2011-12 Women's Basketball News

March 20, 2012
Clark Center Gym to Begin Major Renovation
Gymnasium to receive major update this summer in preparation for the 2012-2013 season.

March 13, 2012
Morrison and DeLucia Named D3Hoops.com Northeast Region Rookies of the Year
Frehman named Rookies of the Year for the Northeast Region by D3Hoops.com

February 28, 2012
Morrison Named Little East Conference Rookie of the Year
Freshman center named Little East Conference Rookie of the Year; Also named to the All-Rookie team and named a Second Team All-Conference selection.

February 21, 2012
Morrison Named to D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
Freshman center earns first national player of the week honor after averaging 21.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in the Beacons 2-1 week.

February 21, 2012
Morrison Named NEWBA Rookie of the Week For the Second Straight Week
Freshman center earns her third regional Rookie of the Week honor of the season.

February 21, 2012
Women's Basketball to Face Keene St. in LEC Tournament
Women's Basketball will travel to Keene State College this afternoon for the first round of the Little East Conference tournament.

February 21, 2012
Owls Fly Past Women's Basketball in LEC Tournament
Beacons fall to Keene State in first round of Little East Conference tournament.

February 21, 2012
Three Earn Little East Conference Rookie of the Week Honors
Kirsten Morrison (Women's Basketball), Vinny DeLucia (Men's Basketball) and Kebba Nasso (Track and Field) earn conference weekly honors for their respective sports.

February 18, 2012
Women's Basketball Playoff Bound with Win over Eastern Connecticut State
Teresa Pina drops in a career-high 32 points to lead UMass Boston back to the Little East Conference tournament on senior day.

February 16, 2012
Women's Basketball Uses Second Half Rally to Defeat Suffolk
BOSTON, Mass. – With a hard fought second half women’s basketball (7-16 overall) topped the Suffolk University (16-8 overall) by a 62-57 margin on Thursday evening in non-conference action at the Regan Gymnasium.

February 14, 2012
Morrison Named NEWBA Rookie of the Week Again
Freshman center earns her second regional weekly honor after leading women's basketball to a 1-1 record last week.

February 14, 2012
UMass Dartmouth Holds Off Women's Basketball
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by a team-high 12 points from Colleen Moriarty and Erica Batchelder the Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth defeated women’s basketball by the final score of 56-47 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center in a Little East Conference contest.

February 13, 2012
Trio Earns Little East Conference Rookie of the Week Honors
Tylor Hart (Track and Field), Vinny DeLucia (Men's Basketball), and Kirsten Morrison (Women's Basketball) named Little East Conference Rookies of the Week

February 11, 2012
Women’s Basketball Downs Plymouth State in OT
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman center Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) posted an impressive double-double with 22 points and 16 rebounds Saturday afternoon as women’s basketball outlasted Plymouth State University in overtime, 75-69, in a Little East Conference women’s basketball contest at Foley Gym.

February 7, 2012
Huskies Hold Off Women's Basketball in Conference Match-up
Kirsten Morrison recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 25 points and 13 rebounds; Teresa Pina put up 17 points in the conference loss to Southern Maine.

February 4, 2012
Undefeated Anchorwomen Down Women's Basketball in Conference Play
Kirsten Morrison recorded her 10th double-double of the season as conference leader Rhode Island College defeated the Beacons 70-43.

January 28, 2012
Owls Fly Past Women's Basketball
KEENE, N.H. – Led by Nikki Cote the Owls of Keene State College (13-5, 7-2 Little East) defeated women’s basketball (5-14, 2-7 Little East) by the final score of 75-33 Saturday afternoon at Spaulding Gymnasium in the final Little East Conference meeting of the season between the two squads.

January 24, 2012
UMass Dartmouth Sneaks by Women's Basketball
Host Corsairs rally in second half to down women's basketball in Little East Conference contest.

January 23, 2012
Morrison Named LEC Rookie of the Week Again
Freshman center earns third conference weekly honor of the season.

January 21, 2012
Western Conn. Uses Big First Half to Get Past Women's Basketball
Fresham Kirstin Morrison scored 30 points and Elisa Ogawa and Molly Rattigan combined for 23 rebounds in Little East Conference loss.

January 17, 2012
Women's Basketball Falls to Southern Maine in Conference Action
BOSTON, Mass. – With four of the starting five finishing with 10 or more points the Huskies of the University of Southern Maine (12-4, 4-2 Little East) defeated women’s basketball (5-11, 2-4 Little East) by the final score of 83-60 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.

