2018-19 Yale Women's Basketball News

  • Emsbo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Sixth Time
    February 18, 2019
    For the sixth time this season, first-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.) of the Yale women’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award, which Emsbo shared with Columbia’s Sienna Durr, on Monday.
  • Cornell Takes Defensive Struggle, 43-41
    February 16, 2019
    The Yale women’s basketball has seen its share of great moments in close games this month, including three wins in four games that came down to the last minute of regulation or overtime. On Saturday against an upset-minded Cornell squad, however, the Bulldogs found themselves learning a harsh lesson in another close game. The Big Red broke a 39-39 tie with a pair of free throws at the 2:10 mark and then held off the Bulldogs for a 43-41 win that snapped Yale’s 11 game home winning streak. The loss dropped the Bulldogs from second place into a tie for third in the Ivy League standings.
  • Late Run Closes Out 69-61 Win vs. Columbia
    February 15, 2019
    Trailing upset-minded Columbia 56-54 with six minutes left in the game Friday night, the Yale women’s basketball team was in a tight spot -- but also a familiar situation. Having seen three of their previous four games come down to the final minute of regulation with the score tied or within two, these Bulldogs are now battle-tested. That showed down the stretch at Lee Amphitheater Friday, as Yale outscored the Lions 15-5 to pull out a 69-61 win.
  • Columbia, Cornell at Lee this Weekend
    February 13, 2019
    In second place in the Ivy League standings with six games remaining, the Yale women’s basketball team welcomes a pair of league opponents to Lee Amphitheater this weekend. The Bulldogs host Columbia Friday (6:00 p.m., ESPN+) and Cornell Saturday (5:00 p.m., ESPN+).
  • Quakers Hold Off Bulldogs, 54-48
    February 09, 2019
    Seeking another big road Ivy League win and trying to forge a tie atop the Ivy League standings, the Yale women’s basketball team took first-place Penn down to the final minute on Saturday night at the Palestra. But after the Bulldogs rallied from a 16 point deficit to get within two of the Quakers, a Yale shot that would have tied the game came up short with 18 seconds left. Penn then put the game away at the free throw line, hanging on for a 54-48 win that left the Bulldogs in a tie for second place.
  • Bulldogs Power Past Princeton in OT for Historic 96-86 Win
    February 08, 2019
    Moments after the final buzzer sounded at Jadwin Gym Friday night and sealed a historic 96-86 overtime win for the Yale women’s basketball team, the Bulldogs’ two seniors -- forward Alexandra Maund and guard Gabby Nelson -- embraced near midcourt. It was one memorable moment on a night full of them as the Yale program earned another signature win, the Bulldogs’ first at Jadwin in 10 years.
  • Bulldogs Travel to Princeton, Penn
    February 06, 2019
    A challenging road trip awaits the Yale women’s basketball team this weekend, as the Bulldogs head to Princeton Friday (6:00 p.m., ESPN+/NBC Sports Philadelphia+) and Penn Saturday (6:00 p.m., ESPN+/NBC Sports Philadelphia+). Those two teams have won the last nine Ivy League titles (six for Princeton, three for Penn). The Bulldogs enter the weekend with some momentum, having won three in a row and eight of their last nine.
  • Emsbo Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Fifth Time
    February 04, 2019
    For the fifth time this season, first-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.) of the Yale women’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Defense Stymies Dartmouth for 64-49 Win
    February 02, 2019
    Coming off an emotional 65-62 win vs. archrival Harvard Friday night, the Yale women’s basketball team faced a tough challenge Saturday at Lee Amphitheater. On the first weekend of back-to-back Ivy League games, the Bulldogs took on a Dartmouth team that had cruised to an 81-61 win at Brown the night before. To guard against a letdown against the Big Green, Allison Guth -- Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Basketball -- called upon some familiar faces.
  • Barahman’s Buzzer Beater Stuns Harvard, 65-62
    February 01, 2019
    The Yale-Harvard rivalry added a new chapter Friday night at Lee Amphitheater -- and thanks to some last-second heroics, this was one for the ages. A back-and-forth women’s basketball battle between the Bulldogs and Crimson culminated in epic fashion, as junior guard Roxy Barahman fought through a double-team just past half court to fire in a buzzer-beating three-pointer for the win. As the home crowd erupted Barahman quickly found herself at the bottom of a celebratory dogpile, as she collapsed to the floor and was mobbed by her teammates.
