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2013-14 Women's Basketball News

  • 2013-14 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON IN REVIEW
    March 07, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College women’s basketball team closed the books on the 2013-14 campaign with a 19-8 overall record, posting an 11-0 mark during regular season play in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The Saints earned the No. 1 seed in the GNAC tournament but were upset in the GNAC Quarterfinals by No. 8 Norwich, 84-78, in overtime. EC had a chance to resurrect their post-season hopes, earning the No. 1 seed in the ECAC DIII New England Championship, only to be upset again by No. 8 seeded Brandeis University, 64-55, to end the season.
  • BRANDEIS POWERS PAST WOMEN'S HOOPS IN ECAC QUARTERFINALS
    March 05, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College women’s basketball team’s 2013-14 campaign came to a close Wednesday evening after the Saints fell to Brandeis University, 64-55, in the ECAC New England Quarterfinals at the Jean Yawkey Center. The Judges, seeded 8th in the tourney, handed EC their second consecutive home tournament loss and improve to 14-12 on the year. The No. 1 Saints were also upset last week in the 8 vs. 1 GNAC Quarterfinal tournament game and wrap their season with a 19-8 record.
  • EMMANUEL EARNS NO. 1 SEED FOR ECAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
    March 04, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – Despite suffering an upset in last week’s GNAC Women’s Basketball Tournament, the Emmanuel College Saints will have a shot at some March Madness after all. Although they will not head to the “big dance” this season, the Saints have earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Championship and will play host to the No. 8-seeded Brandeis University Judges on Wednesday night. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 PM in the Jean Yawkey Center.
  • NO. 8 NORWICH STUNS TOP-SEEDED SAINTS IN GNAC QUARTERFINAL
    February 25, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – The 8th-seeded Norwich University Cadets pulled off a stunning 84-78 overtime upset against the top-seeded Emmanuel College Saints in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball tournament on Tuesday night in the Jean Yawkey Center. In a game featuring 17 lead changes and 13 ties, the Cadets pulled out the GNAC quarterfinal victory and will now advance to the tournament semifinals on Thursday night.
  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS TOP SEED IN GNAC TOURNAMENT
    February 24, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College will once again be the top seed in this week’s Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament. The Saints rolled to a sweep of all GNAC opponents this season, finishing regular season conference play at 11-0. Emmanuel will host the opening round of the tournament on Tuesday night, February 25th. The Saints will play host to 8th-seeded Norwich University in a 7:00 PM start in the Jean Yawkey Center.
  • SAINTS COMPLETE THE SWEEP…AGAIN!
    February 22, 2014
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team cruised to a 65-52 win at Albertus Magnus College in the Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon. The victory completed the sweep of Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) opponents for the Saints, as they improved to 19-6 overall and undefeated once again in the conference at 11-0.
  • SAINTS TOP JWU 68-59 IN PLAY-4-KAY GAME
    February 19, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College rolled to a 68-59 win over Johnson & Wales University in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball game played in the Jean Yawkey Center on Wednesday evening. The Saints’ final regular season home contest was a Play-4-Kay game. Players, coaches and event staff wore pink and the three officials blew pink whistles in support of breast cancer awareness. The contest was one of hundreds of Play-4-Kay events taking place nationwide this week.
  • BALANCED ATTACK LEADS SAINTS OVER RIV ON SENIOR DAY
    February 15, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College eased past Rivier University, 81-66, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball game played in the Jean Yawkey Center on Saturday afternoon. The two Emmanuel senior captains, Jasmine Burwell (Brentwood, N.Y.) and Liz Daley (Sharon, Mass.) were honored prior to tip-off.
  • WOMEN’S HOOP MAKES IT SIX-STRAIGHT WITH WIN AT ANNA MARIA
    February 11, 2014
    PAXTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College Saints rolled to an 82-48 win over Anna Maria College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball action played at the Fuller Activities Center on Tuesday evening. Despite 18 points from AMC junior forward Trafficia Warburton (Worcester, Mass.) the AMCATS’ record dips to 10-12 overall and 3-5 in conference play. The Saints improve to 16-6 for the season and remain unbeaten at 8-0 in the GNAC. Both teams donned pink warm-up t-shirts, as across the GNAC teams celebrated the Play 4 Kay organization for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • HIGGINS & NEGRI POWER WOMEN'S HOOPS PAST USJ, 77-62
    February 08, 2014
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Sarah Higgins (Groveland, Mass.) and Lena Negri (Arlington, Va.) each had 21 points and eight rebounds as the Emmanuel College women’s basketball team defeated the University of Saint Joseph 77-62 in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference game Saturday at the O’Connell Center.
  • SAINTS WIN CRUCIAL GNAC MATCH UP OVER SAINT JOSEPH’S (ME), 74-66
    February 06, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College used a balanced offensive attack to win a pivotal Great Northeast Athletic Conference women’s basketball match up over Saint Joseph’s College (ME), 74-66, Thursday evening at the Jean Yawkey Center Gymnasium. The Saints improve to 14-6 overall and stay perfect in GNAC action at 6-0, while the loss drops the Monks to 15-5 and 5-1 in the GNAC.
  • SAINTS DOWN SHARKS, 72-59, IN COLLEGES OF THE FENWAY BATTLE
    February 04, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team extended its conference unbeaten streak with a 72-59 victory over Simmons College in a Colleges of the Fenway (COF) rivalry played in the Jean Yawkey Center on Tuesday night. The win boosts the Saints to 13-6 on the season and Emmanuel remains undefeated in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play at 5-0. With the loss, the Sharks stretch their slide to six games and fall to 2-14 on the season and 0-5 in the conference. The all-time series between the Saints and the Sharks now stands at 23-0.
  • POINTS OFF THE BENCH POWER SAINTS PAST SUFFOLK, 76-63
    February 01, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Suffolk Women's Basketball team hosted the Emmanuel College Saints in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action on Saturday afternoon in Regan Gymnasium. The Saints utilized a balanced scoring attack and a come from behind effort to take care of their cross-town rivals, 76-63. The win boosted Emmanuel to 12-6 overall and the Saints remain unbeaten in GNAC action at 4-0. Suffolk fell to 10-7 on the season and 4-2 in league play.
  • STRONG DEFENSE POWERS WOMEN'S HOOPS PAST MOUNT IDA, 73-34
    January 25, 2014
    NEWTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College women's basketball team used a strong defensive effort to power past Mount Ida College, 73-34, Saturday afternoon at the Mount Ida Athletic Center in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. Ida freshman Angelique Martinez (Taunton, Mass.) recorded a double-double but Mount Ida was forced into 30 turnovers by the strong defensive effort by the Saints.
  • NO. 4 TUFTS DOWNS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, 66-56
    January 22, 2014
    Medford, Mass. – The Tufts women's basketball team improved to 15-0 in their 66-56 win over Emmanuel College Wednesday night at Cousens Gym. Freshman Michela North (Duxbury, MA) came off the bench and was the leading scorer for the Jumbos with 14 points, five rebounds and was 8-8 from the free throw line.
  • WOMEN'S HOOP TOPS LASELL, 83-64
    January 20, 2014
    NEWTON, Mass. – The Saints made it three-straight on Monday night with an 83-64 win at Lasell College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Basketball action. The loss left the Lasers at 7-8 overall and 0-2 in GNAC play, while Emmanuel improved to 10-5 for the season and 2-0 in league play.
  • STRONG SECOND HALF PROPELS SAINTS PAST SALVE REGINA
    January 13, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College upended Salve Regina University, 67-50, in non-conference women’s basketball action played in the Jean Yawkey Center on Monday night. EC held a slim five-point lead at the break, but dominated second-half action, out-scoring the visitors 39-27. The win boosts the Saints to 9-5 on the season, while Salve Regina falls to 5-8 overall.
  • WOMEN'S HOOPS OPENS GNAC PLAY WITH 49-37 WIN OVER NORWICH
    January 12, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College women’s basketball team erased a five-point halftime deficit to open up Great Northeast Athletic Conference play with a 49-37 victory over Norwich University. The Saints improve to 8-5 overall in a 1-0 in GNAC play while the loss drops the Cadets to 5-6 overall and 0-1 in the GNAC.
  • MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER POSTPONED
    January 11, 2014
    BOSTON, Mass. - The Emmanuel College men's and women's Great Northeast Athletic Conference basketball doubleheader scheduled for Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM has been postponed due to icy highway conditions between Boston and Vermont.
  • 20TH-RANKED POLAR BEARS STOP SAINTS, 73-52
    January 07, 2014
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to take a resounding 73-52 win over Emmanuel on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium. The No.20-ranked Polar Bears shot 52% from three-point range in the win, as they improved to 12-1 on the year. The Saints fell to 7-5 overall with the loss.
  • NEGRI POSTS DOUBLE-DOUBLE TO LIFT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL IN KEY LARGO CLASSIC
    January 02, 2014
    TAVERNIER, Fla. -- Junior forward Lena Negri (Arlington, Va.) posted a double-double with 27 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Emmanuel College women's basketball team to a 68-62 victory over Bridgewater State University in the consolation game of the Key Largo Classic held at Coral Shores High School in Tavernier, Florida.
  • NEGRI EARNS SECOND-STRAIGHT WEEKLY HONOR ROLL NOD
    December 16, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College’s Lena Negri (Arlington, Va.) earned a spot on the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll for the second consecutive week. The junior forward is currently leading the Saints in multiple categories, averaging 14.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, while shooting nearly 52% from the floor on the season.
  • WOMEN'S HOOP SOARS PAST GULLS, 63-52
    December 10, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team upended the visiting Gulls of Endicott College, 63-52, on Tuesday night in non-conference action played in the Jean Yawkey Center. The Saints improved to 6-3 with the win, while the Gulls fell to 5-2 with the set-back. Emmanuel has now defeated Endicott in all seventeen meetings between these two programs, dating back to the 1994 season.
  • WOMEN'S HOOPS CRUISES BY SALEM STATE, 80-57
    December 05, 2013
    Salem, MA—Junior forward Lena Negri (Arlington, VA) scored 16 points and added six rebounds as the Saints of Emmanuel College sailed past the Vikings of Salem State University 80-57 on Thursday night at Twohig Gymnasium. Emmanuel improves to 5-3 on the season, while Salem drops to 3-5 overall.
  • SAINTS FALL TO NO. 4 AMHERST, 77-56
    December 03, 2013
    AMHERST, Mass. – Four Lord Jeffs posted double-digit scoring performances as the No. 4 ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team defeated Emmanuel College, 77-56 on Tuesday night at LeFrak Gymnasium. With the win, Amherst remains unbeaten on the year at 5-0. The Jeffs have now won seven-straight against the Saints, dating back to the 2008-09 season and have extended their home unbeaten streak to 89 consecutive games. Emmanuel falls to 4-3 overall with the loss.
  • NO. 25 EMMANUEL FALLS TO BRANDEIS, 80-72
    November 26, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team suffered an 80-72 loss to Brandeis University on Tuesday night in a perennial non-conference match-up falling on Thanksgiving week. The Saints, who slid two spots to No. 25 in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) USA Today National Poll, dropped to 4-2 overall with the loss. The Judges improved to 2-3 on the season with the win.
  • STRONG SECOND HALF LIFTS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL OVER MIDDLEBURY, 65-43
    November 23, 2013
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury saw it’s 27-23 halftime lead over Emmanuel turn into a 38-28 deficit early in the second half as the Saints spoiled the Panthers’ home-opener with a 65-43 road win at Pepin Gym. Emmanuel (4-1) came into the game hitting just 1-23 three pointers, but connected on 5-14 from long distance, hitting on 29-54 from the field, while holding the Panthers (1-2) to 14-50 shooting for the game.
  • SAINTS CRUISE TO 70-58 VICTORY OVER RIC
    November 21, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College women’s basketball team downed Rhode Island College, 70-58, Thursday evening in non-conference action at the Jean Yawkey Center. With the victory, EC who is ranked No. 23 in the most recent national poll, improves to 3-1 on the year while the loss drops RIC to 1-3 overall.
  • NO. 23-RANKED WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM SUFFERS 55-52 LOSS AT ECSU
    November 19, 2013
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s basketball team outscored Emmanuel College 10-2 over the final three minutes to wipe out a five-point deficit and gain a 55-52 victory. The loss was the first of the season for the 23rd-ranked Saints, falling to the Warriors on Tuesday night at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • EMMANUEL DOWNS OHIO WESLEYAN 61-48 TO CAPTURE SAINTS INVITATIONAL
    November 17, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College defeated Ohio Wesleyan University, 61-48, in the championship game of the 30th Annual EC Invitational Women’s Basketball Tournament. EC improves to 2-0 on the year and has now captured the tournament championship each of the past two years. OWU falls to 1-1 on the year. This was the first time the two programs had faced off since the 2001 NCAA Division III Final Four, when the Battling Bishops defeated the Saints, 70-64.
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