Women’s basketball kicks off three-game tour at Hampton

Game information: Friday, January 13, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hampton Convocation Center – Hampton, Virginia.

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opening suggestion
The Drexel University women’s basketball team plays the first of three straight games on the road when it travels to Hampton on Friday, January 13. Takeoff from the Hampton Convocation Center is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Last game: Dragons win seventh straight SBU win
keishana washington moved up to second on Drexel’s all-time scoring list and the Dragons used a dominant second quarter as DU defeated the Stony Brook Seawolves 81-64 on Sunday afternoon.


BY THE NUMBERS

  • Washington led all scorers with 27 in the game. He now has 1,918 in his career. It was his 49th straight game in double figures and his 12th this season with 20 or more.
  • Tori Hyduke he recorded his personal best in a Drexel uniform with 13 points, connecting on 5-of-6 shots from the floor.
  • maura hendrixson he continued to spread the ball around, notching 11 assists in the game, his third straight double-digit dime.
  • Grace O’Neill he contributed 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
  • hetta satman, kylie lavalle and Hendrixson each scored eight.
  • As a team, DU posted their third straight 20+ assist game.

Ann Meyers Drysdale Watch List

In recognition of the season you have enjoyed thus far, keishana washington she was one of 21 players named to the watch list for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Player of the Year Award, presented by the Basketball Writers Association of the USA. She is the only player from a major conference in the half of the list. Washington was previously recognized by USBWA this season as the National Player of the Week on December 20.

The third time is the charm
For his efforts against Delaware and Stony Brook, Washington earned his third CAA Player of the Week award. The Pickering, Ontario native averaged 28.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in the pair of wins. He posted his seventh 30-point game of the season against Delaware on Friday. It was the 12th of his career, tying Gabriela Marginean for the most Drexels.

spread it out
Washington’s eye-catching numbers have been helped by maura hendrixsonwho has double figures in assists in each of his last three games and is averaging 10.2 cents per game since Dec. 18. As a team, Drexel has 20 or more assists in five games and the Dragons’ assisted shot rate of 67.2 percent is seventh nationally.

stepping up
The last five games have seen impressive play off the bench, particularly from Tori Hyduke Y Chloe Hodges. Hyduke posted a career-high 13 points for him at Drexel, going 5-of-6 from the floor against Stony Brook, while Hodges had a career-high nine against Delaware State. During the stretch, Hyduke is scoring 7.2 points per game with Hodges scoring 5.4. Overall, the Dragons’ reserves are scoring 18.6 per game while shooting 59.7 percent (40-of-67) from the floor, 47.4 percent (9-of-19) from three-point range and are grabbing 6.6 rebounds per game at ratio positive from assists to turnovers.

second to one
With his 27 points against the Seawolves, keishana washington she passed Michelle Maslowski for second place on the Drexel career score list. The only person taller on the list is Gabriela Marginean, who amassed a City 6 women’s record 2,581 points between 2006 and 2010.

lucky number seven
The win against Stony Brook was the seventh straight for Drexel. The Dragons have posted a winning streak of six games or more nine times in the last 10 years.

exploration report
Hampton is 5-8 on the season with a 2-1 conference record and is coming off an 86-47 loss at Towson on Sunday. Following a seventh-place finish in the Big South last season, the Pirates were ranked 10th in the CAA’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

HU has three players averaging double figures in scoring, led by Camryn Hill at 13.8 points per game. Nylah Young and Madison Buford post 12.3 and 11.5 per outing, respectively. Young leads the team with 6.5 rebounds per game. Victoria Mason leads the way with 52 assists. She is also one of the best players in the country when it comes to steals, ranking sixth nationally at 3.54 strikes per game.

Speaking of steals, the Pirates’ average of 11.8 per game helps make Hampton one of the best teams in Division I, currently ranking eighth in opponent forced turnovers at 22.92. HU also holds on to the ball well, turning it over just 14.1 times per game, leading a margin of +8.85.

Turnovers help offset some tough rebounding numbers. Hampton ranks in the bottom 30 nationally in boards per game and rebounding margin.

David Six is ​​in his 14th season in charge of the Pirates with a 254-152 record. He enjoyed immediate success at his alma mater, winning 25 or more games four straight seasons from 2010 to 2014. He has guided Hampton to six NCAA tournaments and as a 13th seed, nearly stunned Kentucky, falling in overtime in 2011.

all time series
The two schools have played sparingly over the years with three previous meetings, all between 2013 and 2015. Hampton holds a 2-1 lead, but Drexel won the last meeting.

Last time against Hampton
Rachel Pearson led three players in double figures with 16 points as the Dragons defeated the Pirates 57-36 at the Hampton Convocation Center on December 5, 2015. Sarah Curran and Jessica Pellechio each scored 15 for Drexel.

still going
stony creek was Keishana Washington 49th straight game scoring in double figures, the second-longest streak in the nation behind Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, who has scored 10-plus in 68 straight weekend games. Drexel’s record is 52, held by Gabriela Marginean from January 8, 2009 until the end of her career.

to be noticed
For the second week in a row, Drexel is receiving votes in the WBCA Coaches Poll. The Dragons garnered votes in six straight polls last season, from Feb. 1 to March 8.

Home Sweet Home
With Hofstra’s loss against Stony Brook on January 1, Drexel is the only CAA team to remain undefeated at home in 2022-23. Winning at the DAC is nothing new for the Dragons who are 100-25 since the start of the 2014-15 season at home, an .800 winning percentage. Three times in that span, DU has earned 14 or more home court wins with 14 in 2019-20, 16 in 2017-18 and 17 last year.

finishing the job
The Dragons won their 59th straight game when leading at halftime when they defeated Stony Brook. Drexel hasn’t lost a game it led to bye in more than three years, since a 53-49 loss at Penn on Dec. 20, 2019. The Dragons finished 24-0 while leading after 20 minutes in 2021-22.

NET PROFITS
Coming in at No. 54, Penn State was the highest-ranked opponent Drexel has beaten according to the NCAA NET ratings since defeating No. 29 James Madison on February 2, 2020. DU has steadily climbed, currently ranked 94th after the game. of January 9.

National Notoriety (Part I)
For their efforts against Dartmouth (December 13) and Penn State (December 18), keishana washington He was recognized twice. She was named USBWA National Player of the Week and CAA Player of the Week. Overall, she averaged 37.0 points and 4.5 assists per game on 56.5 percent shooting from the ground. It is the second time in her career that she has been named USBWA National Player of the Week, with the other being on February 4, 2020. It is the second time this season and the eighth time overall that Washington has been named USBWA Player of the Week. The conference.

National Notoriety (Part II)
Washington was also highlighted on the national stage by ESPN, receiving votes from its panel that ranked the top 25 players in college basketball.

Until next time
Drexel is still on the road, making the trip to William & Mary on January 15. Takeoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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