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Women's basketball loses footing in Ivy League title race

The Dartmouth women's basketball team led by over 10 points in one game and trailed by over 10 in the other midway in the second half of each game of its New York Ivy swing, but the final outcome was the same in each as the Big Green fell to Columbia, 58-55, and Cornell, 50-43. Dartmouth (8-14, 5-3 Ivy) slipped from its first-place tie in the Ivy League standings to a third-place tie with Columbia (8-14, 5-3 Ivy), while Cornell (15-6, 7-1 Ivy) seized sole possession of first place, with Harvard (13-9, 6-2 Ivy) one game back. It was a rough weekend for Dartmouth, as both captain Kristen Craft '08 and Koren Schram '09 were ill in what may have been the deciding weekend for Dartmouth's Ivy title aspirations. "Cornell and Columbia are both tough teams to play on a very long road trip," Craft said.

Women's basketball wins to keep pace with Ivy leaders

After staging two brilliant come-from-behind wins a week ago, the Big Green returned to the court this weekend for two strong home wins over Brown, 61-49, and Yale, 73-63, concluding a five-game home stand. On Friday, Dartmouth (8-12, 5-1 Ivy) cruised to an easy victory against Brown (1-19, 0-6 Ivy), led by Koren Schram '09 on both ends of the floor.

The Big Green put itself in a three-way tie for first place in the Ivy League with two wins, over Princeton and Penn, last weekend.

Women's basketball rallies to win two Ivy League games

SEBASTIAN RAMIREZ-BRUNNER / The Dartmouth Coming from behind both times, Dartmouth women's basketball put together consecutive victories this past weekend with a 68-55 win against Princeton and a 63-58 win against Penn. With the weekend sweep, the Big Green (6-12, 3-1 Ivy) leads the Ancient Eight along with Cornell (11-6, 3-1 Ivy), Harvard (10-8, 3-1 Ivy) and Yale (5-12, 3-1 Ivy). In all three of its Ancient Eight wins this season, Dartmouth had to battle back from second-half deficits and build key scoring runs to win. Head coach Chris Wielgus pointed out that the team does a superb job of stifling opposing teams to throw up long jumpers when the shot clock is winding down. "We pride ourselves in our defense," Wielgus said.

Dartmouth returns home to face Harvard and the bulk of its Ivy schedule after an overtime loss at Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech knocks off women's basketball in overtime

Jennie Post / The Dartmouth Staff Despite maintaining a lead for the majority of the game, Dartmouth's women's basketball team failed to prevail in a non-conference matchup against Virginia Tech, 80-73, on Sunday. Dartmouth (4-11, 0-1 Ivy) hopes that a tough non-conference schedule will pay dividends in Ancient Eight play.

Big Green women's basketball broke its winning streak on Monday.

Holy Cross downs women's hoops

Jennie Post / The Dartmouth Staff In a close contest against nonconference rival Holy Cross, the Big Green women's basketball team's inability to hit key shots proved a deciding factor in a tough 60-52 loss on Monday night.

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