2016-2017 Women's Basketball News

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    March 20, 2017
    Taney Promoted to Director of Basketball Ops, Full-Time Coach Following his first season, which included an 8-18 record and eight conference wins, the most New England Collegiate Conference victories since 2012-13, Marc Taney has been promoted to Director of Basketball Operations and Full-Time Women's Basketball Head Coach effective immediately as announced by Director of Athletics Jonathan Harper on Tuesday morning.
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    February 27, 2017
    Spears, Olsen Named to First Career All-NECC First Team Nighthawks junior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) and sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) have been elected to the New England Collegiate Conference First Team, as announced by the NECC office this afternoon.
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    February 21, 2017
    Nighthawks Season Comes to End in NECC Quarters Despite a game-high 22 points in 38 minutes, junior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) and the No. 6 Newbury Nighthawks have been eliminated from the playoffs in a 57-50 loss to the No. 3 Becker Hawks on Tuesday evening at Leicester Gymnasium.
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    February 20, 2017
    No. 6 Newbury, No. 3 Becker Face Off in NECC Quarters After going 8-10 in the New England Collegiate Conference this season, the Nighthawks earned the sixth seed in the NECC Playoffs. Newbury travels to Central Massachusetts to battle the third-seeded Becker Hawks on Tuesday night; after the Hawks finished 13-5 in the NECC. Becker holds a pair of victories over the Nighthawks this season; a 59-50 win on Dec. 3 and 61-51 on Jan. 28. In the Nighthawks run to the finals last season, they were 0-2 against both their quarterfinal and semifinal opponent; a feat the Nighthawks will likely have to repeat to reach the finals in 2017.
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    February 18, 2017
    Spears Joins 1,000 Point Club in Senior Day Loss to Wheelock Saturday afternoon wasn’t just a celebration of the senior class at Pappas Gymnasium, but a basket with 2:10 remaining gave junior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) her 1,000th career point in just three seasons with the Nighthawks.
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    February 17, 2017
    Nighthawks Welcome Wildcats on Senior Day Saturday afternoon the Nighthawks welcome the Wheelock Wildcats to Pappas Gymnasium; currently the fourth seed in the New England Collegiate Conference. Saturday is the final game for eight teams in the NECC. The Nighthawks, win or lose, are locked to the sixth seed in the NECC, while the Wildcats can finish anywhere between third and fifth, depending on a number of tiebreakers.
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    February 14, 2017
    Olsen Captures First-Ever USWBA Player of the Week Nighthawks sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) has been named the United States Basketball Writers Association Division III Player of the Week, for the week ending on Feb. 12. It is the first such award given to a Newbury College student-athlete from the USBWA in program history.
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    February 14, 2017
    Nighthawks Fall on Road at Mitchell, 64-59 A team-high 19 points from senior Jessica Shepherd (West Hartford, Conn.) led the Mitchell Mariners to a 64-59 victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Tuesday night at the Yarnell Athletic Center, in an important New England Collegiate Conference bout.
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    February 13, 2017
    Olsen Averages 27 and 20; Earns NECC Weekly Honors For the second time this season Nighthawks sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) has been named Player of the Week by the New England Collegiate Conference, for the week ending on Feb. 12.
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    February 13, 2017
    Newbury Travels to Mitchell for Big Battle in NECC Tuesday night could go a long way in determining the seeding in the New England Collegiate Conference Playoffs as the Nighthawks drive south for a meeting with the Mitchell College Mariners. Mitchell sits in fourth in the NECC standings going into Tuesday's game, while the Nighthawks are sixth in the NECC.
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    February 11, 2017
    Nighthawks Triumphant in Overtime, 83-78 vs. Daniel Webster Nighthawks sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) set a pair of career-highs, posting 32 points and 25 rebounds, in the Nighthawks 83-78 overtime victory over the Daniel Webster Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Pappas Gymnasium.
