Monday, February 22, 2016
Ithaca, n.y. — Breaking a recent trend of second-half fades, the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team built a 20-point second-half lead and held off Cornell, 78-66, in Ivy League play at Newman Arena on Friday night.
Freshman Evan Boudreaux had a monster game for the Big Green (9-14 overall, 3-6 Ivy), scoring 22 points and adding a season-high 18 rebounds, 12 of them on the defensive end of the floor. It was Boudreaux’s third straight double-double and ninth of the season.
Dartmouth owned a 36-24 halftime lead, and a Boudreaux free throw stretched the advantage to a game-high 20 points, at 55-35, with 12:23 to play. Cornell (9-14, 2-7) was able to get the gap within single digits in the final 10 minutes, but never enough to complete a comeback.
Taylor Johnson hit for 14 points and Miles Wright added 13 for Dartmouth, which heads to Columbia tonight.
Dartmouth 5, Colgate 2
Hanover — Grant Opperman, Corey Kalk and Jack Barre scored in the first period, Dartmouth stretched its lead to 4-0 in the second and the Big Green (14-11-1 overall, 11-8-0 ECAC) rolled over the Raiders (8-21-2, 4-13-2) at Thompson Arena.
Opperman and Kalk scored 1 minute, 59 seconds apart midway through the first period, and Barre struck in the final 43 seconds for the 3-0 first-intermission lead. Kalk added his second of the night and seventh of the season in the middle stanza. Colgate closed within 4-2, but Carl Hesler’s late empty-netter locked down the win.
Kalk added two assists for a four-point game, Hesler and Barre also had helpers and James Kruger stopped 18 shots in the Dartmouth goal. The Big Green moved into a fourth-place tie with St. Lawrence in the league standings with the win heading into tonight’s home date with Cornell.
Cornell 1, Dartmouth 0
Ithaca, n.y. — Kaitlin Doering scored on a shorthanded breakaway for the game’s only goal as the Big Red nipped the Big Green (6-18-3 overall, 6-12-3 ECAC) at Lynah Rink.
Doering took a Hanna Bunton pass and converted past Dartmouth goaltender Robyn Chemago at 11:22 of the first period. Chemago stopped everything else that came her way, making 30 saves, but her teammates couldn’t find a tying goal despite sending 28 shots toward Cornell netminder Paula Voorheis.
Eliminated from the ECAC playoff picture, Dartmouth closes its season today at Colgate.
Hancock, Mass. — Sophomore Foreste Peterson led Dartmouth to second place after the first day of the Williams Carnival by winning the women’s giant slalom, one of three podium steps earned by the Big Green in four events.
Vermont won three events to take a 533-463 lead over Dartmouth, while the Big Green won the women’s giant slalom and placed three in the top 10 in all four races.
Peterson, the EISA bib leader in the giant slalom, edged classmate Kelly Moore is the GS, 1:34.88 to 134.89. Teammate Hannah Melinchuk was seventh and Libby Gibson 10th.
Sophomore Kevyn Read led Dartmouth in the men’s giant slalom in sixth (1:32.08), with teammate Thomas Woolson eighth and Robert Overing 10th.
With three of the top four times, the Catamounts won the event with 135 points with Dartmouth a distant second at 103 and Middlebury in third at 98.
The Nordic teams had to travel to Lake Placid, N.Y., in order to run their events this weekend, starting with the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle. Dartmouth was led by Lydia Blanchet (fifth), Emily Hannah (sixth) and Mary O’Connell (10th).
In the men’s 10K freestyle, Dartmouth’s Fabian Stocek (24:12.2) placed third, while teammate Callan Deline was fifth and Luke Brown sixth.
The carnival concludes today.
Dartmouth’s McKenzie Recognized
Hanover — Dartmouth College senior Lydie McKenzie has been chosen as the Harrow Sports college squash player of the week for her key effort in a narrow win at Williams on Feb. 9.
Playing at No. 4 in a match tied at 4-4, McKenzie clinched the Big Green’s victory over the Ephs with an 11-5, 11-3, 7-11, 13-11 decision over Ananya Mahalingam-Dhingra. The match victory marked McKenzie’s best performance of the season.
Dartmouth returns to action on Friday in the first round of the CSA Team Championship in New Haven, Conn.