Feb. 14, 2009
Princeton, NJ - Led by Devona Allgood's 10 points and nine rebounds, the Princeton University women's basketball team (9-12, 4-3 Ivy) earned a 66-41 victory over Brown (3-19, 1-7 Ivy) on Saturday night at Jadwin Gym. Leading the Brown offense was sophomore Sarah Delk (Atlanta, GA) with a career and game-high 16 points and nine rebounds.
The Tigers gained a 7-4 lead after the first three minutes of play, and then went on a 12-3 run to put the score at 19-7 with 11:12 on the clock. Sophomore Sadiea Williams (Lunenburg, MA) drained a jumper from the free throw line to end Brown's three-minute scoreless streak, but Princeton continued to build its lead with the help of Devona Allgood's eight points as the Tigers were shooting 52 percent from the field (12-23). The squad gained a 29-15 advantage over the Bears at the 3:33 mark, as Delk led the squad with five points.
Hill went on to score eight of Princeton's next 10 points to earn an 18-point advantage, but Delk closed out Brown's scoring with a lay-up to put the score at 35-19 after the first 20 minutes of play. The Tigers closed out the half shooting 50 percent from the field, and was led be Allgood and Krystal Hill's eight points a piece. Brown' shot just 20 percent, and was led by Delk's seven points and five rebounds.
The Tigers came out hot in the second half, going on an 11-4 run in the first five minutes of play. Princeton's hard-nosed defense continued to keep Brown off the scoreboard, as the Tigers offense built a 50-25 lead midway through the second stanza.
Williams added six points and Delk drained a three with 3:54 left in the game to bring the score to 64-34. In the final minutes of play, Brown outscored Princeton 10-5, including eight points by Delk for a game-high 16 points. The Tigers ended the game on 52 percent shooting to defeat Brown 66-41.
Brown shot 23 perecent (7-30) as Delk just missed a double-double with 16 points asnd nine rebounds. Williams added eight points and four boards, while both Karly Grace (Camp Hill, PA) and Christina Johnson (Oakland, CA) added four points apiece
The Bears will now head to New York City to take on the Columbia Lions at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, and then travels to Ithaca, NY to challenge the Cornell Big Red the following night.