Philly Women’s College Basketball Week in Review & Awards

Drexel Winning Streak Reaches 10 Games, Penn Sweeps Ivy Weekend, Maddy Siegrist Breaks Villanova Record for Most 20-Point Games By a Freshman

Games of February 3rd – February 9, 2020

Drexel (17 – 6, 10 – 1) – The Dragons are on a 10-game winning streak, all in conference.  The defense is peaking.  They held Hofstra to 32 points, the second least allowed this season by Drexel.  Northeastern was limited to 51 points. On offense Bailey Greenberg moved up to fifth place in program history scoring with 1,647 points.  She posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in Boston.  Drexel hit a season-high tying 10 three-point baskets.  The weekend saw the Dragons class with Greenberg and Aubree Brown get their 90th win, the most in program history.

Won 45 – 32 at Hofstra, Won 67 – 51 at Northeastern

La Salle (9 – 14, 3 – 7, 1 – 3 Big Five) – The Explorers Shalina Miller posted a career-high for blocked shots in a single game with 8 to go along with 8 points and 8 rebounds.  She has 59 blocked shots this season and is closing in on her single season record of 64 set last season.  Kate Hill handed out 9 assists.

Lost 67 – 61 vs. Richmond

Penn (13 – 5, 1 – 2 Ivy League, 3 – 2 Big Five) – The University of Pennsylvania won both Ancient Eight games over the weekend.  Penn held off Columbia in overtime on Friday, then got off to a quick start on Saturday to defeat Cornell.  Eleah Parker scored a season-high 28 against the Lions and became the 23rd player in program history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark.  She added 13 rebounds for the third double-double of the season for Parker.  Kayla Padilla scored 22 points in the Columbia game, 11 during the overtime.  Abbey Hsu scored a career-high 28 points for the Lions.  Coming off a draining victory the Quakers needed a quick start against the Big Red, and got it from Phoebe Sterba who scored 22 points and made 6 three-pointers.  She was one-point and one made three-pointer shy of her career-highs in each category.  Parker turned in an 11-point 8 rebound effort and Tori Crawford scored 10 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in the Cornell game.

Won 86 – 84 (OT) vs. Columbia, Won 63 – 41 vs. Cornell

Saint Joseph’s (8 – 15, 2 – 9 Atlantic 10, 1 – 3 Big Five) – It was a tough week for the Hawks who dropped two road games.  Saint Joe’s fell victim to dry spells in each game.  Saint Louis opened the third quarter with a 13 – 2 run to take control of the game. Katie Mayock scored 12 points and Lula Roig had 7 rebounds and 7 assists.  At Duquesne with 3:16 left in the fourth quarter Saint Joseph’s got to within 49 – 40, but scored only one more basket for the rest of the game.  Katie Jekot had a team-high 16 points.  It was the fifth straight loss for the Hawks.

Lost 63 – 48 at Saint Louis, Lost 53 – 42 at Duquesne

Temple (13 – 10, 5 – 5 American, 3 – 1 Big Five) – The opposition made over half of their shots in each game.  Wichita State made 50.8% from the field and 55.6% from three-point land.  Ashley Jones scored a career-high 24 points and Marissa Mackins had 18 to offset Mia Davis being held to 9 points.  But the Owls turned the ball over 20 times and were victim to a 34 – 14 points off turnovers disadvantage.  Tough to overcome that. In Florida Temple shot a season-low 28.8% while USF made 57.4%.  Two Bulls players combined for 50 points getting 25 each.  Marissa Mackins led the Cherry and White with 13 points.

Lost 85 – 75 vs. Wichita State, Lost 99 – 51 at USF

Villanova (13 – 11, 7 – 6, 3 – 1 Big Five) – Maddy Siegrist had two 21 point plus games to set the program record for most twenty point games by a freshman with fourteen.  The Wildcats got a thrilling win at Xavier on a three-pointer by Bridget Herlihy with 33 seconds on the clock.  Herlihy had 16 points.  Nova suffered a heartbreaking loss at Butler.  Mary Gedaka posted two double-doubles and totaled 32 points and pulled down 24 rebounds.

Won 55 – 54 at Xavier, Lost 63 – 61 at Butler

Upcoming Games – Saint Joseph’s hosts La Salle on Saturday.  It is the Atlantic 10 only game, not the Big Five game.  Villanova has a home game on Sunday against Georgetown.  Temple plays at home against Houston.  Drexel has a short road trip to Delaware.  Penn has an Ivy Weekend in New England facing Yale and Brown.  La Salle has a weekday game at George Washington. Player of the Week

Maddy Siegrist, Villanova who set the program record for most twenty-point games by a freshman which now stands at 14 games. She scored 21 points in each game over the weekend.  Siegrist totaled 14 field goals and drained 4 from beyond the arc.  The Nova forward leads the team in scoring with 20.2 per game and in made field goals (391) and made three-point baskets (153).

Honor Roll

Bailey Greenberg – Drexel

Shalina Miller – La Salle

Eleah Parker, Kayla Padilla, Phoebe Sterba – Penn

Katie Jekot – Saint Joseph’s

Marissa Mackins – Temple

Mary Gedaka – 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

Maddy Siegrist Shooting a Three-Pointer

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