The women’s basketball team (7-16, 5-5 Ivy) heads to Princeton and Penn this weekend in their final road trip of the season. Wins over the sixth-place Tigers (5-20, 2-7) and seventh-place Quakers (4-20, 1-8) would give the Bulldogs a 4-3 Ivy League road record for the season, a vast improvement after their almost three-year drought without an Ancient Eight road win coming into this season’s conference play.
The Elis come off their best performance of the season in last Saturday’s 76-59 win at home against Columbia (9-15, 6-4). The Bulldogs played a complete game on both ends of the floor, shooting an outstanding 51.7 percent from the floor while forcing the Lions into a lowly 31.7% for the game.
Yale should be especially fired up for their rematch against Penn, a team that embarrassed the Bulldogs with a stunning second half comeback from eight points down. That win was the Quakers’ only for the Ivy League victory for the season, adding an additional sting to the loss.
Forward Melissa Colborne ’10 will lead the Elis this weekend as the reigning Ancient Eight Player of the Week after averaging 21 points on 72.7 percent shooting against Cornell and Columbia.