January 16, 2012
Morrison Earns NEWBA Rookie of the Week Honors
BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in her career, freshman center Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) has been named the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Rookie of the Week, after helping the Beacons to back-to-back conference wins last week.

January 14, 2012
Morrison Pushes Women's Basketball to Conference Win over ECSU
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- The University of Massachusetts Boston women's basketball team outscored Eastern Connecticut State University 15-3 over the final six minutes of the first half and went on to a 68-55 Little East Conference victory Saturday afternoon at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.

January 12, 2012
Bears Hold Off Women’s Basketball in Non-Conference Action
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Led by Jenna Williamson’s game-high 26 points the Bears of Bridgewater State University (8-5) managed to down women’s basketball (4-10) by the final score of 68-58 Thursday evening at Adrian Tinsley Center. The Bears combined to shoot 50% on the night to hold off a very hungry UMass Boston squad.

January 10, 2012
Women's Basketball Records First Conference Win of the Season
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by a career-high 24 points from freshman Lauren Perra (Taunton, Mass.) women’s basketball (4-9, 1-3 Little East) notched their first conference win of the season as they defeated Plymouth State University (2-10, 0-4 Little East) by the final score of 64-43 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.

January 7, 2012
RIC Defeats Women’s Basketball to Stay Unbeaten in Conference Play
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Led by Cynthia Gaudet’s game-high 15 points, and Rachel Riley’s 11 rebounds and six blocks the Anchorwomen of Rhode Island College (9-2, 3-0 Little East) defeated women’s basketball (4-9, 0-3 Little East) by the final score of 60-37 Saturday afternoon at The Murray Center in Little East Conference action.

January 3, 2012
Rutgers-Newark Defeats Women's Basketball in Non-Conference Action
NEWARK, N.J. – Led by three double-figure scorers Rutgers-Newark (9-3) defeated women’s basketball (2-8) by the final score of 51-37 Tuesday afternoon at The Golden Dome Arena.

December 13, 2011
Westfield State Downs Women's Basketball in Non-Conference Play
WESTFIELD, Mass. – With three players finishing in double-figures the Owls of Westfield State University (5-6) defeated women’s basketball (2-7) by the final score of 54-37 Tuesday evening Woodward Center in the Beacons final regular season game of 2011.

December 10, 2011
Keene State Slips by Women's Basketball
BOSTON, Mass. – With three players finishing in double-figures including a game-high 19 points from Courtney Cirillo, the Owls of Keene State College (6-1, 2-0 Little East) defeated women’s basketball (2-6, 0-2 Little East) by the final score of 65-51 Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center.

December 6, 2011
Mustangs Run Past Women's Basketball
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Jeileen Rivera’s double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds the Mustangs of Mount Ida College (5-3) defeated women’s basketball (2-5) by the final score of 62-43 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.

December 5, 2011
Three from Basketball Earn Conference Weekly Honors
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference has announced that senior men’s basketball player Isaac Jenkins (Pordenone, Italy) has been named the conference Player of the Week, while freshman Vinny DeLucia (Miami, Fl.) and Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) have each been named Rookie of the Week for their respective teams.

December 3, 2011
Colonials Defeat Women's Basketball in Conference Opener
BOSTON, Mass. – Using a total team effort, which included 39 points from the bench, the Colonials of Western Connecticut State University (7-0, 1-0 Little East) defeated women’s basketball (2-4, 0-1 Little East) by the final score of 69-54 Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center.

December 1, 2011
Women's Basketball Dispatches Wheelock for First Road Win
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Led by freshman forward Kirsten Morrison's (North Reading, Mass.) game-high 15 points, women's basketball (2-3) notched their first road win of the season as they defeated Wheelock College (0-5) by the final score of 73-19 Thursday evening at Brunelli Court.

November 28, 2011
Morrison Named Little East Rookie of the Week
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Freshman center Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) earned her first Little East Conference Rookie of the Week honor for women’s basketball, after her standout performance in last week’s non-conference game against Fitchburg State University as announced by the conference office.

November 22, 2011
Fitchburg State Sneaks by Women's Basketball
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Amy Fahey’s 39 points, 22 of which were scored in the second half, the Falcons of Fitchburg State University (4-0) edged women’s basketball (1-3) by the final score of 76-72 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.