2006-07 Women's Basketball News

  • Women's Basketball Ends Season In NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 17, 2007
    The Middlebury women's basketball team saw its season come to an end as they suffered a 65-50 loss at Tufts in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. The Panthers, who were the seventh-seed, end their season at 12-13, while second-seeded Tufts moves to 17-7.
  • Women's Basketball Heads To Tufts For NESCAC Quarters
    February 13, 2007
    The Middlebury College women's basketball will head to Tufts this weekend to take on the Jumbos in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 17th at 3:00 p.m. The seventh-seeded Panthers (12-12) will meet the second-seeded Jumbos (16-7) in one of four NESCAC quarterfinals contests taking place on Saturday.
  • Women's Basketball Beats Conn College - Secures NESCAC Playoff Spot
    February 10, 2007
    Middlebury pulled away late in the second half to beat Connecticut 51-40 in a key NESCAC match-up with playoff implications for both teams. The visiting Camels end their season with a 10-14 record while the Panthers' season will continue in NESCAC tournament action.
  • Women's Basketball Drops Tight One To Wesleyan
    February 09, 2007
    Emily Johnson's game-winning three was blocked by Kelly Bowman as time expired, leaving Wesleyan with a 54-52 win over Middlebury in a NESCAC contest in Pepin Gym. The Panthers wrap up the regular season tomorrow when they host Connecticut College, while Wesleyan visits Williams.
  • Panthers Top Plattsburgh
    February 06, 2007
    The Middlebury women's basketball team broke a five-game skid as they picked up a 66-53 win at Plattsburgh. The Panthers dominated the boards with a 44-22 advantage, with four players grabbing seven or more rebounds.
  • Bates Tops Women's Basketball
    February 03, 2007
    Val Beckwith scored a game-high 21 points and Lauren Yanofsky added 19 as the Bates College women's basketball team edged Middlebury on Saturday, 70-65, for its fourth straight New England Small College Athletic Conference victory.
  • Women's Hoops Falls At Tufts
    February 02, 2007
    Middlebury dropped to 2-4 in NESCAC play as the Panthers dropped a 61-50 game at Tufts on Friday night. Middlebury returns to action at Bates on Saturday. Tufts stormed to a 26-6 lead in the first half and withstood a Middlebury comeback attempt in the second half to record the win.
  • Watch Women's Hoops @ Tufts Live
    February 02, 2007
    The Middlebury vs. Tufts women's basketball game on Friday, February 2nd can be watched live over the internet for free. Tufts' Jumbo cast will have all the action at 7:00 p.m. Click here to watch.
  • Women's Basketball Drops Non-League Game To Hamilton
    January 30, 2007
    Hamilton shot .483 from the floor in the second half as they picked up a 58-56 non-league win at Middlebury's Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action at Tufts and Bates this weekend, while Hamilton hosts Union and Skidmore.
  • Hoops Teams Raise Money For United Way
    January 29, 2007
    The Middlebury College basketball teams recently were instrumental in a fund-raising effort by the United Way of Addison Country. Several players received pledges from donors and then shot 500 free throws. The players raised money/free throw made, with all of the proceeds going toward the United Way. The women's team raised $4,523, while the men's squad brought in $1,523.
  • Women's Hoops Falls At Williams
    January 27, 2007
    Middlebury dropped its second conference game of the season as the Panthers fell 39-28 at Williams in a low-scoring affair. Middlebury returns to action when they host Hamilton on Tuesday night.
  • Middlebury Drops Close One To Keene State
    January 25, 2007
    In a game that saw 12 lead changes, including nine in the second half, Middlebury could not hold on as visiting Keene State won the non-league contest Thursday night at Pepin Gym 62-58. The Panthers return to action as they visit NESCAC rival Williams on Saturday afternoon while the Owls of Keene State visit UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday.
  • Middlebury Outlasts Trinity
    January 20, 2007
    Middlebury led by as many as 16 points in the second half and fought off a late Trinity comeback to win 73-69 Saturday afternoon at Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action to host Keene State in a non-conference contest on Thursday before visiting Williams on Saturday afternoon, while Trinity will host NESCAC leader Bowdoin on Friday night. The win improves the Panthers' record to 2-2 in NESCAC and 10-6 overall as the Bantams fall to 0-4 in conference play and 9-7 for the season.
  • Middlebury Downed By Amherst
    January 19, 2007
    Amherst overcame a 10-point deficit with a 27-7 run in the second half to rally past Middlebury 65-59 in NESCAC play Friday night at Pepin Gym. Middlebury returns to action against Trinity on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. while Amherst travels to Williams for a 2:00 p.m. showdown.
  • Middlebury Falls At Top-Ranked Bowdoin
    January 13, 2007
    Middlebury hung tough with the nation's top team as the Panthers suffered a 56-44 road loss at Bowdoin.
  • Panthers Open NESCAC With Win At Colby
    January 12, 2007
    Emily Johnson earned 31 points, seven assists, six rebounds and six steals to power the Middlebury women's basketball team to a 77-66 win over Colby in NESCAC play Friday at Wadsworth Gym.
  • Panthers Suffer Loss To Rensselaer
    January 07, 2007
    The Middlebury College women's basketball team fell 60-53 at home to Rensselaer in the Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action next Friday when they begin NESCAC play with a game at Colby. The Red Hawks also begin league play on Friday, as they host Union.
  • Panthers Top Colby-Sawyer
    January 04, 2007
    A tough Middlebury defense held the Colby-Sawyer Chargers to just 16 percent shooting in the first half as the Panthers downed the Chargers 58-48 in non-conference women's basketball action Thursday night.
  • Women's Basketball Falls To E. Conn.
    January 03, 2007
    Middlebury opened the second half of the season with a 62-56 loss to Eastern Connecticut in the Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action on Thursday at Colby-Sawyer, while E. Conn. hosts Rhode Island College on Saturday.
  • Women's Basketball Defeats Smith
    December 09, 2006
    Middlebury out rebounded Smith 48-28 on its way to a 54-43 win to wrap up the first semester. The Panthers took a 28-22 lead into halftime behind the shooting of Katie Fisher who scored nine of her game high 11 points in the first 20 minutes.
  • Women's Hoops Pulls Away From Green Mountain
    December 07, 2006
    Middlebury closed the game on a 21-6 run as they picked up a 60-38 win over Green Mountain in Pepin Gym. The Panthers wrap up their semester on Saturday at Smith.
  • Middlebury Rolls Plymouth
    December 05, 2006
    Middlebury placed four players in double figures on its way to a 73-53 win over Plymouth State in Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action when they host Green Mountain on Thursday, while the PSU Panthers host Rhode Island College on Saturday.
  • Panthers Fall At Union
    December 02, 2006
    The Middlebury women's basketball team played its second game in as many days as they fell 71-58 at Union. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday when they host Plymouth State.
  • Women's Basketball Beats Skidmore
    December 01, 2006
    A big second half propelled Middlebury past Skidmore 64-48 at Pepin Gymnasium. A 29-27 lead at the intermission quickly got to double digits and key free throw shooting down the stretch by the Panthers kept the visiting Thoroughbreds at bay. The 4-1 Panthers head to Union College on Saturday while the 3-2 Thoroughbreds travel to Western New England College.
  • Women's Hoops Wins At Castleton
    November 28, 2006
    Middlebury earned a non-conference road win with a 59-53 victory at Castleton. Down by two at halftime, Castleton saw their deficit climb to seven with just under 14 minutes to play. The Spartans would out-score Middlebury 9-2 and pull even at 40 with 9:40 remaining in the second half.
  • Women's Basketball Drops Home Opener
    November 21, 2006
    Norwich shot 50 percent from the floor, including 8-15 from behind the arc on its way to an 80-64 win over Middlebury in the Panthers' home-opener. Middlebury returns to action at Castleton State next Tuesday, while Norwich hosts Johnson State on the same night.
  • Johnson Wins Player of the Week Award
    November 20, 2006
    Middlebury College women's basketball player Emily Johnson (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) has been named the NESCAC player of the week. Johnson had a huge weekend at the Amherst Tournament, averaging 22.5 points and 3.5 rebounds/game to lead the Panthers to a pair of wins. Johnson scored 20 in a win over Piedmont, following that up with a career-high 25 in a victory over UMass.-Dartmouth. Johnson was named the tournament MVP, shooting .667 from the floor, .714 from behind the arc and .889 from the free throw line.
  • Live Stats Available For Home Games
    November 20, 2006
    LIVE STATS will be available for every home men's and women's basketball game this season in the Pepin Gym. You'll be able to follow each play of each game online, including a cumulating box score as the game progresses. LIVE STATS
  • Women's Hoops Moves To 2-0
    November 19, 2006
    Emily Johnson followed up her 20-point effort against Piedmont on Saturday by pouring in a career-high 25 points in a 72-49 win over UMass.-Dartmouth at Amherst. The Panthers forced 22 turnovers on the afternoon and received a well-balanced effort. Johnson was named tournament MVP for her 45 points over the two games.
  • Women's Basketball Opens With A Win
    November 18, 2006
    The Middlebury women's basketball team opened up its season with a 69-63 win over Piedmont at the Amherst Tournament. Emily Johnson had a huge game for the Panthers, netting 12 of 13 free throws for a career-high 20 points on the night. Katie Fisher scored 16 in the win, while Jennifer Kelleher added nine points and eight boards.