Men’s basketball suffers a weekend sweep at home

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Published: 02-06-2023 8:31 PM

HANOVER — The second half of Ivy League play could not have started much worse for the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team, which entered the weekend tied for third place and exited it in sixth after home losses to Brown and Yale.

The Big Green’s offense was ice-cold early on Friday in a 73-61 loss to the Bears, shooting just 24% in the first half. Dartmouth did heat up in the second half, led by a career night from freshman forward Jayden Williams, who scored all 19 of his points after halftime, but the Big Green had few answers for Brown leading scorer Kino Lilly Jr. Lilly had a game-high 23 points on 8-for-12 shooting, including 5-for-9 from 3-point range.

On Saturday against the Bulldogs, Dartmouth held a two-point lead with seven minutes left in the first half, then did not score again until after intermission as Yale closed the half on a 13-0 run punctuated by two 3-pointers in the final minute. The Bulldogs extended the lead to as many as 23 in the second half, cruising to a 72-53 win. Senior forward Dame Adelekun was the lone bright spot, with 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

The Big Green (8-15, 4-5 Ivy League) host first-place Princeton on Saturday. Dartmouth is still just one game out of a conference tournament spot, with Cornell, Penn and Brown all 5-4 in the Ancient Eight.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALLBig Green still winless in Ivy play

Dartmouth held a seven-point lead after a quarter Friday at Brown before being outscored by 13 in the second, ultimately losing 82-76. Sophomore guard Victoria Page had 23 points and freshman forward Clare Meyer added 17, though she shot just 5-for-19. Junior guard Mekkena Boyd pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Page again led the Big Green with 17 points Saturday at Yale, and Dartmouth led by three at the half, but the Bulldogs, after scoring just 25 points in the first half, put up 28 in the third quarter alone in a 69-56 Big Green defeat. Boyd chipped in with 12 points, and senior forward Emma Koch, despite being held scoreless, had 12 boards.

Dartmouth (2-21, 0-9 Ivy League) is at Princeton on Saturday.

MEN’S HOCKEYHome defeats make for a lost weekend

HANOVER — Dartmouth trailed by two goals early on Friday night in a 7-3 loss to the Tigers, before senior Tyler Campbell’s goal in the second period sent the tennis balls flying from the student section onto the ice at Thompson Arena.

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Freshman Luke Haymes tied the game on a power play five minutes later, and sophomore Sean Chisholm’s power-play goal early in the third forged a 3-3 deadlock, but Princeton retook the lead with just over eight minutes left, then scored three goals in the final two minutes to make the final score look a bit deceiving.

The next night, against the No. 2 Bobcats, the Big Green were nearly three minutes away from a massive upset before three late Quinnipiac goals sent them to a 4-2 defeat. Senior Mark Gallant opened the scoring in the last 15 seconds of the first period, and the Bobcats were held off the board until the final two minutes of the second. Freshman Cooper Flinton gave Dartmouth the lead back early in the third before Quinnipiac’s late flurry.

Freshman goaltender Cooper Black helped hold the Bobcats in check with a career-high 44 saves. The Big Green (4-19-1, 3-13-1 ECAC Hockey) host Harvard on Friday night.

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HANOVER — The sixth-ranked Bobcats scored five goals in the third period in an 8-0 blowout of the Big Green on Friday at Thompson Arena, and Dartmouth could not make an early lead stand up Saturday in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers.

Sophomore Lauren Messier’s unassisted goal put the Big Green on top against Princeton late in the first period before the Tigers scored twice in 32 seconds late in the second. Sophomore goaltender Maggie Emerson made 31 saves.

Dartmouth remains home this weekend against St. Lawrence and Clarkson.

MEN’S TENNISBig Green split with Big Ten foes

Dartmouth defeated Purdue, 5-2, on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind., then fell to Indiana by the same score Sunday in Bloomington.

The Big Green easily won the doubles point against the Boilermakers, with No. 1 pairing Waleed Qadir and Miles Groom claiming a 6-0 victory and No. 2 pairing Alex Knox-Jones and Logan Chang winning their match, 6-2. Groom, Henry Ren and Hikaru Takeda all won in straight sets in singles, with Ren needing a first-set tiebreak, and Carlos Guerrero Alvarez was victorious in a super tiebreak.

Dartmouth suffered its first loss of the year against the Hoosiers, with only Ren and Takeda winning their matches. The Big Green (6-1) will be back home this weekend to host the ECAC Indoor Championship.

WOMEN’S TENNISDartmouth falls twice at home

HANOVER — Senior Ashley Hess, at No. 2 singles, won her match in straight sets against the Eagles, and Emily Zhou won in three sets at No. 5 singles, but that was all Dartmouth could muster Saturday in a 5-2 loss. Hess gave the Big Green their only point Sunday in a 6-1 loss to the Terrapins with a three-set win.

The Big Green (2-2) host the ECAC Indoor Championship this weekend, starting with a Friday morning match against Princeton.

WOMEN’S SQUASHDartmouth tops Middlebury, Williams

The Big Green earned an 8-1 victory at Middlebury on Wednesday, with their only loss coming by default from Neeya Patel at the No. 4 position. Dartmouth’s top two players, Claire Aube at No. 1 and Emily Schuster at No. 2, each needed five sets in their victories.

Dartmouth then shut out Williams, 9-0, on the road on Saturday. Ellie Burke (No. 3), Priya Verma (No. 5), Chelsea Cho (No. 7) and Callie Worth (No. 9) all won in straight sets.

The Big Green (6-8) conclude the regular season Sunday at Brown.

MEN’S SQUASHDartmouth 7, Williams 2

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Led by straight-set victories from Lucan White at No. 6 and Aryan Khandelwal at No. 8, the Big Green defeated Williams on Saturday. Dartmouth (5-8) visits Brown on Sunday in its last regular-season match.

MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVINGColumbia 166.5, Dartmouth 121.5

HANOVER — Tim Park took first place in the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday, but it was not enough as the Big Green fell to the Lions.

Joe Moll gave Dartmouth its only other individual win in the 500 free. Moll, Tim Cushman, Colton Rasmussen and Park won the 200 free relay as well.

The Big Green (2-7, 0-7 Ivy League) will head to Providence, R.I. for the Ivy League Championships from Feb. 22-25.