Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A finish and a start at Penn

All in all, it was quite a day on 33rd Street.

A finish and a start at Penn

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Streamers returned to the Palestra after the Penn basketball team got a win in its season opener. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Streamers returned to the Palestra after the Penn basketball team got a win in its season opener. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

The finish was the dominant performance put in by Penn's football team in the 34-14 rout of Harvard that clinched the Quakers' second consecutive Ivy League title.

The start was the gutsy peformance put in by Penn's basketball team in the 69-64 squeaker over Davidson that christened Jerome Allen's first full season as the Quakers' coach in dramatic fashion.

All in all, it was quite a day on 33rd Street. I am pretty much out of words after putting so many into my two liveblogs, so I will just turn things over to the participants in the action at Franklin Field and the Palestra.

You'll hear from players and coaches at Penn, Harvard and Davidson in the audio player below. There's also a video in the player at right with some highlights from the football game.

If you want something to read, here's Mario Aguirre's recap of the football game.  Brendan Quinn's recap of the basketball game is here. There are more photos from the Palestra by Ron Cortes here.

Name
Min
FG
FT
3pt
OR
DR
TR
A
S
TO
Blk
PF
Eff
Pts
J. Eggleston
40
5-6
4-4
1-2
1
1
2
2
2
3
4
2
20
15

We'll give a Line of the Game honor from the basketball to Jack Eggleston, who had no zeroes in his part of the box score. Eggleston was the player of the game for me. For as well as Miles Cartwright played in the first half, Eggleston had a key late three-pointer, then hit some big free throws and got some big rebounds in the final minute. Eggleston also played all 40 minutes of the game.

Now it's time for some sleep, finally.



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