By any conventional metric, the matchup between Penn women's basketball and Princeton on Saturday was anything but aesthetically pleasing.
It was that very defense that held Princeton coach Courtney Banghart’s squad to 48 points as Penn women’s basketball downed the Tigers to open Ivy play, 50-48, at the Palestra on Saturday.
For Penn women’s basketball, getting to Hawaii was more than just making sure they’ve got 35 tickets to paradise.
The Quakers used a solid defensive performance to grab a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding off a late Rainbow Warriors' run in a 64-54 win.
There was no trouble in paradise for Penn women’s basketball.
Traveling to Laie, Hawaii, to take on BYU-Hawaii in the first of two contests on in the Aloha State, the Quakers led from start to finish on Thursday, downing the Seasiders, 73-41.
Although both teams got off to a slow start offensively, the Red and Blue’s defense was absolutely stifling, holding BYU-Hawaii (4-5) to a paltry three points in the first quarter.
It was business as usual for what is looking like a title-challenging team.
Penn women’s basketball demolished a one-woman Wagner show Monday night, winning 78-50.
In the wise words of Dorothy, there’s no place like home.
And while Philadelphia may be not Kansas, no words have been truer in the crosstown matchup between Penn and Drexel women's basketball.
Coming into Saturday’s edition of the Battle for 33rd Street, the home team had won the past five games.
Huge milestones do not come easily.
Following a devastating loss to Saint Joseph’s last night, Penn women’s basketball is looking forward to a strong winter surge in preparation for a monumental game in January.
After a very tight game, the Quakers (5-2) had their five game win streak snapped when the Hawks hit a go-ahead basket in the final minute and win the game 50-46.
“We came up a little short,” head coach Mike McLaughlin said.
Penn women’s basketball sunk Navy, 57-43, at the Palestra on a sunny Saturday afternoon
With finals fast approaching, many Penn students are already hoping that some late-semester academic fireworks to salvage their GPA's. But we Quakers aren't the only ones on campus with something to prove.
With Colorado State down 49-48 and eight seconds remaining, Ellen Nystrom drove for a pull-up jumper over Penn’s Sydney Stipanovich. But the ball hit front iron and landed safely in the hands of sophomore Beth Brzozowski, securing a fourth straight win for Penn women’s basketball.
The Quakers have many things to be thankful for, but rest isn't one of them.
Holding an opponent to fourteen points in a half is not bad for a football team. And for a basketball team, holding an opponent to fourteen points in a half is downright ridiculous.
Three and D was the name of the game for Penn.
But on a night where the shots didn’t fall for the Quakers, a healthy diet of three-pointers wasn’t enough to knock off No. 14 Duke at the Palestra, as the Quakers fell, 57 – 50.
There’s a new era of R&B in the Penn women’s basketball backcourt.
In college athletics, change is inevitable.
After graduating the team’s two best shooters, Penn women’s basketball’s offense now runs through the post.
On March 7, 2014, then-sophomore Kasey Chambers took the floor in the second round of the MAAC Tournament with her Monmouth women’s basketball teammates.
When Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin announced a trip to Hawaii for the upcoming season, he talked about providing an experience for his players during their four years at Penn.
Now he’s added a meaningful experience a little closer to home.
The Red and Blue announced a home-and-home series with Duke for the next two seasons, beginning with a Nov.
Last season, Penn women’s basketball went on the road and ended Princeton’s season, upsetting the Tigers to win the Ivy League title. In their return trip to Jadwin Gym, the Quakers wouldn’t be so fortunate.
Last season, Sydney Stipanovich became the first player in Ivy League history to win the Ancient Eight's Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season.
If the sophomore puts together a few more games like her performance on Monday night against UMBC, she may add Player of the Year to her already loaded trophy case in the near future.
Nine days after Penn women's basketball's disappointing loss to Drexel, one in which Stipanovich notched only eight points and three rebounds in 23 minutes, the Red and Blue rebounded in style with a 69-63 win over the Retrievers due in large part to the second-year center's incredible outing.
Despite battling a UMBC (5-5) frontcourt highlighted by three players over six-feet tall, Stipanovich recorded 29 points and 14 rebounds while senior forward Kara Bonenberger added 14 points and eight boards of her own as the Quakers (5-4) won for only the second time in December.
After the game, Penn coach Mike McLaughlin was not only impressed with his frontcourt's production, but the ability of his team to respond to a short winter break.
"This is a group that only got four or five days home for Christmas yet they all probably wanted to spend more time at home," McLaughlin said.