Hanover, N.H. Three players scored in double figures, including senior Tim Begley, who reached a career-milestone by scoring his 1,000th-career point, as the Penn men's basketball team rolled to a 68-44 win over Dartmouth on Saturday night at the Edward Leede Arena.
Begley led all scorers with 14 points, while sophomore Mark Zoller scored 12 points and added nine rebounds and senior Eric Osmundson contributed 11 points. David Garner and Steve Callahan each added 11 for the Big Green.
With a 34-16 lead, Penn (11-7, 4-0 Ivy) opened the second stanza on an 11-0 run to take a 47-16 lead and never looked back. The Quakers led by as many as 34 in the game, but a late 12-4 run by the Big Green pulled Dartmouth (5-14,2-4 Ivy)to within 24 points. Begley opened the first stanza with a jumper from just inside the three-point line to score his 998th and 999th career points. At the 16:26 mark, Begley nailed a shot from beyond the arc to become the 32nd player in program history to reach the 1,000 point mark and now has 1,005 career points.
Dartmouth’s Mike Lang tied the game at 3 with 15:15 remaining in the first half, but a 13-0 run by the Quakers put the Red and Blue on top 16-3. Begley capped off the run with a trey and added three more points before the end of the half to need only a trifecta to join the exclusive 1,000-point club. The Big Green pulled to within nine at 18-9, but it wasthe closest they would get as solid shooting from the foul line from sophomores Mark Zoller and Ibrahim Jaaber put the Quakers up 34-16 at the half. Zoller had nine points and seven boards in the first stanza.
The Quakers, who are winners of seven straight,shot 37.3 percent from the field, while Dartmouth managed only 25.9 percent shooting. Penn out-reboundedits opponent 49-36.
The Quakers return to The Palestra for the first of three home contests, beginning withPrinceton on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m.