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March 7, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Drexel rolled to an 82-40 win over Towson on Senior Night Wednesday at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, locking up the No. 4 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Carrie Alexander reached a career high by halftime as Drexel set season highs with 42 points on 19-for-26 shooting in the first half. She finished with 14 points, matching senior Tory Thierolf (Germantown Academy) for the team high. Rachel Pearson (Archbishop Carroll) contributed 12 points, and Jackie Schluth (Bishop Eustace)
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March 6, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
In a Big East tournament preview, Emily Leer and Devon Kane each scored 23 points, and Villanova closed out its regular season with an 81-64 victory over Marquette at the Pavilion. The teams will play again Sunday in the first round of the tournament in Rosemont, Ill. Villanova (22-7, 12-6 Big East) is the No. 4 seed, Marquette (20-9, 11-7) the No. 5. The Wildcats shot 64.0 percent (16-25) from the floor and hit eight three-point baskets. West Chester 86, Kutztown 74 - Brittany Sicinski (Downingtown West)
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March 5, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLOUCESTER TWP. A 13-year-old boy accused of groping and attempting to kiss women in a Gloucester Township apartment complex was arrested Sunday and placed in a juvenile detention center. The boy, who police said attended school in Camden, had been wanted since December in several menacing incidents in the Autumn Ridge Apartments in Blackwood. He was charged with attempted sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, lewdness, and harassment. He is being held in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center.
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March 5, 2014 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
When the snow stopped and daylight arrived Monday, the St. Joseph's women had reflected for a day. It turns out that the 58-53 loss to Fordham at Hagan Arena a day earlier did not do much damage to the Hawks' chances of returning to the NCAA tournament. The Hawks (21-8) dropped to a fifth seed for this week's Atlantic Ten tournament in Richmond, Va., where they will open Thursday against George Mason or Massachusetts. But ESPN's Charlie Creme still had coach Cindy Griffin's team in the NCAA field as a ninth seed with no bubble status attached.
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March 1, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
At practice, Villanova women's basketball coach Harry Perretta sometimes hears one of his players giving a teammate a hard time, so he turns around, ready to tell her to knock it off. Then he'll see it's the twins. No way he's getting in the middle of that , Perretta said, not when sophomore guards Caroline and Katherine Coyer occasionally start in on each other. "It's comical," Perretta said. "It's funny when they yell at each other in games. They'll run back [on defense]
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February 28, 2014 | By Nick Cristiano, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 2013, the young females put a whipping on the young males when it came to creating fresh, intelligent country music. You could say it was a Pistol-whipping, as in the Pistol Annies, along with Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, solo Pistol Ashley Monroe, and such young veterans as LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler. Now two of country's best young mainstream male stars, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley, are back, and they begin to reset the balance as their new albums headline some notable country and roots releases.
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February 27, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police say the man tends to strike early, choosing women walking to work or running errands. He comes at them from behind, mutters a threat, and sometimes brandishes a knife. He leaves with purses, wallets, phones - even groceries. And police believe he has targeted at least eight women in and around Overbrook Park in the last month and a half. Southwest Detectives Capt. John Przepiorka on Tuesday announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person behind a series of purse snatchings west of Morris Park in Overbrook that began Jan. 8 on the 1300 block of Pennington Road.
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February 26, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TWO TEMPLE athletic programs - men's crew and women's rowing - received reprieves yesterday, some 10 weeks after being informed that they were being cut by the university's administration. But four others - baseball, softball and men's indoor/outdoor track - will still be eliminated on July 1, as announced last December. Men's gymnastics will continue, albeit at the club level, with promised financial support from Temple's Board of Trustees. That's the game plan that emerged from a special board meeting at Sullivan Hall.
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February 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Tuesday, the documentary production company founded by Philadelphia politician Sam Katz will launch its second major project, Women of Philadelphia: A Documentary , a six-episode TV series created by Nancy Moses, a former executive director of the Philadelphia History Museum. Katz said on Monday that the series will tell the story of the women who have helped shape the city since its early days in the 17th century. The ambitious $1.4 million project, which will have a robust Web presence including more than two dozen webisodes, will begin shooting in June.
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