JERSEY CITY, N.J.--Carrie Biemer scored 22 points for the Quakers in their 62-50 loss to first-time opponent Saint Peter's, Saturday in Jersey City, N.J. The Quakers fell to 3-8 and will face Eastern Kentucky in the consolation game of the SPC Holiday Tournament. Game time is set for 5 p.m. The Peahens improved to 7-4.
Biemer scored 16 of Penn's 23 first-half points and led all scorers throughout the game. Sophomore Caitlin Slover stepped up with a career performance. While putting time inat the point guard position, she scored nine points and snagged nine boards, both were personal bests and her rebounds led the team.
Turnovers were the story of the game again as Penn committed 25 and SPC enjoyed 29 points from those giveaways. Another problems spot was at the free-throw line. Penn sent the Peahens to the line for 27 shots (21 made) and fouled out two players. St. Peter's was not far behind in that category, benching one player and giving Penn 23 opportunities (scored 17) at the charity stripe.
One solid area for the Quakers continued to be the rebounding. The Red and Blue out did the Peahens 36-30 in that category. While Slover led on the boards, junior Katarina Lackner grabbed six and Biemer ripped five.
The Quakers will face another new opponent--Eastern Kentucky--Sunday at Yanitelli Center. Game time is 5 p.m.