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June 1, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Drexel women's basketball coach Denise Dillon has agreed to a multiyear contract extension that will keep her at the school through 2020, athletic director Eric Zillmer said Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Dillon, who played at Villanova from 1993 to '96, is a member of the Big Five Hall of Fame. In her 10th season as coach, she guided Drexel to a 28-10 mark this year - a program record for victories. The Dragons won the Women's NIT championship in April, making Drexel the first Division I women's basketball team in Philadelphia to gain a postseason tournament title.
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December 30, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
With one of their best defensive efforts of the season, the Drexel women gave Denise Dillon her 200th career coaching victory on Sunday. The Dragons never trailed as they defeated Miami of Ohio, 71-54, in the Cavalier Classic at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. They face the host Cavaliers at 7 p.m. Monday. "This is the sort of milestone that I'm excited to share with past and current players who have come through our program," said Dillon, who has been Drexel's head coach since 2003.
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December 28, 1995 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The CoreStates Classic at La Salle University tonight launches three area women's holiday basketball tournaments. Villanova and St. Joseph's host tournaments that begin tomorrow. Tonight at 6, La Salle meets Maryland-Baltimore County, followed by Howard vs. Kent. The championship game will be tomorrow at 8 p.m., with the consolation game at 6. Leading La Salle (5-2) are Chrissie Donahue (12.3 points per game, 7.9 rebounds), Lori Sparling (12.0) and Marnie McBreen (11.7)
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March 10, 2005 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Third-seeded Drexel (18-9) can show how much it has improved in a week when it plays George Mason (12-15), the host and sixth seed, in a Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball quarterfinal at 7:30 tonight in Fairfax, Va. Last Thursday, coach Denise Dillon's team was upset by the Patriots at the same site, but it went on to gain its first-ever win over Old Dominion (19-8) on Sunday in Philadelphia. The Monarchs, a conference power, are the tournament's second seed. The victory over Old Dominion gave Drexel, in its fourth CAA season, a third-place finish and earned Dillon conference co-coach of the year honors with Delaware's Tina Martin, whose Blue Hens (23-4)
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February 2, 1994 | By Mel Greenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Villanova women's basketball team fell short of its magic number and lost to Boston College, 64-53, in a Big East game at duPont Pavilion last night. "If you want to win, you usually have to score 60 points or more," Villanova coach Harry Perretta said. "Look at our shooting. Did we not get good shots? If someone tells me they're not good shots, then I'll know I'm doing something wrong. " The Wildcats shot 27.9 percent from the floor. In one stretch, they missed eight straight shots, and that resulted in a four-point lead turning into a five-point deficit with 11 minutes, 59 seconds to play.
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December 29, 1993 | By Mel Greenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Credit the Dillon factor for Villanova's 76-65 victory over Manhattan in the first round of the Wildcat Christmas Holiday Tournament at duPont Pavilion yesterday. It's right there in the game notes. When sophomore Denise Dillon scores 12 or more points, the Wildcats win. When she doesn't, they don't. "I don't believe it's true. That's really weird," Dillon said after matching her career high with 22 points to send the Wildcats (4-3) into today's 3 p.m. title game against Fordham (7-1)
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January 13, 1994 | By Mel Greenberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Villanova's defense did its usual good job of creating headaches last night, but No. 12 Connecticut won the Big East women's basketball game because Villanova's offense was virtually nil. The Huskies won, 57-41, at the Wildcats' duPont Pavilion. "Playing these people is like going to a dentist who's out of painkillers," Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said. "When you play them, you have to be ready to deal with a lot of frustration because they make the game frustrating. They're very smart defensively.
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April 16, 2008 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a festive occasion yesterday for the Drexel University community as well as University City. Drexel president Constantine Papadakis and Gen. Jessica L. Wright of the Pennsylvania National Guard signed a 50-year lease that gave the school the go-ahead to turn the Philadelphia Armory into a basketball arena and convocation center. The event was held at the armory, which is on 33d street, across the street and one block up from the 2,300-seat Daskalakis Athletic Center, where the Dragons' men's and women's teams now play.
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February 22, 1993 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Carol Roop falls on the basketball court, everyone in the gym knows about it. "My mom (also named Carol) yells when I fall in a game," said Roop, a Cardinal O'Hara graduate and junior at Neumann College. "She's an Italian mother. She just doesn't want to see me get hurt. " Roop's mother has good reason to fear for her daughter's health. Carol Roop fell during a basketball game against College Misericordia in January 1992 and didn't get up. She tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, underwent surgery and then suffered through the tedious and frequently excruciating rehabilitation that followed.
