It is not unusual for Division II college basketball teams to step up in exhibition games and take on Division I programs. The local scene has seen several area squads do just that over the last week, on both the men’s and women’s side.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a women’s basketball player having a better first season than Philadelphia University redshirt freshman center Tori Arnao.
Christine Wooding is averaging a double-double for the Lady Rams, leading the squad in scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (11.5 per contest).
Lady Rams head coach Tom Shirley earned his 600th career coaching win, 76-60, over Chestnut Hill.
With one more victory, the Philadelphia University coaching duo of Herb Magee and women’s coach Tom Shirley will hit 1500 as a pair. Only Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma at Connecticut have a higher total as an active coaching tandem.