2012-13 Basketball News and Stories


2012-13 News

Athletics - Saint Mary's Student-Athletes, Teams Earn Academic Honors

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Nearly 50 Saint Mary's student-athletes and two varsity teams were recognized by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association for their outstanding academic achievement during the 2012-13 year.

Basketball - Collaborative Special Olympics Event Featured by NCAA

The Special Olympics story of the Millikin University and Saint Mary’s College Women’s Basketball Teams hosting a qualifying event for the Illinois Special Olympics has won the February NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll.

Basketball - Bias Garners All-MIAA Second Team Honor

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's junior guard Shanlynn Bias was one of only 12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball players to earn All-MIAA honors as voted on by league coaches on Monday.

Basketball - Belles Anchored Down by No. 3 Flying Dutch

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was defeated by No. 3 ranked Hope on Senior Night by a 103-49 margin in the Belles' season finale on Wednesday.

Basketball - Belles' Comeback Stopped by Scots

ALMA, Mich. - Trailing by 21 points with 8:16 remaining, the Saint Mary's basketball team went on a 15-0 run to pull within 67-61 with two minutes left. Host Alma halted the comeback for the 72-61 decision.

Basketball - No. 2 Knights Too Much Against Belles

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Second-ranked Calvin held a 46-16 lead at the half and won by that same 30-point margin, handing the Saint Mary's basketball team an 84-54 loss on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Belles Defeated by Brits

ALBION, Mich. - Host Albion opened the game with a 15-2 run on their way to a 73-58 decision over the Saint Mary's basketball team on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles' Late Surge Squelched by Thunder

ANGOLA, Ind. - A 14-1 run by the Belles late in the second half pulled the Saint Mary's basketball team within 53-51 of Trine, but the comeback bid fell short as the host Thunder prevailed 63-57 on Wednesday evening.

Basketball - Belles Edged Out by Hornets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Visiting Kalamazoo scored on six of their final seven possessions while the Belles came up empty on their final five possessions as the Saint Mary's basketball team fell 63-59 on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Stumble Against Bulldogs

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team made a late push to erase a six-point deficit in the final 1:30 of the game, but the comeback bid fell short as visiting Adrian won a 63-59 contest on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Belles Downed by Comets

OLIVET, Mich. - Olivet used a 13-1 run to pull away late in the first half as the Comets handed the Saint Mary's basketball team an 87-63 loss on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Grounded by No. 6/3 Flying Dutch

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team had trouble trying to match the offensive firepower of No. 6/3 (USA Today/d3hoops.com) Hope as the Flying Dutch claimed the 87-41 win on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Paul Powers Belles Past Thunder

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Ariana Paul had 18 points, 20 rebounds, five steals, and three assists to help lift the Saint Mary's basketball team to a 59-43 win over in-state conference rival Trine on Wednesday night.

Basketball - Belles Fend Off Brits for Victory

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team sustained a second-half surge by visiting Albion to claim a 70-67 win at home on Saturday.

Basketball - Saint Mary's and Millikin Team Up for Special Olympians

At the beginning of the end of semester and holiday break, the Saint Mary's College basketball team spent three days on the road in Illinois. The day between a game at the University of Chicago and Millikin University, the Belles teamed up with Millikin to host a Special Olympics qualifying event for the Special Olympics group from Decatur, Illinois.

Basketball - Belles Stung by Spartans

DUBUQUE, Iowa - An 11-2 run over the final three minutes of play by Aurora proved to be the difference as the Saint Mary's basketball team lost a 64-62 contest against the Spartans in the University of Dubuque Holiday Tournament on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Tripped Up by Falcons

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Saint Mary's basketball team suffered a 71-63 setback to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the University of Dubuque's Holiday Tournament on Friday evening.

Basketball - Belles Come Up Short Against Big Blue

DECATUR, Ill. - The host Big Blue led from start to finish as Millikin defeated the Saint Mary's basketball team 63-56 on Thursday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Bounced by Maroons

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was defeated 79-59 by the University of Chicago on Tuesday evening.

Basketball - Belles Trumped by No. 3 Knights

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's College basketball team lost a 77-56 contest to No. 3 ranked Calvin on Saturday evening.

Basketball - Paul Named MIAA Co-Player of the Week

ROYAL OAK, Mich.  – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Saint Mary’s forward Ariana Paul and Albion guard Brett deBear its Players of the Week in women’s basketball for games played through Dec. 9.

Basketball - Belles Defeated by Scots

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Visiting Alma closed out the game with a 10-2 run over the final 2:39 to take a 67-61 decision over the Saint Mary's basketball team on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Balanced Belles Snap Skid with Win Over Hornets

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team snapped a four-game skid and picked up their first MIAA win of the season with a 66-57 decision over Kalamazoo on Wednesday evening at the Anderson Athletic Center.

Basketball - Belles Sunk by Comets

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Visiting Olivet opened the second half with a 15-2 run to take a 54-46 lead, and another comeback attempt came up just short as the Saint Mary's basketball team fell 79-75 on Saturday afternoon.

Basketball - Comeback Comes Up Short for Belles Against Bulldogs

ADRIAN, Mich. - Trailing by 16 points in the second half, the Saint Mary's basketball team cut that deficit to four points but were unable to overtake Adrian on the road as the host Bulldogs claimed the 66-58 decision.

Basketball - Belles Bitten by Polar Bears

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Saint Mary's fell to Ohio Northern by a 77-62 final score on Sunday afternoon.

Basketball - Belles Clipped by Cardinals

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell by a 73-56 score against Otterbein in the opening contest of the 2012 Saint Mary's Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday.

Basketball - Last-Second Bucket Lifts Belles Over Ravens

ANDERSON, Ind. - For the second time in three games, the Saint Mary's basketball team got a game-winning basket with three seconds left. This time, Ariana Paul hit a jump shot in the final seconds to lift the Belles to a 63-62 win at Anderson University on Tuesday night.

Basketball - Belles Downed by Thunder in Championship Game

WHEATON, Ill. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell by a 62-42 final score to Wheaton in the host Thunder's Beth Baker Tournament championship game on Saturday.

Basketball - Belles Battle Past Lady Blues

WHEATON, Ill. - Shanlynn Bias capped off a career-high 17 point effort by making a layup as she was fouled with three seconds remaining to push the Saint Mary's basketball team to a 75-73 win over Illinois College to open the 2012-13 season.