Philly Women’s College Basketball Week In Review And Awards, February 6 – 13, 2017


Meghan Creighton, Drexel and Feyonda Fitzgerald, Temple –  Drexel guard Meghan Creighton set a program and league record with 10 made three-pointers en route to a 30-point performance against UNCW.  In the game she scored her 1,000th career-point.  Creighton is only the third player in CAA history to amass 1,000 points, 500 assists, and  400 rebounds.  Temple senior Feyonda Fitzgerald nearly posted a triple-double in the Owls contest vs. Tulsa.  Over the week Fitzgerald scored 35 points on just under 50% shooting, and added 11 rebounds, 15 assists, and 4 steals.

Honor Roll

Sarah Curran, Drexel

Amy Griffin, La Salle

Anna Ross, Penn

Princess Aghayere, Penn

Sydney Stipanovich, Penn

Sarah Villeaux, Saint Joseph’s

Adashia Franklyn, Saint Joseph’s

Donnaizha Fountain, Temple

Alex Louin, Villanova

Jordan Dillard, 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 Radio.

Games The Week of February 6 – 13, 2017

LA SALLE 15 – 10 Overall,  8 – 5 Atlantic 10, 1 – 3 Big Five

Results –   Won 57 – 45 at St. Bonaventure, Lost 67 – 58 at Saint Joseph’s

Summary – The Explorers split the week’s games.  La Salle used a late surge to win at St. Bonaventure.  On Hawk Hill the Explorers could not get it going and lost to Saint Joe’s.  With the loss the Explorers finished 1 – 3 in the Big Five.  Amy Griffin had a big week scoring 42 points and taking 20 rebounds.  Adreana Miller contributed 22 points and Micahya Owens chipped in 21.

Next Game – 2/15/2017 – vs. Saint Louis at The Gola Arena

PENN 14 –  6 Overall,  7 – 0 Ivy League,  0 – 4 Big Five

Results –  Won 64 – 54 at Columbia, Won 61 – 55 at Cornell

Summary – The University of Pennsylvania stand midway through the Ivy League regular season schedule and are in first place by two games.  Penn swept the trip through New York.  Their Ivy League winning streak is at 11 games.  The Quakers won both games thanks to a solid second quarter in each contest.  The Red and Blue won the second ten minutes by a 41- 23 margin.  Princess Aghayere had a huge weekend setting a career-mark with 21 points at Columbia and followed that with 12 markers at Cornell.  Anna Ross had 26 points and 6 assists in total.  Sydney Stipanovich posted a double-double with 10 and 10 in Ithica.  Stipanovich had 4 blocks at Columbia which gives her 304 in her career, one shy of the Ivy League record.

Next Game – 2/17/2017, 2/18/2017 at Brown and at Yale

SAINT JOSEPH’S 12 – 13 Overall, 9 – 4 Atlantic 10, 2 – 2 Big Five

Results – Lost 44 – 39 at Fordham, Won 67 – 58 vs. La Salle at The Hagan Arena

Summary – The Hawks saw their four game winning streak come to an end at Fordham, then started a new streak defeating La Salle.  The win gives the Hawks third place in the Big Five with a 2 – 2 record.  Adashia Franklyn led the way for SJU with 32 points and 12 rebounds over the week.  Sarah Villeaux tallied 16 points against La Salle.  The Hawks had four players score in double figures in the game with the Explorers.  In addition to Franklyn and Villeaux, Amanda Fioravanti (11) and Chelsea Woods (10) posted double-digits.  Saint Joseph’s is tied with Fordham for fourth place in the Atlantic 10.

Next Game – 2/15/2017 at VCU

TEMPLE 19 – 5,  Overall, 9 – 2 AAC, 4 – 0 Big Five

Results –  Won 70 – 43 vs. Tulsa at McGonigle Hall, Won 76 – 43 at East Carolina

Feyonda Fitzgerald

Summary – It was “School Day” for the Owls when they hosted Tulsa, and they showed the students how to play defense.  Temple limited Tulsa to 22% shooting, then turned around and limited ECU to 26% from the floor.  The Owls had a 57 – 15 edge in points off turnovers during the week.  On the offensive end Feyonda Fitzgerald just missed a triple-double in the Tulsa game registering 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists.  She also stole the ball 3 times.  At ECU Fitzgerald scored a team-high 21 points while dishing out 6 assists.  Donnaizha Fountain went for 17 points and 9 rebounds at home, then contributed 19 points and 12 rebounds on the road.

Next Game – 2/15/2017 vs. SMU at McGonigle Hall

VILLANOVA  14 – 11, Overall, 9 – 5 Big East, 3 – 1 Big Five

Results – Won 66 – 56 at St. John’s, Won 87 – 52 at Seton Hall

Summary –  The Wildcats swept the New York road trip in the Big East.  Villanova started well in each game and that was the road to victory.  Alex Louin was a big contributor in the weekend series.  Louin had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists.  Jordan Dillard scored a season-high 15 points on 7 of 8 shooting at Seton Hall.  She was 2 for at St. John’s.  The 87 points at Seton Hall is their season-high offensive output.

Next Game – 2/17/2017, 2/19/2017 vs. Xavier and Butler at The Pavilion

DREXEL 18 – 6 Overall, 9 – 4 CAA

Results – Won 65 – 48 vs. William & Mary, Won 76 – 51 vs. UNCW both at The DAC

Meghan Creighton

Summary –  It was a week of milestones for the program.  Drexel Coach Denise Dillon earned her 250th career coaching win in the William & Mary game.  Jessica Pellechio had a team-high 15 points.  Meghan Creighton led the way against UNCW setting a program and league record with 10 made three-pointers en route to a 30-point game.  She also scored her 1,000th career-point.  Creighton is only the third player in CAA history to amass 1,000 points, 500 assists, and  400 rebounds.  Sarah Curran scored in double figures in each game to total 26 points.

Next Game – 2/17/2017 and 2/19/2017 at Towson and vs. Delaware at The DAC

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