CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Behind 17 points from first-year Lola Mullaney and 17 rebounds from junior Rachel Levy, the Harvard women's basketball team (15-11, 6-7 Ivy League) topped Brown (8-18, 2-11 Ivy League) this evening, March 6, at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Three Crimson players recorded double-digit points in tonight's game, led by Mullaney with 17, sophomore Tess Sussman with 13 and first-year Annie Stritzel with 10. The duo of Mullaney and Sussman accounted for seven of Harvard's nine three-pointers on the night. Defensively, Levy nearly tied her career-high with a team-best 17 rebounds, while senior Jeannie Boehm and Mullaney each tallied seven.
Brown began the game with a 6-2 lead, before the Crimson stormed back with 10-straight points to take a 12-6 advantage. Harvard used a 4-2 scoring run to end the first quarter with a seven-point lead off of layups from Levy and Stritzel, and Mullaney's second triple of the frame. The Crimson kicked off the second quarter with back-to-back triples from Sussman and Stritzel, before Brown used a 4-0 run to come within five at 29-24. Harvard added two baskets in the closing minutes to maintain a 32-24 lead headed into halftime.
Brown came out the gates with offensive pressure in the third quarter, sinking three consecutive baskets to tie the game. Back-and-forth action continued for the remainder of the quarter. Sussman hit two late jumpers, but Brown held onto a tight 41-38 lead going into the final frame.
After a slow start to the fourth quarter, the Crimson's offense came alive with three consecutive triples from Levy, Mullaney and Sussman to give Harvard the lead back at 52-44. Brown used a 4-2 run to cut its deficit to three, but Mullaney's fourth triple of the night and a pair of free throws from McCarthy sealed the victory for Harvard at 63-59.
- Three Crimson players posted double-digit points against Brown, led by Lola Mullaney with 17.
- Junior co-captain Rachel Levy recorded a team-high 17 rebounds and a team-best two blocks to lead the defense.
- Tess Sussman dished out a team-best four assists.
- Harvard held Brown to 28 percent shooting from three-point range.
- Harvard moves to 56-34 in its all-time series with Brown, securing 17 of the last 19 matchups with the Brown Bears.
- The Crimson secured the season series sweep over Brown.
The Crimson will travel to Yale for its last regular season contest of the season tomorrow evening, March 7. Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.