Penn Ends Season on Losing Note; Falls to Harvard, 92-71

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Cambridge, Mass. – In a game where both teams shot the ball well, Harvard came out on top, 92-71, at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday night. The Class of 2005 ended its season with two of its members finishing in double figures in the scoring column.

Penn (15-12, 8-6 Ivy) had a hot hand during the first 20 minutes but Harvard’s (19-7, 10-2 Ivy) were scorching as the Crimson shot 57.7 percent (15-for-26) from the field and a perfect 11-for-11 from the charity stripe. The Quakers took the same amount of shots as Harvard in the first half and made three less for a 46.2 field-goal percentage.

Harvard runs of 14-2, spanning three minutes, 39 seconds, and 12-0 in the final 5:16 of the first frame helped the Crimson to a 46-29 halftime lead, their largest of the game. It was much of the same in the second half as the Crimson shot 53.6 percent and finished the game with a 55.6 shooting percentage.

Joey Rhoads led the Quakers from the field in the first half, going 5-for-8 and 2-for-5 from long range for 12 points. Reka Cserny led all scorers with a career-high 34 points, 17 in the first half, on 11-of-15 shooting. She was joined in double figures by Jessica Holsey, who poured in 12 points, and Katie Murphy who scored 12.

Karen Habrukowich paced Penn’s offense with 19 points, seven on free throws. At the 15:02 mark of the game, Habrukowich took over sole possession of fourth place on the Ivy League all-time three-point list with her 193rd trey of her career. She hit two more to finish her career has Penn’s all-time leader with 196. Her 16 points move Habrukowich into sixth on Penn’s all-time scoring list, past Cheryl Rath, with 1,208 career points.

Cat Makarewich finished her final game in the Red and Blue in double figures, scoring 16 points (5-for-6), 12 in the second half.

Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications