2016-17 Women's Basketball News

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    February 25, 2017
    Second Half Rally Comes Up Short as Golden Bears Fall to Nor’easters in CCC Championship Rematch, 76-62 BIDDEFORD, Maine (February 25, 2017) – The third-seeded Western New England University women’s basketball team nearly came all the way back from a 15-point first half deficit, but top-seeded University of New England pulled away late to earn a 76-62 victory in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship game this afternoon at Harold Alfond Forum.
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    February 23, 2017
    Golden Bears Headed Back to CCC Title Game After Rallying for 44-43 Victory at Roger Williams BRISTOL, R.I. (February 23, 2017) – Senior Sammie Olson (Tolland, Conn.) knocked down the go-ahead free throw with 4.9 seconds remaining and Western New England University came up with a defensive stop on the final play of regulation as the third-seeded Golden Bears secured their second consecutive trip to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) title game with a 44-43 victory over second-seeded Roger Williams University this evening at the Campus Rec Center.
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    February 21, 2017
    Golden Bears Take Down Curry, 57-39, to Reach CCC Semifinals SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 21, 2017) – The third-seeded Western New England University women’s basketball team held sixth-seeded Curry College to 26.1% shooting from the field in a 57-39, Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament quarterfinal victory this evening at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    February 20, 2017
    Anderson, O’Neill & Young Earn All-CCC Honors SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2017) – Three members of the Western New England University women’s basketball team were recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-Conference teams today.
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    February 18, 2017
    Anderson Reaches 1000-Point Milestone as Golden Bears Drop Regular Season Finale at Endicott, 71-60 BEVERLY, Mass. (February 18, 2017) – Senior forward Emily Anderson (Rocky Hill, Conn.) became the 14th 1000-point scorer in Western New England University women’s basketball history as the Golden Bears dropped their regular season finale to Endicott College, 71-60, this afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at MacDonald Gymnasium.
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    February 14, 2017
    Rebounding, Late Free Throws Help Golden Bears Secure Key 51-46 Win over Roger Williams SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 14, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team used a 47-26 rebounding advantage, including 20-3 on the offensive glass, and clutch free throw shooting down the stretch to secure a 51-46 victory over Roger Williams University this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    February 11, 2017
    Western New England Defeats Curry with Strong Defensive Performance, 57-43 MILTON , Mass. (February 11, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team limited Curry College to 28.1% shooting from the field and outscored the Colonels 24-12 in the second and third quarters, earning a 57-43 victory this afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Katz Gymnasium.
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    February 09, 2017
    Emily Anderson Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 9, 2017) – Western New England University senior forward Emily Anderson (Rocky Hill, Conn.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team, it was announced today.
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    February 08, 2017
    Fourth Quarter Effort Lifts Eastern Nazarene over Golden Bears, 73-66 QUINCY, Mass. (February 8, 2017) – The Eastern Nazarene College women’s basketball team used a 9-0 fourth quarter run to pull ahead of Western New England University in an eventual 73-66 victory this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Lahue Physical Education Center.
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    February 04, 2017
    Golden Bears Roll to 82-54 Victory over Wentworth on Senior Day SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 4, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day with an 82-54 victory over the Wentworth Institute of Technology this afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    February 02, 2017
    Golden Bears Fall to Eastern Connecticut in Non-Conference Finale, 66-56 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 2, 2017) – The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s basketball team used a strong fourth quarter effort to hold off Western New England University, 66-56, in non-conference action this evening at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    January 31, 2017
    Third Quarter Run Seals Western New England’s 71-55 Victory at Nichols SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 31, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team outscored Nichols College by a combined 20 points in the second and third quarters en route to a 71-55 victory this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Nichols Athletic Center.
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    January 30, 2017
    Anderson Earns Second CCC Player of the Week Award SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 30, 2017) – Senior forward Emily Anderson (Rocky Hill, Conn.) of the Western New England University women’s basketball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week, the league office announced today.
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    January 28, 2017
    Western New England Unable to Overcome Halftime Deficit in 81-62 Loss to UNE SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 28, 2017) – The University of New England women’s basketball team opened up a 21-point halftime lead on its way to an 81-62 win over Western New England University this afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    January 25, 2017
    Anderson Leads Golden Bears to 72-61 Victory over Salve Regina SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 25, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team built a 12-point halftime lead and held off Salve Regina University down the stretch to earn a 72-61 victory this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    January 21, 2017
    Strong Second Half Lifts Western New England to 88-55 Win at Gordon WENHAM, Mass. (January 17, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team outscored Gordon College 48-24 in the second hall to pull away and earn an 88-55 victory this afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Bennett Center.
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    January 17, 2017
    Golden Bears Pull Away Early in 78-40 Victory over Curry SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 17, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team used a strong defensive performance to pull away from Curry College in the first half en route to a 78-40 victory this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    January 14, 2017
    Eastern Nazarene Edges Western New England, 61-54 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 14, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team was limited to 29.5% shooting from the field in a 61-54 setback to Eastern Nazarene College this afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    January 11, 2017
    Golden Bears Rally Before Falling to Roger Williams in CCC Showdown, 57-47 BRISTOL, R.I. (January 11, 2017) – In a showdown between the last two remaining unbeaten teams in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play, the Western New England University women’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought, 57-47 decision to Roger Williams University this evening at the RWU Recreation Center.
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    January 07, 2017
    Golden Bears Keep Rolling with 73-47 Victory over Endicott SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 7, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team kept its perfect Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) record intact and extended its winning streak to nine games with a 73-47 victory over rival Endicott College this afternoon at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    January 05, 2017
    Golden Bears Take Control Early, Extend Winning Streak to Eight with 83-45 Victory at Wentworth BOSTON, Mass. (January 5, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team established a 20-point first quarter lead and didn’t look back on its way to an 83-45 victory at Wentworth Institute of Technology this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Tansey Gymnasium.
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    January 03, 2017
    Western New England Remains Undefeated in CCC Play with 78-55 Victory at UNE BIDDEFORD, Maine (January 3, 2017) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team led by ten points at halftime and 20 after three quarters on its way to an impressive 78-55 victory at the University of New England this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Harold Alfond Forum.
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    December 12, 2016
    Anderson Named CCC Player of the Week After Leading Golden Bears to Three Wins SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 12, 2016) – Senior forward Emily Anderson (Rocky Hill, Conn.) of the Western New England University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.
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    December 10, 2016
    Western New England Cruises to 74-40 Win at Elms in First Semester Finale CHICOPEE, Mass. (December 10, 2016) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team wrapped up its first semester schedule with a 74-40 victory at Elms College this afternoon in non-conference action at Picknelly Arena.
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    December 08, 2016
    Golden Bears Outlast Westfield State in Overtime for Fifth Straight Win, 97-93 WESTFIELD, Mass. (December 8, 2016) – Senior forward Emily Anderson (Rocky Hill, Conn.) scored eight of her career-high 33 points in overtime as the Western New England University women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to five with a hard-fought, 97-93 victory at Westfield State University this evening in non-conference action at the Woodward Center.
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    December 06, 2016
    Western New England Extends Winning Streak to Four with 78-58 Victory over Nichols SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 6, 2016) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four games with a 78-58 victory over Nichols College this evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    December 03, 2016
    Western New England Uses Balanced Offensive Effort to Top Gordon, 88-64 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 3, 2016) – Six different players scored in double-figures as the Western New England University women’s basketball team rolled to an 88-64 victory over Gordon College this afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    November 30, 2016
    Western New England Opens CCC Play with 57-52 Win at Salve Regina NEWPORT, R.I. (November 30, 2016) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team held off a fourth quarter rally by Salve Regina University to earn a 57-52 victory this evening in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opener for both teams at Rodgers Recreation Center.
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    November 22, 2016
    Western New England Rolls to 64-39 Win at Worcester State WORCESTER, Mass. (November 22, 2016) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team outscored Worcester State University 32-12 in the second and third quarters on its way to a 64-39 non-conference victory this evening at Lancer Gymnasium.
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    November 21, 2016
    Paige Young Named CCC Player of the Week SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 21, 2016) – Senior forward Paige Young (Berlin, Conn.) of the Western New England University women’s basketball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week, the league office announced this afternoon.
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    November 19, 2016
    Staten Island Uses Big Third Quarter to Top Golden Bears, 68-49 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (November 19, 2016) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team was outscored 16-2 over the final four and a half minutes of the third quarter in a 68-49 loss to the College of Staten Island this afternoon in non-conference action at the CSI Sports & Recreation Center.
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    November 17, 2016
    Golden Bears Finish Strong in 70-55 Victory over Emerson SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 17, 2016) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team utilized a 14-0 run that began late in the third quarter to pull away from Emerson College and earn a 70-55 victory this evening in non-conference action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    November 15, 2016
    Golden Bears Fall to Springfield in Double Overtime Thriller, 83-75 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 15, 2016) – After battling through 40 minutes of regulation and two five-minute overtime periods, the Western New England University women’s basketball team came up just short in an 83-75 non-conference setback to crosstown rival Springfield College this evening in the 2016-17 season-opener for both teams at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
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    November 10, 2016
    Golden Bears Receive Three First Place Votes, Selected Third in CCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 10, 2016) – The Western New England University women’s basketball team has been selected to finish third in the 2016 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released today by the league office.
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    July 08, 2016
    Western New England Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 8, 2016) – Western New England University has announced its 2016 Downes Athletic Hall of Fame class, the 18th in school history.