PHILADELPHIA, PA. 11/24/2019 – The Drexel Dragons women’s basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak with a thrilling 58 – 52 win over the Richmond Spiders at the DAC. Dragons forward Bailey Greenberg led the team in scoring with a game-high 25 points making 11 of 20 from the floor. Greenberg pulled down 5 rebounds and stole the ball on three different occasions.
“We knew it was an important game, a big game here at home,” said Drexel Coach Denise Dillon. “After a tough loss last week I was really proud of the girls resilience. “
It was a hard fought game that did not tilt into the Dragons direction until late in the fourth quarter. Leading the Spiders by one Drexel guard Keishana Washington began a streak of 8 consecutive points that extended the lead to 56 – 52 with 16.7 seconds on the clock. Washington hit a three-pointer with just under three minutes remaining to give the Dragons some separation that the Spiders could not overcome.
“Last week she got the same shot and she missed it,” Dillon said about Washington taking and making that three. “As the pass was coming to her she planted and took the shot. That was huge for the team and for her as she knocked down that shot. Good assist by Aubree Brown.”
Washington scored 11 points. Brown handed out a season-tops 7 assists. Everybody on the team contributed to keep the Dragons in front.
“We need to hustle every play,” Greenberg said. “We can’t take possessions off, can’t afford that at all. Everyone is buying into that we’re doing.”
Richmond (4 – 2) had three players in double-digits. Emma Squires scored a team-high 14 points while Jaide Hinds-Clarke and Aniyah Carpenter had 10 each. Squires had 7 boards.
Drexel improves to 3 – 2. They will play on the Hawk Classic facing Buffalo and Saint Joseph’s before hosting Villanova. The Dragons go into the city games on a positive note.
“It’s really big because Philadelphia is a super competitive city with basketball,” Greenberg said about the upcoming games. “They are in your back yard and you want the bragging right of beating those teams. They are all very good having successful seasons so far. One game at a time.”
Written By: Glenn Papazian