Women’s Basketball Falls to UPenn in Fourth Quarter

On a dreary Wednesday night in February, Newman Arena unexpectedly came to life in the fourth quarter of a razor thin, back-and-forth contest between Women’s Basketball and the Quakers of Pennsylvania. In a game where each team performed almost identically on paper in field goal attempts (23-22), rebounds (38-36), turnovers (13-16) and assists (13-15), there is one glaring difference on the statsheet: UPenn (12-13, 7-6) attempted 20 free throws compared to the Red’s (9-15, 4-9) eight attempts at the charity stripe. 

To make matters worse, the gulf between free throw attempts was nonexistent heading into the fourth quarter of a one-point game. In fact, trailing 51-50 at the end of the third quarter, the Red had visited the line six times compared to the Quakers’ four free throw attempts. In a final period defined by controversial calls, 12 of the Quakers’ 19 points came at the line, while the Red posted a meager seven points with only two free throw attempts in the quarter. With this fourth quarter advantage, UPenn ultimately went home with a conference win, defeating the Red 70-57.

Cornell Cancels Sunday’s Basketball Games

As part of the University’s announcement that campus would move to alert level red, Cornell announced Tuesday morning that the men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled for Sunday at Newman Arena were canceled.