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Women's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 12

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Photos courtesy of Brown Sports Information, Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Yale Sports Publicity

PRINCETON, N.J. -- In danger of starting its Ivy League schedule with two straight losses, Brown held on for a 60-55 win at Yale (9-7, 1-1) to improve to 1-1 in conference play. The Bears (10-6, 1-1) were led by sophomore guard Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, N.J.), who finished with a game-high 15 points while recording five rebounds, three assists and one steal. For her efforts, Clarke has been named Ivy League Player of the Week.

For the second-straight week, Dartmouth and Yale each had Rookie of the Week honorees, as Yale freshman guard Sarah Halejian (Wyckoff, N.J.) and Dartmouth freshman guard Milica Toskovic (Santa Monica, Calif.) were the recipients of the award.

Clarke’s award is her first Ivy League weekly honor since receiving Rookie of the Week accolades on Dec. 13, 2010. She becomes the fourth Bear to take home Player of the Week honors this season, joining Aileen Daniels (Nov. 28), Sheila Dixon (Dec. 5) and Hannah Passafuime (Jan. 2).

In a 1-1 week for Brown, Clarke averaged 14.5 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in the two games. The sophomore tallied 14 points, five assists, two rebounds and two steals in an 81-74 loss to Holy Cross, shooting 5-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-4 from downtown. In the Bears’ win at Yale, Clarke hit all five of her free throws, including four in the final two minutes of the game as Brown held on for the victory.

Clarke's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Holy Cross
32 5-8
.526
4-4
1.000
0-0
.000
2 5 0 2 14
at Yale
39 4-10 .400 2-5 .400 5-5 1.000 5 3 0 1 15
TOTALS 30.5 9-18 .500 6-9 .667 5-5 1.000 3.5 4.0 0.0 1.5 14.5

 





Halejian earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for the third-straight week and the fourth time overall this season. She finished with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in the Bulldogs’ loss to Brown, shooting 2-of-5 from downtown and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. Halejian finished in double-figures for the fourth-straight game and the sixth time this season.

Halejian's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
vs. Brown
35 4-11
.364
2-5
.400
3-4
.750
3 2 0 2 13

 





Toskovic’s award is the first of her career. She became the second Dartmouth player to receive a conference weekly honor as Tia Dawson was named Co-Rookie of the Week on Jan. 16. Toskovic posted her third consecutive double-digit scoring game with 14 points in the Big Green’s 86-76 loss at Longwood. She shot 5-of-11 from the floor, 2-of-5 from downtown and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Toskovic also contributed five rebounds and two assists.

Toskovic's Statistics for the Week


MIN
FG-A
PCT
3FG-A
PCT
FT-A
PCT
REB
A
B
S
PTS
at Longwood
29 5-13
.455
2-5
.400
2-2
1.000
5 2 0 0 14

 





Cornell was the only team to go 2-0 last week, defeating Division III team Ithaca, 60-40, and Columbia, 54-44. Harvard dropped its final non-conference game of the season, 60-57 against North Dakota. Penn wrapped up its Big 5 slate with losses to Villanova, 52-30, and Temple, 72-47.

The League wrapped up its non-conference slate with a 50-62 mark, including winning records against the Atlantic 10 Conference (6-5) and the Patriot League (10-5). The Ivy League also combined for three wins against Big East opponents.

"Inside Ivy League Basketball" returns for its sixth episode on Wednesday, Jan. 25, featuring interviews with Penn men’s basketball head coach Jerome Allen and Cornell women's basketball head coach Dayna Smith.

"Inside Ivy League Basketball" is hosted by Dan Loney and Brian Seltzer and takes an in-depth look at all the news and notes surrounding Ivy men’s and women’s basketball on and off the courts during the 2011-12 season. The 12-episode show debuted Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguebasketball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com.     

Each episode is packed with highlights, statistics and expert analysis in its 'Around the League' segment. With its interview segments 'Program Profile,' 'Student-Athlete Spotlight' and 'Alumni Focus,' the show will visit with past and present players, coaches and administrators who impact Ivy League basketball.

Fans and alumni can interact with the show via its social media platforms -- Facebook (Inside Ivy League Basketball) and Twitter (@insideivyhoops) -- as well as provide ideas and content for the show’s ‘Twitter Talk/Facebook Fodder’ segment.

HONOR ROLL
Michelle Cashen, Yale, Senior, Forward (Belle Harbor, N.Y.)
13 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists against Brown

Allyson DiMagno, Cornell, Sophomore, Guard (Fairport, N.Y.)
16 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal vs. Ithaca
13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals at Columbia

Jackie Kates, Penn, Freshman, Guard (Colts Neck, N.J.)
1 steal at Villanova
17 points, 1 assist at Temple

Victoria Lippert, Harvard, Junior, Forward (San Diego)
15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists vs. North Dakota

Tyler Simpson, Columbia, Junior, Forward (Lawrenceville, N.J.)
13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block vs. Cornell

Faziah Steen, Dartmouth, Junior, Guard (Detroit)
29 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals at Longwood

UPCOMING CONTESTS
Friday, January 27
*Yale at Harvard, 7 pm
*Brown at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Columbia at Penn, 7 pm

Sunday, January 29
*Cornell at Penn, 1 pm
*Yale at Dartmouth, 2 pm
*Brown at Harvard, 2 pm

KEY
*-Ivy League Contest