2015-16 Women's Basketball News

  • Women's Basketball to Offer Prospect Camp
    March 21, 2016
    The Middlebury women's basketball program will offer an Elite Prospect Camp intended for players that have a strong desire to compete and aspire to play at the collegiate level. The camp will serve to introduce athletes to instruction and drills that are implemented at Middlebury College, as well as one-on-one instruction with the Middlebury College coaching staff and current players. CLICK HERE to read more about the August 13th event and to sign up.
  • Harrison Selected NESCAC Rookie of the Year
    March 02, 2016
    Middlebury College women's basketball player Catherine Harrison (Duxbury, Mass.) has been selected as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. The first-year player is the second women’s basketball player to be named the conference’s top rookie along with Alexis Hollinger in 2002. Harrison and the rest of the Panthers tallied a 12-13 record, advancing to the NESCAC Tournament.
  • Tufts Pulls Away From Middlebury In NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 20, 2016
    Top-seeded Tufts outscored the Middlebury women’s basketball team 26-6 in the third quarter as the seventh-ranked Jumbos posted a 68-36 win over the Panthers in the NESCAC Quarterfinal on Saturday. The tournament appearance was the second straight for the Panthers (12-13), which earned the eighth seed in the tournament, marking the first time since 2007 and 2008 that they qualified in back-to-back seasons. Tufts (22-2), the two-time defending NESCAC Champions, extended its winning streak with 17 games and will host the final two rounds of the tournament next weekend.
  • Women's Basketball Heads to Tufts for NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 18, 2016
    The Middlebury women's basketball team will visit Tufts for a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tufts posted its third-straight unblemished league record at 10-0 to earn the top seed in the NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship for the fourth-consecutive season. The highest seed following the quarterfinal round will host both semifinals and the final on February 27-28. This year's champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Middlebury Caps Regular Season With Win at Colby-Sawyer
    February 16, 2016
    The Middlebury women's basketball team used a 17-3 run at the end of the first quarter and closed out the regular season with a 46-37 triumph at Colby-Sawyer on Tuesday in the Dan & Kathleen Hogan Center. The Panthers (12-12) return to the court at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the NESCAC Quarterfinals at seventh-ranked Tufts. Middlebury earned conference's #8 seed, while the Jumbos are the top seed. Tuesday's game was the first as a head coach against her alma mater for Middlebury's KJ Krasco, who was a standout player for the Chargers from 2002-05. Krasco was also inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2014.
  • Middlebury Drops Home Finale to Trinity
    February 13, 2016
    Trinity outscored Middlebury by a 46-25 count during the second and third quarters, including a 23-8 tally in the latter, for a 77-48 victory over Middlebury during the home finale in Pepin Gymnasium. The Bantams (11-11, 1-9) made 17-straight free throws to start the game and 19-21 overall, while Middlebury went 8-15 from the charity stripe for the contest. The Panthers, who will be the #7 or #8 seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament depending on the outcome of the Williams/Bates game to be played on Sunday, close out the regular season Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. tipoff at Colby-Sawyer, while Trinity is at Anna Maria on the same day at 6:00 p.m.
  • #7 Amherst Jumps Out Early in Win at Middlebury
    February 12, 2016
    Seventh-ranked Amherst scored the game’s first seven points and grabbed a 21-6 lead after one quarter on its way to a 77-24 victory over Middlebury (11-11, 3-6) on Friday evening in Pepin Gymnasium. The Purple & White (22-1, 8-1) knocked down 11-32 shots from beyond the arc during the win, while Middlebury went 1-11 from three-point range. The Panthers, who will either be the #7 or #8 seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, return to the court for the home season finale on Saturday afternoon hosting Trinity at 3:00 p.m., while Amherst is at Hamilton at the same time.
  • Middlebury Falls on the Road at Bowdoin
    February 06, 2016
    The Middlebury women's basketball team struggled from the floor (.293) as the Panthers (11-10, 3-5) suffered a 63-46 road loss at Bowdoin (17-5, 6-2) on Saturday afternoon in Morrell Gym. Middlebury returns to action next Friday night when they host Amherst in a NESCAC contest at 7:00 p.m.
  • Hot Start Gives Colby NESCAC Win Over Middlebury
    February 05, 2016
    Colby made six of its first 10 shots and took a 21-10 lead after one quarter on its way to a 65-47 win over Middlebury (11-9, 3-4) on Friday evening in Wadsworth Gymnasium. The Mules (12-9, 4-3) knocked down 12-26 shots from beyond the arc during the win, while Middlebury went 0-8 from three-point range for the game. The Panthers return to action on Saturday afternoon with a 3:00 p.m. contest at Bowdoin.
  • Women's Basketball Suffers Road Loss at Keene State
    February 02, 2016
    Middlebury suffered a 64-56 road loss at Keene State on Tuesday night. The Owls move to 12-0 at home and 17-3 overall, while the Panthers fall to 11-8. Middlebury returns to NESCAC play on Friday night when it visits Colby.
  • Middlebury Works Overtime to Beat Hamilton, 75-65
    January 30, 2016
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team outscored Hamilton 13-3 in overtime to earn a 75-65 NESCAC win on Saturday in Pepin Gymnasium. The Continentals forced overtime via a three-pointer with six seconds remaining, while the Panthers scored nine points from the line in the extra period and limited Hamilton to only one field goal in that time. Middlebury (11-7, 3-3) plays at Keene State on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., while the Continentals (6-13, 1-5) host SUNY Cobleskill on Monday at 6:00 p.m.
  • Late Run Edges Castleton Past Middlebury
    January 27, 2016
    Visiting Castleton outscored host Middlebury 25-18 in the fourth quarter, including 13-6 over the final 3:41, on its way to a 59-52 victory Wednesday evening in Pepin Gymnasium. The Spartans knocked down 4-5 shots during the decisive stretch with a pair of three-point field goals, as well as making 3-4 attempts at the free throw line. The Panthers (10-7) return to NESCAC play when they host Hamilton on Saturday at 3:00 p.m., while Castleton (13-4) entertains Green Mountain on the same day at 1:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Falls at Williams, 66-49
    January 24, 2016
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team erased a double-digit deficit in the opening half, but Williams used a big third quarter to defeat the Panthers 66-49 in a NESCAC match-up on Sunday. The Ephs outscored Middlebury 19-6 in the third to take the lead for good, after trailing by a point at the half. The Panthers (10-6, 2-3) are back in action on Wednesday as they host Castleton at 7:00 p.m
  • Women's Basketball Downs Smith
    January 19, 2016
    Eileen Daley scored a career-high 14 points and tied a career-best with 13 rebounds as Middlebury picked up a 70-57 win over Smith (6-9) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (10-5) return to action at Williams on Sunday, while Smith entertains Mount Holyoke Wednesday night.
  • Balanced Scoring Leads Women's Basketball to Road Win at Bates
    January 16, 2016
    Middlebury outscored Bates 32-16 in the paint and held off a fourth-quarter rally on its way to a 61-56 win in NESCAC action Saturday afternoon in Alumni Gymnasium. All five Middlebury (9-5, 2-2) starters scored between nine and 11 points in the win. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday when they host Smith at 5:00 p.m.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to #12 Tufts on the Road
    January 15, 2016
    The Middlebury women's basketball team suffered a 57-37 NESCAC road loss at #12 Tufts (12-3, 3-0) on Friday night. The Panthers (8-5, 1-2) hung with the Jumbos for three quarters, but the hosts pulled away in the fourth for the victory. Middlebury returns to action at Bates with a 3:00 p.m. start on Saturday.
  • Middlebury Cruises Past Potsdam, 65-45
    January 12, 2016
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team pulled away from Potsdam with a 15-0 run that took place in parts of two quarters as the Panthers earned a 65-45 win in Jerry Welsh Gymnasium on Tuesday. Middlebury scored the final seven points in the first quarter and opened the following frame with eight straight to take the lead for good. The Panthers (8-4) return to conference play on Friday at Tufts for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off, while the Bears (1-10) head to SUNY Cortland for a 5:30 p.m. start.
  • Middlebury Women’s Basketball Falls to Connecticut College
    January 09, 2016
    Middlebury erased a double-digit deficit in the first half, but Connecticut College used a strong final two quarters and defeated the Panthers 66-53 on Saturday in Pepin Gym. The Camels shot 52 percent (13-25) over the final two quarters and scored 42 points in that span. The Panthers (7-4, 1-1) play a non-conference game at Potsdam on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., while the Camels (12-1, 2-0) are idle until Friday when they host Trinity at 7:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Tops Wesleyan in NESCAC Opener
    January 08, 2016
    Sarah Kaufman scored a season-high 31 points, leading the Middlebury women’s basketball team to a 76-59 victory over visiting Wesleyan in the NESCAC opener for both teams on Friday in Pepin Gym.. The Panthers (7-3, 1-0) are home again on Saturday when they take on Connecticut College, while the Cardinals (6-5, 0-1) head to Hamilton tomorrow with both games starting at 3:00 p.m.
  • Women's Basketball Cruises Past Anna Maria
    January 05, 2016
    Middlebury forced 18 turnovers and held a 54-37 edge on the boards on its way to a 68-43 win over Anna Maria (6-6) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (6-3) were led by the sixth double-double in nine games from Catherine Harrison, who netted 14 points with 14 rebounds. Middlebury returns to action when it opens NESCAC play on Friday night against Wesleyan at 7:00 p.m. Anna Maria next plays in a little over a week when it hosts Lasell at 7:00 p.m. on January 13.
  • Harrison Earns NESCAC Player of the Week Honors for the Second Time
    January 04, 2016
    Middlebury College women’s basketball player Catherine Harrison (Duxbury, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season. The rookie averaged 16.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in a 2-1 week for the Panthers, earning a spot on the NYU Holiday All-Classic Team.
  • Early Fourth-Quarter Run Lifts #4 NYU Past Middlebury
    January 03, 2016
    Middlebury traded runs with #4 New York University on Sunday inside the Jerome S. Coles Sports Center, but the host Violets utilized a 7-0 spurt to open the fourth quarter on their way to a 70-62 victory as a part of the NYU Holiday Classic. The Panthers (5-3) return home on Tuesday when they host Anna Maria at 6:00, while the fourth-ranked Violets remain unbeaten at 10-0 and will host Brandeis on Friday evening.
  • Big Fourth Quarter Leads Women's Basketball Past Bridgewater
    January 02, 2016
    Middlebury outscored Bridgewater State 28-13 in the fourth quarter en route to a 72-59 win over the Bears (2-7) at the NYU Holiday Classic. The Panthers (5-2) return to action on Sunday when they face the host school at 5:00 p.m.
  • Panthers Women's Basketball Handles Salve Regina, 79-58
    December 30, 2015
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team finished off the 2015 calendar year on a winning note, as the Panthers defeated Salve Regina on Wednesday by a 79-58 score in Pepin Gymnasium. The 79 points for Middlebury was a season high, as the Panthers shot 50 percent from the field (28-56) for the game. The Panthers (4-2) are back on the court this weekend participating in the New York University Holiday Classic, where they will face Bridgewater State on Saturday and the host Violets the following day. Salve Regina (3-7) plays again on January 5 at Eastern Nazarene.
  • Middlebury Women’s Basketball Falls to Plattsburgh, 68-62
    December 12, 2015
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team dropped its home opener as Plattsburgh State came away with a 68-62 victory on Saturday in Pepin Gymnasium. The Cardinals (5-2) outscored the Panthers (3-2) by a 19-11 margin in the third quarter, before holding off Middlebury in the final frame. Middlebury is idle until December 30 when it hosts Salve Regina at 4:00 p.m., while Plattsburgh State returns to the court on January 2 competing in the Springfield Tournament.
  • Turnovers Cost Women's Basketball in Loss at Skidmore
    December 05, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball team (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season, falling by a score on 63-60 on the road at Skidmore. The Thoroughbreds (5-3) took advantage of 28 Panther turnovers converting them into 32 points on the afternoon. Middlebury returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Plattsburgh State in the team's home-opening game at 2:00 p.m.
  • Panthers Remain Unbeaten With Road Win at Johnson State
    November 24, 2015
    Middlebury held off a late surge by in-state foe Johnson State as the Panthers moved to 3-0 on the year with a 57-52 road victory on Tuesday evening. The Badgers (1-4) cut the Panther lead to just two with 44 seconds left, but a layup and 3-4 free throws iced the win for the Panthers. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday, December 5 at Skidmore with a 2:00 p.m. tipoff.
  • Harrison Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 23, 2015
    Middlebury College women’s basketball player Catherine Harrison (Duxbury, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. In her first two collegiate games, Harrison averaged 16.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per contest, while shooting 82.4 percent from the floor (14-17) and blocking three shots. Harrison scored 12 points and grabbed 15 boards in a season-opening win over SUNY Oneonta, before pouring in 20 with nine rebounds in a 9-12 shooting effort in a win over Hartwick. She and her teammates will travel to Johnson State for a 7:00 p.m. game on Tuesday night.
  • Harrison Nets 20 as Women's Basketball Downs Hartwick
    November 21, 2015
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 61-58 win over Hartwick at the Holiday Inn Classic hosted by Oneonta. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday night at Johnson State.
  • Kaufman’s 23 Points, Strong Defense Lead Middlebury to Season-Opening Win
    November 20, 2015
    Sarah Kaufman scored a team-high 23 points and the Panther defense limited host Oneonta to just 18.7 percent (14-75) shooting for the game as part of a 60-38 victory. The win came as part of the Holiday Inn Classic hosted by the Red Dragons. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against Hartwick.
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