Philly Women’s College Basketball Week In Review – Games of November 20 – 27, 2017


Villanova In The Top 25

                           Villanova, Saint Joseph’s, and La Salle Win Holiday Tournaments

Kelly Jekot, Sarah Veilleux, and Amy Griffin Named Tourney MVP’s

Games of November 20 – 27, 2017

Co-Players of the Week
With three players being named their Tournament MVP, they are awarded this week’s Players of the Week.
Amy Griffin, La Salle – Scored an average of 23 points per game in winning the MVP Award at the Christmas City Classic in Bethlehem
Sarah Veilleux, Saint Joseph’s – The Hawk Classic MVP averaged 19 points, and had 16 in the Championship final.
Kelly Jekot, Villanova – Averaged 12 points and 3 rebounds in the Wildcats Vermont Thanksgiving Tournament Championship victory.
Honor Roll
Kelsi Lidge, Drexel
Bailey Greenberg, Drexel
Aubrey Brown, Drexel
Shaquana Edwards, La Salle
Lauren Whitlatch, Penn
Chelsea Woods, Saint Joseph’s
Adashia Franklyn, Saint Joseph’s
Tanaya Atkinson, Temple
Adiranna Hahn, Villanova
Alex Louin, Villanova
Selections are made by Glenn Papazian of, Mel Greenberg the Women’s Hoop Guru, and Matt Leon of KYW Newsradio 1060.

DREXEL 3 – 3 Overall, 0 – 0 CAA

Results – Lost 79 – 67 vs. Virginia Tech, Lost 75 – 42 vs. #11/13 West Virginia, Won 76 – 62 vs. Butler at The Paradise Jam in Melbourne, FL

Summary –  At the Paradise Jam the Dragons won once, lost twice facing teams from the ACC, Big 12, and Big East.  Drexel got their win against Butler.  Kelsi Lidge had a strong outing in the three games averaging 12.5 points per game.  Lidge was 4 for 4 from three-point land against nationally ranked West Virginia which tied a Paradise Jam record.  Aubrey Brown recorded a career-high 18 points in the Virginia Tech game and set a personal mark with 9 assists in the Butler win.  Bailey Greenberg scored a career-best 16 against the Hokies.

Next Game – 12/1 vs. Lafayette at The DAC

LA SALLE 3 – 3 Overall, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 0 – 1 Big Five

Results – Lost 69 – 52 vs. Temple at The Gola Arena, Won 59 – 51 vs. New Hampshire, Won 69 – 61 vs. Lehigh at the Christmas City Classic in Bethlehem, PA

Summary –  The Explorers dropped their first Big Five game of the season.  La Salle got to within 4 points, but Temple responded and put the game away with a 16 – 3 run.  However, the Explorers bounced back winning the Christmas City Classic defeating New Hampshire and host Lehigh, who made a charge that La Salle withstood.  Amy Griffin was named the Tournament MVP averaging 23 points.  Shaquana Edwards was named to the All-Tournament team getting 9 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per contest.

Next Game – 11/29 vs. Penn at the Tom Gola Arena

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

Results –  Lost 66 – 59 vs. Georgia Tech, Won 65 – 60 vs. Missouri State at the Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas

Summary – The University of Pennsylvania placed 3rd in the Junkanoo Jam.  In the Missouri State game Lauren Whitlatch tied a career-high making 6 three-pointers, the third time she equaled that mark.  Penn freshman made contributions against Georgia Tech when Katie Kinum netted 17 points and Eleah Parker scored 12 points.  The Quakers rallied from an 18 point deficit to win the consolation game.

Next Game – 11/29 at La Salle

SAINT JOSEPH’S  5 – 0 Overall, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 0 – 0 Big Five

Results – Won 80 – 62 vs. Eastern Illinois, Won 87 – 58 vs, Saint Peter’s at The Hawk Classic at the Hagan Arena

Summary –  Saint Joseph’s captured their 11th Hawk Classic Championship in program history defeating Eastern Illinois and Saint Peter’s along the way.  Sarah Veilleux was named the MVP of the tournament averaging 19 points per game over the weekend.  Chelsea Woods and Adashia Franklyn were named to the All-Tournament team.  Woods scored 16 points and got 9.5 rebounds per contest, while Franklyn scored 25 points and took down 14 boards.

Next Game – 11/29 at Temple

TEMPLE 4 – 2 Overall, 0 –  American, 1 – 0 Big Five

Results – Won 69 – 52 at La Salle, Lost 64 – 48 vs. Ole Miss at McGonigle Hall

Summary – The defending Big Five Champion Owls got off to a good start in city series competition defeating La Salle at the Gola Arena.  Temple shot 51.5% from the floor and had a 48 – 28 advantage off the boards.  But the Cherry and White could not sustain the shooting touch making 25% (15 – 60) vs. Ole Miss, and they were outrebounded 47 – 36.  Tanaya Atkinson 43 points over the week and grabbed 17 rebounds.

Next Game – 11/29 vs Saint Joseph’s at McGonigle Hall

#25 VILLANOVA  5 – 0, 0 – 0 Big East, 0 – 0 Big Five

Results – Won 60 – 57 vs. James Madison, Won 65 – 60 vs. American U. at the Vermont Thanksgiving Tournament in Burlington, VT

Summary – The Wildcats won the Vermont Thanksgiving Tournament with close victories over James Madison and American.  With the victories Villanova is ranked #25 in the AP Poll, their first ranking in 13 seasons.  Nova has won 10 of their last 17 in-season tournament games.  Kelly Jekot was named the Most Valuable Player.  She averaged 12 points and 3 rebounds per game.  Adrianna Hahn was named to the All-Tournament team scoring an average of 15.5 points over the weekend.  Alex Louin continued to fill the stat sheet with a total of 18 points, 20 rebounds, and 9 assists.

Next Game – 11/29 at Princeton

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