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Princeton wrestler Jesse Palermo ’07, left, grapples with Harvard’s J.P. O’Connor during their 149-pound bout Feb. 2 in Dillon Gym. Harvard beat the Tigers, 36-7, in the Ivy League opener for both teams.
Photo by Frank Wojciechowski
Women’s basketball, men’s and women’s squash face key weekend
On Feb. 3, women’s basketball star Meagan Cowher ’08 scored her 1,000th career point in the Tigers’ 69-51 win over Brown (video available at goprincetontigers.com). Cowher has averaged a league-best 27.2 points per game in Princeton’s five Ivy contests, and the Tigers are 4-1, tied for first place, as they leave for what historically has been the league’s toughest pair of road games. Princeton plays at 4-1 Harvard Feb. 9 and at 3-2 Dartmouth Feb. 10. Last season, the Tigers swept their road games against Harvard and Dartmouth for the first time in 24 tries.
Men’s and women’s squash also face Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend, hosting the Big Green first (Feb. 10, men at noon, women at 2 p.m.) and the Crimson the following day (Feb. 11, men at noon, women at 2 p.m.) in the final matches of the Ivy season. Both Princeton teams are undefeated, but both Harvard squads are unbeaten as well, so Sunday’s results likely will determine this year’s Ivy titles. After the Princeton matches, the Crimson complete their Ivy slate against Yale Feb. 14.
The latest musical by Prospect Theater Company, Tock Tick, opened Feb. 5 and runs through March 4, at the West End Theatre in New York City. Recommended for ages 10 and up, Tock Tick is about a 12-year-old girl, Chelsea Tickerman, whose mother has cancer. “As the clock in the front hall steadily marks each passing moment,” a release about the production said, “Chelsea can see the dragon of her mother’s death, hovering. In a bold move, she embarks on a fantastical quest to slay this dragon and save her mother.” Prospect was founded by five Princeton alumni, including Cara Reichel ’96 and her now-husband Peter Mills ’95. For more information go to www.ProspectTheater.org.