PHILLY WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Drexel Captures TD Bank Classic
Games of November 19 – 25, 2018
PhillyCollegeSports.com Player of the Week
Bailey Greenberg, Drexel – The junior forward set a career-high with 22 points against Vermont in the title game of the TD Classic. Greenberg was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament and was the CAA Player of the Week. Over the two games she scored 41 points shooting 16 of 28 from the floor, 4 of 11 from three-point land. Greenberg took down 13 rebounds and had 4 steals for the Dragons.
Niki Metzel – Drexel
Shalina Miller – La Salle
Eleah Parker, Princess Aghayere – Penn
Alyssa Monaghan – Saint Joseph’s
Alliya Butts – Temple
Kelly Jekot, Mary Gedaka, Adrianna Hahn – Villanova
*Player of the Week and Honor Roll selections are made by Glenn Papazian, PhillyCollegeSports.com, Mel Greenberg, Women’s Hoop Guru, and Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio
Games of November 19 – 25, 2018
DREXEL 4 – 1 Overall, 0 – 0 CAA
Results – Won 51 – 39 vs. Siena, Won 60 – 44 vs. Vermont at The TD Bank Classic
Summary – The Dragons captured the TD Bank Classic defeating Siena and Vermont along the way. Bailey Greenberg was named the MVP of the tournament getting 19 against Siena and a career-high 22 points in the title game over Vermont. Greenberg took down 8 rebounds in the championship game against the Catamounts. Niki Metzel had a career-high 13 points in the second game. Aubree Brown handed out a season-high 8 assists in the first game of the Classic. Drexel is on a four-game win streak. The Dragons get on the bus to 20th and Olney to take on La Salle.
Next Game – 11/28/2018 at La Salle
LA SALLE 0 – 5 Overall, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 0 – 1 Big Five
Results – Lost 81 – 68 at Villanova
Summary – The Explorers are still looking for their first win of the season. The trend line is moving in the right direction as they tied the season-high in points against Villanova, which they scored in the previous game. La Salle did get a season-best shooting percentage in that game at 39.4%. Shalina Miller led the way for the Blue and Gold with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Jeryn Reese scored 10 points and grabbed 8 boards. Jenay Sanders had 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. City rival Drexel visits on Wednesday.
Next Game – 11/28/2018 vs. Drexel at the Tom Gola Arena
PENN – 4 – 2 Overall, 0 – 0 Ivy League, 1 – 0 Big Five
Results – Won 65 – 61 vs. Navy, Lost 47 – 46 vs. Maine at the Navy Classic
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania had two squeakers at the Navy Classic, winning one and losing in the final. Penn had the inside game working against Navy with Eleah Parker getting 15 points while fellow forward Princess Aghayere contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Facing the defending America East champions Maine it was a close game throughout that had 11 lead changes and 3 ties. The Black Bears got the last lead which counts the most on a layup with 5.5 seconds to play. The Quakers had a 46 – 29 edge on the glass. Ashley Parker set a career-mark with 12 rebounds.
Next Game – 12/5/2018 vs. La Salle at the Palestra
SAINT JOSEPH’S 2 – 4 Overall, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 0 – 2 Big Five
Results – Won 68 – 54 vs. Niagara, Lost 56 – 54 vs. Rider, Won 49 – 46 vs. Loyola at the Hawk Classic
Summary – It was a busy week for the Hawks who got their first win of the year against Niagara. Saint Joe’s took third-place in the Hawk Classic losing to Rider, but coming back to beat Loyola in the consolation game. Alyssa Monaghan led the way for Saint Joe’s. Mongahan totaled 22 points in the Niagara game which was the team’s highest point output. Michala Clay recorded her first double-double with 10 and 10. In the Classic the Hawks had a chance to tie, but Kelly Jekot was off the mark with 4 seconds left. Monaghan scored 13 points and handed out 8 assists. In the final Jekot set the pace with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Katie Mayock scored 15 points while Clay pulled down 11 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Loyola led early, but SJU took the lead, then held on for the win. The Hawks host the Ivy League’s Columbia Lions on Thursday.
Next Game – 11/29/2018 vs. Columbia at the Hagan Arena
TEMPLE 2 – 3 Overall, 0 – 0 American, 1 – 0 Big Five
Results – Lost 56 – 50 vs. Radford, Lost 73 – 61 vs. Miami at the Miami Thanksgiving Classic
Summary – The Owls fell twice at the Miami Thanksgiving Classic in close games. Temple fell behind by 14 points against Radford, but erased that deficit. However, the Cherry and White could not hold on. Miami drained 9 three-pointers to keep Temple at bay. Alliya Butts was named to the All-Tournament team scoring a total of 37 points, got 10 assists, and 7 steals over the two games. Mia Davis grabbed 20 rebounds while scoring 32 total points. The Owls are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. They will hope to end the slide at DePaul.
Next Game – 12/3/2018 at DePaul
VILLANOVA 3 – 2, 0 – 0 Big East, 1 – 0 Big Five
Results – Won 81 – 68 vs. La Salle at the Finn, Lost 61 – 59 vs. Virginia Tech, Lost 71 – 56 vs. UCF at the UCF Thanksgiving Classic
Summary – The Wildcats started the week with a Big Five win over La Salle at home. Kelly Jekot, Adrianna Hahn, and Mary Gedaka all recorded double figures in the win over the Explorers where the Cats had 20 assists on their 30 field goals. At the UCF Thanksgiving Classic Villanova suffered the first two losses of the season. Virginia Tech handed Nova their first setback winning the fourth quarter 24 – 13. Jekot scored 22 points, Gedaka had 11 and 9 rebounds, while Hahn scored 10 and handed out 5 assists. In the second game Hahn scored 13 points giving her 5 games in double-figures. Gedaka went for 11 points and 8 rebounds, while Jekot had a team-best 17 points and took down 5 rebounds. Nova looks to return to the win column hosting Princeton on Wednesday.
Next Game 11/28/2018 vs. Princeton at the Finn