Women's Basketball Falls Short of Mount St. Mary's, 65-53

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EMMITSBURG, Md.--The Quakers women's basketball team led at the half, but The Mount's hot shooting did Penn in Saturday in Emmitsburg, Md. Junior Sarah Bucar ledPenn with 14 points and hit four threes in the game. The Quakers fell to 0-5 on the season while Mount St. Mary's improved to 3-1.

Penn dominated the first half, leading the entire way and holding a four-point lead at the break. The Quakers shot 44 percent in the first and outrebounded The Mount 23-14.

After the break, The Mount found its footing and starting hitting their shots at a 53-percent clip. Meanwhile, Penn cooled off and only shot 33 percent. After Mount St. Mary's took the lead three minutes into the second half, The Quakers were able to tie it up twice, but never regain the lead.

The Quakers got solid contributions from Bucar, who led Penn's scoring wtih 14 points, her four three-pointers mark a new career high for the junior. Shealso nabbed three steals.Sophomore Jerin Smith contributed 10 points for her first double-digit game. Senior Carrie Biemer also contributed 12 points for her 18th-straight double-digit performance.

On the boards, Kelly Scott pulled down a career-best eight rebounds to lead her team while Smith tied her personal best with seven.

The Quakers have a busy week coming up with three games. First up is a trip to Lafayette on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Game time is for 7 p.m. Penn will also play Friday at The Palestra against Navy at 3 p.m. and the at Colgate on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.