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Penn Plays Philadelphia Big 5 Basketball:
1997-1998 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

1-1

21-9

John Chaney

Pennsylvania

1-1

17-12

Fran Dunphy

Villanova

1-1

12-17

Steve Lappas

St. Joseph's

1-1

11-17

Phil Martelli

La Salle

1-1

9-18

Speedy Morris

   

70-73, 49.0%

 

 

Men's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

Crowd

Dec 16

Villanova  68

Temple  57

6,651

Pavilion

Nova upsets the Owls as Chaney ejected

Jan 2

La Salle  72

Villanova  65

3,836

Spectrum

Freshman Thomas keys Explorers victory

Jan 24

St. Joseph's  57

Penn  55

8,722

Palestra

Simmonds FTs at :09.9;  then Jordan misses

Feb 10

Penn  82

La Salle  64

3,633

Palestra

Quakers nail eight of 16 threes & romp in 2nd

Feb 17

Temple  50

St. Joseph's  42

8,146

Apollo

Owls hold the Hawks to 15 second-half points

 

 

Men's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Lamont Barnes (Temple)

* Rashid Bey (St. Joseph's)

Howard Brown (Villanova)

Donnie Carr (La Salle)

Michael Jordan (Pennsylvania)

Pepe Sanchez (Temple)

* Bey averages 16.9 points and sinks 76 threes in winning his second straight Geasey MVP.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Rasheed Brokenborough (Temple)

John Celestand (Villanova)

Harold Rasul (St. Joseph's)

Paul Romanczuk (Pennsylvania)

KZell Wesson (La Salle)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Mik Kilgore (Temple)

Bob Lojewski (St. Joseph's)

Bob Mlkvy (Pennsylvania)

Randy Woods (La Salle)

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

No participants

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

No participants

 


 

Women's Standings:

Team

Big 5

All

Coach

La Salle

4-0

15-13

John Miller

Villanova

3-1

19-10

Harry Perretta

St. Joseph's

2-2

19-12

Stephanie Gaitley

Temple

1-3

10-17

Kristen Foley

Pennsylvania

0-4

13-13

Julie Soriero

   

76-65, 53.9%

 

 

Women's game results:

Date / Location

Winner

Loser

 

Nov 25

La Salle  66

Villanova  61

 

Textile

Frosh Zenszer scores 18 to lead the Explorers

Nov 25

St. Joseph's  91

Penn  45

 

Alumni

The Atlantic 10 power spanks the Quakers

Dec 9

La Salle  80

Penn  31

 

Textile

Coach Soriero loses on her old Textile court

Dec 10

Villanova  67

St. Joseph's  54

 

Pavilion

Wildcats can 55 percent of their field goals

Dec 13

Villanova  66

Temple  40

 

Apollo

Villanova spoils Apollo Big Five debut

Dec 20

Villanova  99

Penn  55

 

Pavilion

Nova shoots 60 percent in second half

Dec 30

Temple  63

Penn  53

 

Palestra

Owls score 20 points off Penn turnovers

Jan 29

La Salle  84

Temple  67

 

Apollo

Zenszer breaks all records with 17-for-17 FTs

Feb 7

St. Joseph's  76

Temple  44

 

Apollo

Hawks avenge last-season loss to TU in January

Feb 10

La Salle 65

St. Joseph's  54

 

Alumni

Explorers need a win to claim Big 5 & get it

 

 

Women's Honors:

Big 5 First Team

Jen Beisel (Villanova)

Diana Caramanico (Pennsylvania)

* Maureen Costello (St. Joseph's)

Jenny Higgins (Villanova)

Jen Ricco (Temple)

Katie Wolfe (La Salle)

* Costello averaged 14.8 points and an Atlantic 10-high 9.0 rebounds as the Hawks won 19 times.

 

Big 5 Second Team

Melissa Coursey (St. Joseph's)

Sarah Haynes (La Salle)

Colleen Kelly (Pennsylvania)

Shanette Lee (Villanova)

Angela Zampella (St. Joseph's)

Jen Zenszer (La Salle)

 

Hall of Fame Inductees

Mary Greybush (La Salle)

June Stambaugh (Pennsylvania)

Lynn Tighe (Villanova)

 

 

 

NCAA Tournament:

No participants.

 

 

National Invitation Tournament:

St. Joseph's 77, American 68

at Alumni Fieldhouse

Penn State 72, St. Joseph's 59

in University Park, PA

Penn State 68, Villanova 61

in University Park, PA