Bernardini helps Penn beat Yale 78-65

February 16, 2008 7:08:18 PM PST
Tyler Bernardini scored all of his 19 points in the second half and Justin Reilly added a career-high 15 as Penn used a second-half outburst to beat Yale 78-65 Saturday. Brian Grandieri and Jack Eggleston had 12 points each for Penn (9-15, 4-3), which hit on 13 of 25 shots in the second half.

Eric Flato had 13 points and Ross Morin added 12 for the Bulldogs (10-12, 4-4).

Trailing 33-28 with 17:37 left to play, the Quakers went on a 23-1 run, sparked by 10 points from Bernardini, to take a 56-39 lead. During that stretch, Yale missed 10 straight shots and committed five turnovers.

After a layup by Morin, Penn scored four more points, boosting the lead to 61-41 at the 7:52 mark.

The Bulldogs led 26-19 late in the first half, but Grandieri scored six points during a 10-4 run, pulling the Quakers to within 30-29 at the break. Penn had 13 assists to match its 13 field goals in the first half.