With the first of six straight Ivy weekends having reached its conclusion, Penn men’s and women’s basketball have plenty to celebrate in a weekend where the teams combined to go 3-1.
The men were especially impressive, securing an overtime win against Harvard and closing out the weekend sweep over Dartmouth. Along the way, both teams made many big plays that powered their success.
5. Jones hustles on the steal and Padilla finishes in transition
Everything was going right for Penn women’s basketball as they doubled up Dartmouth this weekend, 66-33. Closing out the first half, junior guard Michae Jones knocked the ball away from Dartmouth and then hit the hardwood to win the scramble for the loose ball. The ball then found its way to Jones’ backcourt mate, freshman Kayla Padilla, who drove all the way to the basket for a transition score.
4. Dingle crosses up Bassey and slams it home
In desperate need of a win, Penn men’s basketball got just the start it wanted against Harvard, racing out to an early 14-3 lead. Freshman Jordan Dingle put the exclamation point on this early outburst by putting Harvard’s Justin Bassey in a blender and then taking the ball to the hoop for an emphatic two-handed slam.
3. Goodman goes way up and and under
With both teams struggling for points in Penn’s win over Dartmouth, the Quakers got a spark from senior guard Devon Goodman. After inbounding the ball, this week's DP Sports Player of the Week took a nice feed from senior forward AJ Brodeur to the rack, finishing his reverse high off the glass and in the basket.
2. Padilla drops a dime to Crawford before the buzzer
Down big to Harvard early, Penn women’s basketball needed a spark going into the second quarter. The team got that spark when Kayla Padilla slung a pass between two Harvard defenders to cutting guard Tori Crawford. The junior then finished a beautiful reverse layup before the horn sounded, giving the Quakers some much needed momentum.
1. Scott puts Dartmouth on a poster
After Devon Goodman’s contested layup fell off the rim, it seemed like Dartmouth was in position for a defensive board. Junior guard Eddie Scott, however, had other ideas. Scott crashed the glass and slammed the ball back with authority, helping add to Penn’s early lead en route to a wire-to-wire victory over the Big Green.