PRINCETON, N.J.--The Quaker women's basketball team fell 69-57 in its Ivy League opener against rival Princeton, Saturday night at Jadwin Gymnasium. Penn fell to 3-12 on the season and 0-1 in League play while the Tigers improved to 4-13 and 1-0 in the Ivies.
Junior Maggie Burgess tied her career-high with11 points and led the team's rebounding with seven. Kelly Scott scored 15 points to lead Penn and Caitlin Slover had 10, rounding out the double-digit scorers. It was just the fourth time this season that the Quakers have had three players score in double figures.
The contest was evenly matched in the first half with neither team leading by more than three or four for most of the period. Princeton's Whitney Downs knotted the score at 23-all with 5:23 left before the break. That keyed a 7-0 run for the Tigers to have a lead going into the locker rooms.
In the second, Princeton asserted a sizeable lead before the midway point of the half, extending to a 50-29 lead at 14:09. The Quakers chipped away at the deficit, but were ran out of time to get within striking distance and conceded the 12-point loss.
For Princeton, Addie Micir had a career-high 22 points while Ali Prichard led the rebounding with eight.
The Quakers play one more game--at Seton Hall, Tuesday--before a 16-day gap heading into the bulk of the Ivy slate, Feb. 1 at Harvard. Tip-off at Seton Hall is set for 7 p.m.