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2016-17 NEWMAC Women's Basketball News

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    March 21, 2017
    Babson's Pickering Earns D3hoops.com All-America Honors GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Babson College senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) continued to add to her postseason awards haul as she was named to the D3hoops.com All-America fourth team prior to the Division III National Championship game on Saturday night.
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    March 15, 2017
    Babson's Pickering Named NEWBA Player of the Year BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) picked up her second major honor in as many days as she was selected as the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Player of the Year on Tuesday afternoon.
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    March 14, 2017
    MIT's Kara Holinski Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors AUSTIN, Texas (February 28) – Sophomore Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America third team, marking the third straight season the MIT women's basketball team was represented on the list. She is the lone sophomore to receive this honor this season in addition to being the only student-athlete from New England. Holinski's award is the 10th for the women's basketball program and it raised the Engineers' total to 256 honors, helping them continue to be the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas while also ranking second across all NCAA divisions.
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    March 10, 2017
    No. 1 Amherst Pulls Away From Women’s Hoops in NCAA Sectional Semifinals, 63-39 BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Emma McCarthy (Shelton, Conn.) scored a game-high 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting as top-ranked Amherst College defeated visiting Babson College, 63-39, in an NCAA Tournament Sectional Semifinal on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
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    March 04, 2017
    Babson Stuns No. 25 FDU-Florham in OT to Reach NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, 62-61 MADISON, N.J.—Senior Taylor Russell (Braintree, Mass.) finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds and first-year Jacqueline Jozefick (Milford, Conn.) scored the go-ahead hoop with 5.9 seconds left in overtime to lift visiting Babson College to a dramatic 62-61 victory over 25th-ranked FDU-Florham in the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday at the Ferguson Recreation Center.
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    March 03, 2017
    Babson Women’s Basketball Upends No. 21 Messiah, 59-53, in NCAA Tournament First Round MADISON, N.J.—Senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Babson College defeat 21st-ranked Messiah College, 59-53, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday night at the Ferguson Recreation Center.
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    March 02, 2017
    Babson Set to Face Messiah in First Round of NCAA Tournament BABSON PARK, Mass.--After wining its seventh New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament championship in nine years on Sunday, the Babson College women's basketball team will travel to Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham for the first and second rounds of the 2017 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Beavers will take on Messiah College, while the host Devils will face Gwynned-Mercy College in the opening round on Friday.
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    March 02, 2017
    Springfield's Naomi Graves Honored with WBCA's Prestigous Carol Eckman Award ATLANTA, Ga. - Head Springfield College women's basketball coach, Naomi Graves G'85, has been honored with the 2017 Carol Eckman Award, announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday evening.
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    February 28, 2017
    NEWMAC Announces 2016-17 Women's Basketball Postseason Awards BOSTON, Mass – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2016-17 Women’s Basketball postseason awards on Tuesday morning. Following an impressive season where she led the conference in points per game then helping the Beavers claim the NEWMAC crown, Babson’s Giovanna Pickering has been tabbed the Athlete of the Year. Helping take WPI to their second straight championship appearance, Ama Biney has claimed Defensive Player of the Year accolades while Wellesley’s Caitlin Aguirre takes home the Rookie of the Year award.
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    February 26, 2017
    Babson Women’s Basketball Downs WPI To Capture NEWMAC Title, 65-46 BABSON PARK, Mass.—Senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) scored a game-high 24 points and classmate Taylor Russell (Braintree, Mass.) added 16 as top-seeded Babson College defeated third-seeded WPI, 65-46, in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament championship game on Sunday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
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    February 25, 2017
    Pickering, Babson Women's Basketball Run Past Smith, 83-59, in NEWMAC Semifinals BABSON PARK, Mass.--Senior Giovanna Pickering (Hull, Mass.) scored a career-high 35 points as top-seeded Babson College defeated fifth-seeded Smith College, 83-59, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament semifinal on Saturdayafternoon at Staake Gymnasium.
