2016-17 Bentley University Women's Basketball News

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    March 21, 2017
    Stevens Named WBCA Division II East Region Coach of the Year Legendary Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens has been named the 2016-17 Division II East Region Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, the 11th time in her 31 seasons on the Bentley bench she’s earned the recognition.
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    March 21, 2017
    Gemma Repeats as WBCA Division II Coaches All-America; Also Recognized by D2CCA Bentley University senior forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy), the all-time leading scorer in the history of the winningest women’s basketball program in Division II history, has been selected to the 10-player WBCA Division II Coaches All-America by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for the second straight year.
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    March 14, 2017
    Gemma Selected to D2CCA All-East Region First Team Bentley University senior All-America Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy), the Falcons’ all-time leading scorer, has been selected to the 2017 Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-East Region team for the second straight year.
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    March 10, 2017
    Bentley Comeback Falls Short as USciences Shoots Past Bentley, 73-66, in NCAA 1st Round The 2016-17 Bentley University women’s basketball season came to a disappointing end Friday afternoon when the third-seeded Falcons dropped a 73-66 decision to sixth-seeded University of the Sciences in the opening game of the NCAA Division II East Regional at Adelphi University’s Center for Recreation and Sciences.
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    March 09, 2017
    No. 14 Bentley Tips Off NCAA Division II East Regional with First-Ever Meeting with USciences After seeing its 14-game winning streak come to a halt Sunday in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship game at Adelphi University, the Bentley University women's basketball team will be back in the same location Friday for the opening round of the 2017 NCAA Division II East Regional.
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    March 09, 2017
    News Tribune: "Bentley University women’s basketball team on road to NCAAs" Scott Souza, sports editor of the Waltham News Tribune, recently caught up with the Bentley women's basketball team in advance of the NCAA Div. II East Regional, which starts Friday. Here's his story that appeared in the Mar. 9 edition of the paper and online at www.wickedlocal.com/waltham.
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    March 05, 2017
    No. 12 Bentley Denied by No. 14 Adelphi in Bid for 20th NE10 Championship Despite Gemma Double-Double Cold-shooting Bentley University was denied in its bid for a 20th Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball championship Sunday afternoon as Adelphi University took the lead midway through the second quarter and went on to record a 67-59 win in the NE10 title game at the Center for Recreation and Sport.
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    March 05, 2017
    Bentley Receives Record 33rd NCAA Tournament Invite, Will Face USciences Friday Hours after falling in the Northeast-10 Conference championship game at Adelphi University, the Bentley University women’s basketball team learned Sunday night they would be making another trip to Garden City, N.Y., this time for the NCAA Division II East Regional.
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    March 04, 2017
    No. 12 Bentley Visits No. 14 Adelphi Sunday in Search of 20th Northeast-10 Crown After attaining several milestones already this week, the Bentley University Falcons will look to add a 20th NE10 title to the list when they square off against Adelphi University Sunday afternoon in the Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball championship game.
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    March 04, 2017
    Boston Herald: "Jen Gemma shoots to the top in Bentley women’s basketball win" Rich Thompson covered Thursday's Northeast-10 semifinal game against Saint Anselm, a game that saw Bentley senior Jen Gemma become the program's all-time leading scorer. This article appeared in the March 3 edition of the Boston Herald.
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    March 02, 2017
    Gemma Breaks School Scoring Record, Green Hits 1,000 and Bentley Earns 27th Trip to NE10 Finals Senior All-America forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) became the all-time leading scorer in Bentley University women’s basketball history, junior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) joined the 1,000-point club and the 12th-ranked Bentley Falcons earned a trip to Sunday’s Northeast-10 Conference championship game with an 81-49 semifinal win over Saint Anselm College Thursday night at the Dana Center.
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    March 01, 2017
    No. 12 Bentley Seeks 27th Trip to Northeast-10 Championship Game; Gemma, Green Approaching Milestones The Bentley University women’s basketball team, currently ranked 12th in Division II and fourth in the NCAA Division II East Region, will continue its bid for a 20th Northeast-10 Conference tournament championship when it hosts Saint Anselm College in a semifinal game at the Dana Center Thursday night at 7 pm. A free webcast will be available at www.northeast10.tv.
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    February 26, 2017
    Dominating First Half Carries Bentley to 76-43 Win over Merrimack in NE10 Quarterfinals After the two regular season meetings weren’t decided until the final minute, the Bentley University women’s basketball team established control early in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships and cruised to a 76-43 win over Merrimack College Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    February 25, 2017
    Bentley Begins Bid for 20th Northeast-10 Championship Sunday vs. Merrimack Five days after facing each other in the regular season finale, the women’s basketball teams from Bentley University and Merrimack College will renew acquaintances on Sunday at Bentley’s Dana Athletic Center in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Tip-off is slated for 3 pm with a free webcast available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    February 24, 2017
    Gemma Repeats as NE10 Player of the Year; Smith, Green & Stevens Also Honored Bentley University senior forward Jen Gemma (Milton/Fontbonne Academy) has been selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season, the conference announced on Friday.
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    February 24, 2017
    Patriot Ledger: "Milton’s Jen Gemma wants to end Bentley basketball career with a flourish" Jen Gemma, named today as the Northeast-10 Player of the Year for the 2nd straight year, was featured in the Feb. 24 edition of the Patriot Ledger.
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    February 21, 2017
    No. 15 Bentley Survives at Merrimack, 59-53, for 12th Straight Win Junior guard Trevena Bennett (Union, N.J./Gill St. Bernard School) broke a 43-all tie with a rare four-point play with 7:51 left and junior point guard Macchi Smith (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School) came up big at the defensive end in the final minute as Bentley University held off Merrimack College, 59-53, in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Tuesday evening on Hammel Court.
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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 20, 2017
    Bentley Takes 11-Game Winning Streak to Merrimack for Regular Season Finale Before hosting a quarterfinal game in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships Sunday afternoon, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will take its 11-game winning streak to Merrimack College for the regular season finale Tuesday night. Tip-off on the Hammel Court is set for 5:30 pm with a free webcast at www.merrimackathletics.tv.
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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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