Yale’s on a roll.
The Bulldogs shut down Brown with authority in a 73-40 rout at the Pizzitola Sports Center Saturday, completing a season sweep of the Bears after having beaten them 79-72 last Friday.
Yale (12-3, 2-0 Ivy) held Brown (6-9, 0-2) to five points in the first quarter and 15-for-57 (26.3%) shooting for the game.
The victory marks Yale’s first six-game winning streak since Nov. 20-Dec. 3, 2016 and gives the Bulldogs their best 15-game start in program history.
Senior forward Megan Gorman posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double, and other key Yale contributors included senior guard Roxy Barahman (16 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals in 22 minutes), junior forward Alex Cade (11 points and six rebounds in just 17 minutes), sophomore forward Camilla Emsbo (10 points, six rebounds, two blocks) and junior guard Tori Andrew (11 points, three rebounds).
Beyond the box score, though, Yale is playing with a swagger to behold. Coach Allison Guth noted to Yale Athletics that her players were very hungry and that her seniors’ focus set a tone this week in practice given her seniors hadn’t won at the Pizzitola Sports Center, where Yale hadn’t won since 2016.
Brown was led by senior guard Justine Gaziano, who pitched in 15 points in 36 minutes.
The game was Brown’s first at home since Dec. 1, and the Bears will have to hit the road again the next two weekends, at Cornell and Columbia and then Dartmouth and Harvard, respectively.
Yale respectively gets Columbia and Cornell in the Empire State next weekend and naturally gets the Big Green before the Crimson in that order the following weekend.