Philadelphia, PA- The snow is beginning to melt but two Philadelphia University hoopsters are just getting hot. PhilaU men's basketball freshman guard Jim Connolly (Harleysville, PA/ Souderton) was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) ‘Freshman of the Week' and women's senior center Jessica Romano (Horsham, PA/ Hatboro-Horsham) earned a CACC ‘Honorable Mention' nod.
Connolly, a 6-3 guard, drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rams an exciting 70-67 win over Post on Saturday, Coach Herb Magee's 902nd career win, tying Bobby Knight's record. Connolly averaged 17.5 points on the week, well above his 5.5ppg on the season.
The Lady Ram's Romano had another double-double week, posting 21 ppg/ 12.0 rpg in a 2-0 week for PhilaU. The senior has now notched four double-double performances consecutively.