Philly Women’s College Basketball – Awards and Weekly Review Weekly Awards

Player of the Week – Lior Garzon, Villanova who rewrote her record book in Villanova’s win over Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. She set a career-mark in points in a single game with 26, making 8 of 15 from the floor. The 8 made field goals are a collegiate-best. Garzon set a personal record with 9 made free throws, she missed only one. The Wildcat guard tied her career-best with 3 assists. Garzon had a special reward setting these records with her mother in attendance who is visiting from Israel.

Honor Roll

Mariah Leonard, Drexel

Tessa Brugler, Drexel

Kayla Spruill, La Salle

Jordon Lewis, La Salle

Kayla Padilla, Penn

Nikola Kovacikova, Penn

Mia Davis, Temple

Tierra East, Temple

Brianna Herlihy, Villanova

Bella Runyan, Villanova

Player of the Week and Honor Roll selections are made by Glenn Papazian of, Mel Greenberg the Women’s Hoop Guru, Matt Leon from KYW News Radio, and Josh Verlin City of College Basketball Love

Games of November 15 – 21, 2021

Drexel (3 – 1, 0 – 0 CAA) – Won 71 – 65 vs. La Salle, Won 65 – 60 at UMES

Noteworthy: Hannah Nihill scored her 1,000th point in her Drexel career. Keishana Washington and Hannah Nihill scored the last nine points, seven by Washington in the win over La Salle. Tessa Brugler blocked 6 shots in the La Salle game, the most for a Dragon since 2009. Against UMES Mariah Leonard posted a double-double along with Brugler, who has 3 double-digit combo’s for the season. Drexel had four players score in double figures for the third consecutive game.

Next Game: November 26 vs. Nebraska in USD Thanksgiving Tournament in San Diego

La Salle (2 – 2, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 0 – 0 Big Five) – Lost 71 – 65 at Drexel, Won 83 – 71 vs. Niagara

Noteworthy: Molly Masciantonio had 7 assists and no turnovers against Drexel. La Salle shot 44.6% against Niagara, the highest percentage of the season.

Next Game: November 23 vs. Lafayette

Penn (3 – 0, 0 – 0 Ivy League, 0 – 0 Big Five) – Won 91 – 55 vs. King’s College, Won 63 – 46 at St. Francis of Brooklyn

Noteworthy: Jordan Obi scored 29 points and took down 12 rebounds in the win over Kings. It was the first win for Penn at the Palestra in 626 days. Penn starts the season at 3 – 0 for the second straight season. Kennedy Suttle had a double-double in Brooklyn. Her 17 rebounds represents a career-high, and the most since Eleah Parker grabbed 19 at Brown.

Next Game: November 22 vs. Villanova at the Palestra

Saint Joseph’s (1 – 3, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 0 – 1 Big Five) – Lost 57 – 45 at Monmouth, Lost 55 – 39 vs. Villanova

Noteworthy: Kaliah Henderson posted her first double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Saint Joe’s outrebounded Monmouth 44 – 32. Alayna Gribble set career-highs in rebounds with 8, while Katie Mayock took down 9. The Hawks fell to rival Villanova in the first Big Five game of the season. SJU shot under 30% for the week.

Next Game: November 26 vs. Old Dominion in the Van Chancellor Classic in Katy, TX

Temple (2 – 2, 0 – 0 American, 0 – 0 Big Five) – Lost 76 – 67 vs. St. John’s, Won 59 – 46 vs. Bucknell

Noteworthy: The Owls held a 3-point lead going into the final ten minutes. The Red Storm put the game away with a 10 – 0 run. Against Bucknell Mia Davis and Tierra East combined for just over half of the Temple points. Bucknell was held to 29.3% shooting.

Next Game: November 23 vs. Princeton at McGonigle Hall

Villanova (1 – 2, 0 – 0 Big East, 1 – 0 Big Five) – Lost 59 – 42 vs. Princeton, Lost 88 – 67 at #4 Maryland

Noteworthy: The Wildcats played without Maddy Siegrist who was out with a hand injury. Lior Garzon stepped up to lead the team. Bella Runyan led the defensive effort. Brianna Herlihy tied her career-mark with 12 rebounds. It was the sixth straight win for Nova over Saint Joe’s.

Next Game: November 22 at Penn

Written By: Glenn Papazian


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