  • Harvard, Dartmouth at Lee this Weekend
    January 31, 2019
    The first weekend of back-to-back Ivy League games for the Yale women’s basketball team brings a pair of New England rivals to Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs host Harvard on Friday night in the Ivy League Game of the Week on ESPN3 (6:00 p.m.), then face Dartmouth Saturday night on ESPN+ (6:00 p.m.). The Bulldogs are 4-0 at home and have won eight straight at Lee dating back to last February.
  • Barahman Earns Ivy League Player of the Week
    January 28, 2019
    After scoring a career-high 31 points in the Yale women’s basketball team’s 84-72 win vs. Brown Saturday, junior guard Roxy Barahman (Calabasas, Calif.) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Barahman’s Career-High 31 Points Fuel 84-72 Win vs. Brown
    January 26, 2019
    After Brown snapped a five-game winning streak for the Yale women’s basketball team last Friday in the Ivy League opener, the Bulldogs -- and junior guard Roxy Barahman in particular -- came into Saturday’s rematch at Lee Amphitheater with something to prove. Barahman, the leading scorer in the Ivy League, had been held to a season-low eight points in the loss. Saturday’s game proved to be a dramatically different story, as Barahman poured in a career-high 31 points and the Bulldogs bounced back for an 84-72 win. That was the most points in a game for Yale since scoring 90 in a win vs. Wagner on Dec. 17, 2014.
  • Rematch with Brown Saturday at Lee
    January 23, 2019
    After seeing a five-game winning streak snapped at Brown last Friday, the Yale women’s basketball team looks to turn the tables on the Bears this Saturday (2:00 p.m., ESPN3). This is just the fourth home game of the season for the Bulldogs, who are 3-0 at Lee Amphitheater this season and have won seven in a row at home dating back to last year.
  • Emsbo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Fourth Time
    January 21, 2019
    For the fourth time this season, first-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.) of the Yale women’s basketball team has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Hot-Shooting Bears Snap Yale Win Streak
    January 18, 2019
    A five-game winning streak for the Yale women’s basketball team came to an end at the hands of a hot-shooting Brown team Friday morning at the Pizzitola Center. The Bears shot 52 percent from the field -- 60 percent in the first half -- en route to beating the Bulldogs 86-71 in the Ivy League opener. First-year forward Camilla Emsbo led Yale with a career-high 26 points, adding a team-best 10 rebounds and three blocks.
  • Brunchtime Basketball at Brown Friday
    January 15, 2019
    Ivy League play begins early for Yale and Brown Friday, as the Bulldogs and Bears tip off at 11:00 a.m. (ESPN+, NESN) on Education Day at the Pizzitola Center. Yale brings a five-game winning streak into the game. That is the team’s longest streak since winning six in a row Nov. 20 through Dec. 3, 2016.
  • Visit to Boys & Girls Clubs Caps Florida Trip
    January 03, 2019
    After a week in Florida that included winning the FAU Holiday Classic tournament, the Yale women’s basketball team ended its trip on a high note Wednesday -- with a visit to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County in Vero Beach, Fla., where the Bulldogs put on a basketball clinic for 150 local children.
  • Bulldogs Beat NC A&T, Take FAU Holiday Classic Title
    December 29, 2018
    With another stifling defensive effort, the Yale women’s basketball team earned the FAU Holiday Classic Championship Saturday afternoon at FAU Arena. The Bulldogs limited North Carolina A&T to 28% shooting en route to the 59-49 win -- Yale’s fifth in a row and fifth straight holding its opponent to 55 or fewer points.
  • Fourth-Quarter Rally Lifts Yale Past Saint Louis, 58-52
    December 28, 2018
    The first game back after a break for the holidays provided the Yale women’s basketball team with plenty of challenges Friday afternoon in the first round of the FAU Holiday Classic. The Bulldogs -- who had four players out -- saw both of their top two scorers get into foul trouble early, and they fell behind Saint Louis by as many as eight points. But with a tenacious defense keeping things close, in the end Yale pieced together enough offense to stage a fourth-quarter rally and earn a 58-52 win. Junior forward Megan Gorman, playing in her home state, grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and tied junior guard Roxy Barahman for the team lead with 11 points.
