No. 24 Princeton women spoil debut of Temple’s Richardson

Nov 7, 2022, 2:18 AM | Updated: 4:20 pm

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Kaitlyn Chen scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Ellie Mitchell added 12 points and 15 boards, and No. 24 Princeton beat Temple 67-49 on Monday night to spoil the debut of Owls coach Diane Richardson.

Princeton won its 16th straight regular-season game dating to last season. Prior to the game, the Tigers honored its 2021-22 campaign with a banner unveiling and ring ceremony. The Tigers were ranked for the final two weeks of last season and return four starters from the team that pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament, upending Kentucky in the first round.

Paige Morton added 13 points in her first collegiate start for Princeton, which is ranked in the preseason rankings for the first time in program history. Julia Cunningham also scored 13 points with nine rebounds and five assists.

Princeton’s first made 3-pointer of the game, in 13 attempts, came with one minute left in the fourth quarter.

Jasha Clinton scored 15 points and Tiarra East had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Temple, which was just 18-of-62 shooting.

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