PHILADELPHIA — Tony Hicks scored 27 points as crisp-shooting Pennsylvania turned away visiting Cornell in the 100-year-old series, 90-83 Friday night.

Hicks shot 9 of 13 from the field and 8 of 9 from the line, scoring 13 first-half points to help the Quakers to a 50-32 lead at intermission. Penn shot 61 percent from the field (33 of 54) and was 21 of 28 from the line.

A year ago the teams split their home-and-home series, with each winning on the road. Penn leads the series, which dates back to the 1903-04 season, 147-74.

Miles Jackson-Cartwright scored 19 points for Penn (5-13, 2-2 Ivy), with Fran Dougherty adding 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Nolan Cressler scored 22 points and Darryl Smith and Devin Cherry added 15 points each to lead Cornell (1-18, 0-5), which now has an 11-game Ivy League losing streak and a 14-game road losing streak.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.

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