Women's Basketball Drops to Lafayette, 71-56

PHILADELPHIA--The Penn women's baksetball team dropped a 71-56 decision to Lafayette despite 20 points from Carrie Biemer, Wednesday night at The Palestra. The Quakers fell to 3-5 while the Leopards continued to roll on their five-game winning streak and improved to 6-3.

Turnovers and fouls did in the Quakers as Lafayette scored 23 points off 19 Penn giveaways and knocked down 22 freebies.

Biemer scored 16 of her 20 points in the first half. In the second, Sarah Bucar picked up the slackwith nine of her career-high 11 points. She was also Penn's leading rebounder with six boards. Anca Popovici had five rebounds and eight points. Assists abounded with Bucar, Popovici, Amy Donovan and Caitlin Slover all had three.

The Quakers were trailing by seven at the half, and after the break, the Leopards picked up where they left off, extending that lead to double digits. The opposition scoring was led by Emily Garner with 20 points and Vanessa Van De Venter with 19. Jessica Spicer had 10 reboundsand four assists to lead her team in those categories.

The Quakers have a 15-fay break before making the three-block trek toDrexel, Dec. 20. Game time is set for 1 p.m.