Princeton Rolls Over Columbia Women's Basketball
PRINCETON, N.J. - Princeton knocked down 10 three-pointers and shot 55.9 percent (33-of-59) from the field to earn its 32nd consecutive Ivy League victory by a 98-36 score over Columbia women's basketball Friday night in Jadwin Gymnasium. With the loss, the Lions dropped to 3-19 on the season and 1-7 in conference play.
Sophomore Miwa Tachibana led Columbia in scoring for the third straight game with eight points on the night which included a pair of three-pointers.
Princeton (17-5, 8-0) tied the all-time Ivy League record of 32 consecutive Ivy League victories. The Tigers' conference streak trails only No. 1 Baylor, which has won 36 regular season conference games in the Big 12.
Four players scored in double figures for Princeton, led by Michelle Miller's 21 points and five three-pointers. Megan Bowen contributed another 17 points, while Niveen Rasheed scored 15 and Annie Tarakchian added 10. The Tigers' 97 points were the most scored by a Columbia opponent since Princeton scored 94 against the Lions last season on Jan. 15.
The Tigers opened the game with a 15-2 drive and led the entire way to post the victory.
Columbia will look to bounce back tomorrow night as the Lions renew their rivalry with Penn at the Palestra in a 7 p.m. contest.