Archive: February, 2011
Philadelphia - Kamile Nacickaite scored six of her game-high 25 points in overtime to bring Drexel (15-10, 7-7 CAA) back from a four-point deficit in the extra stanza in a thrilling 80-74 victory over William & Mary (2-22, 1-13 CAA). Nacickaite knocked down 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in the final three minutes of overtime. Jasmina Rosseel scored 22 points and hit a three-pointer with 2:18 left in overtime to give the Dragons a lead they would not relinquish. Tyler Hale contributed an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double. Taylor Hilton led the Tribe with 22 points, including 4-for-4 shooting from deep. The Dragons are now 11-1 on their home court.
Katy Oblinger hit a three-pointer from 14-feet beyond the three-point line as time expired in regulation to dissipate the remains of what had been a 12-point Drexel lead in the second half and send the game into overtime.
The long three was representative of a contest in which the Tribe seemed to make nearly every long-distance offering they put up. Katherine DeHenzel and Taylor Hilton combined to shooting 14-for-21 from the floor and 7-for-8 from deep. Oblinger was just 2-for-6 from three-point range, but her first three of the night was the biggest for the Tribe. As at team, William & Mary made exactly half of their 54 field goal attempts and also knocked down 10-of-20 from deep, which was the most three-point field goals surrendered by the Dragons this season.
PHILADELPHIA – Six players scored in double figures in a record-setting, 89-36 win for Temple women’s basketball at George Washington. The Owls (20-6, 11-0) won their 13th straight game by the largest margin in the history of the program, remained undefeated in the Atlantic 10 and reached 20 wins for the eighth straight season.
Qwedia Wallace led the Owls with 18 points and Shey Peddy scored 16 along with dishing a game-high nine assists. Kristen McCarthy scored 14 points as did Victoria Macaulay, and BJ Williams finished with 11.
Dani Jackson was the lone double-figure scorer for the Colonials (8-17, 3-8) with 10 points.
Saint Joseph's Jadeja Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week
Hawks Freshman Posts Wins At No. 2 Singles And No. 2 Doubles Against Albany
PHILADELPHIA – Coming off victories at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles this past weekend against Albany, Saint Joseph’s freshman Devi Jadeja (Bala Cynwyd, Pa./Lower Merion) was named Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Temple women's gymnastics team broke out a dominating performance at the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Yale on Saturday afternoon. With an individual finisher placing first on every apparatus, the Owls post a season-high 191.600 to take top honors.
Temple blew away the competition for first place as a team, topping host Yale (184.350) and Springfield (178.950).
Juniors Kaity Watson and Corrine Williams finished one-two in the all-around, each owning first place finishes while freshman Sylvie Borschel took first on beam and floor.
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.
Qwedia Wallace was Temple’s fourth double-digit scorer with 13 points. Peddy and BJ Williams led all players with five assists apiece.
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.
The Hawks claimed the match's first point as it swept all three doubles competitions. Senior Maggie Mullaney and sophomore Casey Robinson earned an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles, while junior Laura Matz and freshman Devi Jadeja posted an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles. Juniors Kate Walsh and Tara Dowd cruised to an 8-5 win at the third flight for the Hawks.
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).
Temple's vault squad put on a show to start the meet, scoring a team total of 47.575. Junior Kaity Watson led the way for TU on the apparatus, scoring 9.700 to place third. Also scoring well for the Owls was freshman Jasmine Johnson, who tallied 9.525. Towson's Avis Hixon took top honors on vault with a score of 9.800.