgan Bertsch to a season-low 10 points -- less than half of what she averaged coming into the game. And they got 11 more shot attempts than the Aggies. But UC Davis’ sharp-shooting eventually proved to be too much -- the Aggies shot 48 percent en route to beating the Bulldogs 71-61 and earning a spot in Friday’s championship game.
  • Yale Heads to New York for Fordham Holiday Classic
    December 23, 2017
    A strong tournament field awaits the Yale women’s basketball team in New York at the 11th annual Fordham Holiday Classic, where the three other teams have combined for a 23-10 (.697) record. The Bulldogs, who face UC Davis in the first round on Thursday at 3:30 p.m., will look to bounce back after having a four-game winning streak snapped last Thursday by Indiana. The winners of Thursday’s games will meet Friday at 3:30 p.m. for the championship, while the losers of Thursday’s games will play at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the third-place game. Yale last played in Fordham’s tournament in 2010.
  • Hoosiers Edge Bulldogs 72-68; Simpson Scores 1,000th Career Point
    December 21, 2017
    Thursday was a historic day in many ways for the Yale women’s basketball team -- but it did not quite have the storybook ending the Bulldogs would have wanted. With Indiana making its first visit to Lee Amphitheater Yale once again pushed a team from a Power Five conference to the limit, leading the Hoosiers with five minutes to play. Senior guard Tamara Simpson was the primary catalyst -- she scored a career-high 31 points, including the 1,000th point of her career. But in the end a late 15-7 run by Indiana proved decisive, and the Hoosiers came away with a 72-68 win.
  • Newest Bulldog Already Making an Impact
    December 20, 2017
    When Selam Olson was in kindergarten, she came out to a Yale women’s basketball game at John J. Lee Amphitheater with her Girl Scout troop. The Bulldogs made an impression on her.
  • Hoosiers in Town for Thursday Matinee
    December 18, 2017
    The Yale women’s basketball team hosts Indiana Thursday (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). This is the first visit to New Haven for the Hoosiers, who are two years removed from making an NCAA Tournament appearance -- the fifth in school history. The Bulldogs bring a four-game winning streak into the game; a win would give them their first five-game winning streak since winning six in a row Nov. 20-Dec. 3, 2016.
  • Win Streak at Four After 70-49 Victory at Saint Peter’s
    December 12, 2017
    The Yale women’s basketball team is heading into the break for exams with momentum -- four road wins’ worth of momentum. And the Bulldogs have not just won four straight road games; they have won them by increasingly larger margins. Yale’s 70-49 win at Saint Peter’s Tuesday night wound up being the team’s best defensive effort of the season: the first time the Bulldogs have held an opponent under 50 points. They racked up 21 steals, led by seven from senior guard Tamara Simpson. She also led the team with 21 points.
  • Last Game Before Break Tuesday at Saint Peter’s
    December 10, 2017
    The final game before an eight-day break for exams takes the Yale women’s basketball team to Saint Peter’s Tuesday (7:00 p.m., YouTube). The Bulldogs bring a three-game winning streak -- all road victories -- into the game.
  • Second-Quarter Surge Fuels 75-62 Win at CCSU
    December 09, 2017
    After winning two straight overtime nail-biters on the road, the Yale women’s basketball team found a different way to win Saturday afternoon at Central Connecticut State. The Bulldogs broke open a one-point game at Detrick Gym by outscoring the Blue Devils 28-6 in the second quarter, leading by as many as 25 points. Central got no closer than within 10 points of Yale the rest of the way, and the Bulldogs eventually came away with a 75-62 victory.
  • Road Stretch Continues Saturday at CCSU
    December 08, 2017
    The Yale women’s basketball team has been racking up plenty of mileage over the last few weeks, traveling to Kansas, TCU, Binghamton and Stony Brook. On Saturday the Bulldogs will make a much shorter trip -- 35 miles north to Central Connecticut State (1:00 p.m., NEC Front Row). The game marks the renewal of an intrastate showdown that was an annual occurrence for 14 years; Yale and CCSU have not met since 2003.
  • Yale Outlasts Stony Brook, 77-71 in Double OT
    December 06, 2017
    The Yale women’s basketball team is quickly racking up experience playing in pressure situations on the road -- and the Bulldogs have been coming up big in those situations. The latest test came Wednesday night at Stony Brook, where a pesky Seawolves team pushed the Bulldogs to double overtime thanks to last-second shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime. Yale finally put SBU away by outscoring the Seawolves 9-2 down the stretch in double overtime, coming away with a 77-71 win.
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