• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
Football Fireworks C/S Day MM
Close Video

Cavalier Classic on Deck for Women's Basketball

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 12/27/2013
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
Senior Kristen Helmstetter
View larger
Game Notes Game Notes
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
 Game No. 12: Princeton (7-4) vs. Alabama (6-5)
Game Info: Cavalier Classic • Saturday, Dec. 28 at 12 noon
Location: Charlottesville, Va. • JPJ Arena • Directions • Parking • Tickets
All-Time Series: First meeting
Live Media:
Live Stats @PUTIGERS @PrincetonWBB
About Princeton: Roster Schedule Stats
About Alabama: Roster Schedule Stats
Game Notes:  Princeton Game NotesAlabama Game Notes
On Deck: Game No. 13: Coppin State (4-6) or Virginia (5-6)
Sunday, Dec. 29 at 12 noon or 2 p.m.
About Coppin State: Roster Schedule Stats
All-Time Series: First meeting
About Virginia: Roster Schedule Stats
All-Time Series: Virginia leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Virginia won 85-56 on Dec. 18, 1978 at the Princeton Invite (Princeton, N.J.)

This Week for the Tigers:
• The Princeton women’s basketball team (7-4) opens another four-game road swing beginning this weekend at the Virginia-hosted Cavalier Classic from Dec. 28-29 in Charlottesville.
• The Tigers will open the weekend with Alabama on Saturday at 12 noon, and will face either Coppin State or Virginia on Sunday at either 12 noon or 2 p.m.

Last Time Out:
•Princeton extended its winning streak to four straight and five of the last six in a 69-39 victory over Illinois State on Dec. 18 to close out the home half of the 2013 schedule.
• ISU established a 9-3 lead at 11:49, before a 15-0 Tiger run put the Orange and Black up for good.
• Princeton saw contributions from every active player in its best defensive effort of the year.

On Deck: The Tigers spend their next two games in nearby Philadelphia, squaring off with Drexel on Saturday, Jan. 4 to conclude the non-conference slate.

Get Connected:
• Are you following Princeton on social media? Follow the athletics department at Facebook.com/PrincetonAthletics, Twitter.com/PUTIGERS, Vine.co/PUTIGERS and Instagram.com/PrincetonAthletics.
• To connect with the women’s basketball program, follow the Tigers on Twitter via @CoachBanghart and @PrincetonWBB.

Scouting Alabama:
• Alabama (6-5) enters this weekend’s action riding a three-game winning streak, with all three games coming at home.
• Three Crimson Tide players are averaging double figures in: Shafontaye Myers (15.0), Daisha Simmons (14.0) and Ashley Williams (10.1).
• Simmons is also the squad’s rebounding leader with 6.4 per game.
• The Crimson Tide are averaging 67.8 points per game, holding a -0.9 scoring margin versus opponents. 

All-Time versus Alabama: This is the first meeting in program history between Princeton and Alabama. 

Scouting Coppin State:
• Coppin State is 1-3 over its last four games and sits at 4-6.
• The Eagle offense is headlined by Kyra Coleman’s 15.3 points per game, followed by Larrisa Carter (13.1) and Ashle Craig (10.4).
• Carter is averaging 8.1 rebounds per game, for a team-high.
• Coppin State is averaging 62.8 points per game, for a -9.1 scoring margin versus opponents.

All-Time versus Coppin State: This is the first meeting in program history between Princeton and Coppin State. 

Scouting Virginia:
• Virginia sits at 5-6 after going 2-5 over the last month.
• Ataira Franklin (12.9), Faith Randolph (11.4) and Sarah Imovbioh (10.7) serve as the scoring leaders.
• Imovbioh also is UVa’s rebounding leader with 8.0 per game.
• The Cavaliers are averaging 67.0 points per game, holding a +2.8 scoring margin.

All-Time versus Virginia:
• Virginia owns the all-time series versus Princeton, 1-0.
• The Cavaliers earned an 85-56 victory on Dec. 18, 1978 at Princeton Invite. 

Depth at the Point:
• Princeton has been starting a pair of point guards for the last seven games and eight overall in junior Blake Dietrick and sophomore Amanda Berntsen.
• The duo has provided more options for the Tiger offense, as both are coming off 10-point performances versus Illinois State.
• Berntsen also made a career-high eight rebounds, while Dietrick notched a career-mark with a game-high three blocks.

