Morgan Cain


Ivy Invasion of Leede Imminent

The Dartmouth women's basketball team (6-14, 2-5 Ivy) stays home this weekend to tackle the Princeton Tigers and Penn Quakers in two battles that, if won by Dartmouth,could catapult the Big Green into a tie for third place.

Big Green to face Ivy's best

Cornell and Columbia roll into the Upper Valley this weekend standing as the No. 1 and No. 3 teams in Ivy League women's basketball, respectively.

Women in Southern N.E.

The Dartmouth women's basketball team (5-11, 1-2 Ivy) is a road team if there ever was one. All five of the Dartmouth's wins have come in the unfriendly confines of other gymnasiums, and this weekend it hopes to add two more as the Big Green women continue their Ivy League campaign at Yale and at Brown. January was not a kind month to the women, who have been 1-5 since the New Year.

Ladies to Draw Ivy Foes in Road Pair

"Slippery slope" is perhaps the best phrase to describe the place where the Dartmouth women's basketball team finds itself right now. The Big Green is 4-7, 0-1 in the League, having lost its last five games.

Lady Hoopsters Eagerly Eyeing League Opener

It's that time again. Time to put up or shut up. The Dartmouth women's basketball team (4-6) may not be facing its toughest challenge of the year to date, but it is staring down its most important one when the Big Green tangles with Harvard tomorrow in Cambridge. As important as every game of the season is -- and every game is certainly important -- it is the league play that makes college basketball, especially at Dartmouth, tick. This Saturday's showdown is the Ivy League opener for the Big Green, and the importance of this game in setting a tone for the upcoming season-within-a-season that is Ivy League play is not lost on the women. According to co-captain Keri Downs '03, "This weekend is a big one for us and a win would bring us a lot of confidence. "Winning the first Ivy game will start us out on the right foot, but one game never decides a season." This is also a Dartmouth team that doesn't want to lose its fifth straight game right as the league race is just starting, especially with strong Penn and Princeton squads on the horizon. While the Big Green team is a young one, those underclassmen are paced by two potent scorers in Downs and fellow co-captain Kat Hanks '03. Downs averages 17.7 points per game and Hanks, after being named to the All-Tournament Team at the Blue Sky Restaurant Classic held in December in Hanover, averages 22.1 points per game and almost 10 rebounds. But the team's strength lies in its speed, which the women know will be a large part of Saturday's encounter. "We plan on taking it to them from the beginning and playing our running game to attack the hoop before they get a chance to set up their defense," Downs said.

Big Green picks up second win 79-73

So far, so good. The Dartmouth women's basketball team (2-0, 0-0 Ivy) continued its winning ways by dropping the Hartford Hawks on the road, 79-73, behind 27 points -- including 16 in the second half -- from Kat Hanks '03 and 26 -- 16 coming in the first half -- from Keri Downs '03.

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