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Penn handles Division II Ohio Dominican to win season opener

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Penn handles Division II Ohio Dominican to win season opener

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Karekin Brooks had 10 carries for 142 yards and two touchdowns to help Pennsylvania beat Division II Ohio Dominican 42-24 on Saturday in the Quakers' season opener.

Will Fischer-Colbrie threw for 198 yards and two scores, and Justin Watson had eight receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

On the first drive of the third quarter, Fischer-Colbrie threw for a 2-yard score to Watson to cap a 7-play, 65-yard drive, giving to Penn the lead for good at 14-10. Three-plus minutes later, Brooks scored from 18-yards out to make it 21-10 and Nicholas Bokun scored on a 30-yard reception at the 6:12 mark for an 18-point lead.

Grant Russell threw for 273 yards and two scores for Old Dominican (0-3).

The Panthers took an early 7-0 lead on Cedric Washington's 40-yard touchdown reception with 9:22 left in the first quarter to cap a seven-play, 79-yard drive.

The Quakers played their 1,374th game, the most of any program at any level of college football.

Sam Jones' clutch 3s lead Penn to win over Dayton

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Sam Jones' clutch 3s lead Penn to win over Dayton

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DAYTON, Ohio — Sam Jones, who took all his shots from 3-point range, sank a pair of key 3s late in the game as Penn held off a surge by Dayton to defeat the Flyers 78-70 on Saturday.

Dayton had made a six-point push to draw within 62-61 on a John Crosby layup, prompting a Penn timeout with 4:30 remaining. After the huddle, Jones hit a clutch trey, and then another to make it 68-63. Penn made eight of 10 free throws down the stretch.

Jones scored a season-high 15 points, his first game in double figures this season, making 5 of 6 shots. Antonio Woods scored 17 to lead Penn (8-4), Ryan Betley added 14 and Darnell Foreman 12. The Quakers had 20 assists on 26 made baskets led by AJ Brodeur with seven.

Dayton (4-5) cut the gap to 74-68 on a Crosby 3-pointer with one minute left, but the Flyers missed four times from distance in the last 48 seconds. Josh Cunningham scored 21 points with eight rebounds, while Crosby added 15 points for Dayton.

Penn holds off Lafayette to continue solid stretch

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Penn holds off Lafayette to continue solid stretch

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EASTON, Pa. -- Ryan Betley scored 16 points, A.J. Brodeur added 15 and Pennsylvania held off Lafayette 73-68 on Wednesday night.

Penn led 70-59 on a Caleb Wood layup with 2:55 to play but the Leopards charged back. Justin Jaworski started the charge with a 3-pointer and his layup with 22 seconds to go made it 70-68. The Quakers missed two shots, then had a turnover and missed the front end of a one-and-one.

Betley made two free throws to end the drought with 21.4 seconds remaining and from there the Leopards missed three straight 3-pointers.

Penn (7-4) led 33-24 at the half as Brodeur scored 10.

Matt Klinewski had 18 points for Lafayette (1-7) and Jaworski added 16.