PHILADELPHIA--The Quaker women's basketball team jumped back into Ivy League play with a 66-57 win over Brown, Friday night at The Palestra. Penn improved to 7-10 on the season while evening its Ivy record to 2-2. The Bears fell to 3-16 on the season and 1-4 in the League.
With "back to basics" as this week's theme in practice, the Quakers seemed have taken the idea to heart shooting 40-percent in the game and ripping a season-high 45 rebounds in the game. Sophomore Maggie Burgess had eight boards in the game, but the team's defensive efforts were well distributed with Monica Naltner taking seven and Lauren Pears snatching six.
Seniors Joey Rhoads andNaltner once again provided the lion's share of the offense with 23 and 21 points, respectively. Though most of the bench was quiet, sophomore Kelly Scott stepped up as the third shooter and put up 13 pointsto aid thecampaign. Rhoads also grabbed a career-high five steals.
Brown's game plan seemed to be to disrupt Penn's causing 19 turnovers and scoring 20 points off those opportunities. The Bears had four players in double-digit scoring and newcomer Lindsay Walls even marked a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Ashley King-Bischof and Lena McAfee led their team with 14 points each.
The Quakers now turn their attention to Yale (10-9, 3-2 Ivy), which lost to Princeton (9-9, 3-1 Ivy)Friday night, 83-73 at Jadwin Gym in Princeton, N.J. Penn will host the Bulldogs Saturday atThe Palestra with the tip set for 7 p.m.