PhillyCollegeSports.com Weekly Awards
Player of the Week – Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
Over three games during the week Siegrist had a double-double in each game. In the signature win against UConn she scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds. During the overtime win against Marquette Siegrist set a career-high scoring mark getting 42 points and took down 13 rebounds. It was her two free throws with under a second left in regulation that sent the game into an extra five minutes. Third and final game of the week saw Siegrist record 31 points and 11 rebounds for her 33rd career double-double. She has reached the 30-point mark in five of her last six games, and has 8 this season. Siegrist became the 16th player in program-history to reach 1,600 points, now at 1,606 points, and is in 6th place on the all-time scoring list at Villanova.
Keishana Washington – Drexel
Kayla Padilla – Penn
Kennedy Suttle – Penn
Jordan Obi – Penn
Talya Brugler – Saint Joseph’s
Mia Davis – Temple
Aniya Gourdine – Temple
Brianna Herlihy – Villanova
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 February 7 – February 13, 2022
Drexel (19 – 3, 11 – 1 CAA) – Won 63 – 47 at Hofstra, Won 61 – 45 at Northeastern
Noteworthy – The Drexel Dragons bounced back from their loss against Charleston with two conference road wins. An 11-point run in the fourth quarter ensured the win at Hofstra. Keishana Washington scored a game-high 21 points while Hannah Nihill added 16 points. Maura Hendrixson pulled down a career-high 8 rebounds. The big three led Drexel in scoring in Boston. Washington had 19 points, Nihill with 10, and Tessa Brugler scored 14 points. It was the defense of the Dragons that led to the victory. Over the second and third quarter Northeastern made 3 of 30 field goal attempts and put just 11 points on the scoreboard.
Next Game: February 16 vs. James Madison at the DAC
La Salle (12 – 11, 5 – 6 Atlantic 10, 2 – 1 Big Five) – Lost 75 – 58 at Richmond
Noteworthy: Kayla Spruill scored a team-high 19 points, her fourth straight game breaking double digits. She has 17 this season. Jaye Haynes added 10 points, her 7th ten-point game of the season. The three-point line was not kind to the Explorers who made 21.7% from three-point land.
Next Game: February 19 vs. Saint Louis at the Gola Arena
Penn (9 – 12, 4 – 5 Ivy League, 0 – 3 Big Five) – Won 87 – 78 (OT) at Harvard
Noteworthy: The University of Pennsylvania is starting to creep back into the playoff picture with a big overtime win at Harvard. The Quakers are a game and a half in back of the Crimson for fourth place, and the last Ivy Tournament slot. Kayla Padilla led the way with 23 points and a collegiate-best 7 assists. She made 8 of 9 from the free throw line. Kennedy Suttle scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed 16 boards. Jordan Obi also recorded a double-double with 21 points and a career-high tying 12 rebounds. Penn won the extra five minutes 12 – 3. The 87 points is their highest scoring game against a Division 1 opponent. The Red and Blue had 52 caroms, the most the season.
Next Game: February 18 vs. Yale at The Palestra
Saint Joseph’s (9 – 14, 5 – 6 Atlantic 10, 2 – 2 Big Five) – Lost 55 – 48 vs. Rhode Island, Won 50 – 45 at George Mason
Noteworthy: The win over George Mason was the 850th win for the program. Over the week many players contributed. Talya Brugler turned in 26 points over the week and was the Hawks leading scorer in both games. Olivia Mullins scored a career-high 11 points against league leading Rhode Island and followed that with 9 points and 6 assists at Mason. Julia Nystrom had 11 points against URI. Laila Fair had 9 points and 5 boards at GMU.
Next Game: February 16 at Saint Louis
Temple (12 – 10, 7 – 4 American, 1 – 1 Big Five) – Lost 49 – 40 vs. USF, Won 73 – 58 at Tulsa
Noteworthy: Temple hosted USF in the middle of the week. It was the usual tough, physical game with the Bulls. USF built and 11-point lead that Temple would cut to 3 with two and a half minutes remaining in regulation. But the Cherry and White got no closer. Mia Davis scored 14 points and had 7 rebounds. Aniya Gourdine put in 8 points. Kyra grabbed 11 rebounds. Temple embarked on a road trip to Tulsa and brought home a victory, the 250th coaching win for Tonya Cardoza. Gourdine recorded her second triple-double, both within a six-day span, getting 11 points, a career-high 15 rebounds, and 10 assists. Davis scored a team-high 21 points. Alexa Williamson scored 14 and retrieved 6 caroms.
Next Game: February 19 vs. UCF at McGonigle Hall
Villanova (17 – 7, 11 – 4 Big East, 3 – 1 Big Five) – Won 72 – 69 at #8 UConn, Won 74 – 63 (OT) vs. Marquette, Lost 72 – 60 at Seton Hall
Noteworthy: In Hartford Villanova broke the 169-game consecutive conference winning streak (including postseason) of the Connecticut Huskies. It was the first loss for UConn since 2013. The last Wildcat win over the Huskies was in January 27, 1993. Lior Garzon was the leading scorer getting 19 points while Brianna Herlihy added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Siegrist recorded another double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Wildcats came home to face Marquette in a battle for third place in the Big East. It took overtime, but Nova battled back to win. Siegrist made two free throws with less than a second on the clock to send the game into an extra five minutes in her record career-scoring game. It was the tenth straight home win for Villanova. In the final game of a five-games in ten-day stretch Nova fell to Seton Hall. Over that stretch the Wildcats had a 4 – 1 record. Herlihy hit 4 of 9 three-pointers, a career-high, in getting 14 points.
Next Game: February 20 vs. DePaul