Philly Women’s College Basketball Week In Review 12/27-1/2 – Sarah Curran Named Player Of The Week


Sarah Curran, Drexel – The Drexel senior forward tallied 49 points and was name the Most Outstanding Player in the FIU Holiday Tournament.  The Dragons shared the tournament title.  Curran was 17 of 30 from the floor and drained 7 of 14 three-point shots.  She also pulled down 7 rebounds.

Honor Roll

Jessica Pellechio, Drexel

Meghan Creighton, Drexel

Ana Ferariu, Drexel

Amy Griffin, La Salle

Adreanna Miller, La Salle

Sydney Stipanovich, Penn

Adashia Franklyn, Saint Joseph’s

Feyonda Fitzgerald, Temple

Adrianna Hahn, Villanova

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

Games The Week of December 27, 2016 – January 2, 2017

LA SALLE 8 – 5 Overall,  1 – 1 Atlantic 10, 1 – 2 Big Five

Results –   Won 64 – 59 vs. Missouri – Kansas City at the Gola Arena, Lost 61 – 56 at VCU

Summary – The Explorers won their last non-conference game, but dropped an Atlantic 10 game over the week.  Against Missouri – Kansas City Amy Griffin set a season-high with 27 points as she made 11 of 20 from the floor.  Griffin scored 16 in the second game.  Adreanna Miller scored in double figures in both games 11 and 20 which was a career-high in Richmond.  Jasmine Alston contributed a double-double at VCU with 11 points and 10 rebounds.  She tallied 21 points over both games.  La Salle has won 8 of their last 10 games.

Next Game – 1/5/2017 – at Duquesne

PENN 6 –  4 Overall,  0 – 0 Ivy League,  0 – 2 Big Five

Results –  Won 47 – 36 at CSU – Northridge, Won 71 – 55 at UC RIverside

Summary – The University of Pennsylvania swept their two game California trip.  Sydney Stipanovich recorded her 8th double-double scoring 10 points and pulling down 11 rebounds against CSU Northridge.  It was the 33rd of her career.   Other Penn players set records on the trip.  Princess Aghayere set a career-mark with 13 points at Northridge.  She also had 8 rebounds.  As a team the Red and Blue set a record with 12 made three-pointers attempting 26.  Phoebe Sterba led the way making 5 of 6 from beyond the arc.  Ivy League play begins next week for Penn who will meet arch-rival Princeton.

Next Game – 1/7/2017 at Princeton

SAINT JOSEPH’S 3 – 10 Overall, 0 –1 Atlantic 10, 1 – 2 Big Five

Results – Lost 85 – 72 vs. James Madison at the Hagan Arena, Lost 70 – 52 at Richmond

Summary – It was a big performance in both games by Adashia Franklyn who scored a career-high 20 points against James Madison.  She followed that by setting a school record for rebounds in a single game with 25, 12 offensive and 13 defensive.  However, the Hawks dropped both games, the latter being the conference opener at Richmond.  Kristalyn Baisden contributed 19 points.  At Richmond Alyssa Monaghan was the leading scorer for the game with 18 points.

Next Game – 1/4/2017 at George Washington

TEMPLE 9 – 3,  Overall, 1 – 0 AAC, 3 – 0 Big Five

Results –  Won 73 – 67 at Memphis

Summary – Three Owls recoded a double-double in the conference opening victory at Memphis.  Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 19 points and handed out 10 assists for her fourth career double-double.  Ruth Sherrill scored 11 points and had an equal number of rebounds.  Donnaizha Fountain also had 11 points and pulled down 10 boards.  This the second double-double of the season for Sherrill.  Fountain has achieved such for the third time this season and seventh in her career.

Next Game – 1/4/2017 at Kennesaw State

VILLANOVA  4 – 8 Overall, 0 – 2 Big East, 2 – 1 Big Five

Results – Lost 77 – 70 vs. Marquette, Lost 80 – 50 vs. #22 DePaul both at the Pavilion

Summary –  Sophomore guard Adrianna Hahn tied a school record with 9 made three-point baskets in setting a career-high of 31 points against Marquette.  Hahn made 11 of 20 field goal attempts and was 9 of 16 from beyond the arc.  Jannah Tucker headed the Wildcats with 17 points against the 22nd ranked DePaul Blue Demons.  Villanova lost the first two games of the Big East season.

Next Game – 1/4/2017 vs. Georgetown at the Pavilion

DREXEL 10 – 2 Overall, 1 – 0 CAA

Results – Won 82 – 71 vs. George Mason, Won 65 – 47 vs. Massachusetts at the FIU Holiday Tournament, Won 58 – 48 vs. Towson at the DAC

Drexel Forward Sarah Curran

Summary –  The Dragons have gotten off to the best start in school history at 9 – 2, and earned a share of the FIU Holiday Tournament Championship with wins against Atlantic 10 schools George Mason and Massachusetts.  Sarah Curran was named the Tournament MVP scoring 49 points, 29 against Mason.  Meghan Creighton scored 31 points and was named to the All-Tournament team.  She has a five-game streak without committing a turnover.  Jessica Pellechio was an All-Tournament team member posting 22 points over the two games.  Drexel went 6 – 0 over the month of December.  January began with a tough CAA win over Towson.  Ana Ferariu led all scorers with 17 points.  Bailey Greenberg scored 13 points and had a game-best 9 rebounds.  Kelsi Lidge grabbed 8 rebounds.

Next Game – 1/6/17 vs. Elon at the DAC

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