PRINCETON, N.J. -- Holiday hoops continues for Ivy League men’s basketball this week with nine games on the Christmas week schedule.
Six Ivy teams are in action with Dartmouth embarking on a three-game, five-day road trip through the Empire State. Cornell has back-to-back games against Big Ten Conference foes, playing at Illinois Monday night and at Penn State Wednesday night. Brown, Harvard and Penn each return to the hardwood at home later this week after taking their respective exam breaks. Princeton looks to move above .500 for the first time this season in its final pre-Christmas game at Siena on Thursday.
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Cancer's Statistics for the Week
|MIN||FG-A||PCT||3FG-A||PCT||FT-A||PCT||REB||A ||B ||S ||PTS|
|vs. Albany ||30 ||5-10 ||0.500 ||1-4 ||0.250 ||0-3 ||0.000 ||5 ||7 ||1 ||4 ||11 |
Drew Ferry, Cornell, Senior, Guard (Milwaukee, Wis.)
26 points, 4 rebounds vs. Albany
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 14-Zack Rosen, Penn/Greg Mangano, Yale
Week 2 November 21-Zack Rose, Penn
Week 3 November 28-Keith Wright, Harvard
Week 4 December 5-Meiko Lyles, Columbia
Week 5 December 12-Kyle Casey, Harvard (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 19-Ian Hummer, Princeton
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 14-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Jvonte Brooks, Dartmouth
Week 2 November 21-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth
Week 3 November 28-Shonn Miller, Cornell/Alex Rosenberg, Columbia
Week 4 December 5-Jonah Travis, Harvard
Week 5 December 12-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 19-Galal Cancer, Cornell/John Golden, Dartmouth
Cancer shares the award with Dartmouth's John Golden.
Cancer scored 11 points, dished seven assists, snatched five rebounds and picked up four steals in an 85-82 overtime victory over the Great Danes. He made 5-of-10 field goals while collecting career highs in assists and steals. He was also just two points off his career scoring high. Cancer had four points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in the final minute of regulation for the Big Red, who overcame a 10-point deficit with nine minutes to play to force an extra session.
Cancer and the Big Red return to action tonight at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET) when it meets No. 19 Illinois at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill. The game will be televised by ESPN3.com.