2014-15 Wellesley Basketball News

  • Liza Janssen Petra '94 to be Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame
    July 27, 2015
    Liza Janssen Petra '94 will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame at a major ceremony at the DCU Center in Worcester on August 8th, 2015. She will join other honorees representing a variety of categories, ranging from high school players to senior adults who still play the game at age 65 and over. The New England Basketball Hall of Fame dinner has become one of the largest sports dinners in America. Approximately 1900 people will be present on August 8th.
  • Wellesley Lands Seven on NEWMAC Winter Academic All-Conference Teams
    February 23, 2015
    The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its 2015 Winter Academic All-Conference Teams on Monday and seven Wellesley College student-athletes were honored for their academic achievements.
  • Smith Sinks Blue Basketball on Senior Day
    February 21, 2015
    Smith College opened the game on a 7-0 run and never trailed en route to a 70-61 victory over Wellesley College basketball in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.
  • Blue Basketball Drops 53-31 Decision at MIT
    February 18, 2015
    Host MIT shot 43 percent from the field and 6-of-12 from beyond the arc to defeat Wellesley College basketball, 53-31, on Wednesday evening at Rockwell Cage.
  • Basketball Christens Gracia Mangano Martore ’73 Court with 52-45 Win Over MHC
    February 14, 2015
    Playing in their first game on the newly christened Gracia Mangano Martore ’73 Court, named for the donor whose generous contributions made the new playing surface a reality, Wellesley improved to 7-15 on the season and 4-10 in conference play.
  • Clark Uses Late Rally to Down Blue Basketball, 41-36
    February 11, 2015
    Clark University rallied from an eight-point deficit with 6:51 to play to top Wellesley College basketball, 41-36, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Wednesday evening at Kneller Athletic Center.
  • Wellesley Basketball Teams Up with Let's Get Movin' Program
    February 06, 2015
    For the second consecutive year, Wellesley College basketball teamed up with Let’s Get Movin’, a lifestyle-change program for children and teens that promotes physical activity, teaches proper nutrition, and helps young people make healthier lifestyle choices.
  • Babson's Hot Shooting Downs Blue Basketball, 71-49
    February 04, 2015
    Babson College senior Erin Young (Westwood, Mass.) came off the bench to score a game-high 16 points, as the visiting Beavers defeated Wellesley College basketball, 71-49, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday night at Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse.
  • Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse Grand Re-Opening Planned for Feb. 13 & 14
    February 03, 2015
    Wellesley College will celebrate the grand re-opening of the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse on Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, 2015. The centerpiece of Wellesley's Nannerl O. Keohane Sports Center, Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse reopened last week following a comprehensive ten-month renovation that included the addition of a new Fitness Center.
  • Blue Basketball Erases Early Deficit, Tops Mount Holyoke, 48-35
    January 31, 2015
    Three players finished in double-figures, led by junior Chelsi Scott's (Portland, Mich.) 15 points, as Wellesley College basketball topped Mount Holyoke College, 48-35, on Saturday afternoon in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Howard Gymnasium.
  • Weaver Nets 1000th Point but Wheaton Spoils Blue Basketball's Return to Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse
    January 29, 2015
    Wheaton College outscored Wellesley College basketball 39-24 in the second half, rallying from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the Blue, 59-53, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Thursday night at Dorothy Johnston Towne Fieldhouse.
  • Coast Guard Sails to 64-45 Victory Over Blue Basketball
    January 24, 2015
    Wellesley College basketball dropped a 64-45 decision to the United States Coast Guard Academy in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference contest on Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard improves to 9-7 on and 5-4 in NEWMAC play. Wellesley slips to 5-12 overall and now stands at 2-7 in conference.
  • Wesleyan (Conn.) Rallies To Top Wellesley Basketball, 43-38
    January 20, 2015
    Wesleyan University senior Dreisen Heath (New Haven, Conn.) scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Cardinals to a 43-38 comeback victory over host Wellesley College basketball on Tuesday evening at the Lasell College Athletic Center. Wesleyan improves to 7-8 overall with the non-conference victory, while the Blue drop to 5-11 on the year.
  • Blue Basketball Drops NEWMAC Contest to Springfield, 54-43
    January 17, 2015
    Despite a game-high 18 points from senior Morgyne Weaver (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Wellesley College women’s basketball dropped a 54-43 decision to visiting Springfield College on Saturday evening in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play at Babson College’s Staake Gymnasium.
