Crashing the Boards: Women’s Basketball

By JP VIEIRA Coming in on a 2-game win streak, the Harvard women’s basketball team was hoping for a hat trick in their home game this week against Quinnipiac. In an extremely close game, which saw both teams playing in double overtime, Harvard led Quinnipiac 32-30 at the end of the first half. As the second half began, Harvard tried to pull away multiple times, but Quinnipiac stayed in the game. Down the final stretch, Harvard gave up their lead, but managed to send the game to overtime with a buzzer-beating shot from captain Madeline Raster. The first overtime almost …

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Man Down

With Siyani Chambers out, the Crimson’s future remains uncertain. In early September, the Harvard basketball team received some devastating news: they would be losing senior point guard and co-captain Siyani Chambers to an ACL tear. Chambers will take the 2015-2016 year off both academically and athletically to recover from the injury, retaining his last year of eligibility. The Crimson, who last year shared the Ivy League title and advanced to the NCAA tournament after a playoff with Yale, will have a tough time filling the place of Chambers. Senior Agunwa Okolie agrees, “[Siyani] was our most important player.” On a …

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The Comeback Kids

BY SHAQUILLA HARRIGAN Harvard men’s basketball reappear in March Madness. One year ago, the Harvard men’s basketball team made history as the then No. 14 team claimed its first-ever NCAA win over the then No. 3 New Mexico Lobos in a close match 68-62. Despite being the best team in the Ivy League, few thought that a sports team from Harvard had the ability to be serious contenders in one of the most frenzied sporting events of the year. But, as anyone who seriously follows collegiate basketball knows, March Madness is comprised of many tales depicting heartbreak and the overwhelming …

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