Philly Women’s College Basketball Week In Review Games of January 9 – 16, 2017 – Feyonda Fitzgerald Named Player Of The Week


Feyonda Fitzgerald, Temple –  The senior guard for the Owls helped her teammates get 9 baskets against East Carolina University to become the all-time leader in assists in program history.  Fitzgerald has 518 career assists.  She added 22 points in the ECU game shooting  9 for 16.  The senior added 19 points for the Cherry and White at Tulsa making 7 of 18 shots.

Honor Roll

Jessica Pellechio, Drexel

Amy Griffin, La Salle

Jasmine Alston, La Salle

Princess Aghayere, Penn

Anna Ross, Penn

Sydney Stipanovich, PEnn

Chelsea Woods, Saint Joseph’s

Adashia Franklyn, Saint Joseph’s

Donnaizha Fountain, Temple

Alex Louin, Villanova

Mary Gedaka, Villanova

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

Games The Week of January 9 – 16, 2017

LA SALLE 9 – 8 Overall,  2 – 3 Atlantic 10, 1 – 2 Big Five

Results –   Won 70 – 51 vs. Rhode Island, Lost 66 – 64 vs. Harvard, Lost 75 – 55 vs. Saint Joseph’s all at The Gola Arena

Summary – The Explorers started the three-game homestand with an A-10 win, but lost a non-conference and a city rival game to close the week.  Jasmine Alston recorded two double-doubles and had her 234th career steal. Amy Griffin closed out the set with 57 points.  Adreana Miller poured in a career-high 27 points against Harvard.

Next Game – 1/18/2017 – at Richmond

PENN 9 –  4 Overall,  3 – 0 Ivy League,  0 – 2 Big Five

Results –  Won 65 – 55 vs. Yale, Won 86 – 60 vs. Brown both games at The Palestra

Summary – It was a hot shooting Ivy weekend for the University of Pennsylvania who made 52% of their field goal attempts in the Yale game.  The Quakers followed that making 50% against Brown.  Michelle Nwokedi turned a double-double, her 7th of the season.  Nwokedi scored 11 points while pulling down 10 rebounds in the Brown game.  Nwokedi had 11 points, 8 rebounds  7 assists against Yale.  Sydney Stipanovich recorded a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) against Yale.  The Quakers got good contributions from reserves Princess Aghayere with 8 and 8.  Anna Ross scored a team-high 19 points against Brown making 7 of 10 from the floor and was a perfect 3 for 3 from beyond the arc.

Next Game – 1/18/2017 vs. Villanova at The Palestra

SAINT JOSEPH’S 6 – 11 Overall, 3 – 2 Atlantic 10, 1 – 2 Big Five

Results – Won 64 – 58 vs. VCU at The Hagan Arena, Won 75 – 55 at La Salle

Summary – The Hawks are on a three-game winning streak sweeping the week’s slate.  Saint Joe’s hung on to defeat VCU, then pulled away to record a 20-point victory at 20th and Olney.  Adashia Franklyn had a double-double at La Salle with 10 points and 11 rebounds.  Franklyn was a rebound shy of another twin getting 12 points and 9 rebounds against VCU.  Chelsea Woods filled the stat sheet at La Salle with 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Next Game – 1/18/2017 vs. Fordham at The Hagan Arena

TEMPLE 13 – 3,  Overall, 4 – 0 AAC, 3 – 0 Big Five

Results –  Won 78 – 47 vs. East Carolina University at McGonigle Hall, Won 58 – 49 at Tulsa

Temple Guard Feyonda Fitzgerald

Summary – The Owls have won 9 straight games and remain unbeaten in American play.  Feyonda Fitzgerald became the all-time assist leader in program history.  Fitzgerald gained the top spot dishing out 9 assists against ECU, a game where she added 22 points.  The senior guard has 518 career assists.  Donnaizha Fountain scored 33 points over the games.  Fitzgerald scored 41 points.

Next Game – 1/18/2017 at Houston

VILLANOVA  8 – 9 Overall, 4 – 3 Big East, 2 – 1 Big Five

Results – Lost  60 – 46 at Creighton, Won 69 – 52 vs. Seton Hall, Won 55 – 50 vs. St. John’s both at the Pavilion,

Summary –  The Wildcats have won 4 of their last 5 games, all in conference.  Villanova started the week with a loss at Creighton, then returned home to defeat Seton Hall and St. John’s.  The Wildcats drained 14 three-pointers on Seton Hall.   Alex Louin scored 39 points in the home games and Adrianna Hahn contributed 35.  Freshman Mary Gedaka set career marks with 16 points and 8 rebounds against the Red Storm.  Kelly Jekot got her first start in the Seton Hall game scoring 17 points and pulling down 6 rebounds.

Next Game – 1/18/2017 at Penn

DREXEL 12 – 4 Overall, 3 – 2 CAA

Results – Won 71 – 37 at UNCW, Lost 75 – 65 at Elon

Summary –  The Dragons easily defeated the Seawolves in the Friday game getting 17 points from Sarah Curran and 12 by Ana Ferariu.  The victory set up a first-place showdown game against Elon.  Despite a 24-point effort by Jessica Pellechio, Drexel could not overcome Elon in the fourth quarter.  Elon swept the season series with the Dragons.

Next Game – 1/20/2017 vs. College of Charleston at The DAC

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