Early on in the 2018 championship match it was evident that the Crimson was facing an extremely difficult Big Green squad. Harvard proved unable to surmount Dartmouth’s early lead, and was shut out in the championship match.
The Crimson (18-11, 10-4 Ivy) entered the evening hoping to extend its postseason, but left Rose Hill Gymnasium rueing what could have been, suffering a season-ending 65-47 loss to Fordham in a game that left head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith nothing short of perplexed.
With the unenviable task of taking on host team Penn on Saturday night, Harvard women's basketball will head to Philadelphia this weekend with an eye toward securing the title of the second annual Ivy League Tournament.
Just a week after the very same play caused a heartbreaking loss to Yale, Boehm snagged a missed free throw with 30 seconds remaining, helping the Crimson break a nine-game losing streak to Penn, and extend their run of victories at the renovated Lavietes Pavilion to 11 games.
Harvard women’s basketball recorded its first road win in conference play, but came up a rebound and a basket short of recording its first road sweep and practically guaranteeing its chances of making the Ivy League tournament.
Harvard moved into second place in the Ivy League, thanks to a two-win weekend anchored by Friday night’s season high 97-point performance against rival Yale. The Crimson excelled from beyond the arc, in the paint, and in ball movement.
In its last non-conference matchup of the season, Harvard capitalized on 23-2 run in the first quarter to claim the nine-point victory over La Salle. The win, the first of six consecutive home games, maintains the Crimson's undefeated record in the newly renovated Lavietes Pavilion.
Riding a two-game win streak into its Ancient Eight opener, the women's basketball team failed to overcome Dartmouth's early lead, ultimately falling 63-56. Throughout the match, the Crimson committed 21 turnovers, tying its season-high.