It was another exciting weekend for Penn basketball, as the women came from behind against Yale to finish off their weekend sweep and the men dropped a crucial game against Brown before bounding back against the first-place Bulldogs.
5. Kayla Padilla turns defense into offense
Freshman guard Kayla Padilla set the tempo for Penn early on in its game against Brown. Padilla picked up the first of nine team blocks on the evening before hustling back the length of the floor and nailing a floater to expand Penn’s early lead.
4. Devon Goodman ices Quakers' win with heads-up play
With the Quakers holding a four-point advantage over Yale with just under 30 seconds remaining, the Red and Blue needed to make one final defensive play to put the game on ice. After Yale senior forward Jordan Bruner tossed an errant crosscourt pass, senior guard Devon Goodman made the heads up play to come sprinting in from the frontcourt to scoop up the loose ball and head to the line, effectively ending the contest.
3. Eleah Parker with the double rejection
After facing a halftime deficit, Penn women’s basketball began to claw back versus Yale in the second half. This energy started on the defensive end as junior center Eleah Parker blocked not one, but two shots on the same Eli possession.
2. Eddie Scott hammers home momentum-changing slam
With Penn down by five late in the contest versus Yale, the Red and Blue needed a big play to turn the tide of the contest. The Red and Blue turned to senior forward AJ Brodeur, who found junior guard Eddie Scott on a cut to the basket. Scott proceeded to get the crowd back in the game with an emphatic two-handed slam.
1. Brodeur and Scott shoot Penn ahead
With the game and a record on the line, AJ Brodeur delivered. With just under three minutes to go, freshman Jordan Dingle kicked the ball out to the Quakers’ star, who knocked down a go-ahead three to put Penn ahead.
The shot also gave Brodeur the 705th field goal of his Penn career, making him the all-time field goal leader in Penn history and breaking the 67-year-old record held by Ernie Beck. After the play, Brodeur forced a turnover on the other end and gave Scott a moment to shine when he drilled a three that would put Penn up by six and send the Palestra crowd into a frenzy.