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Princeton improves to 11-0 in Ivy League play after win against Yale

Princeton faced off against Yale on Saturday for their second conference matchup, winning 74-36. Princeton came into the matchup with a 11 game win streak and a 36 game winning streak in Ivy League play. Guards Abby Meyers and Kaitlyn Chen led the Tigers to victory each with 14 points and three steals. 

Princeton started off the game strong, scoring 21 points in the first quarter. The Tigers held Yale to 11 points while having a seven point unanswered scoring drive to start the game. The second quarter saw a similar performance by the Tigers. Guard Julia Cunningham had six points in the quarter adding to the Tigers 19 point lead. Princeton’s defense held the Bulldogs to eight points in the quarter allowing the team to go into halftime leading 38-19. Chen accounted for 12 of the total 38 points in the first half. Princeton had 15 rebounds and 53.3% field goal percentage in the first half. Yale’s 14 turnovers gave advantage to the Tigers offensively.

Coming back from halftime, the Tigers immediately made an impact on the game. Princeton started with a nine point unanswered scoring streak. Guard Maggie Connolly contributed six points in the drive. The Tigers held the Bulldogs to five points in the quarter leading 55-24. The fourth quarter saw 19 points scored by the Tigers to secure the win against the Bulldogs. Yale scored 12 points in the quarter which was not nearly enough to catch the Tigers. Princeton’s 60% three-point percentage helped secure the win.

Princeton ended the game winning 74-36, making their overall record 19-4 and improving to 11-0 in conference play, along with a 37-game Ivy League win streak. 

Up Next For Princeton

Princeton faces Columbia on the road at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23. You can watch the Tigers on ESPNU.

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