2011-12 Basketball News and Stories

 

Basketball - Murphy, Mahoney, and Centa Land All-MIAA Honors

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was well represented on this year's All-MIAA honors list as three of its seniors earned all-conference recognition.

Basketball - Belles End Season With Loss to Knights

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team lost in the semifinal of the MIAA Tournament to top-seeded and fifth-ranked Calvin by a 78-50 final on Thursday night.

Basketball - Belles Claim Home Finale Against Kalamazoo

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team took full advantage of a big crowd in their home finale on Senior Day with a 68-49 win against Kalamazoo on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Downed by Fifth-Ranked Knights

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was on the short end of a 73-52 result against fifth-ranked Calvin on Wednesday evening.

Basketball - Stanley Clark School Teams Up With Belles

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - This past Wednesday, February 8, the Saint Mary's basketball team hosted their annual Think Pink Game to help raise awareness of and funds to help the battle against breast cancer.

Basketball - Belles Tame Bulldogs, Clinch Spot in MIAA Tournament

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - An early 12-0 run along with a late 13-0 run propelled the Saint Mary's basketball team to a 68-43 win over Adrian on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Mahoney Tabbed as MIAA Player of the Week

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Saint Mary's guard Patsy Mahoney its Player of the Week in women's basketball for games played through February 4.

Basketball - Mahoney's Career-High Helps Belles Down Comets

OLIVET, Mich. - Senior Patsy Mahoney scored a career-high 29 points, including seven of the Belles' last eight points, to help lift the Saint Mary's basketball team to a 59-55 win at Olivet on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Grind Out Win Over Albion

ALBION, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team used an 11-2 run to break a 53-53 tie and take control of the game in the final minutes of the game on their way to a 70-62 win on the road on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Murphy Named MIAA Player of the Week

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Saint Mary's forward Kelley Murphy its Player of the Week in women's basketball for games played through January 28.

Basketball - Clock Runs Out on Late Rally for Belles

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Trailing by eight points with just over a minute and a half to go in the game, the Saint Mary's basketball team's attempt at tying the game with 12 seconds to go was just barely off the mark as the Belles fell 77-73 at home against #17 Hope on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Thwart Thunder

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball held off a late surge by visiting Trine to avenge an MIAA loss earlier this season as the Belles defeated the Thunder 59-48 on Wednesday evening.

Basketball - Late Run Lifts Belles Over Scots

ALMA, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team used an 11-0 run late in the second half to earn a 69-61 win over Alma on the road on Saturday evening.

Basketball - Belles Defeated by Nationally-Ranked Knights

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team had their hands full with fourth-ranked Calvin on Wednesday evening as the visiting Knights scored 51 second half points on their way to an 80-54 decision over the Belles.

Basketball - Belles Back On Track With Win Over Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team picked up a 61-52 win on the road against Kalamazoo on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Fall to Brits

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was on the wrong end of a 72-52 decision in a conference contest against Albion on Wednesday evening.

Basketball - Belles Roll Comets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Kelley Murphy had her nineteenth double-double as the Belles took the lead early and never looked back against Olivet on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Bounced by Bulldogs

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell victim to a tough shooting performance to open 2012 as the Belles lost 62-52 to Adrian on Wednesday evening.

Basketball - Mahoney's Milestone Helps Belles Beat Bluffton

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Patsy Mahoney scored her 1,000th career point early in the second half and all five Saint Mary's starters tallied at least 10 points apiece as the Belles defeated Bluffton University in the Otterbein Smokey Ballenger Classic on Thursday afternoon.

Basketball - Balanced Offense Lifts Belles Over Spartans

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Four different members of the Saint Mary's basketball team scored at least 12 points as the Belles defeated Case Western 66-48 in the first game of the 2011 Otterbein Smokey Ballenger Classic on Wednesday.

Basketball - Upset Stopped Short for Belles Against Maroons

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team's bid at upsetting second-ranked University of Chicago fell short as the Belles lost 70-60 to the undefeated Maroons.

Basketball - Belles Defeated by Ranked Flying Dutch

HOLLAND, Mich. - Already facing off against a pair of nationally-ranked opponents, the Saint Mary's basketball team squared off against #15/22 Hope and found themselves on the wrong side of a 74-56 decision on Wednesday.

Basketball - Belles Back On Track With Win Over Scots

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball snapped a three-game skid with a decisive 72-50 win over Alma on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Fall to Thunder in MIAA Opener

ANGOLA, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team had a difficult time getting buckets to drop as they suffered a 67-59 defeat at the hands of in-state rival Trine on Wednesday evening.

Basketball - Mahoney Earns MIAA Player of the Week Honor

ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Saint Mary’s guard Patsy Mahoney its Player of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through November 27.

Basketball - Belles Grounded by Cardinals

ADA, Ohio - Otterbein used a 13-3 run late in the second half to take a 74-65 decision over the Saint Mary's basketball team in the Ohio Northern Thanksgiving Classic on Sunday afternoon.

Basketball - Comeback Comes Up Short for Belles Against Polar Bears

ADA, Ohio - The Saint Mary's basketball team cut a 15-point deficit to a two-point difference in a six-minute span, but Ohio Northern was able to hold the edge in a 68-64 contest in the Polar Bears' Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Soar Past Ravens

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team held off a determined Anderson squad for a 77-57 victory on Tuesday night.

Basketball - Belles Bow to Big Red

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell 81-74 to #16/#12 Denison in the consolation game of the Manchester College Bankers' Classic on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Downed by Spartans

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team suffered a 66-54 loss against the host Spartans in the Manchester College Bankers Classic on Friday night.

Basketball - Belles Take Down #25 Thunder in Season Opener

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Saint Mary's basketball team took down a ranked opponent at Angela Athletic Facility as the Belles defeated #25 (USA Today/ESPN Division III Coaches' Poll) Wheaton 66-63 on Tuesday evening.

Basketball - Belles Picked to Finish Third in MIAA

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was picked by league coaches to finish third in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association as announced in the annual preseason poll earlier today.

Basketball - Gretchen Linscott Rejoins Belles Basketball Squad

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Gretchen Linscott will be returning to the Saint Mary’s basketball coaching staff this fall after having assisted the program from 2006-08.