2008-09 Women's Basketball News
June 9, 2009
Connecticut College Announces Wilson as New Women's Basketball Head Coach
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Brian Wilson, associate head coach at the College of the Holy Cross, has been named womens basketball head coach at Connecticut College. Wilson, a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia, spent six years with the Crusader program in the Patriot League, handling the critical role of recruiting coordinator for the past five seasons.
March 21, 2009
Amherst Falls to TCNJ 82-74 in NCAA Women's Basketball Third Place Game
HOLLAND, Mich. The Amherst College womens basketball team closed out the best season in program history this afternoon with a hard-fought 82-74 loss to The College of New Jersey in the 2009 NCAA Tournament Consolation Game. Despite dropping to 0-2 this weekend, Amherst set program marks in numerous categories this season.
March 20, 2009
Amherst Slips to Washington-St. Louis 65-49 in NCAA Women's Basketball Semifinals
HOLLAND, Mich. The Amherst College womens basketball team opened up play at the 2009 NCAA Womens Basketball Championship weekend this afternoon facing off against the Bears of Washington University in St. Louis. The two sides traded runs in the first half, but early in the second frame the Bears used a 16-2 run to power a 65-49 win. The Jeffs fall to 29-3, and will end their season when they face TCNJ in the Consolation Game. Tip-off in the third place game starts at 10 a.m.
March 19, 2009
Daigneault of Amherst Named WBCA All-American
ATLANTA, Ga. The Womens Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm announced the 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III State Farm Coaches All-America Basketball Team on Thursday evening. Amherst sophomore Jaci Daigneault (Guilford, Conn.) earned All-America honors, as she was the only NESCAC student-athlete selected to the team.
March 14, 2009
Amherst Downs Brandeis 68-54 in NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
AMHERST, Mass. The Amherst College womens basketball team earned a 68-54 win over Brandeis University in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinal round Saturday evening in LeFrak Gymnasium to punch a ticket to the programs first semifinal appearance. The Lord Jeffs (29-2) will travel to Holland, Mich., to take on either Illinois-Wesleyan or Washington-Saint Louis on Friday, Mar. 20 at Hope Colleges DeVos Fieldhouse. The Judges outstanding season comes to a close at 20-8.
March 13, 2009
Amherst Comes Away with 74-51 Victory Against NYU in Women's Basketball Sectionals
AMHERST, Mass. The Amherst College womens basketball team played host to New York University Friday evening in the 2009 NCAA Tournament Sectional Semifinal Round at LeFrak Gymnasium in Amherst, Mass. The Lord Jeffs punched a ticket into the sectional final for the first time in program history with a 74-51 win. Amherst will face Brandeis tomorrow at 6 p.m.
March 11, 2009
Hungerford Steps Down as Connecticut College Women's Basketball Head Coach
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Connecticut College womens basketball coach Laura Hungerford is stepping down after eight seasons with the program. Hungerford will relinquish her duties as basketball coach effective July 1. She will remain on staff as an instructor and administrator in the physical education department for the 2009-2010 year.
March 10, 2009
Shibles of Bowdoin Named WBCA New England Coach of the Year
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College women's basketball coach Adrienne Shibles has been named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) Region I (New England) Coach of the Year. Shibles, in her first season at the helm of the Polar Bears, led Bowdoin to their eighth NESCAC Championship and ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
March 7, 2009
Amherst Rolls Past Emmanuel 76-37 in NCAA Women's Basketball Second Round
AMHERST, Mass. The Amherst College womens basketball team earned a 76-37 win over Emmanuel College Saturday evening in LeFrak Gymnasium in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lord Jeffs improve to 27-2 on the year, while the Saints impressive season comes to a close at 22-8. The Lord Jeffs advance to the Round of 16 for the second consecutive year, while their next opponent, game time and game location have yet to be determined. In last years Round of 16, Amherst suffered a 68-63 loss to DePauw University, marking the best finish in program history (27-3).
March 7, 2009
Muhlenberg Knocks Bowdoin Out of NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, 58-57
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Muhlenberg College women's basketball team held off a furious last-minute rally by Bowdoin to take a 58-57 win in an NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round game on Saturday evening at Morrell Gymnasium. The loss is the first ever in NCAA or NESCAC Tournament play at home for Bowdoin, who finishes their season with a record of 24-5. Muhlenberg (26-3) advances to play Brandeis in the "Sweet Sixteen" next weekend at a to-be-determined site.
March 7, 2009
Second-Half Surge Lifts TCNJ Past Tufts 57-55 in NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) women's basketball team erased a 12-point deficit in the second half to earn a 57-55 victory over Tufts in the second round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday night at Moravian College. TCNJ (25-4) moves on to the NCAA "Sweet 16" next weekend, where they will face the University of Rochester at a site to be determined. Senior 6'3" center Hillary Klimowicz led the Lions over the Jumbos with 28 points. Tufts' season is over with a 22-5 record.
March 6, 2009
Amherst Moves Past Babson in NCAA Women's Basketball First Round, 77-54
AMHERST, Mass. The Amherst College womens basketball team played host to the Babson College Beavers in the opening round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Lord Jeffs jumped out to a commanding early lead and never looked back, ultimately advancing to the next round with a 77-54 victory. Amherst improves to 26-2 with the win, while Babson ends its season at 20-9. The Jeffs will host Emmanuel College Saturday, Mar. 7 at 5 p.m. Emmanuel earned a 55-49 victory over the University of Southern Maine in Fridays first game.
March 6, 2009
Bowdoin Rolls Past Castleton 72-31 in NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team suffocated Castleton State en route to a 72-31 victory in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday night. The Polar Bears (24-4) have won at least one NCAA Tournament game in each of the last nine seasons, the longest streak in the nation, while Castleton (17-12) was making their first-ever appearance in the national tournament.
March 6, 2009
Tufts Ousts Host Moravian 80-70 in NCAA Women's Basketball First Round
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Sophomore guard Colleen Hart (Needham, Mass.) led four Tufts University players in double figures with 16 points to lead the Jumbos to an 80-70 victory over host Moravian College in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament in Johnston Hall Friday evening. Tufts improves to 22-4 overall and will play The College of New Jersey in the second round on Saturday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m.
March 4, 2009
Women's Basketball All-NESCAC Teams Announced
HADLEY, Mass. - Bates senior forward Val Beckwith (Woburn, Mass.) has been named the 2009 NESCAC Player of the Year, as determined by the conference coaches. She is the fifth Bates player to earn the leagues top honor this decade, joining the ranks of Emily King (2000), Kate McLaughlin (2001), Olivia Zurek (2005), and former teammate Meg Coffin (2006).
March 1, 2009
Bowdoin Claims 2009 NESCAC Women's Basketball Title
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team reclaimed the NESCAC Championship after a one-year respite, defeating Amherst 49-46, for the Polar Bears' eighth conference championship on Sunday afternoon. The Polar Bears (23-4) earn the NESCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament while Amherst (25-2) will likely receive an at-large bid when pairings are announced on NCAA.com at 11:00 a.m. on Monday.
February 28, 2009
Bowdoin Moves Past Trinity 74-56 in Women's Basketball Semifinals
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Leah Rubega scored a game-high 18 points to lead top-seeded Bowdoin to a 74-56 win over fifth-seed Trinity in the semifinals of the 2009 NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship on Saturday. The Polar Bears (21-4), winners of seven of the conference's eight championships, return to the title game after a one year absence. The Bantams, who were making their first appearance in the NESCAC semifinals, fall to 17-8.
February 28, 2009
Amherst Escapes Tufts 49-46 in Women's Basketball Semifinals
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The defending NESCAC Champion Amherst women's basketball team survived a defensive struggle, and got a career-high 23 points from Jackie Daigneault in a 49-46 win over Tufts University on Saturday. The Jeffs (25-1) will take on Bowdoin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the NESCAC title game. Tufts (21-4) will hope for an NCAA Tournament bid when the field is announced on Sunday evening.
February 27, 2009
Women's Basketball Championship Action Available Live Via Internet
HHADLEY, Mass. - The 2009 NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship takes place this weekend at Bowdoin College. Fans not able to watch in person their favorite NESCAC Women's Basketball team can still follow all of the action live from Brunswick, as real-time statistics and webcast coverage will be available for both Saturday and Sunday.
February 24, 2009
Polar Bears Eye Eighth Women's Basketball Title
HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin College will look to add an eighth conference crown to its legacy this weekend when the Polar Bears host the final rounds of the 2009 NESCAC Womens Basketball Championship. Saturdays semifinals will feature top-seeded Bowdoin taking on fifth-seeded Trinity while second seed and defending NESCAC champion Amherst will square off against third seed Tufts. Tickets for this weekends championship are $5 for adults and $2 for students.
February 21, 2009
Top-Seeded Bowdoin Rolls to 85-52 Win Over Williams in Women's Basketball Quarterfinals
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The top-seeded Bowdoin College women's basketball team never trailed in an 85-52 victory over Williams in the quarterfinal round of the NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship on Saturday. The Polar Bears (21-4) will host the semifinals and final next Saturday and Sunday and will play fifth-seeded Trinity at 2:00 p.m. on February 28. The other semifinal game will feature second-seeded Amherst and third-seeded Tufts at 4:00 p.m. Williams ends their season with a record of 8-17.
February 21, 2009
Amherst Claims 77-36 Victory Over Colby in Women's Basetball Quarterfinals
AMHERST, Mass. The second-seeded Amherst College womens basketball team opened play in the 2009 NESCAC Championship this afternoon with a 77-36 win over seventh-seeded Colby College at LeFrak Gymnasium in Amherst, Mass. The Jeffs advance to next weekend's semifinals to face third-seeded Tufts at 4:00 p.m.
February 21, 2009
Tufts Picks Up 71-57 Decision Over Wesleyan in Women's Basketball Quarterfinals
MEDFORD, Mass. - Four Jumbos scored in double figures Tufts advanced to the semi-final round of the 2009 NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship with a 71-57 victory against Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gymnasium. Tufts, the third seed in the conference tournament, was able to keep the Cardinals at an arm's length in the first half before pulling away in the second. The Jumbos improved to 21-3 overall and move on to play next weekend at top seed Bowdoin College. Sixth seed Wesleyan's season ends with a 12-11 record.
February 21, 2009
Trinity Edges Bates in Women's Basketball Quarterfinals, 76-71
LEWISTON, Maine - The Trinity College women's basketball team staved off every second-half rally by Bates College and came away with a 76-71 victory in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship on Saturday at Alumni Gymnasium. The Bantams, seeded fifth in the tournament, raise their record to 17-7 and advance to the tournament semifinals for the first time since it began in 2001, while fourth-seeded Bates finishes 16-9.
February 20, 2009
Women's Basketball Championship Quarterfinal Action Available Live Via Internet
HADLEY, Mass. - The 2009 NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship kicks off this Saturday with quarterfinal action at the top four teams in the conference. Fans not able to watch in person their favorite NESCAC Women's Basketball team can still follow all of the action. All four host institutions will feature live game information on Saturday afternoon.
February 14, 2009
Women's Basketball Championship Seeding Announced
HADLEY, Mass. - Bowdoin College, the seven-time NESCAC Womens Basketball Champions, will begin its pursuit for a remarkable eighth conference crown with the top seed in the 2009 NESCAC Womens Basketball Championship. The Polar Bears will host a quarterfinal contest along with Amherst, Tufts and Bates next Saturday, Feb. 21. Teams that advance out of the quarterfinals will face off in the semifinals at the highest remaining seed on Saturday, Feb. 28 with the championship concluding on Sunday, March 1.
February 12, 2009
NESCAC Women's Basketball Teams Unite to Support WBCA "Pink Zone"
HADLEY, Mass. NESCAC womens basketball teams have joined together in support of the Womens Basketball Coaches Associations (WBCA) Kay Yow Foundation and its breast cancer awareness campaign by wearing Pink Zone T-shirts during warm-ups for conference contests on Saturday, Feb. 14. Fans and supporters interested in obtaining a T-shirt can purchase one from each team for a suggested donation of $10.