An outstanding season for the Bentley University women’s basketball team ended Saturday evening with the second-seeded Falcons falling to number three USciences, 61-54, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II East Regional at Stonehill College’s Merkert Gym.
After pulling out a first-round win over Jefferson University, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be seeking its 26th Sweet 16 appearance and regional championship game in the tournament’s 37-year history when it faces USciences tonight at 5 pm at Stonehill College in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II East Regional. Video and live stats links for the 100th NCAA tournament game in program history will be available at http://bentleyfalcons.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/schedule.
Survive and advance is what you want to do at tournament time and that is exactly what the Bentley University women’s basketball team did Friday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division II East Regional at Stonehill College’s Merkert Gymnasium.
Bentley University is naming the basketball court at the Dana Center in honor of 1,000-game winner and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Barbara Stevens. The announcement was made, on the eve of the Falcons’ record 34th NCAA tournament appearance, in an email to the Bentley community by University President Gloria Cordes Larson.
When the Bentley University Falcons take on the Jefferson University Rams Friday afternoon (2:30 pm, Stonehill College), there will be no shortage of experience on the sidelines. Combined, Bentley’s Barbara Stevens and Jefferson’s Tom Shirley have coached nearly 2,500 games and won 1,758 times.
Scott Souza, sports editor of the News Tribune, caught up with Bentley women's basketball players Megan Lewis and Macchi Smith, along with coach Barbara Stevens, in advance of this weekend's NCAA Division II East Regionals. This article appeared online at www.wickedlocal.com/waltham and in his week's print edition of the News Tribune.
For the 34th time in the program’s storied history, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be competing in the NCAA Division II Championships. After capturing the 2018 Northeast-10 Conference championship with a thrilling 73-72 win over Stonehill College, coach Barbara Stevens’ Falcons were seeded second and will face number seven Jefferson University on Friday.
Senior guard Macchi Smith (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School) scored all seven of the Falcons’ OT points, including a game-winning three from the right side with 3.8 seconds left, and tournament MVP Megan Lewis (Sevenoaks, England) finished with a career-best 22 points as Bentley University rallied to capture their 20th Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, 73-72 over top-seeded Stonehill College Sunday afternoon at Bryant University’s Chace Athletic Center.
After exchanging 11-point wins during the regular season, the Bentley University Falcons and the Stonehill College Skyhawks will renew acquaintances Sunday afternoon with the 108th edition of the rivalry coming in the 2018 Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship game. Due to power outages on the Stonehill campus, the game will now be played at 2 pm at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. with a free webcast available at www.northeast10.tv.
Due to ongoing power outages on the Stonehill College campus as a result of yesterday’s storm, Sunday’s Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball championship game between the Bentley University Falcons and the Stonehill College Falcons will be played at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Game time has been changed to 2 pm.
Junior forward Megan Lewis (Sevenoaks, England) came off the bench to provide 21 points, tying her career-best, and a season-best 11 rebounds as Bentley University contained Southern Connecticut State, 64-51, in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championships Thursday night at the Moore Field House.
Following a come-from-behind 70-62 quarterfinal win over Pace University on Sunday, the Bentley University Falcons will continue their bid for a record 20th Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball championship tonight with a 7 pm semifinal game at Southern Connecticut State University. Links to live stats and video are available at www.bentleyfalcons.com.
The Bentley University Falcons, ranked 12th in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division II national coaches poll with a 25-3 record, were well represented on the All-Northeast-10 Conference team with four players receiving recognition. The team was announced Tuesday by the conference office.
Down five entering the final period, the Bentley University Falcons outscored Pace University 22-9 in the fourth quarter to record a 70-62 win in the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Quarterfinals and advance to the semifinals for the 34th time in 37 years.
After completing the regular season with a 24-3 record and a number 13 ranking in the latest WBCA Division II national coaches’ poll, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will turn its sights on capturing the Northeast-10 Conference tournament championship for a record 20th time.
Graduate guard Becca Musgrove (Plainview, N.Y./St. Anthony’s HS) scored 15 points, sophomore forward Monica Viapiano (Holden, Mass./Holy Name HS) followed with 13 off the bench and junior forward Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) contributed her 13th double-double as Bentley University closed out the regular season with a 65-50 win over Franklin Pierce University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Tuesday night at the FPU Fieldhouse.
Before beginning its drive for a 20th Northeast-10 Conference tournament title, the Bentley University women’s basketball team has one more item of regular season business to attend to, Tuesday night’s game at Franklin Pierce University. Tip off is at 5:30 pm with a webcast available at https://boxcast.tv/view/basketball-vs-bentley-448445.
Senior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) opened the game’s scoring with a pair of three-pointers and finished with a team-high 14 as Bentley University went wire-to-wire for a 68-49 Senior Day win over Merrimack College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
It will be both Senior Day and the program’s annual Play4Kay Day Saturday afternoon when the 22-3 Bentley University women’s basketball team hosts Merrimack College at noon in the final home game of the regular season. A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.