Penn women's basketball falters against Yale, 70-65
Quakers can't overcome 12-point halftime deficit
March 10, 2013, 1:33 am·
The Quakers’ postseason hopes took a major hit Saturday night as they dropped their first Ivy home game of the season to Yale.
Penn (16-11, 9-4 Ivy) fell to Yale (13-15, 8-6), 70-65, at the Palestra as the Bulldogs swept the season series. The loss marked the Quakers’ first defeat at the Palestra since Jan. 23.
Harvard topped Cornell on Saturday night, dropping the Quakers to third place in the conference. The first-place team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament while the second-place team earns an automatic bid to the Women’s NIT two teams in the Ivy League get automatic bids to the NCAA tournament and the Women’s NIT, respectively.
Junior guard Alyssa Baron led the Red and Blue with 22 points. Sophomore forward Kara Bonenberger added 20 points and 12 rebounds. Yale guard Megan Vasquez led all scorers with 24 points.
Yale took a 38-26 lead into halftime. The Quakers pulled within two late in the second half before the Bulldogs pulled away.
The Quakers close their season at the Palestra on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. against 2012-13 Ivy Champion Princeton.