PHILADELPHIA - When looking to snap a long losting streak, the last thing a team needs is its opponent shooting a perfect 21-for-21 from the free throw line. The Quakers ran into perfection on Saturday night in the form of Cornell's free throw shooting, losing to theBig Red, 80-56.
Kim Adams led the way for Penn (3-17, 0-5 Ivy), scoring 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. Carrie Biemer added 11 points for the Quakers. Kelly Scott led the team's rebounding with five, though Adams and Maggie Burgess also contributed four.
Cornell (13-6, 5-1 Ivy)had four players in double figures, led by Moina Snyder's 20 points. Other Big Red players in double digits were Jeomi Maduka (14), Gretchen Gregg (13) and Lauren benson (10). Eight players took at least two foul shots for Cornell, and all eight were perfect.
Though the game will go in the record books as a loss, the event was a win for the WBCA and Penn's "Think Pink" initiative aimed at raising awareness and research of breast cancer. More than 500 people attended the game with all the ticket proceeds given to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Rena Rowan Breast Center.
The Quakers travel to Brown and Yale next, Feb. 15-16. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. both nights.