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Penn's late surge enough to stay unbeaten in Ivy

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Penn's late surge enough to stay unbeaten in Ivy


HANOVER, N.H. -- AJ Brodeur had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Pennsylvania closed on a 13-6 surge and held off Dartmouth 64-61 on Friday night for its fifth straight win.

Penn (17-6, 7-0) remains alone atop the Ivy League standings, and travels to second-place Harvard (11-11, 6-1) on Saturday. Dartmouth (4-16, 0-7) has lost 10 straight, including four of its last five by single digits.

Darnell Foreman added 15 points for the Quakers. Ryan Betley made 7 of 8 free throws and finished with 12 points.

Miles Wright scored 16 points to lead five in double-digit scoring for Dartmouth, which shot just 28 percent from the floor (17 of 61), but made 21 of 24 (87.5 percent) of its free throws.

Brendan Barry made a 3-pointer and Dartmouth had a 55-51 lead with 4:37 remaining, but the Big Green didn't hit another field goal until Taylor Johnson's 3-pointer pulled them to 61-59 with 11 seconds left. Betley made six free throws and Brodeur added four points during the stretch.

Betley made another free throw with 7.9 seconds left then the teams traded two free throws before Penn's Max Rothschild forced a turnover at midcourt to end the game.

Penn loses heartbreaker to Dartmouth as time expires in Ivy League opener

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Penn loses heartbreaker to Dartmouth as time expires in Ivy League opener


Jared Gerbino scored on a fourth-and-inches play as time ran out and Dartmouth shocked defending co-champion Penn 16-13 in the Ivy League opener Friday night.

Jack Heneghan and Gerbino, led the Big Green on a 15-play, 80-yard drive, opting to use Gerbino, the 230-pound backup quarterback, on the final play rather than attempt a tying field goal.

Heneghan converted a fourth-and-3 with a 5-yard pass to Emory Thompson near midfield and on the following third-and-4 Gerbino busted up the middle for a career-best 27 yards. Thompson followed with a sweep for 13 yards to the Penn 2.

Penn had taken the lead on a 27-yard field goal by Jack Soslow with 5:37 to play.

Heneghan was 23 of 31 for 199 yards and a 12-yard touchdown to Hunter Hagdorn in the second quarter. Gerbino picked up 71 yards on 11 carries and threw one incompletion.

Dartmouth (3-0) was 1-6 in the Ivy League last year.

The Quakers (2-1), who rushed for more than 300 yards in both their wins, had 85 yards on the ground. Karekin Brooks, who ran for 268 yards a week ago, was held to 47 yards on 14 carries.

Penn loses to Dartmouth in crucial missed opportunity

Penn loses to Dartmouth in crucial missed opportunity


Guilien Smith drove for a bucket and made two free throws in the final minute to give Dartmouth a 76-74 victory over Penn on Friday night.

Both teams are still alive in the race for the fourth and final berth into the inaugural Ivy League Tournament with a game remaining (see tiebreaker scenarios). Dartmouth (7-19, 4-9) plays at regular-season champion Princeton on Saturday while Penn (12-14, 5-8) is host to No. 2 seed Harvard.

Smith drove down the right side to score with 52 seconds left and then hit both ends of a one-and-one with 23 seconds remaining. Ryan Betley scored for the Quakers and Dartmouth turned the ball over on the inbounds pass with 12.1 seconds left to give Penn a final chance but Darnell Foreman missed a 10-footer.

Evan Boudreaux scored 16 points with 12 rebounds for Dartmouth with Smith adding 14 points and Miles Wright 13.

Matt Howard and Betley scored 19 points each for Penn. Foreman added 11.