Sports shorts: Basketball teams lead Ivy at midpoint

At the halfway point for Ivy League play, the MEN’S and WOMEN’S BASKETBALL teams are on track for their first Ivy title sweep since 1977. The Princeton men (19-4, 7-0 Ivy) dominated Columbia and edged Cornell Feb. 11 and 12 to maintain their half-game lead over Harvard in the standings. The women (17-4, 6-1) also swept their weekend games and jumped into first place thanks to a pair of Harvard losses.
 
i-afb992907ef41cf27734ed5266dccd95-wb_sports.jpgWOMEN’S FENCING successfully defended its Ivy championship in the league’s round-robin competition at Jadwin Gym Feb. 12-13. The Tigers captured Princeton’s first league title of the winter season with a perfect 6-0 record that included close wins against Harvard and Columbia. MEN’S FENCING placed fourth in the Ivies, and foilist Alexander Mills ’12 earned the league’s Most Outstanding Performer award after posting a 13-2 record in league bouts.
 
WOMEN’S HOCKEY beat Union and Rensselaer in its final regular season home games Feb. 11 and 12, aiding its chances at earning home ice for the opening round of the postseason. The Tigers (14-12-1, 11-8-1 ECAC), who face Brown and Yale on the road this weekend, are one point out of fourth place in the ECAC standings. The top four finishers serve as hosts in the ECAC playoffs.
 
MEN’S HOCKEY tied Harvard, 4-4, Feb. 11 and fell to Dartmouth, 4-1, Feb. 12. Princeton (14-9-2, 9-7-2) remains in sixth place in the ECAC.
 
In other weekend action, WRESTLING dropped its final two Ivy matches to Columbia and Cornell. … MEN’S SQUASH finished the regular season with a win over No. 4 Rochester and a loss to No. 1 Trinity. … WOMEN’S WATER POLO split its season-opening weekend, beating Brown but losing to Pacific. … MEN’S and WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD swept Harvard and Yale at the H-Y-P meet in New Haven.

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