Friday, January 8, 2010

Women's basketball team begins its Ivy League season


The women's basketball team has been on a hot streak as of late, winning seven games in a row. On Saturday in Philadelphia, the Tigers will kick off their Ivy League season against Penn.

Off to a 12-2 start, Princeton posted a series of impressive victories over the winter break. The winning streak will certainly give the team momentum heading into its first Ancient Eight contest.

Both offensively and defensively, the Tigers have been solid. This season, Princeton is averaging 71.9 points per game. The team is holding its opponents to 54.4 points per contest. Freshman forward Niveen Rasheed leads Princeton's offensive charge with 16.8 points per game. She is also averaging a team-leading 7.8 rebounds per matchup. She is also the five-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Penn is currently 1-11 overall. The Quakers may have a difficult time stopping the Tigers. But Princeton knows that it can take nothing for granted.

"They won't care about their record; they won't care about our record," head coach Courtney Banghart told The Daily Princetonian. "We're 0-0 in league play, and that's what matters."