Jan. 4, 2013
Saint Joseph's women's basketball team caps the nonconference portion of its schedule this Saturday at Penn. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at The Palestra with live audio provided by the Saint Joseph's Sports Network.
Saint Joseph's Game Notes
The Last Meeting
January 14, 2012
Women's Basketball Caps Non-Conference Play With Win Over Penn, 42-34
Behind a 19-4 run to close out the game, the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team capped its non-conference schedule with a 42-34 victory over Big 5 foe Penn Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. The victory gives the Hawks 10 non-conference wins for the second-straight year and improved their record to 11-5 overall and 1-1 in the Big 5.
GAME STORIES . . .
The Hawks, currently 8-5, will finish with a winning nonconference record for the third-straight year and 25th time overall since joining the Atlantic 10 for the 1983-84 season.
Saturday's game is the second Philadelphia Big 5 contest of the season for SJU. The Hawks are currently 0-1 in the City Series this season after falling to Villanova, 55-51, on December 8.
The Hawks are currently second all-time in wins in the Big 5 (95-35), four behind Villanova (99), and have won a share of 15 Big 5 titles, the most recent in 2008-09.
Saint Joseph's is currently 36-1 all-time against the Quakers and have won seven straight in the series.
Coming into Saturday's game, the Hawks have won all 22 games against Penn at The Palestra.
Last year, Saint Joseph's topped Penn, 42-34, at Hagan Arena in its final nonconference game on January 12.
Last season's final score (76 total points) was the lowest outcome in the series history between SJU and Penn.
The Hawks are coming off a 73-65 loss to #17/18 UCLA on December 31. The loss snapped a three-game win streak and was the first road loss of the season for Saint Joseph's.
Junior Erin Shields is coming off a career-high 24 points at UCLA. The Hawks' starting guard hit 9-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-11 from three-point range against the Bruins.