Archive: January, 2011
PHILADELPHIA - The Temple men's gymnastics team looked more than comfortable performing in the friendly confines of McGonigle Hall, as the Owls posted a season-high team score of 341.400 to place second in a home tri-meet with Penn State and Army. Temple, competing in its first home meet of the season, registered a meet-best score as a team on vault.
Penn State led the way with a 351.800, followed by Temple's 341.400 and Army's 259.500.
Temple nearly outdid Penn State on floor to open the meet, besting Army's 53.300 with a score of 55.400. Mooney was again the Owls' top finisher in the event, scoring 14.300. Army's Kip Webber posted the highest floor score of the afternoon with a 14.900.
PHILADELPHIA – Lights-out shooting from behind the arc culminated in a program-record 14 three-pointers, helping the Temple women’s basketball team cruise to its eighth-straight win, an 84-56 blowout of Richmond (13-8, 4-3). The Owls (15-6, 6-0) got a game and season-high 23 points from Kristen McCarthy along with three other scorers in double figures.
Coming off the bench for the final seven minutes of the game, senior Danielle Brinkley both tied the record and put the Owls over as she went 2-of-3 from three-point range for a career-high six points.
McCarthy was on fire all game long, making all five of her three-point attempts and going 8-of-11 from the field overall. BJ Williams and Shey Peddy scored 12 points apiece, and Marli Bennett finished with 11 including three treys.
Saint Joseph's Women's Basketball Fall At Dayton, 79-68 DAYTON, OHIO – It was a tale of two halves for the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon at Dayton. Leading 41-37 after shooting 48.4 percent in the first half, the Hawks couldn’t maintain that pace as they shot just 32 percent in the second stanza in a 79-68 loss to the Flyers at UD Arena. Saint Joseph’s (12-9, 2-5 Atlantic 10) fell behind 15-8 to start the game, but clawed its way back over the final 15 minutes to take a four-point advantage into the final half. Trailing by seven, the Hawks used a 13-3 run to open a 21-18 lead on a layup by freshman forward Ilze Gotfrida (Dobele, Latvia/Rigas Secondary School No. 49) with 9:16 to go in the half. The lead would trade hands six times over the next nine minutes, leading to 37-37 tie with two minutes to go. The Hawks would use back-to-back scores and defensive stops to take the lead into halftime, scoring the most points in a half this season against the Flyers’ defense. In the second half, Dayton took control early and never relinquished the lead. The Flyers outscored the Hawks 16-2 over the opening 5:49 of the half to take a 53-43 advantage on a jumper by Elle Queen. Saint Joseph’s, which turned the ball over just three times in the first half, committed nine turnovers and went 0-of-2 from the floor during that stretch, with a pair of free throws by freshman guard Erin Shields (Drexel Hill, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) accounting for SJU’s two points. Down by as many as 13, the Hawks continued to fight, cutting the Flyers’ lead to five, 64-59, on a three-point play by Shields with 2:45 to go. Saint Joseph’s scored eight-straight points in under three minutes to make it a two-possession ball game. The Flyers (14-7, 5-2 A-10) wouldn’t falter though as they answered with a layup and went on to hit 12-of-12 from the foul line to close out the game. For the game, the Hawks shot 41.1 percent (23-of-56), while connecting on 6-of-14 from three-point range (42.9 percent) and 16-of-22 from the foul line (72.7 percent). Shields paced the offense with a season-best 22 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists, while Gotfrida added 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Sophomore guard Ashley Prim (Ansonia, Conn./Kolbe Cathedral) was the third Hawk in double figures, scoring 13 points to go with a team-high four assists. At the other end, Dayton finished 26-of-66 from the field (39.4 percent), 6-of-16 from behind the arc (37.5 percent) and 21-of-26 from the foul line (80.8 percent). Queen, Justine Raterman and Kristin Daugherty each scored 15 points apiece for the Flyers. The Hawks have a week off in between games as they return to action next Saturday, February 5 at Rhode Island. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at the Ryan Center.
