ELON, N.C.--Three players scored in double digits with junior Carrie Biemer leading the way with18 points, but it was not enough to overcome the William & Mary Tribe, Saturday afternoon in Elon, N.C. The 87-64 loss set the Quakers record at 1-1 while W&M improved to 2-0.
The Quakers scored the first points of the game, butfound themselves with a hefty deficit early in the game. They trailed by 11 at the five-minute mark. With nine minutes left in the first, the Tribe held its largest lead of the half with a 33-11 score. Penn started chipping away with points from Biemer, newcomer Kim Adams and junior Katarina Lackner, but still trailed 47-32 at the break.
In the second, Penn equalled its first half output with 32 points. Unfortunately, W&M almost equalled its first half (47)with 40 points. The Quakers had found themselves in foul trouble early in the game with 11 fouls in the first half and sent W&M to the line 12 times. Theywere able to curb it in the second committing just seven fouls. Still, the Tribe's leading scorer, Kyra Kaylor sunk nine of her 16 points from the free throw line.
W&M had four otherplayers in double digits thanks to solid three-point shooting. As a team, the Tribe shot 54.2 percent from three-point range.
For the Red and Blue, Adams' 14 points was the second-best on the team while Lackner's 10 points rounded out the double-digit scoring and tied her career high. Biemer's 18 points led all scorers in the game.
Silver linings the the loss were the career nights had by more than one Quaker. Anca Popovici co-led Penn's rebounding with a personal-best six rebounds. Lackner had the same and also set a career high. Biemer's two steals were her best.
Penn will open its home slate at The Palestra, Nov. 17 against Manhattan in the nightcap after the Penn men's basketball team hosts Howard at 5 p.m.