Christopher Newport 81, Johns Hopkins 62 – Recap
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Christopher Newport University senior Chelsie Schweers has added yet another milestone to her illustrious career, as she becomes the only women’s basketball player in the history of the NCAA to hit 400 3-pointers in her career. Just nine seconds into an 81-62 victory against Johns Hopkins (22-6), Schweers knocked down her 398th career trey, passing Melissa Beyruti (Kean) and taking sole possession of the top spot all-time.
The Chesapeake native finished the game with a CNU NCAA Tournament record 37 points, with five made 3-pointers. She now holds the NCAA record for women’s basketball at all NCAA levels, with 402 made 3-pointers.
Thomas More 76, Mount Union 63 – Recap
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — Senior center Nicole Dickman scored a team-high 18 points to lead No. 1-ranked Thomas More College to a 76-63 win against No. 14-ranked University of Mount Union in a NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship second-round game at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
With the win, the Saints improve to 30-0 and advance to the sections, where it will play defending national champion Washington University – St. Louis next Friday (March 11) at a site and time to be announced tomorrow on the NCAA championship website (www..ncaa.com). With the loss, the Purple Raiders end the season at 26-4.
Greensboro 57, Juniata 55 – Recap
HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Greensboro College guard Nikki Wilborn’s 3-pointer from the left wing with 2.7 seconds remaining lifted The Pride to a 57-55 win against Juniata College, in a NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship second-round matchup at the Kennedy Sports + Recreation Center.
The win sends Greensboro (28-2) into the sectional round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. Juniata (22-7) saw its dream season come to an end, as the Eagles finished with the second-highest win total in program history.
A see-saw first half offered 11 ties and 11 lead changes, and the early part of the second half was much the same way in what a tough defensive battle.
Babson 65, Geneseo 53 – Recap
Geneseo, N.Y. — Babson College (29-0) remained unbeaten on the season and advanced to the sectionals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball tournament with a 65-53 win against the SUNY Geneseo Blue Knights (26-4) in the Carl Schrader Gymnasium at SUNY Geneseo tonight.
Junior Nicki Wurdeman scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half and posted her 11th double-double of the season with 12 rebounds and junior Kathleen King posted her 13th double-double with 11 points and 12 boards to lead Babson. Senior Damisi Adewumi and senior Becky Bowman added 10 points each.
Amherst 76, Eastern Connecticut State 54 – Recap
AMHERST, Mass. – Kim Fiorentino scored 16 first-half points and Sarah Leyman recorded a double-double to lead Amherst College to a 76-54 win against Eastern Connecticut State University Saturday evening in the NCAA Division III Tournament’s second round.
Amherst improves to 28-1 and will take on either Rochester or Muhlenberg in the Round of 16 on Friday, Mar. 11 at a time and location yet to be determined. The Warriors end their season at 21-9.
Fiorentino led all scorers with 19 points thanks to a 5-for-6 performance from behind the arc, while Leyman added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Lord Jeffs. Jessica Moriarty had 18 points and three assists for the Warriors, with Tanisha Carter adding 12 points and 11 boards for her second double-double in as many games.
Bowdoin 61, Mount St. Mary 53 – Recap
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College held Mount Saint Mary College to a season-low in points in a 61-53 victory in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday evening at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears advance to their ninth sectional appearance next Friday where they will face Babson College at a site to be announced Sunday.
Mount Saint Mary finishes its season with a record of 26-3 and sees its 20-game winning streak come to an end with the defeat.
Kaitlin Donahoe had a tremendous game for Bowdoin, scoring a career-high 19 points and grabbing a career-best 10 rebounds. She also dished out four assists and connected on 8-of-9 from the free-throw line. Bowdoin also got 14 points from Katie Bergeron and Ellery Gould scored 12 points off the bench, including three 3-pointers. The Knights were paced offensively by 13 points from Jen Mocanu and 10 from Amanda Horvers.
William Paterson 58, Colby 53 – Recap
WAYNE, N.J. – No. 17/19 William Paterson (26-3) scored eight of the game’s final 10 points to overcome Colby (22-6) for a 58-53 win in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship March 5 at the William Paterson University Recreation Center.
The Pioneers advance to the NCAA Tournament Sectionals Friday, March 11, against #16/17 Lebanon Valley, a 73-56 winner against Randolph-Macon in a second-round contest March 5. The site of the next round has yet to be determined. This marks William Paterson’s fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament sectionals round in program history, and the first since 1998 (1995, 1997, 1998, 2011), while the victory broke the program’s previous record for single-season wins established during the 1997-98 season (25-4) and matched a year ago (25-3).
Chicago 67, Calvin 62 – Recap
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The fifth-ranked Maroons of Chicago punched their ticket to the sectionals of the NCAA Tournament with a 67-62 win at 13th-ranked Calvin Saturday night inside Van Noord Arena.
Chicago roared out to a 17-4 lead and then held on down the stretch to gain the win. Chicago led 32-23 at halftime but Calvin whittled the lead down to 56-54 with 4 minutes remaining. Chicago answered with a 7-0 run however to pull away for the win.
Chicago (24-3) will face Greensboro College in a sectionals matchup next Friday night at a site yet to be determined. The Maroons will be joined at the sectional by fellow UAA rival Washington University and Thomas More.
Washington University (Mo.) 56, Hope 52 – Recap
Holland, Mich. – No. 12 Washington University in St. Louis survived and advanced to the sectionals with an incredible 56-52 upset of No. 4 Hope College in the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday night at the DeVos Fieldhouse in Holland, Mich.
Senior Alex Hoover scored 16 points and her sister junior Dani Hoover added 15, all of which came in the second half, to lead the Bears to an impressive second-round victory and their second consecutive victory against a top-10 team. Dani Hoover was especially clutch down the stretch, scoring eight of her 15 points over the final 2:30 of the game.
Although Saturday night’s game was a rematch of the 2010 NCAA Division III national championship game, which Washington University won 65-59 last March in Bloomington, Ill., Hope was on its home court in this game. The Flying Dutch had won 76 consecutive games and were 95-1 all-time at DeVos prior to Saturday night’s loss.
Lebanon Valley 73, Randolph-Macon 56 – Recap
ANNVILLE, Pa. – A season-high 23 points from Suzie Noyes paced No. 17/16 Lebanon Valley to a 73-56 win against Randolph-Macon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday evening. The Dutchmen advance to the sectionals round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Caitlin Murphy registered her first career double-double with 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds, while Caitlin Bach added 10 rebounds in the victory. Three other players scored 10 or more points for the Valley, including Tierney Hiltz (12), Liz Borgia (11), and Andrea Hoover (10).
Four players scored 10 or more points for Randolph-Macon, and Taylor Wieczorek notched a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Muhlenberg 74, Rochester 69 – Recap
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Kelly McKeon and Alexandra Chili combined for 34 second-half points to rally Muhlenberg College to a 74-69 victory against the University of Rochester at the Louis Alexander Palestra.
The win puts the Mules (23-5) into the sectional round of the NCAA Division III playoffs against second-ranked Amherst College. Sites for the four sectionals will be announced by the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Committee on Sunday.
Rochester finished its season at 21-6. The Yellowjackets built a 17-point lead, 43-26, at halftime, but the Mules roared back to win. McKeon finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block. Chili had 24 points, including 10 of 12 free throws.
UW-Stevens Point 82, Simpson 75 – Recap
STEVENS POINT — UW-Stevens Point had six different players score in double-figures as they edged Simpson College 82-75 Saturday night at the Berg Gymnasium in a NCAA tournament second-round matchup.
The games opening half was played very evenly, with no team having more than a seven-point lead and the lead changed four times.
Ashley Averkamp scored 12 of her team-high 16 points in the opening half as the Pointers took a 41-38 lead into the break.
Illinois Wesleyan 84, Wisconsin Lutheran 69 – Recap
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan advanced to the sectionals in the NCAA Division III tournament for the third consecutive season with a 84-69 win against Wisconsin Lutheran at the Shirk Center on Saturday, March 5.
The Titans, with a record of 25-4, will play against 26-3 Coe in the sectional round. Coe was a 79-56 winner against Howard Payne. The site of the sectional will be announced on Sunday.
The Titans led by a 40-27 score at halftime but the Warriors closed to within three points at 45-42 and tied the game at 49-49 with 10:25 to go on three free throws by Krissy Day.
Coe 79, Howard Payne 56 – Recap
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Kohawk’ dream season will remain alive for another week, as Coe rallied to beat Howard Payne 79-56 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the sectionals.
Playing in only its second NCAA Tournament game in school history, the Kohawks got down early, but were never counted out. Howard Payne’s Brittany Roberson scored the Yellow Jackets first nine points, as they opened a 9-3 lead on Coe in the first 2:03 of the game. The Kohawks fought back for their first lead with a 12-5 run in the next 3:23, as senior Kayla Lincoln scored seven points during the stretch, giving Coe a 15-14 lead with 13:41 to play in the opening half.
Kean 82, Western Connecticut State 64 – Recap
Senior forward Tiffany Patrick had a game-high of 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead Kean into the sectionals, as the Cougars defeated Western Connecticut State University 82-64 in the second round of the NCAA Division Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening.
The Cougars (24-4) advance to the sectionals for the fourth time in the last five seasons and will square off against Christopher Newport University next Friday, March 11, at a site and time to be announced.
WestConn senior center Melissa Teel had a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Colonials (24-4).
George Fox 63, Louisiana College 47 – Recap
ORANGE, Calif. – Hannah Munger and Keisha Gordon each posted double-doubles and the George Fox University Bruins overcame a slow start to whip the Louisiana College Wildcats 63-47 and advance to the sectionals of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament Saturday at Chapman University’s Hutton Sports Center.
The Bruins, now 24-5 after their 13th consecutive win, will play in the sixth sectionals in their history against the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (27-2) in one of four four-team sectional tournaments next Friday at a site to be determined and announced on Sunday. The other two teams in the Bruins’ sectional will be Illinois Wesleyan University (25-4) and Coe College (26-3). Louisiana College’s season closes with a 25-4 record.