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SPORTS
January 5, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
The St. Joseph's women never trailed Saturday night in their Atlantic Ten Conference opener at Hagan Arena, beating visiting Virginia Commonwealth, 63-46. The Hawks (5-8) headed into the locker room at halftime with a 16-point advantage after Sarah Fairbanks scored 10 of her game-high 15 points. VCU (9-5) cut St. Joseph's lead to eight, but Natasha Cloud was 8 of 8 from the foul line in the final minutes to help seal the win. Kathleen Fitzpatrick finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, and Cloud had 10 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals.
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
As young lawyers at Pepper Hamilton L.L.P. in Philadelphia, toiling late into the night and on weekends over mergers and acquisitions and contract negotiations, Nirvana Dove and Zakiya Black realized one important thing about their profession: It is not especially conducive to maintaining a beauty regimen. "To get to a salon before they close is often difficult," Black said. And if they did manage to get weekends off, those hours were mostly spent on errands. How is a time-starved professional and/or housebound new mother supposed to get pampered, they wondered over breaks fueled by Chinese takeout.
SPORTS
December 16, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The Villanova women's basketball team cruised past La Salle, 70-36, using a 19-3 run spanning the last 10 minutes of the first period to take a 32-15 halftime lead at The Pavilion on Sunday night and halt the Explorers' win streak at six. Micahya Owens (Willingboro) was the lone Explorer in double figures, hitting 14 points and recording a game-high four steals. Taylor Holeman led a trio of Wildcats in double figures with 16. The Explorers dropped to 6-3, 0-3 Big Five, while the Wildcats moved to 3-6, 1-1. Florida State 66, Temple 62 - Erica Covile recorded a double-double with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, but the host Owls couldn't finish a late comeback and fell to the Seminoles.
NEWS
December 12, 2014
ONCE IN a great while, too many cooks in the kitchen is a good thing. Earlier this month, a gaggle of South Philly chefs showed up, knives in hand, to work in the line at Lynn Rinaldi's modern Italian restaurant and wine bar, Paradiso. And, though their culinary styles and cooking proclivities pinged multiple points on the map, they shared a straightforward goal: satisfying a sold-out room full of diners celebrating Rinaldi's 10th year in business on East Passyunk Avenue. The menu of 10 distinct dishes (a course for each year, of course)
NEWS
December 12, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
If someone had a chance to ask Bill Gates one question in all the world, what would it be? Dafni Pratt, 16, a junior at Carver High School for Engineering and Science, got that chance during a video chat Wednesday at her school. With 30 other students looking on, Pratt asked the country's richest man, who led in putting computers into the hands of everyday folks, about the lack of women in computer science. "Studies show that the percentage of women majoring in computer science has been falling since 1986," the teen from Southwest Philadelphia said.
NEWS
December 12, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
BEHIND every successful woman on television, there's a man (or two) causing her headaches. Or so it seems this season, in which fictional women are getting ahead - running law firms, embassies, record companies, even the country itself - while the men in their lives flounder. Or worse. Worse would be Dennis Boyd (Mark Moses), the professor husband of Martha Boyd (Laila Robins) on Showtime's "Homeland. " He committed treason on his wife's watch as ambassador to Pakistan, leading to a bloody attack on the U.S. embassy.
SPORTS
December 11, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For just the second time in school history, the Penn women's basketball team beat St. Joseph's. A dominant second half led to a 65-51 victory over the Hawks at the Palestra on Tuesday night. The Quakers (4-3, 2-0 Big Five) are the only unbeaten team in the Big Five and need just one win in their two remaining Big Five games (vs. Temple Jan. 5 and Villanova Jan. 21) to claim their first title. Center Sydney Stipanovich led Penn with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ashley Robinson (Archbishop Wood)
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