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Alex Louin & Wildcats Take down Dragons in Round 2 of WNIT

Philadelphia PA: As the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament goes on, City Bragging rights were on the line on Sunday afternoon as the Villanova Wildcats took on Drexel Dragons in the 2nd round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) from the Daskalakis Athletic Center on the campus of Drexel University. Drexel comes into game with (22-10) record and off a win over Duquesne in Round 1 of NIT on March 17 while the Villanova enters battle against the Dragons with (17-14) Record and off a win over Princeton in Round 1 of NIT  also on March 17

Villanova won tip to start the game and they would score right away on 3 pointer by Alex Louin for the 3-0 lead, Wildcats would open up a 10-0 lead before Drexel got on the board with basket from Sarah Curran and from there the Dragons would rally back and take a 11-10 lead at the end of 1st. Dragons would open up 8 point lead in the 2nd quarter at 18-10 with 7:16 left, the Wildcats would go on a run of their own as they took the lead late and then Dragons Sarah Curran hits 3 pointer which gave the Dragons a 23-22 lead and both teams would have some chances but they would not fall as Dragons lead 23-22 at halftime.

Drexel got ball to start the 3rd quarter and the Wildcats would just take over as they would blow the game open and got the lead up to 17 points at 44-27 with 1:31 left. During the 3rd quarter, Villanova Alex Louin would make history by becoming the 26th player in school history to reach 1,000 Points. Villanova would take a 44-30 lead at the 3nd of 3rd quarter. The Dragons would show the Wildcats that they still had fight as they got the lead down to 4 at 50-46 with 4:31 left, the Wildcats would make some clutch shots and the dragons did not have an answer as Villanova would win this game 56-51 and also take city bragging right as well. Win the win, the Wildcats go to (18-14) ont he season and now take on James Madison in Round 3 of Women’s NIT on Thursday March 23 at James Madison & with the loss, the dragons end their season with (22-11) record.

Final stats:

Drexel Dragons:
Sarah Curran: 20 points, 4 rebounds
Megan Creighton: 9 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
Kelsi Lidge: 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists

Villanova Wildcats:
Alex Louin: 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 9-9 from foul line
Kelly Jekot: 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 8-8 from foul line
Megan Quinn: 7 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist

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