By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s another weekend of Ivy League action for the Penn Quakers as they prepare to welcome Yale and Brown to the Palestra.
The Quakers earned a split of their first full weekend of Ancient 8 action, beating Columbia 62-58 before losing a heartbreaker to Cornell on Saturday, 71-69.
“It’s a game of inches,” Penn head coach Jerome Allen tells KYW Newsradio. “Friday night’s game against Columbia came down to the wire, kind of expected the same thing on Saturday night. Unfortunately, we didn’t come down on the victorious side. But I thought, in stretches, we played the way we’re capable of playing. Especially Saturday night, we can’t afford to have lapses for a substantial amount of time and expect to win.”
Penn got leading scorer Fran Dougherty back last weekend after a lengthy battle with mono, but in Saturday’s game he suffered an elbow injury that could keep him out for a significant amount of time, if not the rest of the season.
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Jerome Allen: