If revenge was the motive, then call it mission accomplished for Yale.
Cornell swept Yale last season to knock the Bulldogs out of Ivy League Tournament contention. Yale completed this season’s sweep of the Big Red last night at John J. Lee Amphitheater, 65-51.
The game was nip and tuck early on, but Yale (16-6, 6-3 Ivy) ended the half with a 32-27 lead behind the clutch shooting of Ellen Margaret Andrews. The Bulldogs were 4-for-6 from 3 in the first half. Andrews posted 18 points for the game to lead her squad.
Camilla Emsbo was on the bench for most of the second quarter after picking up her second foul. Emsbo finished with 13 points.
The Bulldogs started the second half on a 5-0 run to open up a 10-point lead and never looked back.
Yale shot 44.7% from the field and Cornell only 33.8% after another strong Yale defensive outing.
“I am happy with our defense,” Yale coach Allison Guth said.
Roxy Barahman notched 15 points and eight rebounds.
For Cornell (9-12, 2-7), Samantha Will had a career-high 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting and Samantha Widmann added 12 tallies.
With the win, Yale has exclusive possession of third place in the Ivy after Harvard’s 66-45 loss at Princeton to fall to 5-4 in conference play. Yale hosts Columbia (14-8, 5-4) today and Cornell travels to Brown (7-15, 1-8).