2018-19 Yale Women's Basketball News

  • Ten Bulldogs Earn Winter Academic All-Ivy Honors
    April 11, 2019
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports today. There were 10 Bulldogs who thrived in their sport and in the classroom, as starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages honored.
  • Cade, Gorman and Nelson Honored at Annual Banquet
    March 28, 2019
    The Yale women’s basketball team gathered to celebrate the 2018-19 season and announce the team award winners Thursday night, reflecting on a campaign that culminated with 16 wins -- tied for third-most in school history.
  • Barahman Named First Team All-Ivy League
    March 12, 2019
    Junior guard Roxy Barahman (Calabasas, Calif.), who helped the Yale women’s basketball team to 16 wins this season -- tied for third-most in program history -- was honored by the Ivy League Wednesday as a first team All-Ivy selection.
  • Emsbo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Seventh Time
    March 11, 2019
    For the seventh time this season, first-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.) of the Yale women’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday. Emsbo has received the honor more times than any other player in the league this season.
  • Loss to Penn Sets Up Critical Final Game
    March 09, 2019
    For the Yale women’s basketball team, the battle for a spot in the Ivy League Tournament will come down to the last day of the season. The Bulldogs entered the weekend in control of their own destiny for a spot in the tournament and -- despite a 65-56 loss to Peen at Lee Amphitheater Friday night -- they still have it. A chance to clinch that spot Friday night slipped through the Bulldogs’ fingers, however, as the Quakers rallied from a four-point deficit with 8:56 to play for the win.
  • Bulldogs Fall to Princeton, Ending Hopes of Ivy Tourney Bid
    March 09, 2019
    There was no storybook ending for the Yale women’s basketball team Saturday night at Lee Amphitheater, as defending Ivy League champion Princeton utilized a 19-2 run late in the game to pull away from the Bulldogs for an 80-68 win. The Bulldogs, who could have earned the last spot in the Ivy League Tournament with a win, instead saw Princeton claim a share of the Ivy League title with Penn. The Tigers will be the top seed in the Ivy Tournament, which starts next Saturday at Lee.
  • Much at Stake as Yale Hosts Penn, Princeton
    March 07, 2019
    The final two games of the regular season this weekend at Lee Amphitheater will determine the Yale women’s basketball team’s postseason fate. They will also help determine the Ivy League champion, as both of the Bulldogs’ opponents -- Penn (Friday, 6:00 p.m., ESPN+) and Princeton (Saturday, 5:00 p.m., ESPN+) -- enter the weekend tied for first in the Ivy standings. Yale enters the weekend in sole possession of the fourth and final spot in the Ivy League Tournament. The Bulldogs are one game behind third-place Harvard and one game in front of the two teams tied for fifth (Cornell and Dartmouth). Adding to the drama, it is Alumnae Weekend and Saturday is Senior Night.
  • Bigs Fuel Second-Half Surge as Yale Tops Columbia 67-54
    March 02, 2019
    With the calendar having just turned to March, the Yale women’s basketball team entered Saturday’s game at Columbia in the thick of the hunt for one of the four spots in the Ivy League Tournament. The fourth-place Bulldogs had little room for error, though, as they faced a Lions squad that was one game behind them in the standings with three games to play. And Yale wound up falling behind by as many as 11 points, adding to the drama in front of a large crowd at Levien Gym. But then a trio of Bulldog forwards stepped up. And by the time sophomore Alex Cade, first year Camilla Emsbo and senior Alex Maund were done, they had combined to score 41 points and fuel a decisive 20-2 Yale run in the second half. The Bulldogs came away with a 67-54 win.
  • Bulldogs Fall at Cornell, Barahman Scores 1,000th Career Point
    March 01, 2019
    As the battle for spots in the Ivy League Tournament enters the second-to-last weekend, the Yale women?s basketball team is finding itself in quite a fight for one of those spots. The Bulldogs entered Friday night in a fourth-place tie with Dartmouth but holding the tiebreaker over the Big Green for that final spot in the tournament. They were facing one of the teams currently on the outside of the tournament picture, Cornell, at Newman Arena. The Big Red looked very much like a team fighting for its postseason life, pulling out a 66-56 win over the Bulldogs to move within a game of them -- and Dartmouth, which lost at Princeton -- in the standings. Yale was led by junior guard Roxy Barahman, who scored 18 points -- including the 1,000th of her career.
