November 13, 2015 |
Unlike Allen Iverson, Temple women's basketball coach Tonya Cardoza loves to talk about practice. "Who starts, who plays, it's all based on practice," Cardoza explained last Saturday after Temple surged from a third-quarter tie to beat Division II Bloomfield in a preseason game at McGonigle Hall. She can now count on help to replace players not getting the job done. The Owls' nongame activities offer more bodies to compete for playing time than a year ago, when an undermanned roster consisted of a bunch of youngsters around lone senior Tyonna Williams, now on the coaching staff as a special assistant to Cardoza.
April 3, 2015
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia toppled the Temple women's basketball team last night, 66-58, in overtime, to end the Owls' run in the women's NIT. The Mountaineers got 22 points from Bria Holmes and 20 from Averee Fields to reach the final, where they will host UCLA, a 69-65 winner over Michigan. Lanay Montgomery finished with a game-high 24 rebounds, just two shy of tying the WNIT single-game record for West Virginia. Montgomery also managed eight blocks. Tyonna Williams led the Owls with 15 points and Tanaya Atkinson had with 10. Temple hit nine three-pointers on the night and held West Virginia to only one. "I'm proud of my team, I'm proud of the way they fought tonight in a hostile environment," Owls coach Tonya Cardoza said.
March 30, 2015 |
The Temple and Villanova women's basketball teams are each one victory from facing each other in the semifinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, but tough road games and a couple of talented players await on Sunday. Villanova (22-13) travels to old Big East foe West Virginia, where it will try to halt the Mountaineers' 16-game home winning streak against nonconference opponents at the West Virginia Coliseum (2 p.m.). The defensive-minded Mountaineers, coming off a 60-39 rout of Duquesne, are led by two-time all-Big 12 first-team junior guard Bria Holmes (18.9 ppg.)
March 21, 2014 |
Villanova's Devon Kane scored a career-high 24 points as the host Wildcats defeated Quinnipiac, 74-66, to advance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Villanova will host George Washington at 1 p.m. Sunday in the second round. Lauren Burford chipped in 20 points for Villanova and had a team-high seven rebounds. Caroline Coyer had eight points. Forward Brittany McQuain led Quinnipiac (21-13) with 19 points. Samantha Guastella added 15 and a game-high 10 rebound. The Wildcats (23-8)
March 18, 2014 |
Penn will host an NCAA selection-watch party at the Palestra on Monday as part of the week-long celebration since the Quakers (22-6) upset Princeton, 80-64, Tuesday in Jadwin Gym to claim the Ivy title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Some 45 minutes later, the 64-team field will be announced. There are local teams in the hunt for at-large bids. St. Joe's (22-9) has been in the top 20 of the RPI ranking system used by the NCAA committee.
November 8, 2013 |
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.
April 8, 2013 |
FOR THE FIRST time since the Villanova men's team won the NIT in 1994, a Division I Philadelphia team ended its season with a national tournament championship. And the Drexel women's team got to cut down its own nets, to boot. The Dragons won the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Saturday with a 46-43 victory over visiting Utah before a packed house of 1,922 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. All-CAA guard Hollie Mershon's go-ahead layup with 20.6 seconds remaining and one-and-one with 9.7 seconds left led to Utah's failed three-point attempt at the buzzer, which triggered the final court-storming episode of the season in a city that featured a number of them.
April 7, 2013 |
The Drexel women's basketball team is in a class all its own. Hollie Mershon scored the game's final four points as the Dragons beat Utah, 46-43, in Saturday's WNIT final at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The win enabled Drexel to become Philadelphia's first Division I women's team to win a national postseason tournament. The Dragons (28-10) also finished their campaign with the most single-season wins in school history. The Utes finished 23-14. Mershon's layup with 20.6 seconds left gave Drexel a 44-43 advantage.
April 5, 2013 |
THE DREXEL Dragons have done it again. After claiming their first-ever SEC victory against Auburn last Saturday, the Drexel women knocked off another big-time SEC program, defeating the Florida Gators, 67-57, in the Women's National Invitational Tournament semifinals Wednesday night at a lively Daskalakis Athletic Center. "We feel the CAA is owed a little bit more respect," said head coach Denise Dillon, who is in her 10th year with the program. "I think we have shown that the CAA is better than they may be given credit.