Things are back to normal at the Palestra.
After losing its first three home games this season, Penn women's basketball finally found its home court advantage with two comfortable wins over Brown and Yale.
Penn women’s basketball beat Yale tonight 66-55 in their second conference matchup, making the Quakers 2-0 in the Ivy League. After a pretty back-and-forth first quarter, the Red and Blue took control and stifled the Bulldogs the rest of the way, keeping Penn unbeaten in conference play and therefore atop the league standings. Here’s a breakdown of each individual's performance.
When over half of the shots go in, it’s probably safe to say it’s been a good night.
Penn women's basketball cruised to a routine 66-55 win over Yale on Saturday night at the Palestra, recording a season-high 52 percent shot accuracy from the field.
It’s safe to say that Michelle Nwokedi had an enjoyable first week of January.
The 6-foot-3 junior forward led the Penn women’s basketball team to two wins, one in California against UC Riverside and the other to open Ivy play at Princeton.
As a reward for her efforts in those victories, Nwokedi was named co-Ivy League Player of the Week.
How do you follow up a fourth quarter, come from behind victory against your biggest rival on their home court in the conference play opener?
For Penn women's basketball, the answer is hopefully with two more wins.
The Quakers (7-4, 1-0 Ivy), fresh off their 62-57 defeat of Princeton last Saturday, cannot afford to sit back and relax, as they begin to move into the heart of Ivy play this weekend.
While most of us were off relaxing over winter break, Penn sports teams were busy at work. Our editors debate: Which team had the best winter break?
The first Weekend MVP Award of the year goes to Penn women's basketball junior guard Beth Brzozowski.
LOS ANGELES — There comes a point in between semesters where you need a break from winter break. That’s just what Penn women’s basketball got with a five-day working vacation in California this past week.
Penn women’s basketball went to Princeton on Saturday to open up their Ivy League season with an absolute thriller.
As for the players, there was a mixed bag of performances. Below here are our first ever player ratings:
After an extremely back-and-forth game, the Quakers pulled ahead in the fourth quarter and held off a last minute onslaught by the Tigers to win by the score of 62-57.
Penn women's basketball knows the road to an Ivy League championship goes through Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. After all, it was in that very building that the Quakers won the Ivy title last year and officially punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament.
LOS ANGELES — The team that came to California was not going to defend its Ivy title. It isn’t just that Penn women’s basketball hadn’t been playing well — though that was certainly the case.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In the City of Angels, a star was born.
Thanks to a team-high 15 points from freshman Phoebe Sterba, Penn women’s basketball completed a sweep of its California adventure with a 71-55 win over UC Riverside on Monday.
Behind a career-high 13 points from sophomore forward Princess Aghayere, Penn took unquestionably its top win of the season, topping Cal State Northridge, 47-36, in a gritty defensive battle.
A lot can happen in three weeks.
When Penn women’s basketball next takes to the court, three weeks will have gone by since the team’s last outing.
Last Saturday, the Quakers won a nail-biter against Richmond 47-44, but now they’ll have a new challenge, not playing basketball.
“It’s a chance for us to take a little bit of a pause and reflect on where we are at,” coach Mike McLaughlin said.
Sports Editor-elect Jonathan Pollack:
For me, the best part of Penn Athletics this year was sprint football winning its first outright CSFL title since 2000, so the best moment should come from that season.
For the second time this week, Penn women's basketball went right down the stretch.
This time, however, it was much happier with the result.
This was a game Penn should’ve won.
With leads late in both the 4th quarter and overtime, it was the Quakers’ game for the taking.
Penn women's basketball, playing far better of late, will look for far better results in its second Big 5 contest.
The Quakers (3-3) will be at home on Wednesday night to take on La Salle (4-4) for some midweek action at the Palestra.
Bigger isn’t always better.
Just don’t tell that to Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin.