A 28-win season for the Bentley University women’s basketball team came to a disappointing and stunning end Friday afternoon as the Falcons suffered from an offensive drought for the second straight game and fell to Saint Anselm College, 59-40, in the first round of the NCAA Division II East Regional Friday afternoon at the University of the Sciences Morgan Arena.
The Bentley University women’s basketball team, owners of a 28-3 record under the direction of 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens, will launch its bid for its 15th NCAA Division II regional championship, and first since 2016, against a familiar foe Friday afternoon at 2:30 pm at the University of the Sciences' Morgan Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.
After having its 15-game winning halted earlier in the day with a 67-44 loss in the Northeast-10 Conference championship game, the Bentley University women's basketball team learned Sunday night they will be heading for Philadelphia, Pa. for the 2019 NCAA Division II East Regional, which will be hosted by the University of the Sciences.
A tough shooting afternoon for one team and the opposite for the other resulted in Le Moyne College dethroning the Bentley University Falcons, 67-45, in the 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Game Sunday afternoon on Ted Grant Court.
The two winningest women’s basketball teams in the Northeast-10 Conference, the Bentley University Falcons and the Le Moyne College Falcons, will square off Sunday afternoon in the Northeast-10 Conference championship game with the defending champion Falcons seeking their record 21st title and the Dolphins their first.
For the fourth straight year, the eighth time in the last nine seasons and the 29th time in the tournament’s 38-year history, the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball championship game will include the Bentley University Falcons.
Seven times in the last eight years, the Bentley University women’s basketball team has reached the Northeast-10 Conference championship game. The defending champions will look to make it eight of nine Thursday night when coach Barbara Stevens’ Falcons, the number one seed out of the Northeast Division, hosts the third-seeded Saint Anselm Hawks in a 7 pm game at the Dana Center. Fans who can’t make it to the game can view the contest on the NE10 NOW Digital Network (www.NE10NOW.tv, www.bentleyfalcons.tv).
Sophomore guard Katie Meriggioli (Waunakee, Wis./Edgewood HS) stuffed the stat sheet with 21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Bentley University Falcons advanced to the semifinals for the 35th time in 38 years with a start-to-finish 68-55 win over American International College in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championships Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
The American International College Yellow Jackets will provide the opposition when the Bentley University Falcons begin defense of their Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Sunday afternoon with a quarterfinal game at the Dana Center.
Senior center Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy), playing her final career regular season game, had 17 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, and a season-high 16 rebounds as Bentley University held on for its 13th consecutive win, 57-55 win over Franklin Pierce University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball on Barbara Stevens Court Tuesday night.
A regular season that has included a pair of 12-game win steaks and a 25-2 record to date will draw to a close Tuesday night when the Bentley University women’s basketball team hosts Franklin Pierce University at the Dana Center. The 5:30 pm game will be webcast over the NE10 NOW Digital Network.
Sophomore guard Katie Meriggioli (Waunakee, Wis./Edgewood GS), junior guard Maddy Springfield (Jaffrey, N.H./Conant HS) and senior center Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) combined for 36 rebounds as Bentley University used a plus-28 rebound margin for a wire-to-wire 67-44 win at Merrimack College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon on Hammel Court.
During recent weeks, the hottest teams in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball have been the Bentley University Falcons and the Merrimack College Warriors. Bentley, ranked 14th in Division II, owns an 11-game winning streak and Merrimack has won seven of its last eight.
Sophomore guard Katie Meriggioli (Waunakee, Wis./Edgewood HS) put up a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double, senior center Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) matched her in the scoring column and the Falcon bench totaled 30 points as the Bentley University Falcons grabbed a 71-59 victory over St. Michael’s College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Wednesday evening at the Ross Sports Center.
Riding a 10-game winning streak and with the Northeast Conference’s Northeast Division title locked up, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will look to stay hot when the Falcons travel to Colchester, Vt. for a Wednesday night encounter at St. Michael’s College. Game time is 5:30 pm with a free webcast available on the NE10 NOW Digital Network.
Six-foot forward Megan Lewis (Sevenoaks, England), one of three Falcons honored during pregame Senior Day ceremonies, scored a career-high 24 points, all in the second half, to lead the Bentley University Falcons to their tenth straight win, 69-54 over Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon on the Dana Center’s Barbara Stevens Court.
Bentley University’s Barbara Stevens, the fourth winningest coach in NCAA women’s basketball history with 1,033 career victories, has been named one of 13 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. The announcement was made during a press conference late Friday afternoon during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, N.C.