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2017-18 NEWMAC Women's Basketball News

  • Jackie Ward Named Mount Holyoke Basketball Head Coach
    April 24, 2018
    SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Mount Holyoke College Director of Athletics Lori Hendricks has announced the hiring of Jackie Ward as the head coach of the basketball program and lecturer in physical education. Ward joins the department after serving the last two years as the assistant basketball coach at Hartwick College.
  • Marymount Comes From Behind to Defeat MIT, 58-54, in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
    March 02, 2018
    The Lead: Marymount University outscored MIT, 21-13, in the fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat the Engineers, 58-54, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament on Friday. Junior Taylor V'Dovec (Blaine, Wash.) hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds while scoring a team-high 14 points in MIT's first NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • NEWMAC Announces 2017-18 Women's Basketball Postseason Awards
    February 27, 2018
    WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the Women’s Basketball All-Conference and Postseason Awards on Tuesday morning. Helping lead their squads to a share of the NEWMAC Regular Season Title, Smith’s Kennedy Guest-Pritchett and WPI’s Ama Biney have been named the Co-Athletes of the Year while Biney was also tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year. MIT’s Kylie Gallagher was named the Rookie of the Year for her efforts on the court during her first year campaign.
  • MIT Women's Basketball to Face Marymount in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
    February 26, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After winning the first NEWMAC Championship in the history of the women's basketball program, MIT learned it will square off with nationally-ranked No. 17 Marymount University in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament at the University of Rochester on Friday, March 2. This will be the first between the Engineers and the Saints.
  • MIT Claims First NEWMAC Title in Program History
    February 25, 2018
    The Lead: Four free throws during the final 24 seconds of regulation helped the No. 5 seeded MIT women's basketball team defeat No. 2 WPI, 54-40, and capture the program's first NEWMAC Championship on Sunday. Junior Kara Holinski (Livonia, Mich.) was named the Tournament Most Outstanding Player for her play throughout the tournament.
  • Fourth-Quarter Run Propels MIT Past Smith, 64-51, and into NEWMAC Women's Basketball Title Game
    February 24, 2018
    The Lead: No. 5 seeded MIT generated 10 unanswered points during the first 5:23 of the fourth quarter to pull away and defeat top-seeded Smith College, 64-51, in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday. The victory puts the Engineers in the championship game for the first time in program history.
  • WPI Tops Babson in Overtime Thriller, Advances to Title Game
    February 24, 2018
    NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Senior Ama Biney recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds to propel the WPI women's basketball team to a 64-56 overtime win against Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament semifinal on Saturday afternoon at Ainsworth Gymnasium on the campus of Smith College.
  • Pair of Surges Send WPI by Coast Guard in NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal
    February 21, 2018
    WORCESTER, Mass. - Meg Donovan (Abington, MA), Maura Buckley (Melrose, MA) and Stasha Greenalch (Newington, CT) all reached double figures to propel second-seeded WPI past seventh-seeded Coast Guard 72-42 in a NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal contest play Wednesday in Harrington Auditorium.
  • Babson Runs Away From Emerson in NEWMAC Quarterfinals, 85-57
    February 21, 2018
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Junior Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) scored 17 of her career-high 19 points in the first half and third-seeded Babson College shot 53.1 percent on its way to defeating sixth-seeded Emerson College, 85-57, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament quarterfinal on Wednesday night at Staake Gymnasium. 
  • MIT Defeats Springfield in NEWMAC Quarterfinals
    February 21, 2018
    The Lead: Behind a career and game-high 26 points from junior Dolly Yuan (San Jose, Calif.), the No. 5 seeded MIT women's basketball team defeated No. 4 Springfield College, 66-55, in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday. With the victory, the Engineers secured a spot in the semifinals for the fifth time in program history and first since 2003.
  • Springfield's Restituyo and Babson's Ouimette Named Final NEWMAC Weekly Award Winners
    February 20, 2018
    In her lone game this week, Restituyo, a junior forward for Springfield College, was dominant in the Pride's 73-63, come-from-behind victory over Wheaton on Saturday in its regular-season finale. In her only game of the week, Ouimette recorded her 17th double-double of the season as Babson captured a share of its third consecutive NEWMAC regular season title by defeating MIT, 56-53.
  • NEWMAC Reveals 2018 Women's Basketball Championship Bracket
    February 17, 2018
    WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2018 Women’s Basketball Championship bracket this evening with the conclusion of the regular season. The women’s bracket consists of seven teams that will compete for the crown which will begin on Wednesday, February 21st with the quarterfinal rounds. 
  • NEWMAC Announces 2017-18 Women's Basketball Academic All-Conference Honorees
    February 13, 2018
    WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 NEWMAC Women's Basketball Academic All-Conference Team. The NEWMAC women's basketball student-athletes totaled 40 honorees this year.
  • Smith's Guest-Pritchett and WPI's Beck Earn NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    February 12, 2018
    In a 2-0 week for Smith, Kennedy Guest-Pritchett averaged a double-double of 21.0 points and 10.0 rebounds while shooting 70.4 percent (19-of-27) from the floor. Beck averaged eight points and 5.5 rebounds, but more importantly recorded five blocks and four steals, in a 2-0 week for the Engineers.
