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

Player of the Week – Maddy Siegrist, Villanova who returned to the lineup after an injury. She made her presence felt in a big way scoring 64 points over the two wins this week. Siegrist made 22 of 48 field goal attempts and drained 4 of 12 from beyond the arc. Form the free throw line Siegrist made 16 of 22, and grabbed 26 rebounds. At James Madison University the Villanova forward recorded a double-double with 36 points and 17 rebounds. She now has eight games scoring 30 or more points and 26 double-doubles in a 58-game career. Siegrist fell one rebound shy of her collegiate double-double number 27 in the win over Oregon State.

Honor Roll

Hannah Nihill, Drexel

Keishana Washington, Drexel

Kayla Spruill, La Salle

Kayla Padilla, Penn

Katie Jekot, Saint Joseph’s

Mia Davis, Saint Joseph’s

Jasha Clinton, Temple

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 December 5 – 12, 2021

Drexel (7 – 2, 0 – 0 CAA) – Won 79 – 57 vs. Longwood

Noteworthy: Drexel is on a four-game winning streak. The backcourt duo of Hannah Nihill and Keishana Washington led the way. Nihill scored 23 points and handed out 7 assists. She now has 400 career-assists. In her career Nihill is one of five active players across all NCAA divisions with 1,00 points, 400 assists, and 250 steals. Washington got 21 points, her second consecutive 20-point games. Mariah Leonard and Jasmine Valentine set career-marks in rebounds. Leonard took down 16 boards while Valentine had 10 caroms.

Next Game: December 14 vs. Yale at the DAC

La Salle (6 – 4, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 1 – 0 Big Five) – Won 77– 70 vs. UMES, Lost 83 – 70 at St. John’s

Noteworthy: La Salle split the week. Kayla Spruill scored 42 points over the two games, going 14 – 23 from the floor and 6 of 11 from distance while taking down 15 rebounds. Her 23 points against UMES represents a season-high. Claire Jacobs also set a season-high in points getting 23 in the St. John’s game. She got 17 points in the earlier game. Molly Masciantonio handed out 15 assists over the week and stole the ball 9 times.

Next Game: December 18 vs. Sacred Heart at the Gola Arena

Penn (4 – 7, 0 – 0 Ivy League, 0 – 3 Big Five) – Lost 83 – 70 vs. Saint Joseph’s, Lost 75 – 69 at Stone Brook

Noteworthy: The University of Pennsylvania dropped two games over the week. The Quakers lost a Big Five game at the Palestra to Saint Joseph’s, then were defeated at Stony Brook. Kayla Padilla continued to add points for the Quakers offense getting 29 against Saint Joseph’s and 31 at Stony Brook. Padilla was 21 of 43 from the floor, 10 of 24 from three-point land, and made 8 of 9 free throws. She added 11 assists to her total. Jordan Obi scored 18 points and took down 8 boards at Stony Brook. Penn is off until December 30.

Next Game: December 30 at Morgan State

Saint Joseph’s (4 – 6, 0 – 0 Atlantic 10, 2 – 1 Big Five) – Won 83 – 70 at Penn, Won 73 – 63 at Temple  

Noteworthy: The Hawks won two Big Five games over the week led by Katie Jekot who scored 20 at Penn and a career-high 25 points against Temple. Jekot filled the stat line shooting 13 of 31 from the field and connected on 10 of 19 three-pointers. She made 14 of 18 free throws while assisting 9 times and took down 11 rebounds. Laila Fair recorded her first career double-double against Penn getting 20 points and 11 rebounds, career-highs in each category. Fair led the team in rebounds getting 7 against Temple. Saint Joe’s shot 48.1% at Temple and 52.9% from beyond the arc on North Broad Street, a season-best. The Hawks are on a three-game winning streak.

Next Game: December 21 vs. Vanderbilt at The Hagan Arena

Temple (5 – 4, 0 – 0 American, 1 – 1 Big Five) – Lost 73 – 63 vs. Saint Joseph’s

Noteworthy: A three-game winning streak for the Owls came to an end losing a home game to Saint Joe’s in a Big Five battle. Jasha Clinton scored 24 points and led the team with 5 assists and 4 steals. Mia Davis contributed 18 points and 9 rebounds and was a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line. The Owls go on a trip to Chicago to play the Big Ten Northwestern Wildcats.

Next Game: December 17 at Northwestern

Villanova (5 – 5, 0 – 2 Big East, 2 – 1 Big Five) – Won 76 – 67 at James Madison University, Won 56 – 52 vs. #23 Oregon State

Noteworthy: Maddy Siegrist returned to the line up scoring 36 at JMU and 28 in the win over nationally-ranked Oregon State. Brianna Herlihy took down a career-high 14 rebounds against Oregon State. Lior Garzon broke double-figures in each game. The Wildcats held the Beavers to 52 points, tying their season-low. Oregon State made 18 of 62 from the floor (29%). Villanova committed 3 turnovers, none in the first half. The Cats had a 17 – 0 advantage in points off turnovers. At JMU the 76 Nova points represents a season-high.

Next Game: December 21 at La Salle

Player of the Week Maddy Siegrist

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