Sunday, November 30, 2008

Women's Basketball at Lehigh

Updated 3:41 (43-63)
Final score Lehigh 63, Princeton 43.

Updated 3:40 (43-60)
Coach Banghart tells the team "we are not fouling" - reminding the team that the Mountain Hawks are sharp from the free throw line.

Updated 3:37 (57-42)
Princeton fouls and Lehigh free throw shooting gives Lehigh its last nine points. 1:01 remains.

Updated 3:33 (52-40)
Jessica Berry receives a technical foul after becoming upset with a call. Alex Ross makes both free throws to put Lehigh up 52-40 with just over three minutes remaining.

Updated 3:27 (47-36)
Lauren Edwards comes up with a big steal which results in a three-point basket by Whitney Downs. At the final media timeout, its Lehigh 47, Princeton 36.

Updated 3:23 (33-45)
Lehigh takes its largest lead of the game, a 12-points advantage. On a brighter note, this is Carrie Moore's first game of the year. She recently joined the Princeton bench as the Director of Basketball Operations.

Updated 3:20 (33-43)
Media timeout. Lehigh has taken a 10-point lead with 7:39 to play.

Updated 3:17 (33-40)
Princeton has started to pick it up under the basket and is now down by seven.

Updated 3:06 (27-38)
BTW - who decides their school colors should be brown and tan anyway?! Lehigh takes its largest lead of the game, 38-27 at 14:34.

Updated 3:03 (25-33)
Welp, it was Lehigh that scored first to go up by eight, 25-33, at 17:12

Updated 3:01 (25-31)
It's been over two minutes and a single basket has not been scored in the half.

Updated 2:46 (25-31)
After the first half, Princeton is shooting 29 percent and Lehigh 32.1 percent. Jessica Berry, Krystal Hill and Caitlin O'Neil are leading the Tigers with six points apiece. Lehigh's Erica Prosser is already in double digits with 11 points. The Mountain Hawks are shooting 90 percent from the free throw line while the Tigers are shooting uncharacteristically low at just 50 percent.

Updated 2:43 (25-31)
It's halftime, and Lehigh has taken a 31-25 lead. There have been eight lead changes in the game. Tigerblog will report back with stats momentarily.

Updated 2:37 (25-21)
Princeton is getting into foul trouble with nine already and two minutes to play. The Tigers also seem to have trouble getting any second-chance points, with Lehigh dominating under Princeton's net.

Updated 2:32 (19-23)
Caitlin O'Neill has drained two three-point baskets to help Princeton take a 23-19 lead with 3:53 remaining.

Updated 2:19 (10-11)
Second media timeout. Lehigh is on a 5-2 run to take an 11-10 lead.

Updated 2:11 (8-9)
First media timeout. The lights in Stabler are something else. Instead of being directly overhead they are at the sides and angling towards the court, creating a sort of blinding experience for those court side. On a positive note, it prevents Tigerblog at checking out the remarkable mullet on the man across the court.

Updated 2:04
....and here we go! Princeton wins the tip-0ff. Julia Berger scores the first basket of the game. This is the first time the Tigers have scored the first basket this season.

Updated 1:30
TigerBlog is at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa., for today's women's basketball game versus Lehigh. Today's game is being broadcast locally on SE2 and FCS Atlantic. Fans outside of the viewing area can listen to Derek Jones call all the action on the Web, and/or watch the game via Tiger Zone.
Tip-off is about 25 minutes away. There are only a handful of people in the stands, and even the Lehigh event staff told TigerBlog they are still aren't ready to return from Thanksgiving break.

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