PhillyCollegeSports.com Weekly Awards
Players of the Week – Maddy Siegrist, Villanova – Keishana Washington, Drexel
Siegrist was the leading scorer in each game over the weekend road trip. She recorded 31 points at Butler, her ninth game this season getting 30 or more points. She reached that mark in 6 of her last 9 games. At Xavier Siegrist recorded her 11th double-double of the season and 31st overall with 26 points and 10 rebounds. On the trip Siegrist made 21 of 39 from the field and went 8 of 15 from beyond the arc. She was 7 of 8 from the free throw line and took down 17 rebounds. Siegrist is third on the school all-time scoring list with 1,714 points. She is averaging 27.9 points per game in conference games which sets a league record.
Washington led all scorers in both games posting 20 against William & Mary and 27 on Elon. She scored 20 or more points in twelve games this season. Washington made 18 of 35 field goal attempts and drained 3 of 7 from beyond the arc. Washington was a perfect 4 for 4 form the charity stripe.
Hannah Nihill – Drexel
Tessa Brugler – Drexel
Kayla Spruill – La Salle
Claire Jacobs – La Salle
Molly Masciantonio – La Salle
Kayla Padilla – Penn
Jordan Obi – Penn
Mia Lakstigala – Penn
Mackenzie Smith – Saint Joseph’s
Talya Brugler – Saint Joseph’s
Mia Davis – Temple
Lior Garzon – 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 21 – February 27, 2022
Drexel (23 – 3, 15 – 1 CAA) – Won 63 – 43 vs. William & Mary, Won 72 – 57 vs. Elon
Noteworthy – The Dragons set the tone early in the win over the Tribe shooting 84.6% in the first quarter. Then a 16 – 0 Drexel run in the third quarter put the game in the win column. Over the week Tessa Brugler scored 41 points and took down 16 rebounds. Brugler blocked 3 W&M shots and handed out 4 assists against Elon. Hannah Nihill scored 28 points and recorded 6 steals over the week. Keishana Washington poured in 47 points over both games.
Next Game: March 3 at James Madison University
La Salle (16 – 11, 9 – 6 Atlantic 10, 2 – 1 Big Five) – Won 67 – 66 vs. Duquesne, Won 62 – 55 at George Washington
Noteworthy: La Salle trailed by a point. Gabby Edwards missed a three-pointer, then Claire Jacobs got the rebound. Her put back gave the team a win over Duquesne with .2 seconds showing on the clock. La Salle needed a win over George Washington to get the #5 seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament. They got it allowing 7 Colonials points in the first quarter, the least number of points allowed in a quarter this season. Kayla Spruill was the leading Explorers point scorer in both games getting 17 and 18 points. She has scored in double-figures in 21 games this season. Claire Jacobs totaled 20 points, none bigger than the 2 against the Dukes. Molly Masciantonio scored 21 points. Her steal late in the Duquesne game changed the momentum toward La Salle. Gabby Edwards scored a total of 22 points over the week.
Next Game: Atlantic 10 Quarterfinal Round as the #5 Seed
Penn (12 – 13, 7 – 6 Ivy League, 0 – 3 Big Five) – Won 79 – 54 vs. Dartmouth
Noteworthy: On Senior Day the University of Pennsylvania beat Dartmouth 79 – 54. The win coupled with the postponement of the Princeton vs. Harvard game placed the Quakers into fourth place in the Ivy League by a half-game. This was the 14th straight win by the Red and Blue over the Big Green. Jordan Obi fell one rebound shy of a double-double scoring 16 points and getting 9 rebounds. Kayla Padilla added 14 points. Mia Lakstigala filled the stat sheet with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, one steal, and one blocked shot.
Next Game: March 4 at Princeton
Saint Joseph’s (11 – 16, 7 – 8 Atlantic 10, 2 – 2 Big Five) – Lost 59 – 43 vs. Dayton, Won 73 – 68 at Duquesne
Noteworthy: The Hawks earned the 7th seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament with the win in Pittsburgh. Talya Brugler scored 29 points and took down 14 rebounds over the week. Mackenzie Smith set a career-high mark in points at 26 in the win over Duquesne. She went 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Smith set a collegiate-best with 3 steals and 3 blocks on the Bluffs. Laila Fair added 12 points. Katie Jekot had 10 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds against the Dukes.
Next Game: Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals at the #7 Seed
Temple (12 – 13, 7 – 7 American, 1 – 1 Big Five) – Lost 80 – 60 at Houston, Lost 71 – 56 vs. Tulane
Noteworthy: It was another tough week for the Owls who are on a four-game losing streak. Temple had a lead against Tulane, but a 20 – 6 run by the Green Wave over the third and fourth quarter tilted the game against Temple. Mia Davis had a total of 49 points. She made 10 of 13 free throws at Houston.
Next Game: February 28 at SMU
Villanova (21 – 7, 15 – 4 Big East, 3 – 1 Big Five) – Won 72 – 36 at Butler, Won 58 – 49 at Xavier
Noteworthy: The Villanova Wildcats earned the second seed in the upcoming Big East Tournament, and are on a 12-game winning streak. Nova got win #20 for the season defeating Butler. Maddy Siegrist scored a total of 57 points over the week. Her 31 against Butler was the 6th time over the last 9 games where she recorded 30 or more points. Lior Garzon posted 29 points on the road trip. At Xavier Brianna Herlihy had 11 rebounds and 11 points.
Next Game: Big East Tournament Semifinal Round as the #2 Seed