PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women’s basketball team will head to Brown and Yale this weekend in search of its first conference win of the season. Tip-off for both games is 7 p.m.
Penn will look to junior Carrie Biemer for leadership; she leads the Quakers’ scoring efforts with 12.9 points per contest. Biemer just tied her career-high tally for points in a game, scoring 28 in Penn’s loss to Columbia last weekend.
Freshman Kim Adams has also stepped up her game, leading the team’s scoring in a game for the second time this season in last weekend’s loss to Cornell.
Penn squares off with the Bears (1-19, 0-6 Ivy) first this weekend. Brown is looking to rebound in the Ivy League from a tough non-conference schedule.
After pulling even with Harvard just before halftime last weekend, the Bears suffered their sixth conference loss as the Crimson surged through the second frame to victory.
Freshman Sadiea Williams netted a career-high 14 points for Brown in the loss and currently leads the team in scoring with 7.2 points per contest.
Teammate Annesley O’Neal is not far behind, averaging 7.1 points per game, while Ashley Alexander dominates the Bears’ boards with 5.3 per contest.
Yale (5-14, 3-3 Ivy) is also coming off of a tough weekend in which the team suffered losses at both Dartmouth and Harvard.
Sophomore Melissa Colborne leads the Bulldogs’ offense, scoring 14.1 points per game.
The Quakers swept both Brown and Yale in their meetings last year.
Penn will be wearing pink warm-up shirts and pink laces this weekend and throughout the month of February as part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "Think Pink" project to raise breast cancer awareness. Make sure to check PennAthletics.com for more on Penn's "Think Pink" initiatives.