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December 30, 2009 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The St. Joseph's women's basketball team has found some consistency heading into the new year. Coach Cindy Griffin's team captured the school's Hawk Classic at Hagan Arena last night, beating Boston University, 71-58, for its third consecutive win. Ashley Prim scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks (6-7) to earn tournament MVP honors. Amy Gillespie and Brittany Ford each scored 11 points for St. Joseph's. "We're getting contributions from different people in different games," Griffin said.
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December 30, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
With one of their best defensive efforts of the season, the Drexel women gave Denise Dillon her 200th career coaching victory on Sunday. The Dragons never trailed as they defeated Miami of Ohio, 71-54, in the Cavalier Classic at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. They face the host Cavaliers at 7 p.m. Monday. "This is the sort of milestone that I'm excited to share with past and current players who have come through our program," said Dillon, who has been Drexel's head coach since 2003.
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December 22, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Drexel women rallied with a 17-0 second-half run Saturday to defeat Penn, 67-58, at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Drexel (5-4) shot 52.3 percent from the floor. Three Dragons were double-digit scorers: Jackie Schluth (18 points), Sarah Curran (16), and Carrie Alexander (15). The win was the 199th for coach Denise Dillon. Kathleen Roche paced Penn (4-4) with 17 points. La Salle 75, Georgia State 68 - The Explorers (7-4) closed with a 13-5 run that broke a tie with the Panthers (5-4)
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November 8, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
A DEEP run in March can kickstart a program. The morale around an entire campus can change with one miraculous stretch of games during March Madness. March and April of last season were times that the Drexel women's basketball program will not soon forget. The Dragons took home their first-ever WNIT championship with a 46-43 win over Utah. "It has been interesting, it seems to be coming up a lot," coach Denise Dillon said. "Obviously we finished the year on a great run, winning that championship.
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June 1, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Drexel women's basketball coach Denise Dillon has agreed to a multiyear contract extension that will keep her at the school through 2020, athletic director Eric Zillmer said Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Dillon, who played at Villanova from 1993 to '96, is a member of the Big Five Hall of Fame. In her 10th season as coach, she guided Drexel to a 28-10 mark this year - a program record for victories. The Dragons won the Women's NIT championship in April, making Drexel the first Division I women's basketball team in Philadelphia to gain a postseason tournament title.
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April 5, 2013 | BY MATTHEW ELWELL, Daily News Staff Writer elwellm@phillynews.com
MARCH MADNESS didn't totally end in Philadelphia with the completion of La Salle's stunning run in the men's NCAA Tournament. The Drexel women's team has extended its postseason into April, and Saturday will host Utah in the championship game of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The 3 p.m. game will be televised by CBS Sports Network from the Daskalakis Athletic Center. It will mark the first Division I postseason championship game for the Drexel women's program. The Dragons (27-10)
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March 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
DOWN 17 points in the second half against mighty Delaware, Drexel could have coasted to the finish and been grateful for the chance to play in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game for a second straight season. Instead, the Dragons mounted a stunning rally that pushed the top-seeded Blue Hens to the absolute limit. The Drexel women lost, 59-56, Sunday in Upper Marlboro, Md., but the manner in which the Dragons fought back was enough to make coach Denise Dillon choke up with emotion during her postgame news conference.
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December 10, 2010 | By ALEX FALK, falka@phillynews.com
Gabriela Marginean averaged 20.6 points and 7.6 rebounds at Drexel, good enough to land atop the list as the Dragons' and the Colonial Athletic Association's all-time leading scorer in men's and women's basketball, with 2,581 points. She also left Drexel as the top scorer in Philadelphia women's basketball history. Now that she has graduated, playing professionally in Romania, few know what to expect from the Drexel women's basketball team. But the Dragons do. Led by junior Kamile Nacickaite, they won their first five games, good for the best start in school history, before losing their first game Saturday, to Virginia.
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February 19, 2010 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Drexel's Gabriela Marginean scored 47 points in the NCAA record five-overtime win over Northeastern her freshman season, it was apparent that coach Denise Dillon had recruited one of the special players in the history of the local six Division I schools. Four years later, the senior has outscored them all. Marginean, a native of Romania, set a local women's career scoring record last night in Drexel's 58-52 win over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
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December 30, 2009 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The St. Joseph's women's basketball team has found some consistency heading into the new year. Coach Cindy Griffin's team captured the school's Hawk Classic at Hagan Arena last night, beating Boston University, 71-58, for its third consecutive win. Ashley Prim scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks (6-7) to earn tournament MVP honors. Amy Gillespie and Brittany Ford each scored 11 points for St. Joseph's. "We're getting contributions from different people in different games," Griffin said.
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