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Weekend sports roundup

Comeback by mens’ basketball tops exciting slate

<p>Men’s basketball, wrestling, men’s tennis and men’s hockey all had victories this week.</p>

Men’s basketball, wrestling, men’s tennis and men’s hockey all had victories this week.

Brown Athletics had a busy Super Bowl weekend, with 11 teams in action from Friday to Sunday. The weekend’s highlights included a pair of 7-0 wins by the men’s tennis team and a last-minute 81-80 victory by the men’s basketball team over Cornell. 

Men’s basketball (12-13, 4-6 Ivy) triumphed over Cornell (13-8, 5-5) in Ithaca on Saturday, with Jaylan Gainey ’22’s putback slam with under four seconds to go leading the Bears to an 81-80 victory. Gainey went for a team-high 16 points and nine rebounds, while Tamenang Choh GS double-doubled with 11 points and 15 boards. 

Women’s tennis (3-4) lost in a close 4-2 matchup to Penn (4-3) in the first round of the ECAC Championships Friday but rebounded on Saturday and Sunday, beating Dartmouth (4-4) 4-2 on Saturday and rounding out the weekend with a 4-1 win against Yale (3-4) on Sunday. Ali Benedetto ’24 went 3-0 at singles No. 2 on the weekend.

Gymnastics fell to the University of New Hampshire by a score of 195.875-191.625, despite posting its second-highest point total of the season so far. 


Women’s fencing hosted the Ivy League Round Robins at the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. The squad was unable to secure any team victories, but Sofia Yee-Wadsworth ’24 won eight individual matches to place eighth in the epee. 

Wrestling (3-8, 2-6) split a pair of weekend matches in New York, falling 37-0 to Columbia (4-8, 2-3) on Friday but rebounding with a 22-12 victory over Long Island University (0-13) on Saturday.  

Women’s basketball (6-16, 1-9) hosted Cornell (8-12, 3-6) Saturday afternoon but failed to complete a second-half comeback, falling 68-61. Isabella Mauricio ’25 put up 25 points, her fifth game this season of 20 or more points.

Men’s tennis (7-2) recorded a pair of impressive victories at home, defeating Boston University (0-4) on Saturday and Fordham University (3-2) on Sunday. The Bears won each match with a pristine 7-0 score. 

Men’s hockey (6-16-1, 6-10-1 ECAC) traveled to Hanover on Friday to defeat Dartmouth (3-17-3, 2-12-2) by a score of 3-2, their second win over the Big Green. Michael Maloney ’22, James Crossman ’23 and Jake Harris ’22 accounted for the Bears’ trio of goals. 

Women’s hockey (5-18-4, 5-12-3) eked out a tie against St. Lawrence University (14-10-6, 10-5-3) following a goal by Anna Hurd ’25 with under a minute to go in regulation on Friday. The Bears had a tougher showing on Saturday, falling 8-1 to Clarkson University (22-7-3, 13-6-1). 

The men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in a pair of meets — the Giegengack Invitational at Yale and the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University. On the men’s side, Zach Love ’23 won the long jump and finished second in the triple jump at Yale. On the women’s side, Jada Joseph ’25 won the high jump and long jump while Chiamaka Odenigbo ’24 won the triple jump and took second in the 60m hurdles. 


Peter Swope

Peter Swope is the senior editor of digital engagement for The Brown Daily Herald's 133rd Editorial Board. He previously served as a Sports section editor and has also written stories for University News. Peter is a senior from New Jersey studying history. 


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