Emily Leer and Lauren Buford each scored 13 to lead Villanova (9-2, 3-0 Big 5) to a 56-47 win over Big 5 rival Temple at McGonigle Hall yesterday.
In other women's games:
* At the Palestra, Kara Bonenberger earned her first career double-double in her first career start as the freshman led Penn in overtime past Drexel, 67-65. She scored 27 points and added 11 rebounds, and Penn (6-2) is off to its best start in program history.
Drexel, led by Kamile Nacickaite (23 points) and Hollie Mershon (13), fell to 5-4.
* At Hagan Arena, Saint Joseph's (7-4) beat UCLA, 64-60, fueled by Ashley Prim and Samira Van Grinsven's 12 points each. Philadelphia native Markel Walker led the Bruins (5-6) with 16 points.