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Vol. LXI, No. 51
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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DOWN LOW: Princeton University sophomore center Zach Finley looks to establish position down low for the Tigers in a recent game. Last Sunday, Finley scored a team-high 17 points but it wasn’t enough as Princeton fell 71-66 to visiting Manhattan. The Tigers blew a 13-point lead with 11:54 remaining in losing their eighth straight and falling to 2-8 on the season.

Tiger Men’s Basketball Squanders Lead, Falling to Manhattan for 8th Straight Loss

Bill Alden

After absorbing two lopsided losses on the road over the last week, the Princeton University men’s basketball team was happy to be at home Sunday night against Manhattan.

Shaking off the offensive woes which had seen Princeton average just 35 points a game in losses at Penn State and Evansville, the Tigers built a 33-30 halftime lead, hitting on 12-of-22 shots from the field.

With New Coach Shoop Providing Energy, Moran and PHS Girls’ Hoops Playing Hard

Bill Alden

Casey Moran and her teammates on the Princeton High girls’ basketball team were inspired as they hit the court last Friday for their season opener against visiting Lawrence.

“Our new coach [Steffanie Shoop] has brought such great energy,” said Moran. “Everyone has risen to the challenge. Everyone is giving 100 percent and it was ready to come out today.”

Finding Strength in Unified Approach, Hun Boys’ Hockey Produces Hot Start

Bill Alden

Coming into the season, Francois Bourbeau thought his Hun School boys’ hockey team was headed for a bumpy ride.

Losing several superb seniors to graduation and breaking in a bunch of freshmen, head coach Bourbeau thought it would take a while for his team to find a winning formula.

With Freshman Patterson Standing Tall, PDS Girls’ Basketball on Winning Track

Bill Alden

Tiffany Patterson may be a freshman but she wasn’t fazed as the Princeton Day School girls’ basketball team fell behind Prep A foe Blair last week.

PDS entered the fourth quarter trailing the Buccaneers 37-32 and seemingly headed to another in a series of losses to Blair.

With Lewis Getting Help in Backcourt, Stuart Basketball Races Out to 4-1 Start

Bill Alden

Diamond Lewis had a lot on her shoulders last winter in her freshman season with the Stuart Country day basketball team.

The precocious Lewis started at point guard, assuming the ball handling duties and sharing outside shooting responsibilities with senior Caitlin Spratt.

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