2016-17 Bentley University Women's Basketball News

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    February 20, 2017
    NCAA.com: "Bentley star Jen Gemma takes team-first approach" Outstanding article by David Boyce for NCAA.com on Jen Gemma and the Bentley women's basketball program.
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    February 18, 2017
    Gemma, Lux Combine for 39 as No. 15 Bentley Controls Saint Anselm, 92-66 Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) put up 20 points and 17 rebounds, sophomore forward Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) followed with 19 and 12, and three teammates also scored in doubles as Bentley University rolled to a 92-66 Senior night win over Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday at the Dana Center.
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    February 17, 2017
    Riding 10-Game Win Streak, No. 15 Bentley Prepares for Senior Day Game vs. Saint Anselm After extending its winning streak to ten, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be back in the Dana Center Saturday evening – a rare 6 pm start – when it hosts Saint Anselm College on Senior Day. A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    February 15, 2017
    No. 15 Bentley Goes Wire-to-Wire for 70-48 Win at St. Michael’s; Gemma Scores 21 Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton, Mass./Fontbonne Academy) scored 21 points and junior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) followed with 14, along with three steals, as Bentley University posted its fifth wire-to-wire win since Jan. 1, 70-48 over St. Michael’s College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Wednesday evening at the Ross Sports Center.
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    February 14, 2017
    No. 15 Bentley Takes 21-4 Overall Record to St. Michael’s, Seeking 10th Straight Win During the Barbara Stevens’ era, her Bentley University women’s basketball teams have strung together 21 winning streaks of ten games or longer. At the top of the list was a 37-game streak, which ran from the start of the Falcons’ undefeated 2013-14 national championship season into the start of the next one.
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    February 11, 2017
    No. 19 Bentley Cruises to 74-35 Win over Franklin Pierce for 9th Straight; Gemma: 20 Points A game after becoming the first player in program history with 2,000 point and 1,000 rebounds, Bentley University senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) scored 20 points in only 22 minutes to lead her team to a convincing 74-35 win over Franklin Pierce University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    February 10, 2017
    No. 19 Bentley Hosts Franklin Pierce in Annual Play4Kay Game; Alumni Game to Precede Contest Three days after reaching the 20-win milestone for the 31st time in the last 34 seasons, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will look to extend its eight-game winning streak when it hosts Franklin Pierce University on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 1:30 pm with a free webcast at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    February 08, 2017
    Bentley Wins 20th as Gemma Reaches Both 2,000 Points and 1,000 Rebounds It’s rare when a player reaches the 2,000 career point milestone. A player amassing 1,000 career rebounds also very seldom happens. Bentley University senior All-America Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) reached both of those marks Wednesday night as the Falcons, ranked 19th nationally in Division II, hit the 20-win threshold for the 28th time in Barbara Stevens’ 31 years as head coach with an 84-68 win over Southern New Hampshire University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball action at the Dana Center.
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    February 07, 2017
    After Clinching NE10 Northeast Division Title, Bentley Seeks 20th during Home Encounter with Southern N.H. During the program’s illustrious history, Bentley University women’s basketball team has posted 31 20-win seasons, including 27 during Hall of Fame coach Barbara Stevens’ first 30 seasons at the helm. The Falcons, ranked 19th nationally in Division II, will attempt to add to that total Wednesday night when they put their 19-4 record on the line against Southern New Hampshire University.
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    February 06, 2017
    Gemma Named Spalding Northeast-10 Player of the Week Bentley University senior All-America Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) has been named the Spalding Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after her outstanding play in a pair of wins last week.
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    February 04, 2017
    Stevens’ 1000th Bentley Game a Success as Falcons Top Assumption, Clinch Tie for NE10 Northeast Division Title Junior point guard Macchi Smith (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School) scored 16 points, including 11 during a game-ending 14-5 run, and senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) collected 16 rebounds, bringing her career total to 998, as Bentley University stretched its winning streak to seven with a 73-59 victory over Assumption College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at Laska Gym.
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    February 03, 2017
    Stevens’ 1000th Bentley Game Could Be A Clincher The Bentley University women’s basketball team will have the opportunity to at least clinch at least a tie for the Northeast-10 Conference’s Northeast Division regular season championship Saturday at Assumption College in what will be Barbara Stevens’ 1,000th game as the Falcons’ head coach. Tip off at Laska Gymnasium is 1 pm with a free webcast at www.assumptiongreyhounds.tv.
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    February 01, 2017
    No. 19 Bentley Overcomes 19-Point Deficit, Closes with 13-2 Run to Claim 63-56 Win over Stonehill After trailing by as many as 19 in the third quarter, Bentley University closed with a 13-2 run over the final 3:24, including eight free throws by junior guard Macchi Smith (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School), to register a 63-56 win over Stonehill College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball at the Dana Center Wednesday evening.
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    January 31, 2017
    Shot for Life Night at Bentley Wednesday Night It will be “A Shot for Life” night at Bentley University when the Falcons host Stonehill College in a Northeast-10 Conference basketball doubleheader Wednesday at the Dana Center. The women’s game is set for 5:30 pm and the men will follow at 7:30 pm.
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    January 31, 2017
    No. 19 Bentley Hosts Stonehill Wednesday with Sights on a 6-Game Winning Streak The Bentley University women’s basketball team will be looking for its first six-game winning streak of the season when the Falcons host Stonehill College Wednesday night, the 105th renewal of one of the top rivalries in Division II.
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    January 28, 2017
    Late Runs, including 7-0 to End Game, Lift No. 20 Bentley Past Southern Connecticut, 70-67 Junior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) buried three free throws with 17.3 seconds left to turn a two-point deficit into a one-point lead and Bentley University went on to post a 70-67 win over Southern Connecticut State in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Moore Field House.
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    January 27, 2017
    Bentley Heads to Southern Connecticut, Seeking 3rd 5-Game Win Streak of Season The nationally-ranked Bentley University women’s basketball team has strung together a pair of five-game winning streaks this season and will be seeking a third on Saturday when the Falcons complete the crossover portion of the schedule at Southern Connecticut State University.
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    January 25, 2017
    Gemma & Green Each Score 16 as Bentley Goes Wire-to-Wire for 72-54 Win at Saint Rose Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton, Mass./Fontbonne Academy) and junior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) each scored 16 points before sitting out the fourth quarter as Bentley University posted a 72-54 wire-to-wire victory in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball at the Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium Wednesday evening.
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    January 24, 2017
    No. 20 Bentley Visits Saint Rose Wednesday, Seeking 12th Win in 13 Conference Games After a 3-0 homestand, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be on the road twice this week, beginning Wednesday night when the Falcons will be attempting to snap The College of Saint Rose’s five-game home winning streak. Tip off at the Nolan Gymnasium is 5:30 pm.
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    January 21, 2017
    Fast Start Propels No. 21 Bentley Past Le Moyne, 78-54, for 15th Victory Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) buried two three-pointers during a game-opening 10-0 run and finished with 18 points and nine rebounds as Bentley University led all the way for a 78-54 win over Le Moyne College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    January 20, 2017
    No. 21 Bentley Seeks Win No. 15 in Finale of 3-Game Homestand Le Moyne College will provide the opposition when the Bentley University women’s basketball team, ranked 21st in Division II by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, wraps up a three-game homestand Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center (1:30 pm). A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    January 18, 2017
    Gemma & Green Combine for 37 as No. 21 Bentley Shuts Down Pace, 77-51 Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) scored 22 points, including 15 in the third quarter alone, and junior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) added 15, all in the first half, as Bentley University rolled to a 77-51 win over Pace University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Wednesday night at the Dana Center.
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    January 17, 2017
    No. 21 Bentley Continues Homestand Wednesday vs. Pace A three-game homestand for the nationally-ranked Bentley University women’s basketball team will continue on Wednesday when the Falcons host Pace University at the Dana Center at 5:30 pm. A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    January 14, 2017
    No. 15 Bentley Shoots Past AIC, 79-70; Smith, Gemma & Bennett Combine for 65 Led by the triumvirate of sophomore point guard Macchi Smith (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School), senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) and junior guard Trevena Bennett (Union, N.J./Gill St. Bernard School), Bentley University registered a 79-70 win over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    January 13, 2017
    No. 15 Bentley Faces Tough Test in 1st of 3-Game Homestand After suffering its first Northeast-10 Conference loss of the season on Wednesday, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will face another difficult test on Saturday when it launches a three-game homestand against American International. Tip-off at the Dana Center is at 1:30 pm with a free webcast at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    January 11, 2017
    #15 Bentley Drops 62-60 Decision to #25 Adelphi in Battle of NE-10 Unbeatens; Career-High 24 for M. Smith Adelphi University senior forward Sierra Clark (Hughesville, Md.) broke a 59-all tie with a free throw with 10.9 seconds left and classmate Calli Balfour (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) added two more after tracking down an offensive rebound, giving the 25th-ranked Panthers a 62-60 win over number 15 Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball at the Center for Recreation and Sport Wednesday evening.
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    January 10, 2017
    Bentley, Adelphi Square Off Wednesday in Battle of Nationally-Ranked NE10 Unbeatens It’ll be a match-up of nationally-ranked division leaders when the Bentley University women’s basketball team squares off with its counterparts from Adelphi University for the only time during the regular season Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Adelphi’s Center for Recreation and Sport. A free webcast will be available at aupanthers.tv.
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    January 07, 2017
    Green Knocks Down 5 from Deep as Bentley Improves to 8-0 in NE-10, 12-3 Overall Junior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) buried five of seven three-pointers en route to a team-best 19 points, helping Bentley University record a 74-55 win over the University of New Haven in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball at the Dana Center Saturday afternoon.
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    January 06, 2017
    Bentley Hosts New Haven Saturday, Looking to Stay Unbeaten in NE10 Play Before interrupting a stretch of playing seven of eight games at home with a Wednesday night game at Adelphi University, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will put its perfect Northeast-10 Conference record on the line Saturday afternoon when it hosts the University of New Haven. Game time at the Dana Center is 1:30 pm with a free webcast available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    January 01, 2017
    Bentley Launches 2017 with Record-Breaking Win over Holy Family, 103-66 Junior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) used seven three-pointers to score a career-high 26 points in 26 minutes, senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) moved into second in program history in career points and the team made a school-record 15 three-pointers as Bentley University opened 2017 with a 103-66 win over Holy Family University in non-conference women’s college basketball at the Dana Center New Year’s Day.
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    December 31, 2016
    Late Put-Back Lifts Molloy Past No. 11 Bentley; Gemma Moves to #3 on Falcons Scoring List A put-back by Siena College transfer and graduate student Symone Kelly (Wyandanch, N.Y.) with 2.5 seconds left capped a game-ending 11-4 run and gave Molloy College a 56-55 non-conference win over Bentley University, the 11th-ranked team in Division II, in women’s college basketball action New Year’s Eve day at the Dana Center.
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    December 29, 2016
    No. 11 Bentley Closes Out 2016 & Opens 2017 with Pair of Weekend Tilts The nationally-ranked Bentley University women’s basketball team will be in action twice this weekend as the Falcons will close out 2016 and kick off 2017 with a pair of non-conference games at the Dana Center.
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    December 18, 2016
    No. 11 Bentley Shoots 61% During 49-Point 2nd Half, Extends Streak to 5 with 74-54 Win over LIU Post After trailing by 11 at intermission, the Bentley University Falcons erupted for 49 second-half points on 61 percent shooting en route to a 74-54 triumph over LIU Post in non-conference women’s basketball action Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center. The win was the fifth straight for the nation’s 11th-ranked Division II team.
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    December 16, 2016
    No. 11 Bentley Hosts LIU Post Sunday, Looking for 5th Straight Win Riding a four-game winning streak, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will launch a four-game homestand Sunday afternoon with the Falcons hosting LIU Post at 1:30 pm (www.bentleyfalcons.tv).
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    December 10, 2016
    Gemma Scores 25 as Bentley Keeps NE-10 Record Unblemished with 56-49 Win at Stonehill Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) scored 25 points, including seven during a game-ending 11-4 run, as Bentley University improved to 7-0 in conference play with a 56-49 win over Stonehill College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at Merkert Gymnasium.
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    December 09, 2016
    No. 14 Bentley Travels to Stonehill After Improving to 6-0 in NE-10 The 104th edition of one of the premier rivalries in Division II women’s basketball will take place Saturday when the nationally-ranked Bentley University Falcons travel to Stonehill College for a 1:30 pm encounter at Merkert Gymnasium. For those who can’t make it, a free webcast will be available at www.stonehillskyhawks.tv.
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    December 07, 2016
    Gemma Scores 26 as No. 14 Bentley Cruises Past St. Michael’s, 80-59 Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) erupted for a season-high 26 points in only 25 minutes and sophomore guard Amy McConnell (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor HS) led a strong effort off the bench as Bentley University improved to 6-0 in conference play with an 80-59 win over St. Michael’s College in Northeast-10 women’s basketball Wednesday night at the Dana Center.
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    December 06, 2016
    No. 14 Bentley Looks to Continue NE10 Success Wednesday against St. Michael’s Owning winning streaks of ten games against conference opponents and 13 at home, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be back at the Dana Center Wednesday for a Northeast-10 Conference encounter with St. Michael’s College.
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    December 05, 2016
    Bring A Toy, Get Free Admission to Upcoming Home Basketball Games During three upcoming home basketball games, the Bentley University athletic department will be collecting toys to benefit the15th annual Bentley University Campus Police Toy Drive.
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    December 03, 2016
    No. 11 Bentley Rallies in 4th for 61-58 Win at Southern New Hampshire Bentley University junior guard Macchi Smith (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School) put her team in front with two free throws with 1:07 remaining and added two more with 4.0 seconds left to help the Falcons get past Southern New Hampshire University, 61-58, in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the SNHU Fieldhouse.
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