PHILADELPHIA--The Penn women's basketball team hosts a mid-week match-up with Rider, Wednesday at The Palestra. The Quakers are 2-3 entering the game while the Broncs are 3-2 after squeaking out a two-point win over Central Florida last week. The game is set to tip-off at 7 p.m.
The Red and Blue nabbed a much-needed win against a strong Loyola team, Sunday. Not only was it Penn's first home win of the season, it snapped a three-game slide and came against a team the Quakers lost to last season. Another boon for the Quakers was Loyola's slate to this point. In thegames prior to Penn, the Greyhounds has defeated Drexel and Villanova and narrowly lost to La Salle--all future opponents for Penn.
In Wednesday game,the Quakerswill look to repeat the 77-65 beating they gave the Broncs last season. A key for Penn last season was rebounding with 17 second-chance points. This season rebounding has been paying dividends on the defensive end. In their last outing, the Quakers held Loyola to a stingy 30.2-percent shooting average in the game.
Juniors Carrie Biemer and Maggie Burgess have continued to lead the team in scoring (16.0) and rebounding (5.2), respectively. Sophomore point guard Sarah Bucarhad her most well-rounded outing against Loyolawith nine points, six rebounds and five assist. Meanwhile, sophomore Amy Donovan registered her first game in double-digit scoring with 10 and two assists.
The Quakers lead the all-time series with the Broncs, 5-1. The one losswas a two-point decisionin the teams' first meeting in 1982.
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