Sports shorts: Back from exams

Thirteen Princeton teams were in action over the weekend as the athletic seasons resumed in earnest following the January exam break.
 
i-afb992907ef41cf27734ed5266dccd95-wb_sports.jpgKareem Maddox ’11 continued his extraordinary season as MEN’S BASKETBALL opened Ivy League play with home wins over Brown and Yale Jan. 28 and 29. Maddox sparked a key first-half run in a 78-60 defeat of the Bears and finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Against Yale, he scored 17 points and made a key block in the final minute as Princeton (14-4, 2-0) held off the surging Bulldogs, 67-63. Head coach Sydney Johnson ’97 said that Maddox’s success has been aided by a talented and balanced Tiger lineup that can spread out defenders. “Kareem’s put the work in, but so has Dan [Mavraides ’11] and so has Doug [Davis ’12],” Johnson said after the Brown game. “We have a team of guys who are trying to improve everyday, and it’s hard [for opponents] to pick who you’re going to take away.”
 
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL also swept its weekend games to maintain a perfect league record. After coasting to a 70-48 win at Brown, the Tigers faced a challenging matchup at Yale, where the Bulldogs took a 22-20 lead into halftime. Princeton (14-3, 3-0) tightened its defense in the second half, holding Yale to 1-for-11 shooting on 3-pointers, and won by a comfortable 52-37 margin. Addie Micir ’11 scored 18 points in each of the weekend games.
 
MEN’S HOCKEY continued its winning ways after the January exam break, posting a 3-0 record in the last week. The Tigers capped that run with a 4-3 overtime win at Clarkson Jan. 29. Kevin Lohry ’11 scored the winning goal. Princeton (14-6-1, 9-4-1) is third in the ECAC standings, behind Yale and Union.
 

WOMEN’S HOCKEY is tied for fifth in the ECAC standings after splitting its weekend games against St. Lawrence and Clarkson. Princeton (11-11-1, 8-7-1) shut out the Saints, 4-0, but gave up three third-period goals in a 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
 
MEN’S and WOMEN’S SQUASH each dropped their Jan. 29 matches at rival Yale. The women fell 7-2. The Yale men, ranked No. 2 by the College Squash Association, edged the No. 3 Tigers in the final match, 5-4.
 
In other weekend action, MEN’S VOLLEYBALL earned its first win of the season, topping Hope International 3-1. … MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD finished first in a 12-team meet at the Armory in New York City; WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD placed second. … MEN’S TENNIS beat Penn State, 4-3, at Jadwin Gym. … WOMEN’S TENNIS lost matches to Florida State and Texas at the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Tallahassee, Fla. … WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING swept Harvard and Yale at the annual H-Y-P meet, held in New Haven this year; MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING defeated the host Bulldogs but lost to Harvard. … WRESTLING fell to Virginia, 30-6, in its final tune-up for the Ivy season.