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    February 10, 2017
    Nighthawks Host Eagles on Play 4 Kay Day Saturday afternoon marks another important contest in the Nighthawks season as they welcome the Daniel Webster Eagles to Pappas Gymnasium. The Eagles have won two straight in the NECC, jumping to seventh in the NECC, just one game back of the Nighthawks. The Eagels got the better of the Nighthawks in the first meeting; a 76-64 Eagles victory. A victory is essential for both teams as hosting a playoff game in the NECC Quarterfinals is still up for grabs.
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    February 08, 2017
    Nighthawks Looking to Keep Pace in NECC The Nighthawks travel west on Wednesday night looking to improve their playoff positioning when they face the Bay Path University Wildcats at the Bartley Center in Holyoke. The Wildcats have lost four straight, while the Nighthawks are 2-3 in their last five games in the New England Collegiate Conference. In the first meeting between these sides on Jan. 12, the Nighthawks defeated the Wildcats by 15, four Nighthawks starters finished scoring in double figures.
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    February 08, 2017
    Spears, Olsen Lead Nighthawks to 65-57 Win at Bay Path Nighthawks junior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) and sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) staged a productive night in the Nighthawks 65-57 victory over the Bay Path University Wildcats in New England Collegiate Conference play on Wednesday night at The Bartley Center.
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    February 06, 2017
    Career Week for Spears Leads to NECC Weekly Honor Nighthawks junior forward Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week by the league office for the week ending on Feb. 5.
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    February 04, 2017
    Nighthawks Host Undefeated in NECC Pride on Saturday Saturday afternoon the Nighthawks welcome the Regis (Mass.) Pride to Pappas Gymnasium, the 14th game in the New England Collegiate Conference for both teams. The Pride, winners of 10 of their last 11, only dropped one game in January; a 86-77 overtime loss to UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 31. Since joining the NECC in the 2011-12 season, the Pride are undefeated in regular-season conference play with a staggering 111-0 record.
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    February 04, 2017
    Nighthawks Suffer Setback to Regis, 61-48 A balanced offensive attack headed by Pride senior Amanda Hawkesworth (Abington, Mass.) and sophomore Sam D’Angelo (Woburn, Mass.) led the Regis College Pride to a 61-48 victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Saturday afternoon at Pappas Gymnasium.
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    February 02, 2017
    Spears Scores Career-High 35 in Loss at Connecticut College Camels junior Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y) had a perfect night shooting from the field, going 7-for-7 on her way to 14 points in xx minutes, as Connecticut College handed the Newbury Nighthawks their first loss of February, xx-xx, on Thursday night at the Charles B. Luce Field House.
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    February 01, 2017
    Nighthawks Finish Non-Conference Schedule at Conn. College After a big New England Collegiate Conference win on Tuesday against Lesley University, 75-49, their largest margin of victory in 2016-17, the Nighthawks travel to New London, Conn. to finish their non-conference schedule against Connecticut College. The Nighthawks currently sit fifth in the NECC, as eight other NECC teams play in-conference games on Thursday night; Southern Vermont is the only NECC team with the night off.
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    January 31, 2017
    Spears Near Triple-Double Lifts Nighthawks to 75-49 Win Nighthawks junior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) finished one assist shy of recording her first career triple-double, scoring 24 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, adding nine assists and five steals, in the Nighthawks 75-49 victory over Lesley University on a snowy Tuesday night in New England Collegiate Conference play.
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    January 30, 2017
    Nighthawks, Lynx Jostle for Position in NECC Tuesday night could go a long way in determining playoff seeding in the New England Collegiate Conference as the 5-13 (5-7 NECC) Newbury Nighthawks welcome the 7-11 (5-6 NECC) Lesley Lynx to Pappas Gymnasium. Both sides are inside the playoff structure at this point in the season, but tie-breaking scernarios could go a long way for these five-win teams in the NECC. The Nighthawks won the first meeting this season, 70-53; the first win in 2016-17 for the Nighthawks.
