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Princeton Beats Quakers in Palestra 90th Anniversary Game

Philadelphia PA: There are certain venues in sports that everyone talk about and one of them is the Palestra which is called “The Cathedral of College Basketball” and on Tuesday night the Penn Quakers took on Princeton Tigers in the 90th Anniversary game of the Palestra. Penn comes into game with (7-11, 0-5 in Ivy League) and off a loss to Dartmouth on February 4 while Princeton enters battle against Quakers with (12-6,5-0 in Ivy League) and off a win over Harvard also on February 4. The Governor of PA and Mayor of Philadelphia each wrote a tribute about the 90th anniversary of the Palestra.

Princeton won the tip to start the game and they would open the scoring with layup by Pete Miller for the early 2-0 lead, Penn would get on the board with basket by Darnell Foreman to tie game at 2. Penn would take their first lead on layup by Jackson Donahue for the 4-2 lead, the action would go back and forth as both teams would trade baskets as Penn would take a 10-9 lead with 13:38 left in 1st half. Princeton would take control of the game as they would make things very hard for Penn. Princeton would take a 39-27 lead at halftime.

Penn got ball to start the 2nd half and they would go on a run which saw them cut into the lead down to 10 at 41-31 with 15:50 left in the 2nd half. Princeton defense & 3pt shooting would be the story of this game as they would make Penn struggle to get back into the game. A crowd of 6,215 saw the Princeton Tigers come into the Palestra and take down the Quakers 64-49. With the loss, Penn falls to (7-12, 0-6 in Ivy League) and look to rebound against Columbia on February 10 while Princeton see their record go to (13-6, 6-0 in Ivy League) and now have to get ready for encounter against Cornell also on February 10.

Final Stats:

Penn Quakers:
Darnell Foreman: 11 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists
AJ Brodeur & Sam Jones Each with 10 points

Princeton Tigers:
Spencer Weisz: 22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Myles Stephens: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists
Amir Bell: 8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists


Penn Coach Steve Donahue:

Princeton Coach Mitch Henderson: