PHILADELPHIA Two 20-point outings followed by her first career double-double for the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team earned senior Carrie Biemer her first career Ivy League Player of the Week honor as announced by the league office Monday.
Biemer led the charge as Penn won two of three games last week with the only loss coming in overtime. In the first game of the week at Lafayette Wednesday, Biemer combined with senior teammate Kelly Scott to score all of Penn's points after halftime, bringing them back from nine down at the half to force overtime.
On Friday, the Haddonfield, N.J., native led Penn in scoring in its first victory of the season over Navy. She was perfect on her three three-point attempts and did not have a single turnover in 31 minutes.
In Penn’s third game in five days, Biemer grabbed 10 rebounds and had 15 points in her first-ever double-double at Colgate Sunday. She scored eight points in the overtime period alone to propel the Quakers to their second straight victory.
Biemer, who became the first Quaker to earn the honor since Joey Rhoads earned the distinction on Feb. 5, 2007, made all four free throws at Colgate and was 13-of-17 (76.5%) for the week. The forward had at least three threes in each game and totaled 20 rebounds (6.7/gm.).
Biemer and the Quakers are off until Dec. 19 when they host city rival Drexel. The Friday afternoon matchup starts at noon.