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Women’s Basketball Eliminated from the NCAA Tournament After Impressive Run

Emily Wander ’21 averaged 7.2 points per game throughout the season.

By LAUREN BOYD

March 7, 2019

For the first time in 21 years, the women’s basketball team participated in the NCAA tournament, beating John Carroll in the first round, 62-54 on March 1. Though the Panthers fell to host DeSales University (70-55) the next day, their season was one for the books. In their first bout, the Panthers overcame John Carroll after a close four-qua...

Women’s Hoops Knocked Out in NESCAC, Receives NCAA Bid

The Middlebury women’s basketball team earned its first bid to the NCAA tournament since 1998. The Panthers (19-7) will play John Carroll  (22-6) on Friday March 1 in Center Valley, Pennsylvania at 5:00 p.m.

By LAUREN BOYD

February 28, 2019

After a tight matchup on the road against Trinity for the NESCAC quarterfinals, the women’s team looked to ride the wave against Bowdoin in Brunswick. But the women were unsuccessful in their battle against an intimidating number one-seeded Maine team.  Despite a competitive first quarter, the Panthers finished the contest trailing the Polar Bears by more t...

Women’s Basketball Snags Playoff Victory

By LAUREN BOYD

February 21, 2019

This week, the Panther women’s basketball team elevated itself into the NESCAC finals, beating the fourth-ranked Trinity Bantams, 75-71. While the Panthers fell to Trinity during the regular season, they stepped up their game to compete at their best when it mattered most. Junior Maya Davis cont...

Women’s Basketball Dominates as Starters Double Up

Colleen Cavaney ’19 breaks through defenders, hitting 17 points against Williams on Saturday, Jan. 19.

By LAUREN BOYD

January 24, 2019

The most recent NESCAC women’s basketball rankings place the Middlebury Panthers in third out of the 11 teams, behind Amherst and Bowdoin, after beating the Williams Ephs 76-62 last Saturday. The Panthers move to an overall 15-2 record, 4-1 in the NESCAC conference.  Williams is ranked in a three-way...

Despite Losses, Women’s Basketball Holds Impressive Record

At 11.3 PPG, Colleen Cavaney ’19 is second on the team in terms of points per game.

By LAUREN BOYD

January 17, 2019

The Middlebury women’s basketball team has improved to a 13-2 record, losing only one of those battles to conference competition. Though both losses have come in recent games, the overall successful start to the season will propel the Panthers into championship season. Forward Vanessa Young ’20 ac...

Women’s Basketball: Ballin’ with Zero Losses

Catherine Harrison ’19 led the women’s team with 17 points against Colby-Sawyer.

By LAUREN BOYD

December 6, 2018

The Panther women’s basketball team improved to a 6-0 record after beating the Sage Colleges on Thursday, Nov. 29 and Colby-Sawyer on Saturday, Dec. 1. Their winning streak is a testament to the squad’s versatility on both sides of the court.  The team is ranked sixth nationally for team...

Men’s Basketball is Dropping Bucket After Bucket

Griffin Kornaker ’21 attempts to edge his way into the Keene State perimeter.

By CLAIRE MESSERSMITH

December 6, 2018

After an 83-37 victory in its home opener in Pepin Gymnasium, the Middlebury men’s basketball team propelled itself to five more wins, only suffering one recent loss this past Saturday. The Panthers remain 12th-ranked and continue with momentum, having yet to host or visit another NESCAC team.  Middlebury improved to 4-0 on the se...

Women’s Basketball Firing on All Cylinders

Emily Wander ’21 breezes past a Springfield defender, preparing for a layup, at the Middlebury Tip-Off Classic.

By LAUREN BOYD

November 29, 2018

The Middlebury women’s basketball team started off their season with three decisive wins against Lasell, Springfield and Castleton, as they outscored their opponents 218 to 130. Moving forward, the Panthers are creating a formula for success, which they hope to improve upon as they advance in their sea...

Women’s Basketball Records Road Victory at Williams

By IMRAN GANDA

January 24, 2018

The Women’s basketball team managed to recover from their back-to-back losses against Bates and Tufts last week by beating Williams in Massachusetts on Jan. 20, 57–54. On Monday Jan. 22, when they hosted Smith in a non-conference bout, the Panthers suffered their first home loss of the season, l...

Women’s Basketball Struggles in Maine

After defeating Wesleyan and Conn. College in their first two conference games over break, the Panthers fell to Bates and Tufts last Friday and Saturday.

By IMRAN GANDA

January 17, 2018

In two games away on the road, Middlebury suffered its first Nescac loss of the season Friday, Jan. 12, to Bates by a narrow margin of 60–57. The Panthers were unable to bounce back from the loss as they also fell to Tufts Jumbos 61–45 the next day, Saturday, Jan. 13.  With just a one-point l...

Women’s Basketball 7–0 for First Time in 16 Seasons

Betsy Knox ’20 taking a shot. She racked up 23 points and nine boards against Rensselaer, followed by a 13 point effort that included a key OT three against Colby-Sawyer.

By IMRAN GANDA

December 6, 2017

The women’s basketball team (7–0) defeated Rensselaer (5–3) on Thursday, Nov. 30, 64–54 and Colby-Sawyer (4–1) the next night in overtime by a score of 66–59. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Middlebury beat Plattsburgh St. 60–33 to move to 7–0, its best start since the 2001-2002 season when the Panthers...

Women’s Basketball Starts 4–0

By ANDREW RIGAS

November 29, 2017

The women’s basketball team hit the road for its first four games of the season and won all four, taking two wins at the Emerson Tip-Off Classic on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, then defeating Johnson St. 74–27 on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Clarkson 53–49 on Sunday, Nov. 26. Middlebury opened...

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