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    February 25, 2017
    Dunphy Does it All Down the Stretch to Send WPI Back to NEWMAC Final BABSON PARK, Mass. - Senior Priscilla Dunphy (Barrington, RI) was key down the stretch with a layup, steal and a free throw to help lift third-seeded WPI to its second NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship game in as many years with a 56-53 semifinal triumph over cross-town rival and seventh-seeded Clark Saturday at Babson’s Staake Gymnasium.
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    February 22, 2017
    WBB: #7 Clark Upsets #2 Springfield, 65-54, in NEWMAC Quarterfinals SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield College women's basketball program suffered a 65-54 defeat to Clark University in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship Tournament Quarterfinals on Wednesday night in Blake Arena.
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    February 22, 2017
    WBB: #3 WPI Defeats #6 Coast Guard in NEWMAC Quarterfinals WORCESTER, Mass. - The trio of Ama Biney (Worcester, MA), Priscilla Dunphy (Barrington, RI) and Madison Beck (Syracuse, NY) accounted for 52 of host WPI's 68 points as the third-seeded Engineers rallied from an early 9-1 deficit to cruise past sixth-seeded Coast Guard 68-38 in a NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament quarterfinal contest played Wednesday evening.
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    February 22, 2017
    WBB: #5 Smith Holds on to Defeat #4 MIT, 77-70, in NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal An 8-of-10 performance at the charity stripe during the final minute of regulation helped #5 seed Smith College hold on for a 77-70 victory over #4 MIT in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament on Wednesday. Sophomore Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) paced the Engineers with a game-high 26 points to go along with eight rebounds. One of five players to reach double-digits for the Pioneers, Kennedy Guest-Pritchett led the way with 19 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
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    February 21, 2017
    NEWMAC Announces 30 Women's Basketball Academic All-Conference Honorees BOSTON, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is pleased to announce the 2016-17 NEWMAC Women's Basketball Academic All-Conference Team. The 2016-17 team consists of 30 NEWMAC women's basketball student-athletes.
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    February 21, 2017
    Smith's Guest-Pritchett and Coast Guard's Gerton Tabbed NEWMAC Weekly Honors Kennedy Guest-Pritchett averaged a double-double for the second consecutive week with 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Gerton averaged 15.5 points and 10 rebounds per game (18 of her 20 rebounds were defensive boards) as the Bears went 2-0 during the week to close the season winning eight of nine to earn a spot in the NEWMAC Tournament.
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    February 18, 2017
    NEWMAC Women's Basketball Championship Field Set, Babson Clinches Top Seed BOSTON, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced seeds and pairings for the 2017 Women's Basketball Championship on Saturday, following the conclusion of the regular season. Babson secured the regular season title and will serve as the top overall seed and hosting rights for the conference championship, which begins on Wednesday.
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    February 13, 2017
    Springfield, MIT & Mount Holyoke Claim NEWMAC Weekly Awards Chelsea McAllister, a sophomore guard for Springfield College, led the Pride to a pair of NEWMAC victories this past week, as she averaged 17.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game. In a 2-0 week for MIT, Taylor V'Dovec averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and shot 82.4 percent from the floor. Williams-Flores had an outstanding defensive effort for the Lyons last week, recording a team-best 29 rebounds, including 11 off the offensive glass.
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    February 06, 2017
    Emerson's Boyle and Coast Guard's Gerton Claim NEWMAC Weekly Honors Boyle continues to impress as she put in 12 points against Wheaton and 29 points against Mount Holyoke for a combined 41 points and pushing the Lions to 2-0 on the week. Gerton led the Bears to a pair of NEWMAC wins against teams above them in the standings including a 54-50 win over WPI to snap the Engineers seven-game win streak and hand them just their second NEWMAC loss of the season.
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    January 30, 2017
    Babson's Narlee, Pickering & Coast Guard's Gerton Tab NEWMAC Weekly Honors Pickering had a magnificent week averaging 28.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 44.9 percent for Babson. Gill had a huge week as Coast Guard won back-to-back NEWMAC games for the first time this season. Narlee averaged 14.5 rebounds, including 11.5 on the defensive end, to go along with 3.5 blocked shots and 3.0 steals in a pair of games for Babson.
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    January 23, 2017
    MIT's Yuan and WPI's Biney Claim NEWMAC Weekly Nod In a 2-0 week for MIT, Dolly Yuan averaged 18 points, four assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals while shooting 72.2 percent from the floor and 80 percent from three-point range. Biney once again paced the Engineers in a 2-0 week, this time by narrowly averaging a double-double of 11.5 points and eight rebounds.
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    January 23, 2017
    Telegram & Gazette: Clark's Coach Glispin "Reborn" After Surgery WORCESTER - Pat Glispin made it through the 2015-16 basketball season - her 32nd as the Clark women's coach - but it wasn't easy.
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    January 17, 2017
    Babson's Pickering and Narlee Earn NEWMAC Weekly Nod Pickering averaged 22.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 57.5 percent from the field in a 3-0 week for Babson. Narlee averaged 11.3 rebounds and 5.3 steals as Babson remained undefeated in league play with three double-digit victories.
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    January 09, 2017
    Springfield's Adamopoulos & Wheaton's Black Claim NEWMAC Weekly Nod Ava Adamopoulos, a senior center for Springfield College, was dominant in a pair of NEWMAC wins for the Pride this past week, as she averaged 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per contest on the week. In a tough two game setback for the Lyons last week Black was essential on the defensive end as she averaged 8.5 boards per game totaling 17 in two games.
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    January 03, 2017
    Babson's Pickering, Narlee & WPI's Biney Headline NEWMAC Weekly Honors Pickering averaged 15.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.8 steals to help Babson win three of four games over the holiday break. Biney was a force to be reckoned with this past weekend in the WPI Holiday Tournament. She received MVP honors for averaging 17.5 points, nine rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 4.5 steals. Narlee continued to make an impact on the defensive end as she averaged 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 1.0 blocks as Babson went 3-1 over the holiday break.
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    December 19, 2016
    Clark's Ezemma Captures NEWMAC Weekly Honors In a 1-0 week in which the Cougars eclipsed their win total from a season ago, Ezemma was the dominant force behind Clark's 53-44 win over Suffolk on Tuesday.
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    December 12, 2016
    Clark's Sullivan & Ezemma Sweeps NEWMAC Weekly Honors In a 2-0 week for the Cougars, Sullivan was excellent, averaging 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 53 percent from the field. Ezemma was a dominant figure during a pair of Clark wins last week, averaging 11.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 blocks.
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    December 05, 2016
    WPI's Biney & Babson's Narlee Tab Second Straight Weekly Honor Biney averaged 20 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals in a 2-0 week for the Engineers. Narlee continued to dominate on the defensive end as she averaged 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals as Babson opened league play with a pair of road victories.
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    December 01, 2016
    Wheaton Women's Basketball Wins November NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Wheaton College women's basketball team were selected as the November winner of the NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll for the teams season opening event with the Heller's Angels.
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    November 28, 2016
    WPI's Biney & Babson's Narlee Claim NEWMAC Weekly Awards Biney averaged 21 points, six rebounds and 2.7 steals per game in a 3-0 week for the Engineers. Narlee pulled down 11 rebounds, blocked two shots and finished with one steal in Babson's 79-70 victory at Connecticut College on Sunday.
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    November 21, 2016
    Clark's O'Gara & WPI's Biney Claim First NEWMAC Weekly Honors In a 2-1 week, O'Gara averaged 20 points and 5.7 assists and was named to the Worcester City All-Tournament team. Biney averaged 14.3 points per game in a 2-1 week for the Engineers and was named the Worcester City Tournament MOP.
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    November 10, 2016
    WPI Tabbed Favorites in Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll BOSTON, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the annual Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Thursday afternoon. After claiming the programs first NEWMAC title and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1996 last season, WPI has been tabbed the preseason favorites with nine first place votes heading into the 2016-17 season.
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    October 20, 2016
    Wheaton Women's Hoops Starts Season With Special Olympics of Massachusetts NORTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's basketball started the 2016-17 season Saturday, Oct. 15 with a community outreach event with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts club Heller's Angels.