Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Day and Night With The Guru

By Mel Greenberg

PHILADELPHIA _ As Jonathan indicated in the post just below this 24 hours or so ago, the Guru had a busy day Thursday working the St. Joseph's tournament opener in the afternoon and then dashing off to the sensitivity class at night, which featured yet another dynamic win by the Drexel men, who turned back CAA-rival George Mason, the team that went to the Final Four.

Afterwards, we indicated to Drexel coach Bruiser Flint that if he keeps this up, we may need to make him one of the escorts for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Knoxville in June.

Speaking of Drexel, if you know how a DVD package gives you alternative endings, The Guru now brings you an alternative beginning. This was the lede to the early edition story, much of which was actually composed before the game got under way and then we waited until the outcome to swing the result. Where we did that will be obvious.

By Mel Greenberg

They had made emphatic statements about their worthiness to opponents from the Big Five and the powerful Big East Conference.

Last night, it was time for the Drexel Dragons to deal with one of their own.

Drexel opened its Colonial Athletic Association season against George Mason, the team that was the talk of the nation last spring when it made a Cinderella run to the Final Four.

The Dragons, however, are the new topic in college basketball circles, as validated by last night’s standing-room-only crowd in the 2,500-seat Daskalakis Athletic Center in West Philadelphia.

Fans crammed into the small arena last night to see just how the Dragons, a third-place preseason pick in the CAA, would measure up against the team chosen just above them.

Quite well, thank you.

The Dragons rolled from a 30-28 halftime lead to a 61-49 victory over the Patriots, extending their win streak to seven games.

Senior perimeter sharpshooter Dominick Mejia scored 20 points for Drexel (9-2 overall), including six three-pointers, to lead the Dragons. Frank Elegar added 12 points, and Tramayne Hawthorne scored 10. Chaz Crawford grabbed 14 rebounds.Will Thomas led George Mason (5-5) with 19, and Folarin Campbell scored 11 points.

(Running then existed the rest of the way).

Meanwhile, so Jonathan can get credit for drawing traffic to Philly.com, here's the link to the final edition Drexel print story that's sitting over there.

Meanwhile, over at St. Joseph's, the Hawks had an easy time with Northeastern, while South Florida didn't get control of Vermont until early in the second half.

In another part of the area Thursday night, while we were doing our thing at Drexel, out on the Main Line, former St. Joseph's women's assistant Joe Logan, who now coaches Loyola of Md., led his squad to an upset of Villanova. On his last visit, his team beat the Drexel women.

We'll be back at St. Joseph's Friday afternoon and then head down to Penn for Friday night's Big Five women's matchup with Temple, which will be going for its 12th straight City Series win.

Elsewhere, Erin expects to be checking in with you all the next several days offering full text transcripts from all the speeches at last week's All-America tribute at Connecticut after the Huskies beat Colorado State.

Both of us will be in the house in Hartford next Saturday when Connecticut renews its rivalry with Tennessee.

Somewhere in the neighborhood Thursday night, Kate's heart was probably pounding with joy as her beloved Rutgers actually won a bowl game.

On Saturday we'll be at Villanova for the Wildcats' game with Manhattan.

On the technological side of things, the Guru's new blackberry that replaced the previous dysfunctional model quickly became disfunctional itself. Not to worry. Although we're temporarily out of 24/7 mode with our email -- we'll have laptop access at St. Joseph's -- the replacement for the replacement is due to arrive sometime Friday.

All the addresses were saved to the laptop, so there is no crises. Those who communicate with the Guru on his company cell can continue to do so.

So that's it for now unless another episode of administrative eyes appears if he catches glitches in this transmission written off the top of the Guru's brain [consider it done - Ed.].

We'll be back later in the day. We'll also try to check in with one of our friendly WNBA GMs to find out what's new with Charlotte unless events overtake this.

And if any of you followers think you can what it takes to be a public address announcer this summer at Connecticut Sun games, there's a vacancy so contact them if you have interest.

-- Mel


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