Yale, Harvard Stay Tied for First Place
Ithaca, n.y. — Justin Sears scored 19 points and Jack Montague added a career-high 18 — on 5 of 7 3-point shooting — as Yale dispatched Cornell 82-65 on Friday night, stretching their win streak to seven games.
The win, even with leading scorer Javier Duren out with an ankle injury, keeps the Bulldogs (14-9, 8-1 Ivy League) in a tie for the Ivy lead with Harvard, an 83-63 winner over Penn.
The seven-game streak is Yale’s longest since 2001-02. Yale shot 53 percent and Montague hit all five of the team’s 12 3-point tries. Yale scored 25 points from the foul line on 34 attempts, thanks to 26 Cornell fouls.
Devin Cherry led Big Red (2-21, 1-8) with a career-high 29 points — including three 3-pointers. Cornell launched 30 3-point shots, making 10, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Yale’s 35-26 rebounding edge.
Harvard 83, Penn 63
Philadelphia — Steve Moundou-Missi led a balanced attack with 14 points and Siyani Chambers dished out 10 assists to go with nine points as Harvard beat Penn.
The win keeps the Crimson (21-4, 8-1 Ivy League) tied atop the Ivy standings with Yale, an 82-65 winner at Cornell. Yale beat Harvard on Feb. 8 and hosts the Crimson March 7.
Harvard trailed for the first 6 minutes until Moundou-Missi knotted the score at 10 with a layup. He missed a chance for a three-point play, but got his own rebound on the free-throw attempt and fired a pass to Laurent Rivard for a 3-pointer that gave Harvard the lead for good. Rivard scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, and Kyle Casey and Wesley Saunders scored 12 each.
Brandyn Curry scored nine and had four of Harvard’s 13 steals.
Fran Dougherty led Penn (6-16, 3-5) with 15 points.
Columbia 70, Brown 68
New York — Maodo Lo scored 15 points and hit a pair of go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds left to help Columbia (16-10, 5-4 Ivy League) outlast Brown (13-10, 5-4).
Trailing by four with 2:20 remaining, Columbia’s Alex Rosenberg hit a layup. He missed a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, but Jeff Coby was fouled corralling the offensive rebound and sank both free throws to knot up the score with 1:23 left.
After two misses on Brown’s end with a Lion turnover in between, Lo was fouled and drilled both from the line for the final margin. Following an offensive board by Dockery Walker, Sean McGonagill couldn’t connect on a 3-pointer as time expired.
Rosenberg finished with 23 points and Meiko Lyles hit 5 of 5 3-pointers to chip in 21 points and nine boards for Columbia.
McGonagill had 20 points for the Bears.