After a deflating loss to the last-place team in the conference the night after claiming the top spot, most teams would struggle to rebound. But this Penn team is not most teams.
The Quakers began the weekend with a big victory on Friday at Harvard, 63-50, before last-place Dartmouth upset the Red and Blue on Saturday night, 53-50.
In a major upset, one that ended in heartbreaking fashion, the Quakers fell to the Big Green, 53-50.
Penn women’s basketball heads up to Cambridge on Friday for
a battle with Harvard for first place in the Ivy League, followed by a date
with last-place Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.
With seven games gone and seven games left in Ivy League play, Penn women's
basketball team is halfway home to its ultimate goal.
Saturday night against Brown, with Penn methodically picking apart the Bears in the first half, the Quakers let the box score do all the talking.
In a game that was over well before halftime, the Quakers dismantled Brown, leading by as many as 37 points before beating the Bears, 78-51
Freshman center Sydney Stipanovich put in another banner effort, breaking Penn’s program record for blocks in a season thanks to her eight blocks, giving her 77 blocks already on the year while helping Penn to victory
One year later, mother nature still loves wreaking havoc in
the days leading up to a game between Penn and Yale. Luckily, both teams will avoid off-court drama, and the weather shouldn’t dampen the narrative and importance of Friday’s game.
Coming off of a sweep in its first Ivy doubleheader of the season, Penn replicated that performance over the weekend with tough victories over Cornell and Columbia.
Coming off of last weekend’s dominant wins over Dartmouth and Harvard, Penn (12-5, 2-1 Ivy) is looking to continue its hot streak this weekend as it travels to face Cornell (11-7, 3-1) and Columbia (4-14, 1-3).
Most of all, the freshman center has been a revelation for the Penn women’s basketball team as she has emerged as a star upon which the Quakers can rely.
Kara Bonenberger’s tenacity and physical style is only contrasted by her quiet, focused demeanor when leading her teammates.