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Junior forward AJ Brodeur led all scorers on Friday with a season-high 36 points against Dartmouth.

Credit: Son Nguyen

It’s neck-and-neck here at the Palestra. 

Playing in their first home game in 27 days, Penn men’s basketball trails Dartmouth 42-37 at the half in a back-and-forth contest. Junior forward AJ Brodeur has been the catalyst for the Quakers on offense, scoring 14 points thus far and extending his double-figure scoring streak to 17 games. 

The Red and Blue struck first with a hook from AJ Brodeur, but Dartmouth clawed their way back into the lead at 15-13 with 12:12 left in the half. A flurry of three pointers from junior Ray Jerome — who already has a career high scoring total — kept the Quakers in it. 

The Big Green have fielded some strong play from freshman Ian Sistare, who racked up 13 points in the first half, and Chris Knight, who added 10 points of his own. They finished the game on a 11-0 run, holding Penn scoreless in the last 3:07. 

The Red and Blue shot a blistering 65% from the field in the first half but turned the ball over nine times compared to Dartmouth's one. The Quakers are 6-5 this season when they have more turnovers than their opponent, and they’re 2-5 when trailing at halftime.

Check out the full game recap here.

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