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PHILADELPHIA--The Quakers will travel north to Harvard and Dartmouth to resume Ivy League play on Friday. The Crimson are the first in a Friday night game, followed by the Big Green on Saturday night. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. both nights.
Penn (3-13, 0-1 Ivy) will be looking to snap a 10-game skid that started in November. The Quakers fell to an athletic Seton Hall squad in their last outing, but have had a 16-day break to work on getting back on track.
Carrie Biemer leads the team in scoring with 11.9 points per contest, while Kelly Scott has returned from injury and is close behind chipping in an average of 10.8 points per game in her four games back.
Maggie Burgess leads the Quakers' rebounding efforts with 4.3 per game.
The team's first challenge of the weekend will be the Crimson's well-balance offense led by senior guard Lindsay Hallion.
Helping Hallion out in the back court is junior Niki Finelli, who has torn up the perimeter shooting .422 from three.
Finelli connected on a career-high 6-of-7 shots from behind the arc last year against the Quakers.
Also key to Harvard's offensive attack is junior sharp-shooter Katie Rollins, who leads the Ancient Eight in field goal percentage after netting more than 55-percent of her shots this season.
Harvard (8-8, 1-1 Ivy) is fresh off of a win over Dartmouth, and will be looking to notch its second Ivy win of the season against the Quakers.
The Crimson cruised to the lead in both match-ups against Penn last season.
On Saturday, the Quakers will head to Hanover, N.H. to take on the Big Green.
Dartmouth (4-12, 1-1 Ivy) shot 24-percent from the floor in its last game, the loss to Harvard. The Crimson held the Big Green to just 34 points.
Freshman Brittney Smith could pose a challenge for the Quakers. Smith posts 9.3 points and a team-leading 7.3 rebounds per game.
Penn will also need to contain Dartmouth junior guard Koren Schram, who leads the team with 11.3 points per game.
Schram poured on 14 points in the Big Green's win over Penn in the two teams' first meeting of last season, but the Quakers bounced back in the second face-off to win a nail-biter at the Palestra.