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January 25, 2015 | By John Moritz, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first female four-star admiral in the Navy, the highest-ranking African American woman in the military, visited Ivyland, Bucks County, on Thursday to speak about women as leaders. Adm. Michelle Howard, the vice chief of naval operations for the Pentagon, spoke at a banquet held by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce that emphasized diversity in leadership. Howard is known generally for leading the strike force that freed Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali pirates who commandeered his ship, Maersk Alabama, off the coast of Africa in 2009.
SPORTS
January 22, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
SPORTS
January 22, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
PENN's WOMEN HAD come into last night's Big 5 finale against Villanova with high hopes after winning four of their previous five games and grabbing at least a share of their first-ever women's Big 5 championship. The Quakers had a chance to clinch the title outright with a victory. Harry Perretta's Wildcats squad scrapped those plans, earning the right to scribble their names alongside Penn's on this year's trophy after a 70-44 rout gave the 'Cats their 15th Big 5 title. Penn and Villanova will each finish at 3-1 in Big 5 play.
SPORTS
January 22, 2015
The Penn (8-5, 3-0 Big 5) women basketball team can win its first-ever Big 5 title outright if it beats Villanova (10-8, 2-1) tonight at the Palestra. The Quakers already have clinched a share of the title. The final Big 5 matchup of the season is the first game of a doubleheader. The women tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men, who meet Monmouth at 8 p.m. Sophomore Sydney Stipanovich has a double-double in two of Penn's Big 5 games. In three wins she has averaged 13.7 points per game, 11.6 rebounds and 3.7 blocks.
SPORTS
January 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Penn women's basketball coach Mike McLaughlin originally didn't think his Quakers had a shot at the player he now describes as a game-changer for his defending Ivy League champions. Life works that way sometimes. It's the surprises that can change everything. Sydney Stipanovich, now a sophomore at Penn, was a big-time high school center in St. Louis. Missouri offered her a scholarship early. Her father had gone to Missouri, and her older brother. Her sister now goes there. Her uncle Steve was a star player there before he became the second pick of the 1983 NBA draft.
SPORTS
January 18, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
NEWS
January 12, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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)
SPORTS
January 6, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
SPORTS
January 4, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Emily Leer, an Abington High product, scored 25 points and Caroline Coyer added a career-high 23 to lead host Villanova to a 79-76 upset of No. 25 DePaul in overtime on Friday. Leer's layup with three seconds left in regulation forced the overtime and then the Wildcats (6-7, 1-1 Big East) held the Blue Demons (9-5, 1-1) to two free throws in overtime. Brittany Hrynko made DePaul's last field goal for a 74-70 lead with 53 seconds left. Coyer made it a two-point game with free throws at 40 seconds.
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