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Princeton finishes season undefeated in Ivy League

On Friday, Princeton faced off against Penn for their second conference matchup, winning 69-43. The Tigers came into the matchup with a 13-game win streak and a 39-game winning streak in Ivy League play. Guard Abby Meyers led the Tigers to victory with 20 points and eight rebounds. 

Both teams started the game strong, finishing 18-16 in the first quarter. The second quarter saw a dominant performance by the Tigers. Meyers had nine points in the quarter, adding to the Tigers' 11 point lead. Princeton's defense held the Quakers to six points in the quarter, allowing the team to go into halftime with a 33-22 lead. Meyers accounted for 13 of the total 33 points in the first half. Princeton had 24 rebounds and shot 42 percent from the field in the first half. Penn's ten turnovers gave an advantage to the Tigers offensively.

Coming back from halftime, both teams immediately impacted the game. Princeton started with a jumper which started the Tigers scoring ten unanswered points. Guard Grace Stone contributed six points in the drive. The Tigers ended the quarter leading 52-36. The fourth quarter saw 17 points scored by the Tigers to secure the win against the Quakers. Penn scored seven points in the quarter, which was not nearly enough to catch the Tigers. Princeton shooting 63 percent from three points land in the second half helped secure the win.

Princeton moved to 21-4 and improved to 14-0 in conference play, becoming the first team in Ivy League history to have consecutive unbeaten conference seasons. Princeton also extended their Ivy League winning streak to 40 games dating back to the 2018-2019 season. The Tigers also clinched the first seed in the Ivy League Tournament.

Up Next For Princeton

Princeton clinched the number one seed in the Ivy League tournament and faces Harvard in the tournament on Friday at 4:30 p.m. You can watch the Tigers on ESPN+.

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