  • WPI's Biney and Babson's Tamulionis Tab NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    February 05, 2018
    Biney averaged 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds to go with four steals and three assists as the Engineers secured season splits with Smith and MIT. Tamulionis headlined a Babson defense that held Wheaton and Coast Guard to just 32.7 percent shooting while forcing 47 turnovers in back-to-back wins last week.
  • Smith's Guest-Pritchett and Springfield's Restituyo Highlight NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    January 29, 2018
    Guest-Pritchett led the Pioneers to a 3-0 week, averaging 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 76.0 percent (19-of-25) from the field and 100 percent (6-of-6) from the free throw line. Gracie Restituyo, a junior forward for Springfield College, helped the Pride to a pair of wins over NEWMAC opponents as she averaged 12.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 assists on the week.
  • Smith's Alakai and Springfield's Goslin, Restituyo Take NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    January 22, 2018
    Senior forward Samantha Alakai came off the bench to average 12.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game while shooting 75% (6-for-8) from behind-the-arc. Alex Goslin, a sophomore guard for Springfield College, was phenomenal in two games for the Pride this week as she averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 assists. Gracie Restituyo, a junior forward for Springfield College, helped the Pride to a 1-1 week as she averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
  • WPI's Biney and Springfield's Restituyo Claim NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    January 16, 2018
    Biney averaged 21 points, nine rebounds and 4.7 assists per game while notching two double-doubles in a 2-1 week. Gracie Restituyo, a junior forward for Springfield College, helped the Pride to a 2-1 week as she averaged 16.3 points and 13.3 rebounds and produce three-consecutive double doubles in as many games.
  • WPI's Biney and Babson's Ouimette Earn Second Consecutive NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    January 08, 2018
    Biney averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds with seven steals and four assists as the Engineers began their NEWMAC slate 2-0. Ouimette averaged a double-double for the second week in a row and pulled down 15 of her 21 total rebounds on the defensive end in a pair of league wins.
  • Babson's Ouimette and WPI's Biney Take Home NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    January 02, 2018
    Ouimette produced three double-doubles and averaged 17.5 points and 15.3 rebounds while shooting 50 percent in four games over the holidays for Babson. Biney boasted three double-doubles and averaged 14.8 points and 10 rebounds, 3.25 assists and 3.25 steals over four games. The senior scored 12 and swiped the ball seven times versus Wells.
  • MIT's Holinski, Springfield's Restituyo and Mount Holyoke's Fitzpatrick Garner NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    December 18, 2017
    In a 2-0 week for MIT, Kara Holinski averaged 18 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the floor, including a 66.7 percent performance from three-point range, four rebounds, four assists, and 33 minutes. Gracie Restituyo, a junior forward at Springfield College, helped the Pride to a 72-67 win over Westfield State on Friday night, as the maroon and white is now off to a 7-2 start for the second time in the last three seasons. Fitzpatrick continued to lead the charge for the Lyons, posting her second double-double of the season (2nd straight game), while finishing just three assists shy of a triple-double.
  • Babson's Ouimette and Clark's Ezemma Earn NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    December 11, 2017
    Ouimette averaged 13.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists on 52.4 percent shooting as Babson split games against Brandeis and Wellesley. Clark's Ezemma had a solid week for the Cougars with highlights on the defensive end.
  • Babson's Ouimette and Springfield's Restituyo Garner NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    December 04, 2017
    Ouimette opened conference play with back-to-back double-doubles and averaged 15.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from the floor in a 2-0 week for Babson. Gracie Restituyo, a junior forward for Springfield College, helped lead the Pride to a pair of wins to begin its NEWMAC slate, as she averaged 7.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in victories over Coast Guard and Wellesley.
  • WPI's Biney Sweeps NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    November 27, 2017
    As Biney became the 18th WPI women's basketball player to reach the 1,000-point milestone on Saturday, the local product tallied her third career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, to go with two blocks and a swipe as the Engineers defeated Bates 60-42. On Tuesday, Biney scored a game-best 22 points for the second consecutive game against Central Mass. opponents as WPI defeated Nichols, 60-33. She also racked up nine boards, six steals and four assists while in Dudley. 
  • Smith's Guest-Pritchett and MIT's Holinski Earn NEWMAC Weekly Honors
    November 20, 2017
    In a 3-0 week, Guest-Pritchett averaged 18.0 points and 11.3 rebounds and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Tyler Tip-Off Tournament. In a 1-1 week for MIT, Kara Holinski averaged 18.5 points on .500 shooting from the floor, including a .357 performance from three-point range, five rebounds, two steals.
  • NEWMAC Announces 2017-18 Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll
    November 09, 2017
    WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the annual Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll on Thursday morning. After an impressive 2016-17 season claiming the programs seventh NEWMAC crown in nine years Babson has been tabbed as the preseason favorites with five first place votes.