Archive: February, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Kristen McCarthy’s 22 points led the Temple women’s basketball team to its 12th straight win, a 72-63 defeat of La Salle (8-17, 4-6, 0-3) in Atlantic 10 and Big 5 action on Saturday afternoon. Temple (19-6, 10-0 A-10, 3-0 Big 5) remained undefeated in both conferences and now stands just one win away from its eighth-straight 20-win season.
McCarthy led all players with six steals while also pulling down seven boards and shooting 7-of-7 at the free throw line. Shey Peddy scored 16 points and tied for game-high honors with nine rebounds, while Natasha Thames tied her career high with 15 points and also grabbed nine boards.
Saint Joseph's Women's Tennis Dominates Albany, 5-2
Saint Joseph's women's tennis team earned its first win of the the new year as the Hawks dominated Albany, 5-2, Friday evening at the Upper Dublin Sports Center. Saint Joseph's won all three doubles matches and four of six singles matches to improve to 2-5 on the year.
Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Team Comes Back To Top Rhode Island, 59-55 KINGSTON, R.I. – The Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team overcame an 11-point deficit, fighting back to top Rhode Island, 59-55, Saturday afternoon at the Ryan Center. The win snapped a two-game losing skid for the Hawks as they improved to 13-9 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic 10. Down by nine at halftime, Saint Joseph’s erased the deficit in a little more than eight minutes as junior guard Katie Kuester hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 39-39 with 11:56 to go. The game remained back and forth until the seven-minute mark as SJU used a 9-0 run to open a 55-46 lead with 4:53 to go. Rhode Island fought back and trailed by just two, 57-55, with 28 seconds left. Following a timeout, the Rams’ Megan Shoniker had her three-point attempt go off the back of the rim, but find the hands of teammate Ajanae Boone with five second remaining. Boone gathered the ball and immediately went up, only to have the ball taken from her by Saint Joseph’s junior Samira Van Grinsven. Van Grinsven would ice the game with a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left. Rhode Island (6-16, 0-8 A-10) controlled the first half of play, shooting 57.1 percent from the field (16-of-28), while holding the Hawks to just 33.3 percent (10-of-30). Up 21-19, the Rams used an 8-0 run from 7:58 to 5:16 as a free throw by Megan Shoniker put Rhode Island up 29-19. The Rams would extend their lead to as many as 11 and headed into halftime up 36-27. The Hawks finished 20-of-53 from the floor (37.7 percent) and 16-of-20 from the line, while Van Grinsven, classmate Kelly Cavallo and freshman Ilze Gotfrida each scored 10 points apiece. The Hawks return to action at Fordham this Wednesday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Rose Hill Gym.
PHILADELPHIA - Competing for the only time at home this season, the Temple women's gymnastics team put on an admirable display in McGonigle Hall as the Owls hosted the Ken Anderson Memorial Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Temple, led by first place finishes on beam from freshman Sylvie Borschel and floor from junior Corrine Williams, took second place with a team score of 186.725.
Towson earned top honors with a team score of 190.700, followed by Temple, William & Mary (186.200) and West Chester (184.625).
Philadelphia - Jasmina Rosseel drilled a three-pointer with 46 seconds left in overtime to give the Dragons their first lead of the period. Seconds later her teammate, Taylor Wootton, swatted a last-second shot by the Towson to give the Dragons (13-8, 5-5) a 45-43 victory. Kamile Nacickiate led Drexel with 17 points and knocked down three big free-throws in the extra stanza to bring Drexel from behind in the win. Rosseel finished with 13 points and Tyler Hale grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for the Dragons. Krystal Parnell led Towson (7-14, 1-9) with 17 points.
In a low-scoring defensive struggle that saw both teams shoot just over 30 percent from the floor, Drexel came out on top thanks to a few key plays down the stretch in overtime.
PHILADELPHIA – Shooting a school-record 81.8 percent from three-point range and a season-best 56.4 percent overall, the Temple women’s basketball team won its ninth-straight game in an 82-48 rout of Saint Louis (7-15, 1-6).
In front of an enthusiastic crowd of 1,151 at the Liacouras Center, made up primarily of local elementary school students for Temple’s ninth annual “School Day” game, the Owls (16-6, 7-0) were led by Qwedia Wallace with 23 points. Shey Peddy scored 19 points and added a game-high eight rebounds.