Penn tops Yale 71-55 with second-half run
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Darnell Foreman scored 15 points with four assists, Matt Howard added 14 points, including three 3-pointers, and Penn used a big second-half run to beat Yale 71-55 on Sunday for its fourth straight win.
AJ Brodeur had 12 points with nine rebounds, Ryan Betley also scored 12, and Devon Goodman had 11 for the Quakers (11-12, 4-6 Ivy League), who entered two games out of fourth in the conference standings. The top four teams will play in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, March 11-12, at The Palestra.
Goodman’s layup off a steal capped a 17-3 run as Penn extended a 31-30 halftime lead to 48-33 at 14:39 in the second half. Howard hit two 3s in the run and Foreman added a third. Goodman hit a 3, Foreman followed with a layup and the Quakers led by 20, 62-42, with 6:17 left and held on.
Penn shot 50.9 percent from the field to Yale’s 32.8 percent and made 9 of 23 from behind the arc to the Bulldogs’ 6 of 28.
Miye Oni scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Yale (14-9, 6-4), which entered the game in third place behind Harvard and Princeton.