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.
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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.
Sometimes in sports, everything just clicks, and you make the game look so easy.
That's what happened today for Penn's women's basketball, as they cruised to a 63-39 victory over Wagner.
Just what the doctor ordered.
After a slow start to the season, Penn women’s basketball headed to Lafayette seeking a win to turn their season around.
A good night’s rest can make a big difference.
That’s one thing Penn women's basketball will be hoping for when they step on the court against Lafayette on Wednesday.
Death, taxes, and Penn women’s basketball having trouble with Saint Joe’s.
Tuesday evening, the Quakers fell at home to the Hawks, 57-53, in the first Big 5 matchup of the year for the Red and Blue (1-3) as they fell to 2-40 all-time against Saint Joseph’s (1-3).
Counting the three games this year, Penn basketball has played 62 games in the past three seasons.
Penn women's basketball notched its first win of the season in its first-ever meeting with Rhode Island, coasting to a 75-43 victory on Friday night in the nation's smallest state.