In a homecoming of sorts, freshman guard Sarah Halejian scored her first points of her Yale career. The Wyckoff, N.J., native scored all nine of her points in the second half in front of a boisterous crowd. Of the 732 people in attendance, roughly half was cheering for the Bulldogs and the hometown favorite.
“I have been looking forward to this for a while,” Halejian said. “I know everyone at home had it marked on their calendar, so it was really great to see everyone. I am so lucky to have so much support from my family, friends, and coaches. Everyone has been so supportive of me, so it doesn’t surprise me that they were all there.”
After a scoreless debut, Halejian was perfect from the free throw line and knocked down one three-pointer in the 80-51 win over Fairleigh Dickinson. She also added two assists and two rebounds off the bench in 17 minutes. After picking up six steals in the opener, Halejian failed to record a steal Monday, but still leads the team in that category.
The win gives Yale a 2-0 start with a chance to start 3-0 for the first time since 1998.