PRINCETON, N.J. – The final road game of the weekend, at a tough Princeton court, proved to be a strong opponent for the Dartmouth women’s basketball team, that left with an 82-63 loss on Saturday night.
With the loss, the Big Green move to 12-9, with a 4-4 Ivy League mark, while the Tigers improve to 16-4 with a 6-1 conference record.
"There are many lessons to bring home with us to Hanover," the Gail Koziara Boudreaux '82 and Family Head Coach Belle Koclanes said. "We must take better care of the basketball and be able to compete on the boards. The first quarter hurt us tonight, but we were able to battle the rest of the way."
Senior Emily Slagle led the offensive effort for the road team with 18 points while fellow senior Kate Letkewicz dropped 12. Dartmouth struggled with shooting early on, posting a shooting percentage of 27 percent for the first period, as Princeton took a quick 10-2 lead.
The Big Green brought the deficit to 10 points entering halftime down 40-30, after scoring 22 points in the second quarter. Entering the third period the Tigers seemed to be slowed down by the Dartmouth defense, but did not take long to push on the gas and take a large lead, up by 21 points at one point. Halftime was the closest the Big Green would get to tying the game.
"I'm proud of the effort coming off the bench this weekend from Emily Slagle, Kealy Brown, Anna Luce and Emily Dryden," Koclanes said. "Looking forward to practice this week and the opportunity to get better for next weekend."
Dartmouth returns to action next weekend, continuing its road trip to take on Yale on Friday and Brown on Saturday.