PhillyCollegeSports.com Weekly Awards
Players of the Week – Kayla Spruill, La Salle and Keishana Washington, Drexel –
Spruill led the Explorers to a big Atlantic 10 win over Fordham in a rescheduled game at Rose Hill. She led La Salle with a team-high 24 points, 4 shy of her career-high, and 10 rebounds. This was her season-high in scoring and made field goals with 8.
Washington scored a game-high 33 points at Charleston, her third career game getting 30 or more points. It was the fourth consecutive game getting 20 or more for Washington. She scored a team-high 19 points in the overtime win at UNCW.
Mia Davis – Temple
Alexa Williamson – Temple
Amy Jacobs – La Salle
Tessa Brugler – Drexel
Mariah Leonard – Drexel
Lovin Marsicano – Saint Joseph’s
Talya Brugler – Saint Joseph’s
Player of the Week and Honor Roll selections are made by Glenn Papazian of PhillyCollegeSports.com, Mel Greenberg the Women’s Hoop Guru, Matt Leon from KYW News Radio, and Josh Verlin City of College Basketball Love
Games of January 3 – 10, 2022
Drexel (10 – 2, 2 – 0 CAA) – Won 61 – 60 at College of Charleston, Won 71 – 68 (OT) at UNCW
Noteworthy – Drexel got back to playing games, their first since December 14 when they hosted Yale. The team won a CAA opener thriller at Charleston on a last second basket by Mariah Leonard. At UNCW the game went into overtime as Kate Connolly sank a baseline jumper. The Dragons prevailed in the extra 5 minutes. Keishana Washington led the team in scoring in both games. Over the weekend series Leonard took down double-digits in rebounds in each game getting 12 and 13. Tessa Brugler posted her 6th double-double of the season averaging 15 points and 12 rebounds. This was the 21st straight win for Drexel over UNCW.
Next Game: January 14 vs. Northeastern at the DAC
La Salle (8 – 5, 1 – 0 Atlantic 10, 1 – 0 Big Five) – Won 71 – 62 at Fordham
Noteworthy: In a quick reschedule La Salle travelled to Fordham. While at Rose Hill the Explorers ended an 8-game losing streak to the Rams in their A10 season opener behind the play of Spruill. Amy Jacobs added 14 points, while Molly Masciantonio contributed 10 points and 6 rebounds. La Salle limited Fordham to 35% shooting, while hitting 44.6% of their own. The Rams came into the game ranked 49th in the Net Rankings.
Next Game: January 12 vs. Dayton at the Gola Arena
Penn (6 – 7, 1 – 0 Ivy League, 0 – 3 Big Five) –
Noteworthy: Penn games at Cornell and Columbia were postponed.
Next Game: January 15 at Dartmouth
Saint Joseph’s (4 – 9, 0 – 1 Atlantic 10, 2 – 1 Big Five) –
Noteworthy: In a quick reschedule Saint Joseph’s travelled to VCU. The Hawks fell behind early, staged a rally, but ultimately fell to the Rams in the conference opener. Lovin Marsicano set a career-high scoring 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting, 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Talya Brugler scored 19 points and tied her career-mark with 8 rebounds.
Next Game: January 12 vs. Richmond at the Hagan Arena
Temple (6 – 6, 1 – 0 American, 1 – 1 Big Five) – Won 75 – 68 at Cincinnati
Noteworthy: The frontcourt duo of Mia Davis and Alexa Williamson led the Owls with 23 points and 20 respectively in the conference opener. Williamson took down 8 rebounds while Davis pulled down 7 boards. Aniya Gourdine handed out a game-high 10 rebounds and a team-best 7
Next Game: January 15 vs. Houston at McGonigle Hall
Villanova (8 – 5, 2 – 2 Big East, 2 – 1 Big Five) –
Noteworthy: Villanova games against UConn and Georgetown were postponed.
Next Game: January 14 at DePaul