The home team had 11 different players score with Madison St. Rose leading the way with 17 points on an efficient 7-of-10 from the floor. Parker Hill set a new personal mark with 14 points while going 7-of-9 shooting and Kaitlyn Chen had a career-high 10 assists in the victory.
Chen’s 10 assists mark the first time a Tiger has dished out 10 helpers in a game since Blake Dietrick did so vs. Delaware on December 16th, 2014.
Princeton ripped off 15 of the first 20 points of the contest before Quinnipiac ended the first quarter with an 11-4 push to close the gap to three, 19-16, after 10 minutes.
The Tigers quickly stretched its lead back to double digits, 29-18, with 6:44 to go in the first half after this impressive stepback three from Ashley Chea.
Princeton 29, Quinnipiac 18 | 6:08 2nd @ashleyycheaa steps back and hits from deep!
— Princeton WBB (@PrincetonWBB) December 7, 2023
Princeton led by as many as 14 in the second stanza before settling with a 44-34 advantage at halftime.
Quinnipiac closed within eight twice in the third quarter, but Princeton countered with buckets on the next possession each time. Head coach Carla Berube‘s team held a 64-52 lead as the fourth quarter got underway.
The Bobcats never threatened the Tigers in the fourth quarter, trailing by as many as 17 before registering 11 of the final 14 points to make the score 79-70.
Princeton’s 58.9 percent shooting was a season high as were its 22 assists and 12 steals. The Tigers will head to Villanova next Monday in a battle of 2023 NCAA Tournament teams. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.