  • Blue Basketball Can't Keep Pace at Wheaton
    January 15, 2015
    Wheaton College opened the game on a 13-0 run en route to a 72-42 victory over Wellesley College women's basketball on Thursday evening in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play at Emerson Gymnasium. Wheaton improves to 10-5 on the season and 6-1 in NEWMAC play, the Blue drop to 5-9 and 2-5 in conference.
  • Blue Basketball Falls at Babson
    January 13, 2015
    Babson College shot 57.4 percent from the field en route to a 78-56 victory over visiting Wellesley College in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s basketball action on Tuesday night at Staake Gymnasium.
  • Wellesley Basketball Hangs-On To Top WPI, 38-35
    January 10, 2015
    In a low scoring defensive battle, Wellesley College basketball held on to take a 38-34 victory over visiting WPI on Saturday afternoon in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Babson College’s Staake Gymnasium.
  • Blue Basketball Powers to 58-39 Victory Over Emerson
    January 07, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass. —Wellesley College basketball raced out to a 23-8 first-half lead and never looked back, topping visiting Emerson College, 58-39, in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday evening at Babson College’s Staake Gymnasium.
  • Smith Rallies to Top Blue Basketball, 72-61
    January 03, 2015
    Wellesley College basketball first year Kayla Jang (South Pasadena, Calif.) scored a career-high 17 points but host Smith College topped the Blue, 72-61, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday afternoon at Ainsworth Gym.
  • Suffolk Edges Blue Basketball on Day Two of San Juan Shootout
    December 29, 2014
    Suffolk University used a late 8-0 run to take a 58-49 victory over Wellesley College basketball on day two of the San Juan Shootout at Mario 'Quijote' Morales Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Both Wellesley and Suffolk now stand at 3-6 overall.
  • Blue Basketball Tops Edgewood, 58-45, at San Juan Shootout
    December 28, 2014
    Senior Morgyne Weaver (Oklahoma City, Okla.) led all players with 18 points and junior Chelsea Scott (Portland, Mich.) added 15 points and 11 rebounds to lift Wellesley College basketball to a 58-45 victory over Edgewood College on day one of the D3 San Juan Shootout on Sunday afternoon at Mario 'Quijote' Morales Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Coast Guard Tops Blue Basketball, 54-43
    December 06, 2014
    Wellesley College senior Morgyne Weaver scored a game-high 18 points but it wasn’t enough for the Blue as the visiting Coast Guard Academy Bears ran to a 54-43 victory in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday night at Babson College’s Staake Gymnasium.
  • Second Half Rally Falls Short as Emerson Defeats Blue Basketball, 48-43
    December 03, 2014
    Wellesley College basketball outscored Emerson College 33-21 in the second half but a furious rally came up just short, as the Lions defeated the Blue, 48-43, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym on Wednesday evening.
  • Basketball's Weaver Earns NEWMAC Player of the Week Award
    November 24, 2014
    Wellesley College basketball’s Morgyne Weaver has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending November 23.
  • Colby Holds Off Blue Basketball, 54-53
    November 23, 2014
    A late surge for Wellesley College basketball fell just short, as the Blue dropped a one point decision, 54-53, to host Colby College on day two of the Colby Classic in Waterville, Maine.
  • Basketball Tops Westfield State, 56-47, at Colby Classic
    November 22, 2014
    Three different players finished in double figures to lead Wellesley College basketball to a 56-47 victory over Westfield State University on the first day of the Colby College Women's Basketball Classic on Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
  • Basketball Notches First Win of the Season at Simmons, 45-33
    November 19, 2014
    Senior forward Morgyne Weaver recorded a double-double, leading all players with 22 points and 11 rebounds, as Wellesley College basketball earned its first victory of the season, 45-33, over host Simmons College at Moore Gymnasium. The Blue now stand at 1-2 on the season, while the Sharks fall to 0-3.
  • Keene State Uses Big Second Half to Top Blue Basketball
    November 16, 2014
    Keene State College outscored Wellesley College 46-15 after halftime to take a 74-35 win in the consolation game of the 2014 Ramada Roundball Invitational hosted by the University of New England at the Harold Alfond Forum.
  • Basketball Drops Season Opener at UNE
    November 15, 2014
    Wellesley College basketball dropped its season opener, 65-51, to host University of New England in the opening round of the Ramada Roundball Invitational at the Harold Alfond Forum on Saturday evening.
  • New Life for Wellesley's Field House Floor
    July 18, 2014
    This coming year, when high school girls and boys around the country travel to compete in premiere Amateur Athletic Union basketball tournaments, they will be playing on the portable wood floor that our own Wellesley Blue basketball team played on for the last 29 seasons.