This weekend, Penn men's and women's basketball swept their competition, and a pair of players swept the week's Ivy honors too.
On Monday, men's sophomore forward AJ Brodeur was named Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman center Eleah Parker was named co-Ivy League Player of the Week and Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
The women’s team won by huge margins against both Cornell and Columbia. While many players scored significantly to make this possible, no player was a more dominant and potent force on offense than Parker.
Parker pulled down 24 rebounds in two games, including a career high 14 rebounds against Columbia. Eight of these were offensive rebounds, helping to keep Penn possessions alive and increase scoring opportunities.
The men’s team also secured two victories against Ivy rivals this weekend, thanks in no small part to Brodeur, who put up big numbers by shooting well and rebounding with authority.
After scoring 18 against Cornell, Brodeur put up 22 points in the first half of the Columbia game alone. Overall, he finished with 30 points for the game while shooting 6-12 from the three-point arc against the Lions. Coming into the game, Brodeur had made just seven treys on the entire season.
The men’s team remains undefeated against conference opponents, as they look ahead to hosting two Big 5 rivals, Temple and Saint Joseph’s, before Ivy League play resumes in February.
The women’s team looks ahead to a game against Big 5 rival Villanova on Wednesday, as the team work towards repeating last year’s Ivy League championship.
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