Philadelphia - Sophomore forward Taylor Wootton scored a career-high 18 points but it was not enough to bring the Dragons (12-7, 4-4) from behind against James Madison (14-6, 7-1) in a 66-60 loss. The setback was Drexel's first loss at the Daskalakis Athletic Center this season, snapping an eight-game home winning streak. Lauren Jimenez scored 19 points for the Dukes and the NCAA's leading scorer, Dawn Evans added 18 in the winning effort. The Dragons trimmed a 10-point deficit down to two with 2:12 to play but could not come up with a go-ahead shot from that point. The Dukes made 8-of-12 free-throws in the final two minutes to seal the victory.
Turnovers and rebounding proved to be the Dragons' undoing in the loss. Drexel coughed the ball up 15 times and the Dukes scored 18 points as a result of the miscues. While the Dukes only edged Drexel 36-34 on the boards, James Madison's 13 offensive rebounds generated 18 second-chance points.
Kamile Nacickaite put in 16 points for the Dragons, but they came on 7-for-18 shooting from the floor. The team's second leading scorer, Jasmina Rosseel, was limited to five points on 2-for-12 shooting after taking a shot to the eye and briefly exiting the game in the first half.
AMHERST, Mass. – Qwedia Wallace scored a game-high 21 points to hit exactly 1,000 for her career in leading the Temple women’s basketball team to a 76-48 win at Massachusetts (6-15, 2-4) on Wednesday night. The Owls (14-6, 5-0) got their seventh straight win while remaining undefeated in Atlantic 10 play.
Wallace becomes the 19th player in the program’s history to record 1,000 career points. She also tied for team-high honors with seven rebounds.
Shey Peddy scored 19 points for Temple and was close to a double-double with eight steals, a career-high. Joelle Connelly was Temple’s third player to hit double figures with 11 points, her career high as an Owl. BJ Williams dished a game-high nine assists for the Owls.
Philadelphia - Senior Jasmina Rosseel poured in a career-high 26 points, all of them coming in the second half, to lead Drexel to a 69-57 victory over the Hofstra Pride (11-7, 3-4). Tyler Hale pulled down a career-best 15 rebounds coupled with 11 points for her second double-double of the season as the Dragons (12-6, 4-3) out-worked Hofstra on the boards 55-25 to improve to 8-0 at the DAC this season.
Kamile Nacickaite handled the offense for Drexel in the first half, scoring 17 of her 19 points in the opening stanza to go along with eight rebounds. Ayana Lee hauled in a career-high eight rebounds and Hollie Mershon chipped in seven boards to the team's best rebounding effort of the season.
The Dragons were held without a three-pointer in the first half and made just four in the game, all courtesy of Rosseel. Drexel held a 32-20 lead at the break and expanded that advantage to as much as 18 points in the second half.
Philadelphia – The Drexel men's and women's swimming teams topped Shippensburg and Bloomsburg in the last home meet of the season. The Dragons women's team defeated Shippensburg with a score 173-87 and earned 155 points to Bloomsburg's 106. The Drexel men's team ended the day with a 159.5-95.5 score over Shippensburg and 157-97 score over Bloomsburg.
The men's swimming team registered 11 top finishes. Drexel's Alex Bagshaw, Gregory Oprendek, Armagan Yavuz, and Matthew Tannenbaum broke the pool record in the men's 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:34.62. Dan Durazo's first place finish in the 200 yard freestyle marked a personal best with a time of 1:47.05 Tannenbaum and Bagshaw recorded the top times in the 50 yard freestyle.
Freshman Bryan Pepper clocked in at 10:09.48 for a first place finish in the 1000 yard freestyle. Drexel's Sean Kirwin had a time of 53.23 for a first place finish in the 100 yard backstroke. Oprendek earned a top finish in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.80. The senior standout Armagan Yavuz and freshman Zorbey Canturk were the top finishers in the 200 yard butterfly. Yavuz clocked in at 1:57.64.
PHILADELPHIA – In a tight game at The Palestra in the final minutes, the Temple women’s basketball team was able to hold off Penn (6-9, 1-3 Big 5) by a score of 62-55 for its sixth straight win. The Owls (13-6, 2-0 Big 5) were led by Shey Peddy with 20 points as they remain undefeated in Big 5 play this season.
Qwedia Wallace scored 14 points for the Owls and now stands just 21 points away from 1,000 career points. Peddy hit 4-of-8 from behind the arc in her 20-point effort, and she tied for team-high rebounds with eight. Peddy also led all players with six assists.
Alyssa Baron scored a game-high 23 points for Penn on 8-of-14 shooting, and led her team with five assists.