  • Florida Atlantic’s Holiday Classic Up Next
    December 22, 2018
    After the holiday break, the Yale women’s basketball team resumes play with a pair of games down south as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Holiday Classic. The Bulldogs play Saint Louis on Friday (2:30 p.m., CUSA.tv) and then on Saturday play in either the consolation game (12:00 p.m., CUSA.tv) or the championship game (2:30 p.m., CUSA.tv). The tournament’s other two teams are FAU and North Carolina A&T.
  • Big Crowd, Big Win: Bulldogs Shut Down CCSU, 58-46
    December 20, 2018
    It was a team effort in more ways than one at Lee Amphitheater Thursday afternoon. The New Haven Public Schools provided the atmosphere, with an electric crowd of hundreds of students jamming the stands. And the Yale women’s basketball team provided the show vs. Central Connecticut. The Bulldogs delivered a dominant defensive performance -- limiting the Blue Devils to 27% shooting -- while also tying their season high with 18 assists. Junior guard Roxy Barahman led the way with 27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals, while first-year forward Camilla Emsbo added 13 points and three blocks. In the end that added up to a 58-46 win for the Bulldogs, their sixth win in the last eight games.
  • Thursday Matinee as Yale Hosts Central Connecticut
    December 18, 2018
    After a break for exams, the Yale women’s basketball team returns to action Thursday at Lee Amphitheater with a matinee vs. local rivals Central Connecticut State (12:00 p.m., ESPN+). The Bulldogs are seeking their sixth win in eight games.
  • Emsbo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for Third Time
    December 17, 2018
    First-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.), who had a season-high 14 rebounds in a 62-51 win at Army West Point last Tuesday for the Yale women’s basketball team, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Defense, Balanced Scoring Yield 62-51 Win at Army West Point
    December 11, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team got another great performance from junior guard Roxy Barahman Tuesday night at Army West Point, as Barahman poured in 19 points -- the eighth time this season she has scored that many in a game. But it took more than just a one-woman show to beat the Black Knights, and in the end it was scoring depth and defense that lifted Yale to a 62-51 win at Christl Arena. The Bulldogs held Army to 31 percent shooting from the field and had four players score eight or more points in the win.
  • Yale Travels to West Point
    December 10, 2018
    Seeking its fifth win in seven games, the Yale women’s basketball team heads to Army West Point Tuesday (7:00 p.m., Patriot League Network). The Bulldogs are wrapping up a span that includes 10 games away from Lee Amphitheater in a 34-day stretch.
  • Emsbo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
    December 10, 2018
    First-year forward Camilla Emsbo (Lakewood, Colo.), who posted a pair of double-doubles last week for the Yale women’s basketball team, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Late-Game Heroics Lift Yale to 58-55 Win at Vermont
    December 08, 2018
    Just over a month into the 2018-19 season, the Yale women’s basketball team looks like it is starting to reap the benefits of a challenging schedule that has seen the Bulldogs travel more than 7,000 miles and have four of their nine games decided by four or fewer points. The Bulldogs found themselves in a back-and-forth battle with Vermont at Patrick Gymnasium Saturday afternoon, and came up with the plays they needed in the waning moments to pull out a 58-55 win.
  • St. John’s Holds Off Yale, 56-52
    December 06, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team went into one of the toughest places to play in college basketball Thursday night and pushed St. John’s to the limit, rallying from a nine-point deficit and tying the Red Storm 52-52 on a layup by first-year forward Camilla Emsbo with 1:55 to play. But after the Bulldogs missed two chances to take the lead with less than a minute to play, St. John’s delivered the knockout punch it had been looking for all night long. Guard Alisha Kebbe’s three-pointer with 22 seconds left proved to be the game-winner, and a late free throw made the final 56-52.
  • Bulldogs Head Down to St. John’s, Up to Vermont
    December 05, 2018
    After a brief return to Lee Amphitheater -- a 74-56 win vs. Saint Peter’s Tuesday night after playing seven straight road games -- the Yale women’s basketball team is back on the road, playing two games in three days. The Bulldogs visit St. John’s Thursday (7:00 p.m., ESPN3) and Vermont Saturday (2:00 p.m., ESPN+)
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