January 7, 2014 |
The Penn women's team may have hit the court at the Palestra just 12 hours after getting home from Florida, but they showed no sign of fatigue on Sunday afternoon, leading from the start in a 79-49 demolition of Norfolk State to notch their seventh straight win. After a dramatic, 67-66 win over Miami on New Year's Day, the Quakers were stranded in South Florida by bad weather in the Northeast. The team finally had to take a bus to Fort Myers, Fla., then fly into Atlantic City and take another bus to West Philadelphia - arriving early Sunday morning, nearly two days after their scheduled return.
January 6, 2014 |
Temple junior Tyonna Williams hit five three-pointers on her way to 19 points, and the Owls routed Central Florida, 75-54, Saturday afternoon at McGonigle Hall. "Tyonna was looking to shoot more today," said Temple coach Tonya Cardoza. "We needed her to make some threes, and she took that to heart. " Temple (8-5, 2-1 American Athletic) broke the game open with a 15-2 run to open the second half and never looked back. Zykira Lewis led the Knights (8-6, 1-2) with 13 points. Villanova 68, Providence 59 - Devon Kane (Notre Dame Academy)
January 5, 2014 |
In New York, the Cabrini women team improved to 8-2 with a 68-54 win over Juniata (5-5) on Friday in the New York University Holiday Classic. Brittany Sandone (Souderton) led the Cavaliers with 22 points. Cabrini will next face the host Violets (9-0) at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Immaculata 63, Wilkes 55 - Lindsay Cras (Archbishop Prendergast) had 13 points and Mackie Fitzgerald (Archbishop Prendergast) added 11 to lead the Mighty Macs (7-2) over the Colonels (1-7) in the semis of the Moravian Winter Classic in Bethlehem, Pa. DeSales 77, Ursinus 65 - Megan Gallagher (St. Basil Academy)
January 4, 2014 |
Rallying back from a 12-point deficit, the St. Joseph's women's basketball team downed Richmond, 85-80, Thursday evening in the Atlantic Ten opener for both teams at the Robins Center in Richmond. The Hawks (11-2 overall, 1-0 A-10) tallied 22 of 26 second-chance points in the final half. Sarah Fairbanks scored 19 points, Natasha Cloud had 18, Erin Shields 16, and Ilze Gotfrida 14 to lead the Hawks. Genevieve Okoro (19 points) and Kristina King (18) led the Spiders (6-8, 0-1).
January 3, 2014 |
Katy Allen's layup with 5.6 seconds remaining gave the Penn women a 67-66 win over Miami on Wednesday in Coral Gables, Fla. - the Quakers' first-ever victory against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent. Penn (6-2) has matched the best eight-game start in program history. Miami (8-5) was up by four with 90 seconds to go before Meghan McCullough (Academy of Notre Dame) hit a three. Allen led the Quakers with 18 points. Miami native Alyssa Baron contributed 14 points and eight assists for Penn.
January 2, 2014 |
LANSDOWNE Two 21-year-old women were hospitalized with injuries after a house fire early Tuesday in Lansdowne, Delaware County. The fire, in the first block of West Stratford Avenue, broke out about 4:30 a.m. on the first floor, Police Chief Dan Donegan said. Police arrived to see heavy smoke and flames billowing from the first- and second-story windows. They were unable to enter but heard two women inside the three-story home screaming. An officer climbed a nearby tree to get a better sense of where the women were located, Donegan said.
December 31, 2013 |
Four Temple starters scored in double figures, and the Owls opened American Athletic Conference play with a 63-56 win at Memphis on Sunday. The victory was Temple's fourth consecutive win in a conference opener. During a run just before halftime, Temple (7-4) hit four consecutive three-pointers, including back-to-back treys by Tyonna Williams, to build a nine-point lead at the break. Memphis (7-6, 0-1) cut Temple's lead to 55-54 with 1 minute, 33 seconds remaining, but four made free throws by Williams down the stretch sealed the win. Penn State 70, Hartford 56 - Former Germantown Academy star Maggie Lucas scored 18 points, and the No. 15 Nittany Lions (9-3)
December 24, 2013 |
Villanova edged Temple, 59-58, in Big Five women's basketball Sunday afternoon at McGonigle Hall. Caroline Coyer led Villanova (9-1, 2-1) with 19 points off the bench. Freshman Feyonda Fitzgerald led Temple (6-4, 1-2) with 23 points. Holy Family 72, Sciences 61 - The Tigers (5-5, 3-0) stayed perfect in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference conference as they defeated the Devils (9-3, 4-1) at home. College of St. Rose 54, Chestnut Hill 47 - A late rally fell short as the Griffins lost to the Golden Knights in the Holiday Classic in Albany, N.Y. Junior Shayla Felder (Cheltenham)
December 20, 2013 |
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December 17, 2013 |
PEGGY ADAMS was, as her family asserted, a "renaissance woman," ahead of her time with a remarkable career in publishing and the women's movement that spanned continents. "For more than 60 years in Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., she served as a writer, editor, account executive for several of the most formidable strongholds of publishing, advertising and public affairs in 20th-century America," her family wrote in a tribute. She was also an important force in the international women's movement, and lectured in countries in six continents, including the former Soviet Union and China, on women's rights.