Women’s basketball falls to West Virginia

Alex Wheatley ’16
Beverly Schaefer

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL co-captains Alex Wheatley ’16 and Annie Tarakchian ’16 capped their careers with memorable performances in Princeton’s NCAA Tournament loss to West Virginia March 18. Wheatley shot 9-for-10 from the field, scoring 18 points, while Tarakchian added 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Tigers’ five seniors combined for 54 of the team’s 65 points.

Princeton led for most of the first two quarters, but West Virginia edged ahead by a point just before halftime. After a back-and-forth third quarter, the Mountaineers took control with a 9–0 run to start the fourth and held on to win, 74–65.

Princeton, the first team in Ivy League history to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, finished the season 23–6.