Villanova Scorches Women's Basketball, 66-26

VILLANOVA, Pa.--The Penn women's basketball team could not find a way to score against a tough Villanova team and lost 66-26 Saturday afternoon. The Quakers fell to 3-4 on the season and 0-2 in the Big 5while the Wildcats improved to 6-1 and remained undefeated at 2-0 in the Big 5.

Carrie Biemer and Amy Donovan led Penn's scoring with eight points each while Anca Popovici grabbed seven boards, tying her career-high.

Penn found itself in a hole early, scoring only four points by the midway point in the first half and trailing by 19. While the Quakers endured cold shooting, Villanova’s offense was clicking and posted a 36-12 lead before halftime.

In the second half, Penn’s offensive woes continued. Meanwhile, Villanova continued to hit their shots, finishing the game with a .512 shooting percentage. The Wildcats hit on 13-of-27 shots from behind the arc. In fact, ‘Nova made a living on the outside, taking 27 of their 41 total shots from three-point land. Stacie Witman led her team with 22 points on 5-of-6 shooting from downtown. Lisa Karcic had 17 points with 5-of-7 three-point shooting.

Penn’s 26 points were the lowest output for the team since the NCAA sanctioned women’s basketball in the 1981-82 season. Penn hopes to rebound from the loss when they host Lafayette December 5. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.