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Sports Recap: Basketball remains undefeated in the Ivy League, track and field compete in first meet, MIH defeated by No. 1 Quinnipac

<h6>Princeton fought No. 1 Quinnipiac for the opening half of the first period before the Bobcats scored three times within four minutes to build a 3-0 lead and never looked back.</h6>
<h6>Courtesy of GoPrincetonTigers.com</h6>
Princeton fought No. 1 Quinnipiac for the opening half of the first period before the Bobcats scored three times within four minutes to build a 3-0 lead and never looked back.
Courtesy of GoPrincetonTigers.com

MBB vs. Brown, Penn 

In another week of Ivy League play, the men’s basketball team added to their seven-game winning streak, clinching two wins against Brown and Penn. 

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On Saturday afternoon, the Tigers and Brown Bears played a well-matched game at Jadwin Gym, with Princeton winning 76–74. Brown finished the first half with a one point lead, but Princeton stole the lead early in the second, gaining a three point advantage. The Bears tied the game 66–66 with less than seven minutes to play. The Tigers then retook  the lead, claiming victory over Brown. Junior forward Tosan Evbuomwan led the team with 21 points and 8 crucial assists. Senior forward Drew Friberg and junior guard Ryan Langborg added 15 points each to the scoreboard.

In another home game on Monday, the Tigers won 74–64 against the Penn Quakers. Princeton held the lead for the entire game, going into halftime with a six point lead. Senior guard Ethan Wright led the Tigers with 16 points, sophomore guard Matt Allocco with 12, and senior guard Jaelin Llewellyn with 11 points. The team was 48.1 percent in the paint and 82.4 percent at the free throw line. 

The Tigers will continue Ivy play on Saturday, Jan. 22 against Dartmouth in Hanover, NH.  

WBB vs. Brown, Penn 

The women’s basketball team remains undefeated in the Ivy League after securing two wins against Brown and Penn. 

On Saturday afternoon, the Tigers took on the Brown Bears and won 72–39. Princeton started the first quarter with a strong offense, leading the game with a 12–0 run. By halftime, Princeton was up by 16 points. Sophomore forward Ellie Mitchell, sophomore guard Kaitlyn Chen, senior guard Abby Meyers, and junior guard Julia Cunningham scored 12 points each. 

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The team continued their win streak with a 70–50 victory against the Penn Quakers on Monday afternoon. Again, the Tigers came out strong, scoring 24 points in just the first quarter and taking a 15 point lead. Cunningham led the team in scoring with 22 points, followed by Meyers with 11, and Mitchell with 10. 

The team will next take on Dartmouth on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Jadwin Gym.

Track and Field vs. Navy 

On Saturday, the Princeton track team competed in their first meet of the season against Navy.

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The women’s team won 103–77, and the men’s team lost 90–86. Although the victories were split, multiple Tigers set top-10 Princeton records in their opening meet. The team will be attending the Wesley Brown Invitational at Navy on Friday, Jan. 21. 

WIH vs. Union, St. Lawrence 

The women’s hockey team defeated Union in a 5–0 shutout with five different Tigers scoring. Sophomore defender Kate Monihan began the scoring streak for the Tigers early in the second period. First-year forward Mia Coene, senior forward Shannon Griffin, and sophomore defender Stef Wallace also added to the scoreboard, giving the Tigers a 4–0 advantage going into the third period. Sophomore forward Annie Kuehl scored the last goal of the game about five minutes into the last period. 

In their second game of the week, the Tigers lost to St. Lawrence 4–1. St. Lawrence took the lead in the first period, securing two goals. Junior defender Mariah Keopple managed to score for the Tigers late in the opening period, which lessened the gap. Despite the Tigers’ efforts, the Saints held onto the lead, scoring twice more in the final period. 

The Tigers are now 8–7–3 overall and 6–4–1 in conference. They will be taking on the Harvard Crimson on Friday, Jan. 21 at Hobey Baker Rink. 

MIH vs. Quinnipiac

The men’s hockey team fell to Quinnipiac 9–0 on Tuesday evening. The Bobcats scored three goals in each quarter, defeating the Tigers’ defense. Quinnipiac had 46 shots, compared to Princeton’s 17 shots. Princeton is now 3–10–1 overall and 2–5–0 in conference. The Tigers will be taking on Cornell on Friday, Jan. 21 in Ithaca, N.Y.

Julia Nguyen is a co-head editor for the Sports section at the 'Prince' who usually covers the weekend recaps. She can be reached at trucn@princeton.edu or on instagram at @jt.nguyen.

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