PhillyCollegeSports.com Weekly Awards
Players of the Week – Maddy Siegrist, Villanova and Keishana Washington, Drexel
Siegrist recorded a game-high 25 points and moved into 5th place on the Villanova all-time scoring list. She now has 1,631 points. Siegrist made 9 of 14 field goal attempts and sank 6 of 7 from the free throw line in the DePaul game. She pulled down 7 rebounds and stole the ball 3 times.
Washington recorded 32 points in the win at Delaware. It was her third game of the season getting 30 or more points in a game. Over the week Washington scored a total of 49 points, 7 assists, and rebounded the ball 8 times. She made 19 of 41 field goal attempts, sank 3 from distance, and was a perfect 8 of 8 form the free throw line.
Hannah Nihill – Drexel
Kayla Spruill – La Salle
Claire Jacobs – La Salle
Kayla Padilla – Penn
Jordan Obi – Penn
Mia Lakstigala – Penn
Mackenzie Smith – Saint Joseph’s
Lucy Olsen – 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 14 – February 20, 2022
Drexel (21 – 3, 13 – 1 CAA) – Won 64 – 61 vs. James Madison, Won 65 – 64 at Delaware
Noteworthy – Drexel has won 20 or more games for the fifth consecutive season. Hannah Nihill played in her 142nd game vs. JMU. She scored 18 points and made 5 three-pointers to tie her career-high. Over the weekend Nihill recorded 9 steals and 34 points. The Dragons handed out 23 assists against the Dukes, the third time they reached that number, the highest in the CAA. Drexel started fast at Delaware, then held off a Blue Hens rally for win number 21. Keishana Washington had a game-high 32 points.
Next Game: February 25 vs. William & Mary at the DAC
La Salle (14 – 11, 7 – 6 Atlantic 10, 2 – 1 Big Five) – Won 80 – 68 vs. Davidson, Won 73 – 65 at Saint Louis
Noteworthy: In a weekend sweep the Explorers Kayla Spruill topped the scoring chart in both games getting 24 and 17 points. Spruill has 19 games scoring in double figures. Claire Jacobs recorded 18 and 13 points, her 10th game in double-figures. The 80 points scored against the Wildcats was the second highest number of points scored by the Explorers this season. La Salle got out to a fast start in each game. The Explorers withstood a 24 – 9 third quarter by the Billikens. Jaye Haynes totaled 27 points over the week.
Next Game: February 23 vs. Duquesne at the Gola Arena
Penn (10 – 13, 5 – 6 Ivy League, 0 – 3 Big Five) – Lost 68 – 58 vs. Yale, Won 67 – 53 vs. Brown
Noteworthy: After a loss against Yale on Friday the University of Pennsylvania feel a game and a half behind Harvard for fourth place in the Ivy League, the last playoff spot. But it was an Ivy Weekend. Penn beat Brown and combined with a loss by Harvard at Cornell, the Quakers are a half-game out of a league tournament berth. Jordan Obi had double figure scoring in both games totaling 35 points. Obi pulled down 11 rebounds against Brown, her 6th double-double, 3 in the last 4 games. Three Penn players set career-highs in the win over Brown. Mia Lakstigala set a collegiate-best with 21 points and tied her best making 5 three-pointers. Kayla Padilla assisted 11 times for a career-mark, the most dished out for a Penn player since Erin Ladley had 13 against Dartmouth in 2001. Mandy McGurk stole the ball 6 times, the most by a Quakers player this season.
Next Game: February 123 at Cornell
Saint Joseph’s (10 – 15, 6 – 7 Atlantic 10, 2 – 2 Big Five) – Lost 51 – 46 at Saint Louis, Won 57 – 34 vs. George Washington
Noteworthy: The Hawks fell victim to an 18 – 6 Billikens run to the finish. Julia Nystrom had a team-high 13 points. Returning home for Senior Day, Saint Joe’s turned up the defense and held George Washington to 34 points, the least amount of points surrendered by the Hawks this season. SJU held GW to 4 second quarter points, the least given up in a quarter by Saint Joe’s this season. Mackenzie Smith scored a game-high 21 points to go along with 11 at Saint Louis. Olivia Mullins pulled down 9 rebounds and had 8 points just missing a double-double.
Next Game: February 23 vs. Dayton
Temple (12 – 11, 7 – 5 American, 1 – 1 Big Five) – Lost 68 – 31 vs. UCF
Noteworthy: A tough day for the Owls on offense making 23% from the floor, and just 8.3% of their shots from beyond the arc. Kyra Wood had 7 points and 6 rebounds while Shontay Taylor had 6 and 4. Mia Davis was held to just one point.
Next Game: February 23 at Houston
Villanova (18 – 7, 12 – 4 Big East, 3 – 1 Big Five) – Won 73 – 64 vs. DePaul
Noteworthy: The Wildcats won their 11th straight home game and recoded 15 victories in their last 17 games. DePaul got to within 5 points with just over 2 minutes to play. Baskets Lucy Olsen and Maddy Siegrist sealed the win. Siegrist got 25, Olsen scored 17 points, and Brianna Herlihy tied her career-high with 7 assists.
Next Game: February 22 at Georgetown