The Quakers fought tooth and nail to emerge victorious from a historically competitive Ivy League.
Penn is having deja vu all over again.
Two years ago, the Quakers beat Princeton on the road to clinch the Ivy League title and then traveled to College Park, Md., to face Texas.
When Penn women’s basketball last won the Ivy League title in 2014, they swept the conference’s postseason awards. This time around, they almost did it again.
The Ivy League Council of Presidents voted to approve a four-team post-season tournament for men’s and women’s basketball.
Penn women’s basketball clinched its second Ivy title in three years with its win over Princeton Tuesday night. And the ride isn’t over yet.
Not long ago, none of this would have seemed possible
It's hard to imagine Kasey Chambers scripting it any better.
Thanks to some clutch play late from its starting guards, Penn women's basketball went into to Princeton's Jadwin Gym and knocked off the Tigers in a winner-take-all matchup for the second time in three seasons.
It was uneventful, but it was a win.
Friday night at the Palestra, Penn women’s basketball moved one game closer to a potential Ivy League championship with a 65-50 win over Dartmouth.
Although the Big Green (12-17, 7-6 Ivy) began scoring after winning the opening tip, a quick trey from sophomore Lauren Whitlatch gave the Quakers (22-4, 11-1) the lead and set the tone for the rest of the evening.
It was the three that carried the Red and Blue on the night — they went 8-for-16 from beyond the arc as Whitlatch sank four of six and guards Anna Ross and Kasey Chambers each added a pair.
“I thought Kasey’s three up top was big,” Penn coach Mike McLaughlin said.
The popular wheel-heeled sneakers of elementary school days are making a comeback among team members.
It’s the last week of the season, and there’s currently a tie for first place. Get your popcorn.
After attempting just six three-pointers her entire freshman year, Lauren Whitlatch emerged as the Quakers’ new sharpshooter heading into her sophomore season.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
This was supposed to be the year in which Penn women’s basketball broke what has become the standard in the Ivy League.
NEW YORK — Things are going to be interesting down the stretch for Penn women’s basketball.
After losing for the first time in Ivy League play at Cornell on Friday, 51-46, the Quakers rallied to beat down Columbia, 60-42, Sunday afternoon.
ITHACA — This was certainly a situation they aren’t used to. For the first time in Ivy play, Penn women’s basketball found itself trailing at the half, down, 29-25, at Cornell on Friday.
The rest of the Ivy League is running out of chances to stop Penn women’s basketball.
Nine games into 14-Game Tournament, the Quakers (20-3, 9-0 Ivy) remain perfect — and only Princeton has even kept the game to single digits with a 50-48 decision on Jan.
On Friday, Penn women’s basketball struggled to find the basket. On Saturday, they seemed incapable of doing anything but.
And yet both games they cruised to double-digit victories.
Behind a career-best 25 points from senior guard Kasey Chambers and a first-half team offensive performance for the record books, the Red and Blue cruised to its ninth straight Ancient Eight victory, topping the Bulldogs 77-59
This one was closer than it should have been.
After struggling to gain separation early in the contest, Penn women’s basketball extended its perfect run through the Ivy League, defeating Brown on the road, 69-59, on Friday.
Friday night, Columbia Athletics’ website featured the banner headline “Lions Become First Ivy Team To Score 50 Against Quakers Despite 71-51 Loss.”
It was a pretty accurate summation of how the first half of Ivy play has gone for Penn women’s basketball.