Philly Sports Live

Ryan Betley & Quakers Knockout Cornell at Palestra

Philadelphia PA: As the push continues for the 1st year of the Ivy League basketball tournament that will take place at the Palestra on March 11 & 12,  the Cathedral of College Basketball took center stage on Sunday afternoon as Penn Quakers took on Cornell Big Red. Penn comes into game with a (8-12 and 1-6 in Ivy League) record and off a win over Columbia on February 10 while Cornell comes into the Palestra with (6-16, 2-5 in the Ivy League) record and a loss to Princeton also on February 10.

Penn won the tip to start the game and they would score the games first points on 3 pointer by Ryan Betley , it would be 9-0 Penn before Cornell would score their first points on 3 pointer by Stone Gettings. The Quakers would get the lead as high as 25 points as Penn would lead 38-13 with 2:14 left in the Half. Penn just took full control of the 1st half as they would take a 42-14 lead into halftime.

Cornell got ball to start the 2nd and they would try to make this a game but Penn kept the pressure on the Big Red as they would get the lead as high as 31 points at 64-33 with 11:03 left. A crowd of 2,653 witnessed the Penn Quakers cruise to a 82-63 win for their 2nd straight IVY League win. With the win, the Quakers go to (9-12, 2-6 in Ivy League) and look to continue to build off the momentum against Brown on February 17 while Cornell falls to (6-17, 2-6 in Ivy League) and have to recover from this beating as they take on Dartmouth also on February 17. This was one of more dominating wins by Penn this season and they got the taste of how to win games in the Ivy league.

Final Stats:

Penn Quakers:
Ryan Betley: 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals
AJ Brodeur: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 blocks, 3 steals
Devon Goodman: 13 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists,3 steals

Cornell Big Red:
Robert Hatter: 22 points, 4 rebounds
Stone Gettings: 21 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists
Matt Morgan: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists


Penn Coach Steve Donahue:

Cornell Coach Brian Earl: