January 25, 2015 |
Caroline Coyer's three-point attempt at the buzzer hit the back rim and the Villanova women's basketball team lost a Big East battle to Seton Hall, 59-56, at the Pavilion on Friday night. The Pirates (18-2, 7-1) took a 31-26 half-time lead and held off the Wildcats (11-9, 5-3), who battled in the second half, outscoring Seton Hall, 30-28. Villanova had four players in double figures, led by Emily Leer (Abington) with 15 points. Seton Hall was paced by Daisha Simmons, who notched a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
January 22, 2015 |
The phone rang around 9 p.m. It was the night before a game, and another reporter wanted to talk to Lauren Holden about another impending milestone. The questions were predictable: Is it a distraction? Is it on your mind? Is it hard to block out such a big achievement? Is it tough to sleep? Holden laughed. To her, these all seemed far-fetched. "No," she said. "Right now I'm actually just trying to finish my homework. " Others shower praise on Holden, the speedy, energetic scoring machine, 15 points away from becoming South Jersey girls' basketball's 25th 2,000-point scorer.
January 22, 2015 |
The Temple women's basketball team shot a blistering 64.7 percent in the second half to pull away from Cincinnati, 83-50, on Tuesday night at McGonigle Hall. The Owls led, 30-26, at halftime, but exploded for a season-best shooting percentage to move 9-11 overall and 5-2 in American Athletic Conference play. Cincinnati fell to 5-13, 2-5. Freshman Alliya Butts led the Owls with 17 points and five assists. Junior Erica Covile, sophomore Taylor Robinson, and freshman Tanaya Atkinson each added 14 points.
January 18, 2015 |
Rachel Pearson (Archbishop Carroll) led all scorers with 19 points, shooting 5 of 7 from long range, as the Drexel women's team beat host William and Mary, 49-46, Friday. Jamila Thompson earned a double-double with 11 rebounds and 12 assists as the Dragons impoved to 10-6 and 4-1 in Colonial Athletic play. Butler 72, Villanova 58 - The Wildcats (9-8, 4-2 Big East) had their six-game winning streak stopped by the host Bulldogs (9-9, 5-2). SMU investigation Southern Methodist acknowledged that it was facing an NCAA investigation after announcing earlier in the day an appeal of an academic suspension that would sideline basketball player Keith Frazier for the rest of the season.
January 16, 2015 |
Marcus Paige scored 23 points and No. 15 North Carolina barely held off a late comeback to beat rival North Carolina State, 81-79, on Wednesday night in Raleigh. Kennedy Meeks added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They led by 12 in the second half and by double figures near the four-minute mark before watching N.C. State (12-6, 3-2) twice claw within a point in the final seconds. American 62, Lehigh 59 - Pee Wee Gardner stroked in a three-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to lift American University (10-7, 3-2 Patriot League)
January 15, 2015 |
Roosevelt Jones scored a season-high 23 points, Kellen Dunham added 21 and Butler upended No. 21 Seton Hall, 79-75, in overtime on Tuesday night in Newark, N.J. Dunham and Jones scored nine of the first 10 points in the overtime for Butler (13-5, 3-2 Big East), which blew a late seven-point second-half lead. Sterling Gibbs led Seton Hall (13-4, 3-2) with 30 points before fouling out with 2 minutes, 8 seconds left in overtime in the Pirates' first loss at home. Miami 90, Duke 74 - Angel Rodriguez scored 24 points and the Hurricanes (12-4, 2-1 ACC)
January 12, 2015 |
A second-half run sent the No. 22-ranked Princeton women to an 83-54 victory Saturday over visiting Penn in their Ivy League opener at Jadwin Gym. The win was revenge for the Tigers (17-0 overall), who lost the league title to Penn in the final game of the regular season last year. Blake Dietrick scored 22 points, including the 1,000th of her career, for Princeton. Kara Bonenberger finished with a season-high 21 points and a team-best seven rebounds for the Quakers (7-5). Massachusetts 65, St. Joseph's 47 - With just eight players in uniform because of injuries, the Hawks dropped their first Atlantic 10 Conference home game, falling to the Minutewomen (7-8, 1-2 A-10)
January 11, 2015 |
The Villanova women's basketball team fought off a determined Creighton squad and pulled out a 65-61 Big East win in Nebraska. The Wildcats were led by Caroline Coyer and Emily Leer (Abington), who each scored 17 points. Villanova upped its record to 8-7, 3-1, while the Blue Jays fell to 8-8, 1-4. Hofstra 53, Drexel 52 - The Dragons (8-6, 2-1) fell to the Pride (10-4, 3-0) in overtime as three Dragons scored in double figures in the Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalaskis Athletic Center.
January 9, 2015 |
Dee Davis scored 14 points on Wednesday night in Cincinnati, and Trevon Bluiett led a late run as Xavier (11-4, 2-1 Big East) pulled away for a 69-58 victory over No. 19 Seton Hall (12-3, 2-1), the Musketeers' second straight over a ranked team. Gwynedd Mercy 80, Baptist Bible 58 - Senior Justin Knight had 22 points, including the 1,000th of his career as Gwynedd Mercy (8-3, 3-1 CSAC) defeated Baptist Bible. Philadelphia University 68, Wilmington 62 - Guard Nick Schlitzer scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to help Philadelphia University (9-4)
January 6, 2015 |
La Salle outscored Davidson by 18-9 down the stretch Sunday for a 63-54 women's basketball win in the Atlantic Ten Conference opener for both teams in Davidson, N.C. The Explorers (10-4) defeated the Wildcats (4-10) in their first-ever meeting, spoiling Davidson's first A-10 game after 21 years in the Southern Conference. La Salle's Alicia Cropper led all scorers with 19 points; Micahya Owens (Willingboro) added 14; and Amy Griffin contributed 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.