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Friday, February 11, 2011

Yale-Harvard women's basketball recap

The Yale women's basketball team defeated Harvard 82-71 Friday night at the Lee Amphitheater.

Coach Chris Gobrecht
On Yale's dominant first half:

"I was really happy with us offensively and I was happy with our defense in the first half. The energy we came out with defensively in the first half was what set the tone.
"They're a heck of an offensive team. When we were playing with that energy they were having a hard time getting into a rhythm. We got a little soft in the second half and they got their rhythm."

On Yale's talent level:
"We can play with anybody in the league. The league's a lot tighter. Top to bottom it's much better. There's been three teams in this league that have already played Harvard tough and they could have lost any of those games."

On taking control of the game with Mady Gobrecht in foul trouble:
"You wish you could bottle this game up. Everybody helped. They were focused and hopefully we figured some things out but (Saturday's) going to be tough."

Inside the box score:
Yale shot 56 percent from the field for the game. The Bulldogs held high-scoring Harvard to 19 points in the first half on 9 for 28 shooting. And even when Harvard caught fire offensively in the second half the Bulldogs answered with more offense of its own.

Looking ahead:
Yale plays host to Dartmouth Saturday at 7. The Big Green are off to a 1-5 start.


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