Philly College Women’s Basketball Week In Review – Games of December 1 – 7, 2015


Sydney Stipanovich, Penn – Stipanovich registered her 18th career double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds, which was a season-high for the junior center in leading Penn to their 5th straight victory this season.  She made 7 of 14 field goal attempts and converted both free throw attempts.  Stipanovich added 3 blocked shots and 3 assists against Navy.

Honor Roll

Sarah Curran, Drexel

Micayha Owens, La Salle

Michelle Nwokedi, Penn

Ciara Andrews, Saint Joseph’s

Donnaizha Fountain, Temple

Katherine Coyer, Villanova

Megan Quinn, Villanova

Games The Week of December 1 – 7, 2015

LA SALLE 1 – 7 Overall, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 0 – 1 Big Five

Results –   Won 71 – 68 at Howard, Lost 60 – 29 at UMBC

Summary –  The Explorers earned their first win of the season by going 7 of 8 from the free throw line in the last 1:45 to defeat Howard University.  However, they could not keep the momentum going as they fell behind early and never recovered in the loss at UMBC.  Micahya Owens led La Salle in scoring with 29 total points over the week.

Next Game – 12/16/2015 vs. North Texas

PENN 5 – 1 Overall, 0 – 0 Ivy League

Results –  Won 57 – 43 vs. Navy at The Palestra

Summary –  The University of Pennsylvania has won 5 in a row by virtue of a win over Navy.  Penn used a 9 – 0 run just before halftime to take control.  The Red and Blue held the visitors to 30% shooting and did not allow the Midshipmen to shoot a free throw.  The Quakers were led by Sydney Stipanovich who registered her 18th career double-double scoring 16 points and pulling down a season-high 15 rebounds.  She blocked 3 shots in the contest.  Michelle Nwokedi scored 11 points and grabbed 9 boards.  Penn Coach Mike McLaughlin won his 499th game.

Next Game – 12/8/2015 at Saint Joseph’s

SAINT JOSEPH’S 2 – 4 Overall, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 1 – 1 Big Five

Results – Won 63 – 62 at Lehigh, Lost 75 – 62 at Hofstra

Summary – The Hawks kept the late game heroics going as a three-point play by Ciara Andrews lifted Saint Joe’s to a one point win at Lehigh.  The basket and free throw snuffed an end of the game rally by the Mountain Hawks, who came back from a 55 – 44 deficit.  However, the two game winning streak was snapped at Hofstra.  Poor first half shooting cost the Hawks as they started the game making 5 of 22 field goal attempts.

Next Game – 12/8/2015 vs. Penn at The Hagan Arena

TEMPLE 3 – 4   Overall, 0 – 0 AAC, 2 – 1 Big Five

Results – Won 61 – 55 vs. Villanova at McGonigle Hall, Lost 75 – 47 at #13/14 Florida State

Summary – The Owls built a 20-point first half lead, but had to hang on as the Wildcats got to within a possession at the end.  Feyonda Fitzgerald, who scored a game-high 23 points, made 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to get the win.  Erica Coville notched her tenth double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.  However, at nationally ranked Florida State Temple fell behind victimized by a 20 – 4 third quarter.  For the week Donnaizha Fountain scored 23 total points.

Next Game – 12/9/2015 vs. Sacred Heart at McGonigle Hall

VILLANOVA  5 – 3 Overall, 0 – 0 Big East, 1 – 1 Big Five

Results – Lost 61 – 55 at Temple, Won 78 – 54 vs. Sacramento State, Lost 67 – 60 vs. St. Mary’s, last two games at the Cal Classic

Summary –  After a close loss at Temple the Wildcats headed west to play in the Cal Classic in Berkley, CA.  Nova won the semifinal round game against Sacramento State behind a career-high 24 points by Alex Louin who was 9 of 117 from the floor.  Megan Quinn 12 and 12, points and rebounds.  In the final Villanova fell to St. Mary’s.  Katherine Coyer and Quinn both earned spots on the All-Tournament Team.

Next Game – 12/13/2015 at George Washington

DREXEL 3 – 4 Overall, 0 – 0 CAA

Results – Lost  75 – 64 vs. Vanderbilt at the DAC, Won 57 – 36 at Hampton

Summary –  The Dragons split their games this week dropping a home game against Vanderbilt of the SEC, then bounced back with a win at Hampton.  The win against the Lady Pirates snapped a three-game losing streak.  Sarah Curran had a big week scoring 38 total points.  Transfer Jessica Pellechio netted 34 points.  Meghan Creighton dished out 15 assists.  Drexel shot the ball well against Vandy (47.9%), but could not get stops.  That changed at Hampton as the Dragons gave up a season-low 36 points, 6 points shy of a program record for fewest points allowed.

Next Game – 12/13/2015 at Saint Joseph’s

* Player of the Week and Honor Roll selections are made by Glenn Papazian of and Woman Hoops Guru Mel Greenberg.

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