Women's Basketball Hosts Dartmouth and Harvard

Penn women's basketball is back at home hosting Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend at The Palestra.

Friday’s game against Dartmouth is at 7 p.m. and all tickets are only $1. Saturday, Harvard comes to town for a 7 p.m. tip-off on Family Night — get four tickets four hot dogs, four sodas and four popcorns for only $24!

The Quakers (4-18, 1-6 Ivy) are on a roll after securing their first conference win last Saturday over Yale in New Haven, Conn.

Sarah Bucar notched the team’s first double-double of the season in the win, scoring a team-high 15 points while grabbing 11 rebounds — both career highs for Bucar — along with a career-high four steals to help her team to victory.

The Quakers will have their hands full this weekend with two close losses to avenge. First up is Dartmouth (8-14, 5-3 Ivy).

In the teams’ meeting earlier this season, the Big Green defeated Penn 63-58, with Brittney Smith tallying a team-high 17 points for Dartmouth.

Penn will need to keep Smith and her scoring partner Koren Schram in check to split the series.

Saturday’s game features a re-match of the Quakers’ closest game of the season.

In Game 1 of the series against Harvard (13-9, 6-2 Ivy) this season, Penn was up for much of the contest in a hard-fought battle that came down to the final minutes.

That game ended with two last-minute Crimson baskets to give Harvard the edge by one, and the disappointing loss has made the Quakers eager as ever for a second face-off, this time on their home court.

The Crimson have three players averaging double-digits in scoring, with Lindsay Hallion netting 10.6 per game, while Emily Tay and Katie Rollins each connect for 10.5 points per contest.

Harvard is currently second in the Ivy standings, and is one game back from the League-leading Cornell squad.

If you can't make it to the game watch all the action live on the Penn Sports Network.

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