The St. Joseph's women's basketball team has found some consistency heading into the new year.
Coach Cindy Griffin's team captured the school's Hawk Classic at Hagan Arena last night, beating Boston University, 71-58, for its third consecutive win.
Ashley Prim scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Hawks (6-7) to earn tournament MVP honors. Amy Gillespie and Brittany Ford each scored 11 points for St. Joseph's.
"We're getting contributions from different people in different games," Griffin said. "There are pros and cons to that, but I think it is working out well for us right now."
Chantell Alford scored 20 points for Boston University (4-7), which is coached by Kelly Greenberg. The former La Salle star coached Penn to two Ivy League titles.
The Terriers entered the game off Monday's 68-67 victory over Dawn Staley's South Carolina squad (7-5).
"I think Boston U. was a little tired off a great win, and we were able to expose that somewhat to our advantage," Griffin said.
In the third-place game, the Gamecocks recovered from Monday's loss by beating Brown, 73-46.
Villanova 60, Drexel 55 - Laura Sweeney scored 16 points and Heather Scanlon scored 15 as the Wildcats (10-2) used a 38-22 second-half surge to beat the Dragons (6-5) in the title game of their own Holiday Classic at the Pavillion.
Sweeney was named the tournament MVP.
Gabriela Marginean scored 22 points for Drexel, whose coach Denise Dillon played at Villanova.
Mount St. Mary's 60, Penn 48 - The Quakers (0-9) got 16 points from Caitlin Slover in a nonleague loss to the Mount (4-6) at the Palestra.
La Salle 65, Holy Cross 51 - The Explorers (4-8) topped the Crusaders (3-9) in the first round of the Monmouth Holiday Tournament in West Long Branch, N.J., as Jamie Walsh scored 15 points and Antonia Gale added 14.
Elsewhere: In Pittsburgh, Duquesne registered a 72-60 upset of No. 20 Pittsburgh. . . . Christine Wooding scored 23 points for Philadelphia University in a 69-59 loss to host Kutztown.