Philly Women’s College Basketball Week in Review & Awards


 Drexel Winning Streak At 8 Games, Penn Two-Games Up in the Ivies, Saint Joseph’s Sweeps the Week, La Salle Gets First A-10 Win

Games of February 4 – February 10, 2019 Player of the Week

Mia Davis – Temple – The Temple forward set a career-high in points with 33 and 17 rebounds were a collegiate-mark in the Houston game.  Davis made 11 of 18 from the floor and was 2 of 4 from distance.  From the free throw line Davis made 9 of 11.  Six of her rebounds were on the offensive glass.  At Connecticut Davis had 20 points and 9 rebounds, 4 off the offensive boards.  For the week Davis recorded 53 points and 26 rebounds.

Honor Roll

Bailey Greenberg, Hannah Nihill – Drexel

Michelle Nicholls, Sofilia Ngwafang – La Salle

Eleah Parker, Ashley Russell, Princess Aghayere – Penn

Kristalyn Baisden, Alyssa Monaghan – Saint Joseph’s

Alliya Butts – Temple

Mary Gedaka, Jannah Tucker – Villanova

*Player of the Week and Honor Roll selections are made by Glenn Papazian,, Mel Greenberg, Women’s Hoop Guru, and Matt Leon, KYW Newsradio

Games of – February 4 – February 10, 2019

DREXEL 15 – 5 Overall, 7 – 2 CAA

Results – Won 58 – 41 vs. Delaware at The DAC

Summary – The Dragons winning streak stands at 8 games with their win over Delaware, the team they have defeated for the 9th consecutive time.  The streak is the 5th longest in program history.  The run started against the Blue Hens in a game where the Dragons gave up 40 points.  Bailey Greenberg led the way with 23 points and 7 rebounds.  Hannah Nihill added 12 points.

Next Game – 2/15/2019 vs. Hofstra at the DAC

LA SALLE 4 – 21 Overall, 1 – 10 Atlantic 10, 0 – 4 Big Five

Results – Won 77 – 71 vs. Rhode Island at the Gola Arena, Lost 68 – 59 at Saint Louis

Summary – The Explorers won their first Atlantic 10 game of the season, the first in the career of Coach Mountain MacGillivray defeating Rhode Island.  La Salle was the beneficiary of a 10 – 3 run at the end to cap the victory.  Michelle Nicholls scored a career-high 23 points and had 7 assists.  Sofilia Ngwafang returned to game action and contributed 18 points playing 24 minutes.  La Salle fell at Saint Louis.  Jeryn Reese led the way with 17 points and 9 rebounds.  Ngwafang added 9 points.

Next Game – 2/14/2019 at George Mason

PENN – 15 – 3 Overall, 5 – 0 Ivy League, 3 – 1 Big Five

ResultsWon 83 – 43 vs. Brown, Won 54 – 48 vs. Yale both at The Palestra

Summary – The University of Pennsylvania swept their home Ivy weekend, and now hold a two-game lead at the top of the Ancient Eight.  The win over Brown was a dominating win where no Bears player broke double-digits.  The Quakers took control behind a 22-0 second quarter run.  Yale came into the Palestra after a win over Princeton.  The Red and Blue connected on key baskets to keep the lead over the Bulldogs.  Penn was led by their front line where Eleah Parker posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.  Princess Aghayere added 15 points and 9 rebounds.

Next Game – 2/15/2019 at Dartmouth

SAINT JOSEPH’S  8 – 15 Overall, 4 – 6 Atlantic 10, 1 – 3 Big Five

Results – Won 66 -54 vs. Davidson at the Hagan Arena, Won 41 – 38 at George Washington

Summary – The Hawks swept their Atlantic 10 week. Kristalyn Baisden scored a career-high tying 23 points and spurred a 15 – 3 run the in fourth quarter to get the win.  Davidson did not score over the last 3:16 of play.  Alyssa Monaghan scored 18 points.  In Washington Mary Sheehan hit a three-pointer with 3 minutes left to give the Hawks a 5-point lead.  It was their last basket, but hung on.  Sheehan had 14 points.  Katie Jekot added 6 rebounds and Monaghan handed out 7 assists.

Next Game – 2/13/2019 vs. UMass at the Hagan Arena

TEMPLE 8 – 15 Overall, 4 – 6 American, 2 – 2 Big Five

Results – Won 76 – 65 vs. Houston at McGonigle Hall, Lost 109 – 74 at Connecticut

Summary – The Owls winning streak reached four games with the win over Houston.  It was a career-day for Mia Davis with 33 points and 17 rebounds.  Alliya Butts added 19 points and Marissa Mackins contributed 14.  The streak came to an end in Connecticut.  Davis scored 20 points and Butts had 13.  Lena Niang had 15 points and a career-high 7 boards.  As a team Temple made a season-high 14 three-point baskets.  Napeesha Collier scored 30 and pulled down 14 rebounds matching her performance against the Owls in Philadelphia.  As a team UConn made 62.9% from the floor and 62.5% from beyond the arc.

Next Game – 2/17/2019 vs. Cincinnati at McGonigle Hall

VILLANOVA  15 – 9, 6 – 7 Big East, 4 – 0 Big Five

Results – Lost 93 – 70 at DePaul, Lost 93 – 55 at Marquette

Summary – It was a tough weekend for the Wildcats who gave up 93 points in each game of the midwestern swing.  Nova fell victim to two second quarter runs that decided each game.  DePaul had a 29 – 10 second quarter while Marquette won the ten minutes by 21 – 9.  Jannah Tucker posted 26 points over the weekend.  Mary Gedaka had 24 as did Kelly Jekot who has scored in double figures in 19 of 24 games this season.

Next Game 2/16/2019 vs. Georgetown at the Finneran Pavilion

Temple’s Mia Davis

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