NEW HAVEN, Conn.--Though the margin was only eight points, the Penn women's basketball team's 75-67 win at Yale snapped a 15-game losing streak and was the team's highest output of the season. The Quakers improved to 4-18 and claimed their first Ivy win to be 1-6. Yale fell to 6-15 and 4-4 in the Ivies.
The Red and Blue got double-digit scoring from four players in the game including a double-double from Sarah Bucar. The sophomore led the team's scoring with 15 points. Kelly Scott and Carrie Biemer each had 14 and newcomer Kim Adams had 13.
Penn started slow in the first and and trailed by nine at half time. In the second, the Quakers no only outscored the Bulldogs, but they locked down on defense. Yale's Jamie Van Horne had 13 points andsunk three treys in the first half but added just two in the second.
The Quakers took their first lead of the game at 15:35 with a three-pointer from Scott. The Bulldogs pulled ahead again, leading by seven, but and 8-0 run capped with Adams' lay-up at 8:48 gave Penn a one-point advantage. Melissa Colborne made a free throw to tie the game at 8:16, but that was the closest Yale would get as Penn held on and built an eight point lead to close out the game.
The Quakers' stingy defense saw Yale make just two field goals in the last 14 minutes of the game with the rest of the Elis' points coming from free throws.
The Quakers return home to hostDartmouth and Harvard, Feb. 22-23. Game time is set for 7 p.m. both nights.