2009-10 Basketball News and Stories

2009-10 News

Basketball - Kammrath and Murphy Named All-MIAA

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Among the 12 women named to the 2010 Women's Basketball All-MIAA First and Second teams were two members of Saint Mary's squad.

Basketball - Belles' Season Comes to End at Calvin

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team's season came to an end in the semifinals of the MIAA Tournament as #2 seeded and #11 nationally ranked Calvin defeated the Belles 90-71 on Thursday night.

Basketball - Belles Escape With Second Straight Win Over Brits

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The outcome was determined by the final two possessions of the game, and the Saint Mary's basketball team was able to hold on for a 61-59 win over Albion in the first round of the MIAA Tournament on Tuesday night.

Basketball - Belles Break Brits' Streak

ALBION, Mich. - For the first time since Valentine's Day of 2007, the Saint Mary's basketball team defeated conference foe Albion as the Belles notched a 62-47 victory over the Britons.

Basketball - Kammrath Pulls Down Record as Belles Win on Senior Night

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Anna Kammrath, the lone senior on the team, had a night for the record books as the Saint Mary's basketball team defeated Olivet 79-59 on Kammrath's Senior Night.

Basketball - Belles Drop MIAA Bout with Hope

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell 94-75 to MIAA-leading and #4 ranked Hope on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Fall in Nail-Biter

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team made a valiant comeback against visiting Wheaton, but the Belles came up short at the end as they lost a nail-biter 75-74 on Thursday night.

Basketball - Centa Named MIAA Co-Player of the Week

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Saint Mary's forward Jessica Centa as one of its Co-Players of the Week in women's basketball for her performances during the week of February 1-6.

Basketball - Offensive Explosion Propels Belles Past Hornets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Every player on the Saint Mary's basketball team who got into the game scored as the Belles matched their season-high point total in a 91-52 win over Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Hang on to Snap Skid

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team snapped a four-game losing skid as they held on late to defeat visiting Adrian by a 64-62 score.

Basketball - Belles Topped by Scots

ALMA, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team suffered a 79-76 loss to MIAA counterpart Alma on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Bow to Knights

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was defeated by #10 Calvin on Wednesday night by a 67-57 score.

Basketball - Belles Downed by Trine

ANGOLA, Ind. - For the first time since the Thunder joined the MIAA, the Saint Mary's basketball team fell to in-state conference opponent Trine on Saturday by a 62-57 score.

Basketball - Tough Luck Continues for Belles Against Brits

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team's struggles against conference foe Albion continued to plague them as they dropped an MIAA contest to the Britons, 61-56.

Basketball - Balance Brings Belles Tenth Win of Season

ADRIAN, Mich. - Six players scored at least seven points as the Saint Mary's basketball team notched their tenth win of the season with a 67-57 victory over Adrian on Tuesday night.

Basketball - Kammrath Earns MIAA Player of the Week Honors

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Saint Mary’s forward Anna Kammrath its Player of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through January 16.

Basketball - Free Throws Lift Belles to Win

OLIVET, Mich. - The Belles made eight more free throws than their counterparts and were 77.8% from the charity stripe as they held off Olivet for a 61-58 win against the Comets on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Fall to Flying Dutch

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team suffered a tough 91-72 loss to nationally-ranked #5 Hope College on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Sophomore Attack Lifts Belles Over Hornets

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The sophomore trio of Patsy Mahoney, Jessica Centa, and Kelley Murphy combined for 45 points as the Saint Mary's basketball team picked up a 59-46 win over conference foe Kalamazoo on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Wade, Mahoney, Kammrath, and Company Among Tops in NCAA

A trio of Saint Mary’s basketball players and their teammates currently find themselves among some of the top performers statistically in NCAA Division III women’s basketball for games through January 3, 2010.

Basketball - Tigers Too Much in Tournament Final for Belles

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team hit a bit of a bump in the road on Wednesday as they fell by a 90-60 score to host DePauw University in the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament Championship game.

Basketball - Belles Defeat Scots for Championship Appearance

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team claimed a 74-64 victory over Maryville (Tenn.) to earn an appearance in the DePauw University Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament.

Basketball - Belles Victorious Over Spartans

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team broke a three-game losing skid to Manchester on Saturday with a 55-41 victory over the visiting Spartans.

Basketball - Murphy Named MIAA Player of the Week

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Sophomore forward Kelley Murphy was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball player of the week for her performances against a pair of conference opponents last week.

Basketball - Belles Battle Past Scots

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was able to battle past Alma in a physical MIAA contest by a 67-58 score on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Fall to #19 Knights

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell by a 64-58 score to #19 ranked Calvin on Friday night in MIAA play.

Basketball - Belles Use Second-Half Surge to Ground Thunder

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team went on a 10-point run in the later minutes of the second half to turn a two point deficit into an eight point lead.  The Belles never looked back en route to their first MIAA win of the season over Trine, 60-50.

Basketball - Belles Mauled by Polar Bears

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team suffered an 82-60 setback at the hands of Ohio Northern on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Balanced Belles Ground Cardinals

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Five different players scored in double-digits and the Belles shot a blistering 59.4 percent from the floor as the Saint Mary's basketball team picked up a big 91-57 win over North Central (Ill.) on Saturday night.

Basketball - Belles Down Yeowomen, Murphy Tabbed All-Tournament

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Saint Mary's basketball team defeated Oberlin in the consolation game of the Bluffton University Tip-Off Tournament by a commanding 74-37 score while sophomore Kelley Murphy was named to the All-Tournament team on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Edged Out by Wheaton

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Belles and Thunder were tied at 73-73 until a basket by Wheaton's Elisabeth Potts made a layup with 1:08 left to lead the Thunder to a 78-73 win over Saint Mary's in the Bluffton University Tip-Off Tournament.

Basketball - Belles Open Season on High Note Against Ravens

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's College basketball team opened the 2009-10 campaign with their biggest margin of victory since 2007 with a 72-33 win over visiting Anderson University on Tuesday night.

Basketball - Belles Tabbed Third in Coaches' Pre-Season Poll

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Fresh off of one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Saint Mary's basketball team was tabbed as third in the league in the annual MIAA Coaches' Pre-Season poll on Thursday.