NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Princeton spoiled the start of Yale's alumni weekend with a 69-47 win at John J. Lee Amphitheater. Princeton moves to 12-9 (6-2 Ivy), while Yale falls to 11-11 (2-7 Ivy). Numerous former Yale basketball players were on hand to support the Bulldogs.
Princeton started the game on a 7-0 run, which Yale promptly answered to tie the game at 7. The Tigers regained momentum and led 18-13 at the end of the first quarter.
Princeton started strong again in the second quarter, opening with a 12-2 run to take a 30-15 lead. Yale freshman Roxy Barahman, in her first career start, made some nice moves driving to the rim to get the Bulldogs back in the game. By halftime, she led all scorers with 10 points. However, Yale's three leading scorers this season, Jen Berkowitz, Lena Munzer, and Tamara Simpson, combined for just 1 point in the first half, and the Bulldogs trailed 34-22 at the break.
Yale played its strongest quarter in the third, outscoring Princeton 16-15. But for the second time this season, Princeton had an excellent fourth quarter to close out the win over Yale.
Roxy Barahman did not score in the second half, but she still finished her first career start as the team's leading scorer with 10 points. Barahman has now reached double digits in two of her last four games. Tamara Simpson registered 4 steals today, one game after setting Yale's all-time record for career steals.
Princeton's Bella Alarie and Taylor Brown tied for the game high with 13 points apiece. Both players contributed in numerous ways, as Alarie had 4 steals and 3 blocks while Brown had 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Bulldogs will look to bounce back tomorrow when they take on the 1st-place Penn Quakers at 6 p.m.
Filed by Andy Dougherty, Yale Sports Publicity