BETHLEHEM, Pa.--The Penn women's basketball team saw minutes from a number of players, but was unable to overcome a strong Lehigh team and fell 83-52 in the season opener. Senior Carrie Biemer led the team's scoring with 15 points.
The Quakers looked good early, scoring first and holding Lehigh off the board for the first four minutes of action. Once the Mountain Hawks got on the board, however, they did not look back.Shooting 55.6-percent from three-point range and 65.4-percent overall in the half, Lehigh built a 20-point lead heading into the locker rooms.
In the second, the Quakers looked rejuvenated, but quickly fell behind again as the Lehigh offense overpowered them.
The Quakers used its entire bench, save two injured players and got points from eight. Leading the scoring, as she did last season, Biemer put down 15 while senior Kelly Scott also got into double digits with 10. Penn saw solid contributions from Kim Adams and Jerin Smith with eight points each, while Smith led the team's rebounding with seven boards.
Adams and sophomore Erin Power both snagged two steals while senior Katarina Lackner led the team with three assists.
For Lehigh, Alex Ross led the team with 21 points while two other Hawks also scored in double digits. Tricia Smith had nine rebounds to lead her team.
The Quakers are back in action Wednesday, Nov. 19 for their home opener against Philadelphia Big 5 foe, Villanova. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.