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Villanova 82, Saint Joseph's 59

PHILADELPHIA - Maddie Siegrist scored 31 points, the 20th time she has scored at least 30, and No. 25 Villanova used a hot start to roll to a 82-59 win over Big Five rival Saint Joseph's on Saturday.

Siegrist scored 13 points and Lucy Olsen 10 in the first half when Villanova went 7 of 11 on 3-pointers and shot 71% overall for a 45-26 lead. Saint Joseph's was at 30%. Maddy Burke was 4 of 3 behind the arc.

Christina Dalce scored five points as the Wildcats had the first eight of the game and closed the first quarter with two 7-0 runs, the 14-2 burst making it 28-8. Twice Villanova made five straight shots for a 10-of-11 stretch and closed the half with three straight, two of them 3s.

Olsen scored 20 points, making all three of her 3-pointers and 8 of 10 overall. Burke finished 4 of 4 from distance as the Wildcats (10-2) finished 13 of 20 from long range. They shot 55% overall (29 of 53).

Talya Brugler had 14 points for the Hawks (9-1), who came up short of matching the 1984-85 team's 10-0 start, the best in school history. Mackenzie Smith had 12. The Hawks finished the game at 37% (20 of 54).

Villanova plays No. 10 Iowa State in the Hall of Fame Showcase on Dec. 18 before meeting La Salle with a chance to win the Philadelphia Big Five title.

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Updated December 10, 2022


Saint Joseph's
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Brugler F 32 5-10 3-3 1-2 3-5 0 1 0 2 2 14
L. Ziegler F 31 3-11 0-0 1-3 1-4 1 0 0 2 1 7
J. Nystrom G 33 3-7 1-2 1-5 2-3 4 0 3 3 0 8
M. Smith G 32 3-8 5-6 1-3 1-4 1 0 0 2 0 12
O. Mullins G 23 3-8 2-2 1-5 0-0 2 0 1 2 3 9
E. Boslet 30 2-6 0-0 2-4 1-4 3 1 2 1 3 6
J. Walker 11 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 0 3
P. Maurina 7 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 3 0
K. Griffin 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   201 20-54
(.370)
12-15
(.800)
7-22
(.318)
12-25 11 3 7 12 13 59


Villanova
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
M. Siegrist F 36 11-20 5-5 4-6 2-8 2 1 0 2 2 31
C. Dalce F 23 4-10 1-2 0-1 4-8 3 1 0 1 5 9
L. Olsen G 34 8-10 1-2 3-3 3-4 4 0 2 2 0 20
M. Burke G 29 4-4 0-0 4-4 0-3 3 0 2 0 2 12
B. Mullin G 26 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-1 4 0 3 4 3 3
B. Runyan 16 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-3 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Orihel 14 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 1 0 0 2 2 3
A. Cauley 11 0-1 2-2 0-1 0-2 1 0 0 0 2 2
Z. Jones 5 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2
K. Swider 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Welde 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 29-53
(.547)
11-13
(.846)
13-20
(.650)
11-34 19 2 7 12 16 82


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