What a difference a week makes.
Seven days ago, Penn men’s basketball was riding high following its victory in the Cathedral Classic, while the women’s team was looking to regroup after a winless California road trip. Now, the men have suffered back-to-back brutal overtime losses, and the women have begun their homestand with their first consecutive victories of the year. In a week of balance, let’s take a look at the most electric plays from the week that was.
3. Floor Toonders stuffs Stony Brook
In a dominant defensive performance for the women’s team against the Seawolves, Toonders’ paint protection was invaluable. As another shot went up, Toonders sent it down, the emphatic rejection sending the ball into the stands.
2. Kayla Padilla, Jordan Obi run the break
Transition points are crucial to any successful offense, and Padilla ensured the Quakers would not miss out on this opportunity. After weaving through the La Salle defense, she fired a pass to Obi, who converted on the layup and extended the Quaker advantage.
1. Jordan Dingle - BANG!!!
Although men’s basketball would eventually fall to La Salle in overtime, Dingle’s buzzer-beater to tie the game at the end of regulation will stand immortal nonetheless. After taking over the game in the final minutes, Dingle (college basketball’s third-leading scorer at the moment) stepped back and delivered a cold-blooded shot that would make even Mike Breen proud.