Helmstetter’s Scoring Run:
• Senior co-captain Kristen Helmstetter enters this weekend’s tournament coming off a pair of double figure scoring performances.
• She tallied 18 points in an overtime win over Delaware on Dec. 15 and followed that up with a game-high 16 versus Illinois State on Dec. 18.
• She has scored 16 points or more in three of the last four games and four games overall this year. 

Brownie Points:
• Freshman Taylor Brown put together her best career performance thus far versus Illinois State.
• She tallied a career-high nine points, all triples, while adding eight defensive boards to match a game-high.
• Brown had a key triple and grabbed four rebounds during Princeton’s crucial 15-0 run to take the lead for good. 

Three in 10-Plus:
• Consistently this year at least three of Princeton’s starting five have averaged double figure scoring numbers.
• Led by Blake Dietrick’s 14.6, Kristen Helmstetter (12.4) and Michelle Miller (10.0) round out the Tigers’ top scorers. 

• Princeton has won five of its last six games, including its last four consecutive.
• The Tigers’ six-game stretch saw four games on the road, as they posted a 3-1 road mark. 

Season High Scoring Mark: Along with six Tigers scoring in double figures, marking a season high, the squad shot a season-best from the field (62.5 percent) against Portland State on Nov. 30. 

Opponent Low:
• Just over a week after holding Binghamton to only 49 points on Dec. 11, Princeton’s defense tightened up further and only allowed 39 points against versus Illinois State on Dec. 18.
• That marked a season-best defensive effort and an opponent-low in points scored against the Tigers. 

Trending Now: Princeton has had at least two players score in double figures over the first 11 games. 

Some More Numbers: The Tigers have scored 80 points or more in four games this year and are averaging 75.5 points per game. 

In the League:
• Princeton is the top-ranked team in the Ivy League in the following categories:
• Scoring offense - 75.5
• Scoring margin - +7.4
• Field goal percentage - 48.1 (309-642)
• Rebound defense - 34.3 (377)
• Blocked shots - 4.4 (48)
• Assists - 15.9 (175)

The National Scene:
• Princeton is currently ranked in the top-60 nationally in two categories as of the Dec. 23 stats update:
• No. 60 assists per game - 15.9
• No. 53 Blocked shots per game - 4.4
• No. 11 Field goal percentage - 48.1
• No. 41 Rebound Margin - 8.2
• No. 56 Scoring offense - 75.5
Blake Dietrick is ranked No. 24 in three-point field goal percentage (45.3), No. 53 in three-point field goals per game (2.64) and No. 56 in field goal percentage (53.8). 

Another Four-Game Road Swing:
• The Tigers will embark on another four-game road swing before their annual break for final exams in January.
• After two games at the Cavalier Classic, Princeton will make day trips to the City of Brotherly Love to face Drexel (Jan. 4) and Penn (Jan. 11). 

Polling Opponents: Both Rutgers and Marist were receiving votes towards a national ranking at the time of the meeting, while St. Joseph’s currently is receiving votes towards a spot in the top-25.

CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25: Princeton moved up two spots to No. 14 in the Dec. 17 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 Poll with 341 points. 

Stacking Up:
• Princeton currently ranks No. 31 in the latest RPI poll.
• Only Harvard at No. 84 also represents the Ivy League in the top-100.

ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

Sept. 19, 2014 - Opening Out West
Tags: Football

Sept. 18, 2014 - 200, Or Is That 202?
Tags: general

Sept. 17, 2014 - Soccer Trumps Meth For A Night
Tags: Soccer

Sept. 16, 2014 - Boycotting At Bedford
Tags: Field Hockey

Sept. 15, 2014 - All-Access: Training Camp
Tags: Football

Sept. 18, 2014 TigerCast
Matt Costello and Garrit Leicht join the debut TigerCast of...
May 15, 2014 TigerCast
Rowers Will Gillis (heavyweights) and Ed Northrop (lightweights)...
May 8, 2014 TigerCast
Molly Higgins and Adam Bragg join TigerCast to discuss the...
Wrestling Facebook
Hyatt Slider

PNC Bank
Sports Camps
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
Sept. 15 - Lauren Lazo (Women's Soccer)
National Champions
Julia Ratcliffe Wins Title
Championship Streak Now 43
Princeton Sports Properties
Official Corporate Partners
Join the Princeton Corporate Partner Team
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates