2011-12 Women's Basketball News

  • Elms Women's Basketball Named to WBCA Academic Top 25
    July 25, 2012
    Elms Women's Basketball Named to WBCA Academic Top 25 For the third time in four years, the Elms College women’s basketball team has been selected to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 as recently announced by the organization.
  • Newbury's O'Connell Led Nation in Rebounds in 11-12
    June 04, 2012
    Newbury's O'Connell Led Nation in Rebounds in 11-12 Newbury College women’s basketball center Catherine O’Connell (Quincy, Mass.) finished the 2011-12 season atop the national NCAA Division III rankings in rebounds per game with 15.0 – four tenths a head of Yeshiva University’s Rebecca Yosher.
  • Ithaca College Advances Past Elms Women’s Basketball in NCAA First Round
    March 02, 2012
    Ithaca College Advances Past Elms Women’s Basketball in NCAA First Round The Elms College women's basketball team suffered a 84-37 loss to Ithaca College in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship on Friday evening at Ben Light Gymnasium in Ithaca, N.Y.
  • Elms Women’s Basketball Draws Ithaca College in NCAA First Round
    February 28, 2012
    Elms Women’s Basketball Draws Ithaca College in NCAA First Round The Elms College women’s basketball team will travel to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on Ithaca College in NCAA Division III Championship First Round action on Friday, March 2.
  • NECC 2011-12 Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams Announced
    February 27, 2012
    NECC 2011-12 Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams Announced For the second consecutive season, Daniel Webster senior forward Alycia Gervais was honored as the 2011-12 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Womens' Basketball Player of the Year in a vote by the league's coaches. Gervais averaged 15.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game while shooting 45.5% from the field and 82% from the free throw line.
  • Murphy's Late Heroics Nets Elms First NECC Women's Basketball Championship
    February 25, 2012
    Murphy's Late Heroics Nets Elms First NECC Women's Basketball Championship Elms College senior Erika Murphy scored the go-ahead basket and then forced a steal on the ensuing inbounds pass to seal a 66-64 win over Daniel Webster College in the New England Collegiate Conference Championship game on Saturday afternoon at the campus of Regis College in Weston, Mass.
  • Elms Women’s Basketball Downs Newbury, 78-65 to Advance to NECC Championship Final
    February 24, 2012
    Elms Women’s Basketball Downs Newbury, 78-65 to Advance to NECC Championship Final The second-seeded Elms College women’s basketball team posted a 78-65 victory over No. 3 Newbury College in Friday evening’s New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship tournament semifinal women’s basketball and punch its ticket to the title game on Saturday afternoon.
  • Daniel Webster Upsets Top Seed Regis; Advances to NECC Women's Basketball Final
    February 24, 2012
    Daniel Webster Upsets Top Seed Regis; Advances to NECC Women's Basketball Final Number four-seeded Daniel Webster College overcame an eight-point second half deficit to upend top-seeded Regis College, 66-63, in the Semifinals of the New England Collegiate Conference Championships on Friday night in Weston, Mass. The Eagles (19-8) advance to take on No. 2 seed Elms College in the NECC Championship on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. on the campus of Regis College. The Pride drop to 21-5 and await word on a postseason berth.
  • Newbury's O'Connell Garners ECAC Honors
    February 22, 2012
    Newbury's O'Connell Garners ECAC Honors Junior center Catherine O'Connell (Quincy, Mass.) was selected as the ECAC Division III – New England Player of the Week early Tuesday evening, moments before Newbury's 89-59 victory over Mitchell College in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Quarterfinal.
  • #3 Newbury Advances to NECC Women's Basketball Semifinals with 89-59 Victory over #6 Mitchell
    February 21, 2012
    #3 Newbury Advances to NECC Women's Basketball Semifinals with 89-59 Victory over #6 Mitchell The third seeded Newbury College Nighthawks defeated the sixth seeded Mitchell College Mariners, 89-59, in the first round of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship Tournament, Tuesday evening. The dynamic defensive duo of junior center Catherine O’Connell (Quincy, Mass.) and sophomore forward Katie Haney (Winchendon, Mass.) paved the road to the NECC Semifinals for the Nighthawks.
  • Elms Women’s Basketball Advances in NECC Tournament Past Bay Path College, 62-51
    February 21, 2012
    Elms Women’s Basketball Advances in NECC Tournament Past Bay Path College, 62-51 Elms College freshman forward Denisha Parks scored a game-high 25 points and added a game-best 19 rebounds to lift the second-seeded Blazers to a 62-51 victory over No. 7 Bay Path College in Tuesday evening’s NECC women’s basketball first round tournament game at Picknelly Arena.
  • Daniel Webster Advances Past Becker In NECC Women's Hoops Tourney Opener, 69-50
    February 21, 2012
    Daniel Webster Advances Past Becker In NECC Women's Hoops Tourney Opener, 69-50 Senior Sarah Paternostro flirted with a triple double, eventually settling for a team-high 20 points to go along with nine assists, seven rebounds and added two steals for good measure and fourth-seeded Daniel Webster rebounded from a poor shooting performance early to push past fifth-seeded Becker College, 69-50 in the quarterfinals of the NECC championship tournament Tuesday night at Mario Vagge Gymnasium.
  • Bannister, Seniors Shine in Senior Day Victory over Mountaineers
    February 18, 2012
    Bannister, Seniors Shine in Senior Day Victory over Mountaineers The Newbury College women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a decisive, 76-36, victory over Southern Vermont College, Saturday afternoon. Senior guard Kendra Bannister (Washington, D.C.) led four Nighthawks in double figures registering her third double-double of the season, netting 14 points while ripping down 11 boards en route to the victory.
  • Regis Earns Top Seed in Women's Basketball Tournament Following Perfect Regular Season
    February 18, 2012
    Regis Earns Top Seed in Women's Basketball Tournament Following Perfect Regular Season Regis has earned the top seed in the upcoming Women's Basketball Tournament following a perfect 18-0 regular season. Tournament play begins with first round action on Tuesday.
  • Mitchell WBB Clinches NECC Berth With Win Over Becker
    February 18, 2012
    Mitchell WBB Clinches NECC Berth With Win Over Becker NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College women’s basketball team outscored Becker College 20-9 over the final 6:15 of Saturday’s New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) regular season finale to secure a 63-57 victory at the Yarnall Athletic Center. Seeding for the men's and women's tournaments will be announced shortly.
  • Becker Women's Basketball Stuns Elms On Senior Night
    February 15, 2012
    Becker Women's Basketball Stuns Elms On Senior Night Down by ten with 8:11 remaining in the final home game of the season, the Hawks of Becker rallied to stun the Blazers of Elms, 69-65 in NECC women’s basketball action
  • Mitchell WBB Shoots Past Bay Path
    February 14, 2012
    Mitchell WBB Shoots Past Bay Path NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College women’s basketball team shot a season-high 50 percent en route to an 84-72 victory over Bay Path College on Tuesday night at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
  • Newbury Women's Basketball Downs Daniel Webster, 60-59
    February 14, 2012
    Newbury Women's Basketball Downs Daniel Webster, 60-59 The Newbury College women’s basketball team eliminated an early 14-point deficit to pick up their first victory over Daniel Webster College with the 60-59 victory Tuesday evening. The nation’s leading rebounder, junior center Catherine O’Connell (Quincy, Mass.) was a force in the post as she tied her career game-high, dropping 25 points on the Eagles in addition to ripping down 23 boards.
  • Hawks Spoil SVC Senior Day
    February 11, 2012
    Hawks Spoil SVC Senior Day BENNINGTON, VT – The Southern Vermont College Mountaineers were unable to overcome a 19 point halftime deficit and fell to the Becker Hawks 65-54 on Saturday afternoon, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Women’s basketball action.
  • Newbury WBB Shoots Past Mitchell in Second Half
    February 11, 2012
    Newbury WBB Shoots Past Mitchell in Second Half NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Newbury College women’s basketball team used a second-half surge to pull out a 77-63 victory at Mitchell College on Saturday afternoon at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
  • Regis Women's Basketball Stays Unbeaten with Victory over Elms
    February 11, 2012
    Regis Women's Basketball Stays Unbeaten with Victory over Elms Regis College senior Stephanie Crawford scored 16 points to go with four rebounds and three assists as the Pride celebrated their annual Senior Day with a 64-40 victory over visiting Elms College on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action. The Pride improves to an unblemished 17-0 mark in the NECC, while moving to 20-4 overall this year and all but wrapping up the top seed in the upcoming NECC postseason. Elms drops to 16-7 overall and 13-3 in league play with the setback.
  • Newbury's O’Connell Grabs Women's Basketball National Spotlight
    February 10, 2012
    Newbury's O’Connell Grabs Women's Basketball National Spotlight For the second time this season and third time in her career, junior center Catherine O’Connell (Quincy, Mass.) has been selected to the D3Hoops Team of the Week.
  • Newbury Falls Short of  Upset over Regis
    February 09, 2012
    Newbury Falls Short of Upset over Regis The Newbury College women’s basketball team fell to Regis College, 83-70, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action, Thursday evening. Reigning NECC Player of the Week, junior center Catherine O’Connell (Quincy, Mass.) was the game’s leading scorer netting 22 points while ripping down 13 boards and tallying seven blocks.
  • Southern Vermont Falls to Elms at Home
    February 07, 2012
    Southern Vermont Falls to Elms at Home BENNINGTON, Vt.- After two straight road games last week the Southern Vermont College Women's basketball team returned home in hope of a victory. The Mountaineers faced up against New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) foe Elms College at the Mountaineer Athletic Center but ended up on the wrong end of a 76-47 defeat.
  • Newbury Women's Basketball Upsets Elms, 77-63; Picks Up First Victory over Blazers
    February 04, 2012
    Newbury Women's Basketball Upsets Elms, 77-63; Picks Up First Victory over Blazers The Newbury College women’s basketball picked up a big conference victory with their first-ever defeat of Elms College. Junior center Catherine O’Connell had a monster day notching a team-high 18 points while ripping down 20 boards in the victory in the Nighthawks’ 77-63 victory.
  • Becker Women's Basketball Claws Past Bay Path
    February 04, 2012
    Becker Women's Basketball Claws Past Bay Path Down for most of the game, the Hawks of Becker rallied to defeat visiting Bay Path College, 63-60, in NECC women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon
  • Murphy Nets 24 as Elms Women’s Basketball Bests Daniel Webster, 63-61
    February 02, 2012
    Murphy Nets 24 as Elms Women’s Basketball Bests Daniel Webster, 63-61 Elms College senior forward Erika Murphy (Torrington, Conn.) broke a 61-61 tie with 16 seconds remaining and finished with a game-high 24 points to help the Blazers earn a thrilling 63-61 victory over Daniel Webster College in Thursday evening's New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball game at Picknelly Arena.
  • O'Connell, Bannister Provide Offensive Fireworks in Victory
    February 02, 2012
    O'Connell, Bannister Provide Offensive Fireworks in Victory The Newbury College women’s basketball team snapped a two game losing streak, Thursday evening, defeating Mitchell College, 79-59, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action. In the process, junior center Catherine O’Connell (Quincy, Mass.) recorded her 1,000th rebound of her collegiate career less than a minute into the second half as she finished with her 13th double-double of the season, tallying 13 points and 18 boards.
  • Regis WBB remains unbeaten in NECC with 74-57 win at Mitchell
    January 31, 2012
    Regis WBB remains unbeaten in NECC with 74-57 win at Mitchell NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College women’s basketball team dropped a 74-57 decision to Regis College on Tuesday night in a New England Collegiate Conference contest at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
  • Strong Second-Half Start Propels Wheelock WBB at Mitchell
    January 28, 2012
    Strong Second-Half Start Propels Wheelock WBB at Mitchell NEW LONDON, Conn. – A strong second half fueled Wheelock College to a 61-50 victory over Mitchell College in a New England Collegiate Conference women’s basketball showdown on Saturday afternoon at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
  • Southern Vermont Women Upset Newbury
    January 28, 2012
    Southern Vermont Women Upset Newbury BENNINGTON, VT - The Southern Vermont Mountaineers jumped out to an early first half lead and were able to hang on to defeat the Newbury Nighthawks 72-63 on Saturday evening in New England Collegiate Conference Women's basketball action.
  • Bay Path Wins NECC Thriller in Overtime
    January 26, 2012
    Bay Path Wins NECC Thriller in Overtime BENNINGTON, Vt.- Southern Vermont’s Joa Claircius hit a game tying buzzer beater to end regulation at a 70-70 tie. However, it wasn’t enough as the Mountaineers fell to the Bay Path Wildcats 88-78 in New England Collegiate Conference Women’s basketball action, at the Mountaineer Athletic Center on Thursday evening.
  • Second Half Surge Lifts Elms College Women’s Basketball Past Southern Vermont College, 67-43
    January 24, 2012
    Second Half Surge Lifts Elms College Women’s Basketball Past Southern Vermont College, 67-43 Elms College senior forward Erika Murphy (Torrington, Conn.) led all scorers and freshman forward Gianna Youngblood (East Freetown, Mass.) hit on 8 of 11 shots off the bench and scored 17 points to help pace the Blazers to a 67-43 victory over Southern Vermont College in Tuesday evening’s New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women’s basketball game at Picknelly Arena.
  • Milton, Drescher Lead Wheelock Women's Basketball over Lesley, 52-32
    January 24, 2012
    Milton, Drescher Lead Wheelock Women's Basketball over Lesley, 52-32 CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Junior forward Keneisha Milton (Boston, MA/Wayland HS) and senior forward Kayla Drescher (Wallingford, CT) combined for 40 points to lead the Wheelock College women's basketball team over visiting Lesley University, 52-32, this evening in an NECC contest on Brunelli Court in Chestnut Hill, MA.
  • Daniel Webster Women's Basketball Edges Mitchell, 66-60
    January 19, 2012
    Daniel Webster Women's Basketball Edges Mitchell, 66-60 NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College women’s basketball team had its four-game winning streak snapped by visiting Daniel Webster College, 66-60, Thursday evening at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
  • Mitchell Overcomes Slow Start Against Lesley
    January 17, 2012
    Mitchell Overcomes Slow Start Against Lesley NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College women’s basketball team overcame a slow start to post a 71-63 conference victory over Lesley University on Tuesday evening at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
  • Mitchell WBB Holds Off Late Push from Bay Path
    January 14, 2012
    Mitchell WBB Holds Off Late Push from Bay Path HOLYOKE, Mass. – Mitchell College held off a late charge in the final minute of a 74-66 victory over Bay Path College on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action at HCC-Brantley Arena.
  • Mitchell Holds Off Late Push to Top SVC
    January 12, 2012
    Mitchell Holds Off Late Push to Top SVC NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Mitchell College women’s basketball team held off a late charge from Southern Vermont College on Thursday afternoon to post a 66-63 victory in New England Collegiate Conference action at the Yarnall Athletic Center.
  • Mitchell Falls at Becker
    January 07, 2012
    Mitchell Falls at Becker LEICESTER, Mass. - The Mitchell College women's basketball team suffered a 72-53 setback at Becker College on Saturday afternoon at Leicester Gym.
  • Late Mitchell Run Not Enough at SVC
    December 10, 2011
    Late Mitchell Run Not Enough at SVC BENNINGTON, Vt. - The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team earned its second New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) victory in as many games Saturday with a 74-66 win over Mitchell College at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.
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