PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Quakers kept the game within reach for the first 20 minutes against a hot Brown team gunning for its seventh straight win, but the Bears capitalized on Penn's poor second-half shooting and 27 turnovers to deal them a 65-47 loss, Friday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center in Providence, R.I.
Brown (10-8, 4-1 Ivy) used a 10-0 run to jump out to a 17-5 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game before Penn crept back with seven straight points, keyed by two Carrie Biemer jumpers.
After a 9-2 run gave the Bears a 29-17 advantage, the Quakers closed out the first half with 10 straight points of their own off a three-point play by Brilynne Parrish, two baskets by Joey Rhoads and a three-pointer by Biemer, making the score 29-24 at the midpoint.
Penn (3-14, 1-3 Ivy) shot 47.6 percent to Brown's 34.3 percent from the field in the first half, but the Bears' 18points off of 14 Quaker turnovers proved to be the difference.
In the second stanza, a layup by freshman Maggie Burgess cut the deficit to four points with just over 16 minutes remaining, but it would be as close as Penn would get for the rest of the contest.
Brown capitalized on more Penn giveaways and cold shooting (they shot 28.6 percent in the second half) to put together scoring runs of 11-2 and 12-0, whichthe Quakers could not recover from.
Despite the loss, a bit of history was made as senior Jennifer Fleischersurpassed Auretha Fleming (1981-84) for fifth on the all-time rebounding list at Penn with her second board of the game (the 750th of her career). Fleischer finished the game with two points and six rebounds.
Kimberly Franklin led the Quakers witha career-high 14points while Biemer added eight points on the night.
Colleen Kelly paced Brown with 14 points while Jaclyn Vocell hit nine of her 11 points from three-point range.
The Quakers stay on the road to faceYale on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn. Tip-off for the Ivy League matchup is slated for7 p.m.