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Harvard better late, beats Cornell

January 28, 2017

Bryce Aiken recorded 16 of his 21 points in the second half and the Harvard men’s basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to knock off Cornell, 77-71, last night in Ithaca, N.Y.

Justin Bassey’s 3-pointer with 51 seconds left gave the Crimson the lead for good at 72-71 and sparked a 7-0 run to end the game.

Corey Johnson added 17 points and Bassey scored 16 for Harvard (11-5, 3-0 Ivy League), which won its fifth straight and 10th of the last 11.

The Big Red (5-13, 1-2) had a 12-0 run spanning both halves to lead 45-33 early in the second. Harvard answered with a 15-4 run. The lead traded hands nine times from there.

Yale 85, Brown 75 — In New Haven, Conn., the Bulldogs (11-6, 3-1 Ivy) trailed by one at the half to the Bears (10-10, 1-3), but Anthony Dallier finished with 30 points, including a 15-for-18 effort on free throws, to secure the victory.

Columbia 66, Dartmouth 54 — In New York, Luke Petrasek had 18 points and the Lions (8-8, 2-1 Ivy) scored 16 off turnovers, with Quinto Adlesh making four of their seven steals, to top the Big Green (3-13, 0-3).

Monmouth 95, Quinnipiac 76 — In West Long Branch, N.J., Justin Robinson scored 22 points, Micah Seaborn hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, and the Hawks (17-5, 9-2 MAAC) beat the Bobcats (8-13, 5-6).

Emory 94, Brandeis 85 — In Atlanta, Adam Gigax scored 28 points and Jim Gordon had 26 with 11 rebounds, helping the Eagles (13-4, 4-2 United) overrule the Judges (6-10, 2-4) in overtime.

Women’s basketball

Harvard 62, Cornell 59 — Sydney Skinner put up 23 points, including her team’s final nine with two 3’s, a jumper and a free throw, to give the Crimson (15-1, 3-0 Ivy) the win against the Big Red (11-5, 2-1) at Lavietes Pavilion.

Elon 76, Northeastern 65 — Shay Burnett scored 17 points for the Phoenix (15-5, 7-1 Colonial) in the win against the Huskies (7-13, 3-5), whose Claudia Ortiz also had 17, at the Cabot Center.

Men’s hockey

Northeastern 4, UMass-Lowell 3 — Dylan Sikura’s natural hat trick in the third period, including the game-winner with :17 to play, pushed the Huskies (10-10-5, 4-8-3 Hockey East) by the host River Hawks (15-8-3, 7-6-1).

UConn 3, Vermont 1 — In Storrs, Conn., Adam Huska’s 34 saves, and goals from Karl El-Mir, Johnny Austin and Kasperi Ojantakanen, helped the Huskies (10-10-6, 6-6-2 Hockey East) top the Catamounts (16-8-2, 8-5-1).

Providence 3, New Hampshire 0 — In Durham, N.H., the Friars (13-8-4, 5-6-2 Hockey East) shut out the Wildcats (11-10-4, 6-4-3), with Hayden Hawkey making 27 saves and Josh Monk scoring first in the first period.

Maine 4, UMass 1 — In Orono, Maine, Nolan Vesey, Daniel Perez, Cedric Lacroix and Patrick Shea scored for the Black Bears (9-13-3, 3-9-1 Hockey East) in the win against the Minutemen (5-18-2, 2-10-1).

Harvard 4, Cornell 1 — In Ithaca, N.Y., the Crimson (13-5-2, 9-4-2 ECAC) exploded for four scores from Jake Horton, Clay Anderson, Ryan Donato and Lewis Zerter-Gossage to beat the Big Red (12-5-2, 7-3-2).

Bentley 3, RIT 2 — In Rochester, N.Y., Drew Callin’s power-play goal at 8:41 of the third period held up as the game-winner for the Falcons (8-12-5, 7-8-4 Atlantic) against the Tigers (10-15-1, 10-10-0).

Holy Cross 4, Robert Morris 3 — Mike Barrett, Michael Laffin, Danny Lopez and Ryan Ferrill goals in Worcester sent the Crusaders (10-9-6, 7-6-6 Atlantic) by the Colonials (14-8-3, 10-7-2).

Canisius 4, American International 2 — In Springfield, the Golden Griffins (12-10-5, 11-4-4 Atlantic) got two goals from Dylan McLaughlin to beat the Yellow Jackets (7-14-6, 6-10-5).

S. Maine 4, UMass-Boston 3 — In Gorham, Maine, the Huskies (7-10-2, 4-8-1 NEHC) edged the Beacons (10-7-3, 5-6-2) on Jordan Hall’s goal.

Women’s hockey

Colgate 4, Harvard 0 — Julia Vandyk made 25 saves, 15 in the third, and the Raiders (17-7-3, 8-6-1 ECAC) shut out the Crimson (3-15-2, 3-10-2) at Bright Hockey Arena.