Despite 18 points from senior captain Christine Clark, Harvard women’s basketball (17-6, 7-2) had a 21-game home winning streak halted against Penn, 63-50, Friday night at Lavietes Pavilion.
Senior wing Melissa Mullins registered her first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, adding two steals in 30 minutes of play. Junior forward Temi Fagbenle also notched a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, her ninth of the season. The nine double-doubles matches the most for a Crimson player since Reka Cserny in 2004-05.
Penn (17-5, 7-1) moves into first place in the Ivy League and was led by senior guard Alyssa Baron with 21 points. Two Quakers also notched double-doubles, as Sydney Stipanovich chipped in 13 points and 12 rebounds and Kara Bonenberger added 11 and 11.
Harvard struggled shooting, connecting on 30.8 percent from the floor, including a 26.5 percent showing in the second half. From three, the Crimson shot just 2-of-19, including 1-for-12 over the final 20 minutes.
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