Weekly PhillyCollegeSports.com Awards
Players of the Week – Maddy Segerst, Villanova, Kishana Washington, Drexel
sigrist Score 25 points and go to 5 pointsy A place in Villanova’s all-time scoring list. She now has 1,631 points. Siegrist made 9 of 14 field goal attempts and sunk 6 of 7 from the free throw line in a DePaul game. She drew 7 rebounds and stole the ball 3 times.
Washington He scored 32 points in the win over Delaware. This was her third game of the season and she gets 30 or more points per game. Over the course of the week, Washington scored a total of 49 points, 7 assists, and rebounded the ball 8 times. She made 19 of 41 field attempts, sinks 3 from distance, and was a perfect 8 of 8 from the free throw line.
Hana Nahil – Drexel
Kayla Sprueul – La Salle
Claire Jacobs – La Salle
Kayla Padilla – Pennsylvania
Jordan Obey – Ben
Mia Laxtegala – Ben
Mackenzie Smith – Saint Joseph
Lucy Olsen – Villanova
Player of the Week and Honor Roll selections were made by Glenn Papazian of PhillyCollegeSports.com, Mel Greenberg the Women’s Hoop Guru, Matt Leon of KYW News Radio and Josh Verlin City of College Basketball Love
Feb 14 – Feb 20 2022 Games
Drexel (21-3, 13-1 CAA) – Won 64-61 against James Madison, Won 65-64 at Delaware
Worth noting – Drexel has won 20 or more games for the fifth consecutive season. Hana Nahil played her role 142second abbreviation JMU Vs Game. She scored 18 points and made 5 three-pointers to equal her career high. Over the weekend, Nihill scored 9 steals and 34 points. The Dragon provided 23 assists against the Dukes, the third time they had reached this number, the highest in the CAA. Drexel started fast in Delaware, then stopped the Blue Hen Rally for a 21st win, Keishana Washington scoring 32 points.
Next match: February 25 against William & Mary at DAC
La Salle (14-11, 7-6 Atlantic 10, 2-1 Big Five) – Won 80-68 to Davidson, won 73-65 in St. Louis
Worth noting: In a sweep of the weekend, explorer Kayla Spruell topped the scoring chart in both games with 24 and 17 points. Spruill has 19 games and scored with double figures. Claire Jacobs scored 18 and 13 points, her 10y Double numbers game. The 80 points scored against the Wildcats was the second highest score for the Explorers this season. La Salle got off to a fast start in every match. The Explorers held off the Billikens in the third quarter from 24 to 9. Jay Hines totaled 27 points during the week.
Next match: February 23 against Duquesne at Gola Arena
Ben (10-13, 5-6 Ivy League, 0-3 Big Five) Lost 68-58 against Yale, won 67-53 against Brown
Worth noting: After losing to Yale on Friday, University of Pennsylvania feels a game-and-a-half behind Harvard in fourth place in the Ivy League, the last playoff spot. But it was an ivy weekend. Penn beat Brown and lost to Harvard at Cornell, and the Quakers knocked half a game out of the league championship berth. Jordan Obi scored two figures in both games totaling 35 points. Obi defeated 11 rebounds against Brown, 6 reboundsy Double double, 3 in the last 4 games. Three Penn players hit career highs in the win over Brown. Mia Laxtegala scored the best team player with 21 points and tied her best with 5 3-pointers. Kayla Padilla helped 11 goals to achieve her career mark, the most losing player since Erin Ladley scored 13 goals against Dartmouth in 2001. Mandy McGurk stole the ball 6 times, the most for Quakers this season.
Next game: February 123 at Cornell
Saint Joseph (10-15, 6-7 Atlantic 10, 2 – 2 Big Five) Lost 51-46 in St. Louis, won 57-34 against George Washington
Noteworthy: The Hawks fell victim to 18 – 6 Billikens until the end. Julia Nystrom scored the team’s highest level with 13 points. Back home on Seniors Day, St. Joe raised his defense and raised George Washington’s tally to 34 points, the fewest points the Hawks have conceded this season. SJU took GW to 4 points in the second quarter, the least given in a quarter by Saint Joe’s this season. Mackenzie Smith scored a game-high of 21 points to line up with 11 in St. Louis. Olivia Mullins cut 9 rebounds and only missed 8 points.
Next game: February 23 vs Dayton
Temple (12-11, 7-5 American, 1-1 Big Five) Lost 68-31 against UCF
Noteworthy: A tough day for Owls when attacking as they make 23% from the ground, and only 8.3% of their shots are from outside the arc. Kyra Wood scored 7 points and 6 rebounds while Shuntai Taylor scored 6 and 4.
Next game: February 23 in Houston
Villanova (18-7, 12-4 Big East, 3-1 Big Five) – Won 73 – 64 against DePaul
Noteworthy: The Wildcats won by 11y Live match at home and recoded 15 victories in the last 17 matches. DePaul has 5 points with just over 2 minutes to play. The dynasties of Lucy Olsen and Maddie Siegrist sealed the victory. Siegrist had 25, Olsen scored 17, and Brianna Herlihy scored a career high with seven assists.
Next game: February 22 in Georgetown