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

Player of the Week – Mia Davis, Temple who scored a game-high 22 points in the Owls 62 – 54 victory over the Houston Cougars. Davis made 8 of 18 from the field and was a perfect 6 for 6 form the free throw line. The graduate power forward pulled down a game-high tying 9 caroms and stole the ball on two occasions.

Honor Roll

Tessa Brugler – Drexel

Keishana Washington – Drexel

Hannah Nihill – Drexel

Lovin Marsicano – Saint Joseph’s

Talya Brugler – Saint Joseph’s

Katie Jekot – Saint Joseph’s

Aniya Gourdine -Temple

Maddy Siegrist – 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 January 11- 16, 2022

Drexel (12 – 2, 4 – 0 CAA) – Won 63 – 50 vs. Northeastern, Won 72 – 53 vs. Hofstra at the DAC

Noteworthy – Drexel swept its initial CAA home weekend. Their 12 -2 record represents the best start in program history. Tessa Brugler paced the Dragons in the win over Northeastern getting 19 points and 10 rebounds. It was her fourth consecutive double-double. Hannah Nihill scored 9 straight fourth quarter points to key the win over the Huskies. Keishana Washington averaged 20.5 points over the weekend. Drexel closes the three game homestand against Towson in a key CAA battle.   

Next Game: January 18 vs. Towson at the DAC

La Salle (8 – 6, 1 – 1 Atlantic 10, 1 – 0 Big Five) – Lost 65 – 57 vs. Dayton

Noteworthy: La Salle fell short against Dayton, the team that has won the last seven games in this series. Amy Jacobs led the Explorers with 10 points, her second consecutive game breaking double-digits. Gabby Crawford pulled down 9 rebounds, a new season-high.

Next Game: January 17 at Saint Joseph’s

Penn (7 – 7, 2 – 0 Ivy League, 0 – 3 Big Five) – Won 55 – 31 at Dartmouth

Noteworthy: The University of Pennsylvania got back to playing and brought home a 55 – 31 win at Dartmouth. Kayla Padilla scored a team-high 13 points while Jordan Obi added 12 points. Overall, nine Penn players scored in the game. The Quakers have a 13-game winning streak against the Big Green. On defense Penn limited the opponent to 27.7% (13 – 47) shooting, and forced 23 turnovers.

Next Game: January 17 vs. Princeton at the Palestra

Saint Joseph’s (5 – 9, 1 – 1 Atlantic 10, 2 – 1 Big Five) – Won 74 – 54 vs. Richmond at the Hagan Arena

Noteworthy: Saint Joseph’s had four players score in double figures in the win over Richmond. Lovin Marsicano had a game-best 18 points. Talya Brugler posted her first double-double getting 17 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds. She also set a collegiate-best in blocks swatting away 3 shots. Katie Jekot handed out a career-high 10 assists. The Hawk shot 50% (30 – 60), their highest percentage this season. The Hawks can claim a share of the Big Five championship with a won over La Salle on Monday.

Next Game: January 17 vs. La Salle at the Hagan Arena

Temple (7 – 6, 2 – 0 American, 1 – 1 Big Five) – Won 62 – 54 vs. Houston at McGonigle Hall

Noteworthy: Temple lost twice to Houston last season by wide margins. This season the Owls handed the Cougars a defeat. There was strength in numbers as 9 of 10 players who were in the game got a score, with Davis leading the way with 22 points. Aniya Gourdine was a versatile performer who turned in an 8 point, 7 rebound, 6 assist, a 2 steals effort. Alexa Williamson scored 10 points.

Next Game: January 19 at ECU

Villanova (9 – 6, 3 – 3 Big East, 2 – 1 Big Five) – Lost 75 – 63 at DePaul, Won 58 – 55 at Marquette

Noteworthy: Villanova returned to playing going on the toughest road weekend in the Big East, a trip to DePaul and Marquette. The Wildcats gave the Blue Demons a battle and lead 33 – 30 at halftime. DePaul won the 3rd quarter 23 – 13. Maddy Siegrist paced Nova with 31 points, her 10th career thirty-point game. She also recorded her 27th career double-double by adding 14 rebounds. Two days later Nova went to Milwaukee and brought home a hard fought 58 – 55 triumph. Siegrist again lead the team in scoring with 19 points. The Golden Eagles lost for the first time on their home court. Lior Garzon recorded two double-doubles averaging 13 points and 10.5 rebounds.

Next Game: January 21 vs. Providence at the Finneran Pavilion

Mia Davis Shooting a Jump Shot from the Key

1 Comment

  1. I’m guessing you only do this for Division I.
    We have four regionally ranked teams in division II in the area
    USciences (10-2), Jefferson (11-4), Chestnut Hill (12-3) in the east and Lincoln (9-3) in the atlantic

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