Could there really be a season-defining game as early as Jan. 7?
It’s not only possible, it’s probable.
It’s Princeton-Columbia at Levien Gym Friday at 7 p.m.
That very game could be repeated on March 12 for a chance to go to the NCAA Tournament or WNIT.
It has two integral ingredients:
- Two coaches in Carla Berube and Megan Griffith who have an eye for talent and a knack for propitious in-game adjustments.
- Two star players with (essentially) the same first names in Princeton’s Abby Meyers and Columbia’s Abbey Hsu.
Hsu and Meyers trade three-pointers and defensive ferocity with the best of them. Meyers has hit 26 triples already this season. Hsu, meanwhile, has drained a staggering 47 threes – nearly four a game.
Friday’s matchup could be chapter one of a trilogy. Hopefully the powers that be at Columbia will see fit to permit a judicious number of fully masked spectators into Levien. It would be a treat for them.