PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
PhillyCollegeSports.com Co-Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
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.
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 PhillyCollegeSports.com 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
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
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