The Week In Review for the Philly Division I six for the week of February 6.
La Salle 17 – 9, 6 – 5 – Tied for 6th Place in the Atlantic 10
It was a tough week for the Explorers as the team lost at Richmond 78 – 76 and at home vs. St. Louis 59 – 51. La Salle has lost three straight. Richmond guard Derrick Williams got a put back with 5.8 seconds to play to give the Spiders the win in a close game. Six points were the largest lead by either team in the last six minutes of the game. Guard Tyreek Duren led La Salle with 17 points, guard Sam Mills added 16 points. The loss to St. Louis snapped a 14 game home win streak for La Salle. 20 turnovers proved to be the undoing for the Explorers. Forward Jerrell Wright scored 18 points as the top La Salle scorer.
Next Week: 2/18 at UMass, 2/22 home vs. Temple in an Atlantic 10 and Big Five game.
Penn 13 – 11, 5 – 2 – 3rd Place in the Ivy League
Penn had a shot to get into a first place tie, but their title hopes took a hit as Harvard came away with a 56 – 50 win at the Palestra. It was the sixth consecutive win for Harvard over Penn. Guard Zack Rosen scored 16 points, but had a tough shooting night. He also scored 16 the following night against Dartmouth, none more important than a three from deep in the right wing as time ran out giving Penn a 58 – 55 win at home. Guard Tyler Bernardini scored 2 against Harvard, but put up 15 against Dartmouth.
Next Week: 2/17 home vs. Cornell, 2/18 home vs. Columbia
Saint Joseph’s 16 – 10, 6 – 5 – Tied for 6th Place in the Atlantic 10
The Hawks played two home games during the week. They got a split losing to St. Louis 72 – 60, then beating UMass 73 – 63. It was a big rebounding week for forward Halil Kanacevic as he took down 10 rebounds against St. Louis and 15 on UMass. The Hawks got balanced scoring as guard Langston Galloway scored 15 in each game. Guard Carl Jones had 13 and 17 while forward Ronald Roberts scored 14 in each game. Saint Joseph’s goes on the road for their next two games.
Next Week: 2/15 at Rhode Island, 2/18 at George Washington
Temple 19 – 5, 8 – 2 – 1st Place in the Atlantic 10
It was a big week for guard Ramone Moore as he was named the Atlantic 10 and Big Five Player of the Week. Moore scored 25 points against George Washington and 30 against Xavier. It was the 6th straight game that Moore led the Owls in scoring. It was a slow start against George Washington, but Temple came on to score a 76 – 72 win. Guard Khalif Wyatt did not start the game. He came off the
bench to get 22 points. In the White Out against Xavier the Owls ran out to a large lead early and won 85 – 72 in the battle for first place. Center Michael Eric pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds. In the game Temple shot 19 – 31 (61.3%), and made 7 – 11 from beyond the arc (63.6%).
Next Week: 2/15 at St. Bonaventure, 2/18 home vs. Duquesne
Villanova 11 – 13, 4 – 8 – Tied for 11th Place in the Big East
There was one game during the week for Villanova as the Wildcats rallied from 19 points down to beat Providence 74 – 72. Villanova broke a three game losing streak. Forward JayVaughn Pinkston scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. He scored the last 9 Villanova points in the game. For his efforts Pinkston was named Big East Rookie of the Week.
Next Week; 2/15 at USF, 2/18 home vs. Notre Dame
Drexel 13 – 2, 21 – 5 – 2nd Place in the CAA
Drexel has won 13 straight games as the defeat James Madison on the road, then come home to beat Hofstra 78 – 67. Forward Samme Givins scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds against James Madison for his 5th double-double of the season. Guard Chris Fouch led the team against Hofstra as he goes over 1,000 career points.
Next Week: 2/14 home vs. William & Mary, 2/18 at Cleveland State in a Bracket Busters game on ESPN.