Hanover, N.H. - A poor shooting first half was too much for Penn to overcome as the Quakers drop a decision to Dartmouth, 64-49, at Leede Arena on Friday night.
Penn (15-11, 8-5 Ivy) suffered through 10minutes, six seconds of the first half without a field goal. During that same time, Dartmouth (15-9, 11-1 Ivy) mounted a 19-4 run to hold a 31-15 advantage heading into the locker room. Monica Naltner scored the Quakers' first six points, bringing the Red and Blue to within at 7-6 at the 13:55 mark of the first half. The sophomorewas fouled ona lay up and hit her free throw. Karen Habrukowich hit Penn's next field goal at the 3:49 mark when she too was fouled on a scored lay up and made good on her free throw.
Dartmouth took advantage of Penn's 17.2 percent shooting (5-for-29) and 12 personal fouls, shooting 42.9 percent (9-for-21) and 73.3 percent(11-for-15) from the charity stripe. Sydney Scott and Jeannie Cullen paced Dartmouth with eight points apiece during the first frame. Sophomore center Elise Morrison led all scorers with 17 points for the game. She also grabbed 10 boards for her ninth double-double of the season. Ashley Taylor (14) and Jeannie Cullen (12) also finished in double figures.
The Quakers pulled to within 10 points twice during the second half, once at 34-24 on a Jenna Markoff lay up and again at 57-47 on an Ashley Gray lay up. Habrukowich led Penn with 11 points. Her second trey of the game tied her with Princeton's Maureen Lane (1999-2003) for fourth on the Ivy League all-time three-point list at 192.
Penn closes out the season at Harvard on Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion. The tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.