  • Ivy Madness Sites Announced Through 2025
    February 27, 2019
    The Ivy League will continue a pre-determined campus rotation for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments through 2025, with Harvard hosting in 2020.
  • Bulldogs Head to Empire State
    February 27, 2019
    With just four games left in the regular season, the Yale women’s basketball team hits the road this weekend for a pair of Ivy League games with postseason implications. The Bulldogs are currently tied with Dartmouth for fourth place in the league standings, two games behind third-place Harvard and two games in front of the two sixth-place teams. Yale faces those sixth-place teams this weekend, visiting Cornell Friday (6:00 p.m., ESPN+) and Columbia Saturday (5:00 p.m., ESPN+, SNY).
  • Hot-Shooting Harvard Tops Yale
    February 23, 2019
    The Harvard offense was on a roll heading into the Crimson’s game against the Yale women’s basketball team Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion, and it showed. Having scored at least 71 and as many as 98 points in each of its last three games, the Crimson kept that trend going at Yale’s expense, taking down the Bulldogs 83-69.
  • Buzzer-Beater Lifts Dartmouth Past Yale, 56-54
    February 22, 2019
    After picking up three thrilling Ivy League wins earlier this month in games that were decided in the final minute or overtime, the Yale women’s basketball team has had to experience the opposite end of that spectrum twice in a row now. A 56-54 loss at Dartmouth Friday night was the Bulldogs’ second straight two-point league loss. This one came on a buzzer-beater by Dartmouth guard Paula Lenart, and it overshadowed a breakout game from first-year guard Robin Gallagher. She hit all five of her three-point attempts en route to scoring a career-high 17 points.
  • Bulldogs Head North Seeking Separation in Standings
    February 21, 2019
    A logjam has formed in the middle of the Ivy League women’s basketball standings, where six of the league’s eight teams have either five wins or three wins. Yale -- one of three teams with five league wins -- will seek to start separating itself from the pack this weekend. The Bulldogs visit Dartmouth -- one of three teams with three league wins -- on Friday (7:00 p.m., ESPN+), then head to Harvard Saturday (5:00 p.m., ESPN+). The Crimson is currently tied with Yale for third in the Ivy standings.
  • Emsbo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Sixth Time
    February 18, 2019
    For the sixth time this season, first-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.) of the Yale women’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award, which Emsbo shared with Columbia’s Sienna Durr, on Monday.
  • Cornell Takes Defensive Struggle, 43-41
    February 16, 2019
    The Yale women’s basketball has seen its share of great moments in close games this month, including three wins in four games that came down to the last minute of regulation or overtime. On Saturday against an upset-minded Cornell squad, however, the Bulldogs found themselves learning a harsh lesson in another close game. The Big Red broke a 39-39 tie with a pair of free throws at the 2:10 mark and then held off the Bulldogs for a 43-41 win that snapped Yale’s 11 game home winning streak. The loss dropped the Bulldogs from second place into a tie for third in the Ivy League standings.
  • Late Run Closes Out 69-61 Win vs. Columbia
    February 15, 2019
    Trailing upset-minded Columbia 56-54 with six minutes left in the game Friday night, the Yale women’s basketball team was in a tight spot -- but also a familiar situation. Having seen three of their previous four games come down to the final minute of regulation with the score tied or within two, these Bulldogs are now battle-tested. That showed down the stretch at Lee Amphitheater Friday, as Yale outscored the Lions 15-5 to pull out a 69-61 win.
  • Columbia, Cornell at Lee this Weekend
    February 13, 2019
    In second place in the Ivy League standings with six games remaining, the Yale women’s basketball team welcomes a pair of league opponents to Lee Amphitheater this weekend. The Bulldogs host Columbia Friday (6:00 p.m., ESPN+) and Cornell Saturday (5:00 p.m., ESPN+).
  • Quakers Hold Off Bulldogs, 54-48
    February 09, 2019
    Seeking another big road Ivy League win and trying to forge a tie atop the Ivy League standings, the Yale women’s basketball team took first-place Penn down to the final minute on Saturday night at the Palestra. But after the Bulldogs rallied from a 16 point deficit to get within two of the Quakers, a Yale shot that would have tied the game came up short with 18 seconds left. Penn then put the game away at the free throw line, hanging on for a 54-48 win that left the Bulldogs in a tie for second place.
  • Bulldogs Power Past Princeton in OT for Historic 96-86 Win
    February 08, 2019
    Moments after the final buzzer sounded at Jadwin Gym Friday night and sealed a historic 96-86 overtime win for the Yale women’s basketball team, the Bulldogs’ two seniors -- forward Alexandra Maund and guard Gabby Nelson -- embraced near midcourt. It was one memorable moment on a night full of them as the Yale program earned another signature win, the Bulldogs’ first at Jadwin in 10 years.
  • Bulldogs Travel to Princeton, Penn
    February 06, 2019
    A challenging road trip awaits the Yale women’s basketball team this weekend, as the Bulldogs head to Princeton Friday (6:00 p.m., ESPN+/NBC Sports Philadelphia+) and Penn Saturday (6:00 p.m., ESPN+/NBC Sports Philadelphia+). Those two teams have won the last nine Ivy League titles (six for Princeton, three for Penn). The Bulldogs enter the weekend with some momentum, having won three in a row and eight of their last nine.
  • Emsbo Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Fifth Time
    February 04, 2019
    For the fifth time this season, first-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.) of the Yale women’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Defense Stymies Dartmouth for 64-49 Win
    February 02, 2019
    Coming off an emotional 65-62 win vs. archrival Harvard Friday night, the Yale women’s basketball team faced a tough challenge Saturday at Lee Amphitheater. On the first weekend of back-to-back Ivy League games, the Bulldogs took on a Dartmouth team that had cruised to an 81-61 win at Brown the night before. To guard against a letdown against the Big Green, Allison Guth -- Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Basketball -- called upon some familiar faces.
  • Barahman’s Buzzer Beater Stuns Harvard, 65-62
    February 01, 2019
    The Yale-Harvard rivalry added a new chapter Friday night at Lee Amphitheater -- and thanks to some last-second heroics, this was one for the ages. A back-and-forth women’s basketball battle between the Bulldogs and Crimson culminated in epic fashion, as junior guard Roxy Barahman fought through a double-team just past half court to fire in a buzzer-beating three-pointer for the win. As the home crowd erupted Barahman quickly found herself at the bottom of a celebratory dogpile, as she collapsed to the floor and was mobbed by her teammates.
  • Harvard, Dartmouth at Lee this Weekend
    January 31, 2019
    The first weekend of back-to-back Ivy League games for the Yale women’s basketball team brings a pair of New England rivals to Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs host Harvard on Friday night in the Ivy League Game of the Week on ESPN3 (6:00 p.m.), then face Dartmouth Saturday night on ESPN+ (6:00 p.m.). The Bulldogs are 4-0 at home and have won eight straight at Lee dating back to last February.
  • Barahman Earns Ivy League Player of the Week
    January 28, 2019
    After scoring a career-high 31 points in the Yale women’s basketball team’s 84-72 win vs. Brown Saturday, junior guard Roxy Barahman (Calabasas, Calif.) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Barahman’s Career-High 31 Points Fuel 84-72 Win vs. Brown
    January 26, 2019
    After Brown snapped a five-game winning streak for the Yale women’s basketball team last Friday in the Ivy League opener, the Bulldogs -- and junior guard Roxy Barahman in particular -- came into Saturday’s rematch at Lee Amphitheater with something to prove. Barahman, the leading scorer in the Ivy League, had been held to a season-low eight points in the loss. Saturday’s game proved to be a dramatically different story, as Barahman poured in a career-high 31 points and the Bulldogs bounced back for an 84-72 win. That was the most points in a game for Yale since scoring 90 in a win vs. Wagner on Dec. 17, 2014.
  • Rematch with Brown Saturday at Lee
    January 23, 2019
    After seeing a five-game winning streak snapped at Brown last Friday, the Yale women’s basketball team looks to turn the tables on the Bears this Saturday (2:00 p.m., ESPN3). This is just the fourth home game of the season for the Bulldogs, who are 3-0 at Lee Amphitheater this season and have won seven in a row at home dating back to last year.
  • Emsbo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Fourth Time
    January 21, 2019
    For the fourth time this season, first-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.) of the Yale women’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Hot-Shooting Bears Snap Yale Win Streak
    January 18, 2019
    A five-game winning streak for the Yale women’s basketball team came to an end at the hands of a hot-shooting Brown team Friday morning at the Pizzitola Center. The Bears shot 52 percent from the field -- 60 percent in the first half -- en route to beating the Bulldogs 86-71 in the Ivy League opener. First-year forward Camilla Emsbo led Yale with a career-high 26 points, adding a team-best 10 rebounds and three blocks.
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