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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1996-1997 season

MEN'S: Standings | Game results
Big 5 First Team and Hall of Fame | NCAA Tournament | National Invitation Tournament

WOMEN'S: Standings | Game results
Big 5 First Team | Hall of Fame | NCAA Tournament | National Invitation Tournament

 


 

Men's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

Temple

2-0

20-11

John Chaney

Villanova

2-0

24-10

Steve Lappas

St. Joseph's

1-1

26-7

Phil Martelli

Pennsylvania

0-2

12-14

Fran Dunphy

La Salle

0-2

10-17

Speedy Morris

   

92-59, 60.9%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 10

Villanova  89

Penn  62

8,317

Palestra

#4 'Cats ourebound outsized Penn, 53-25

Dec 21

Temple  69

Penn  45

3,782

McGonigle

Quakers make just 28 percent of their shots

Dec 23

Villanova  81

St. Joseph's  65

6,672

Pavilion

#10 Nova's 24-3 run in second half is the key

Jan 28

Temple  70

La Salle  67

3,812

McGonigle

Sanchez hits winning 40-footer in double OT

March 1

St. Joseph's  62

La Salle  59

6,825

Hawk Hill

Rashid Bey's 3-pointer at buzzer seals A-10 title

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Rashid Bey (St. Joseph's)

Donnie Carr (La Salle)

Marc Jackson (Temple)

Jason Lawson (Villanova)

Tim Thomas (Villanova)

Alvin Williams (Villanova)

Villanova's Kerry Kittles

Kerry Kittles was Villanova's first all-American in a quarter century as he broke 15 school records along the way.  His versatility made him the only player in Wildcat history to compile 2,000 points, 700 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals.  The Big East Player of the Year and tourney Most Valuable Player in 1995, Kittles ended his career with a school-mark 2,243 points.  A three-time first-team Big East Conference player, Kittles led the league in scoring as a junior, averaging 23.2 points, the first player in VU history to pace the Big East.  His career scoring best was a 44-point effort against Boston College in 1995, the fourth-best effort in Wildcat lore.  Among the career records the New Orleans has are most three-pointers in a career (278) and most steals in a career (277).  He now stars for the NBA's New Jersey Nets.

Big 5 Second Team

Rasheed Brokenborough (Temple)

Arthur Yah Davis (St. Joseph's)

Dmitri Domani (St. Joseph's)

Mike Gizzi (La Salle)

Pepe Sanchez (Temple)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Dan Baker (Big Five Executive Secretary)

Jim Boyle (St. Joseph's)

Mark Macon (Temple)

Doug Overton (La Salle)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 75, Pacific 65

in Salt Lake City, UT

St. Joseph's 81, BC 77 (ot)

in Salt Lake City, UT

Kentucky 83, St. Joseph's 68

in San Jose, CA

Temple 62, Mississippi 40

in Lawrence, KS

Minnesota 76, Temple 57

in Lawrence, KS

Villanova 101, Long Island 91

in Winston-Salem, NC

California 75, Villanova 68

in Winston-Salem, NC

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants

 


 

Women's Standings:

St. Joseph's

4-0

26-5

Stephanie Gaitley

Villanova

3-1

14-14

Harry Perretta

La Salle

2-2

21-7

John Miller

Temple

1-3

10-18

Kristen Foley

Pennsylvania

0-4

6-20

Julie Soriero

   

77-64, 54.6%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Dec 3

St. Joseph's  69

Penn  58

 

Palestra

Hawks go 22-0 against UP as Compain nets 26

Dec 8

St. Joseph's  66

Villanova  54

 

Hawk Hill

Costello accounts for 20 pts and 11 boards

Dec 9

La Salle  76

Penn  73

 

Palestra

Sarah Haynes hits school-record seven threes

Dec 12

Villanova  65

Temple  56

 

Pavilion

Harry Perretta wins his 52nd career Big 5 game

Dec 21

Temple  72

Penn  69

 

McGonigle

Garrett paces the Owls with 19 pts, 13 rebs

Dec 21

Villanova  61

La Salle  45

 

Pavilion

Nova pushes eight-year Big 5 mark to 24-8

Jan 5

St. Joseph's  76

Temple  46

 

Hawk Hill

St. Joe's has 24-0 run early in first half

Jan 14

Villanova  60

Penn  51

 

Palestra

Penn's Maldonado has 7th (of 12) double-double

Feb 13

La Salle  75

Temple  59

 

Hayman

Haynes scores 18 as Explorers win 5th straight

Feb 15

St. Joseph's  84

La Salle  65

 

Hawk Hill

Hawks win B5, gain 20th win & run streak to 12

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

* Megan Compain (St. Joseph's)

Chrissie Donahue (La Salle)

Amy Facer (St. Joseph's)

Alkanease Garrett (Temple)

Claudrena Harold (Temple)

Michelle Maldonado (Pennsylvania)

* Compain was the top scorer (16.6 ppg) for the Hawks, who won a school-record 26 times, including 18 in a row.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Jenn Beisel (Villanova)

Maureen Costello (St. Joseph's)

Sarah Haynes (La Salle)

Colleen Kelly (Pennsylvania)

Jenn Sliwa (Villanova)

Jenea Skeeters (Villanova)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Kirsten Brendel (Pennsylvania)

Allison Hudson (La Salle)

Ellen Shields (St. Joseph's)

 

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

St. Joseph's 70, Kansas State 52

in Tuscaloosa, AL

Alabama 61, St. Joseph's 52

in Tuscaloosa, AL

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants.