HANOVER, N.H. The last time Penn played Dartmouth, on February 2, the Quakers did not hit a three-pointer but still pulled out a two-point victory at The Palestra.
Friday night, playing in the Big Green’s Leede Arena, Penn more than made up for it.
The Quakers fired home a season-high 12 treys on the night six in the first half, six in the second and easily rolled to an 88-62 decision. Perhaps even more amazingly, the 12 treys came on just 17 attempts, a staggering .706 percentage. Seven different players connected from beyond the arc, capped near the end of the game by senior Joe Gill.
With the win, Penn (10-15, 5-3 Ivy) moved into third place alone, behind Cornell and Brown. Dartmouth fell to 8-15 overall, 1-8 in the Ivies. Penn also extended its winning streak over the Big Green to 23 games, including 12 in a row in Hanover.
Penn gave a sign of things to come the first three times down the floor Friday night. Andreas Schreiber nailed a jumper in the lane on the Quakers’ opening possession, and then freshman Tyler Bernardini knocked down three-pointers on the next two trips to give Penn an 8-0 lead.
Dartmouth responded with a 12-2 run that gave the Big Green the lead, and the teams spent the next several minutes going back and forth on the scoreboard.
Penn took control of this game, though, bridging its run across the two halves. The first was a 9-0 streak late in the first stanza, that pushed the Quakers from a two-point advantage to a 36-25 lead.
Penn’s lead was still nine at the break, 39-30, and then the Quakers moved quickly in the second half to make this a rout. Schreiber began the stanza with a personal seven-point run, pushing Penn's advantage to 46-30, and before the half was six minutes old the Quakers were up by more than 20 (55-34). The lead bulged to as much as 28 with more than seven minutes to go, and Dartmouth was never within 25 points in the game's final nine minutes.
Brian Grandieri led a balanced Penn scoring attack, going 7-of-9 from the field and draining 15 points to go with nine rebounds and three assists. Kevin Egee scored 14, while Schreiber had 12 (along with nine rebounds) and Bernardini scored 11. Three players off the bench -- Harrison Gaines, Justin Reilly and Brennan Votel -- had eight points apiece. Gaines also snared nine rebounds, a career high, and dished out four assists.
As a team, Penn outrebounded Dartmouth on the night, 49-29.
For Dartmouth, DeVon Mosley finished with 13 points, Elgin Fitzgerald had 12 and Alex Barnett scored 11.
Penn is back in action tomorrow night, traveling to Cambridge to meet Harvard. Tip time is 7 p.m., and the game will be televised live on CN8.