PHILADELPHIA - Penn held a one-point lead at the half, but could not stave off Yale in the second half, losing 79-70, at The Palestra on Friday night. Freshman Kim Adams had a career-high 18 points for the Quakers as she made 7-of-10 shots from the field. Carrie Biemer added 13 points.
The Quakers had the lead at halftime on the heels of 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range. The 71-percent shooting starkly contrasted Yale'szero-percent on 0-of-7 shooting in the first half.
In fact, a look at the final numbers from beyond the arc would seemingly point towards Penn's favor. At the final buzzer, Penn was shooting 58-percent from the field (7-for-12) while the Bulldogs were only at 20% (3-of-15). Yale made up most of the difference with its visits to the free-throw line.
In the second half, Yale got to the foul line 19 times to only six for Penn. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 11 of their foul shots while Penn hit on four. That seven point differential carries over to the final stats - Yale was 20-for-32 to Penn's 13 for 16.
Caitlin Slover got the start tonight in place of Maggie Burgess, who sat out with injury. Slover hit a three-pointer to start the game and added five assist and three steals.
Yale had four women score in double figures, led by Melissa Colborne's 22 points. Haywood Wright led the Bulldogs in rebounds with seven. Mady Gobrecht added seven assists for Yale.
The Red and Blue are back in action Saturday night when they host Brown at The Palestra. The game starts at 7 p.m. and the first 200 fans in attendance will receive complimentary Penn drawstring backpacks.