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    January 28, 2017
    Nighthawks Fall to Becker, 61-51, in NECC Play The Becker College women’s basketball team won their third straight game on Saturday afternoon, defeating visiting Newbury College, 61-51 at the Leicester Gymnasium.
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    January 26, 2017
    Nighthawks Host Elms for Second Meeting in NECC Thursday evening the Nighthawks battle Elms College for the first time in two months. These two teams opened up their New England Collegiate Conference schedules against each other in late November, a game that went to Elms, 72-61. Two months later, the Nighthawks sit at 5-11 (5-5 NECC), while the Blazers are 8-8 (6-3 NECC). Both sides also have four wins in the month of January, which contained a two-game winning streak as the best run of consecutive victories for both teams.
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    January 26, 2017
    Nighthawks Fall to Elms, 54-51, in Close Battle Throughout Blazers senior guard Emily Burr (East Hartford, Conn.) posted a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, helping Elms College to a 54-51 New England Collegiate Conference win over the Newbury Nighthawks, Thursday night at Pappas Gymnasium.
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    January 24, 2017
    Second Half Performance Pushes Nighthawks Past SVC, 53-46 A late run in the final couple minutes allowed Newbury College to complete a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) comeback Tuesday night as the visiting Nighthawks took to a 54-46 women’s basketball win over Southern Vermont College at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.
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    January 23, 2017
    Women's Basketball Travels to SVC for Season's Second Meeting The Nighthawks travel to Bennington, Vt. on Tuesday evening as they look to get back in the win column in the NECC against Southern Vermont College. The Nighthawks picked up their first victory of January against the Mountaineers on Jan. 10; a 57-44 victory at Pappas Gymnasium. Newbury showed their strength on the glass that night, out-rebounding the Mountaineers by 49-24, while scoring 13 second chance points.
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    January 21, 2017
    Nighthawks Drop Conference Game at Wheelock The Wildcats duo of senior Michelle Woods (Wilmington, Mass.) and sophomore Katie Walsh (East Islip, N.Y.) combined for 43 points, on 20-of-33 shooting from the field, lifting the Wheelock Wildcats over the Newbury Nighthawks, 79-50, in New England Collegiate Conference play on Saturday afternoon at the Winsor Courts.
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    January 20, 2017
    Women's Basketball Readies for Conference Battle at Wheelock Saturday at noon the Nighthawks tip-off a New England Collegiate Conference game with the Wheelock Wildcats; the only team in the NECC that the Nighthawks have yet to face this season. In last season's regular season meetings, the Wildcats swept the Nighthawks in the two game series. However, three days following the Wildcats victory over the Nighthawks in the regular season finale, Newbury upset Wheelock in the opening round of the NECC playoffs, 75-67.
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    January 18, 2017
    Team Record in Made Foul Shots the Difference in 68-53 Win The Nighthawks set a program record for free throws made in a game, breaking the previous record by six, on a night which saw the Nighthawks shoot 30-for-38 from the stripe in their 68-53 victory over conference opponent Mitchell College on Wednesday night at Pappas Gymnasium; the mid-way point for both sides in the New England Collegiate Conference schedule.
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    January 17, 2017
    Nighthawks Welcome Mariners Wednesday in NECC Play The Nighthawks prepare for a Wednesday night tip as they welcome the Mitchell College Mariners to Pappas Gymnasium at the midway point of the New England Collegiate Conference schedule for both teams. The Nighthawks (3-10, 3-4 NECC) sit in a tie for seventh place in the NECC and are 2-2 in their last four. The Mariners (4-10, 4-3 NECC) come in to Wednesday's game in a tie for third place in the conference and are also 2-2 in their last four.
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    January 16, 2017
    Nighthawks Fall in Monday Matinee at Clark Clark University got a huge performance from its bench and the host Cougars rolled to a 71-48 win over Newbury College in non-league women’s basketball action on Monday afternoon at The Kneller Athletic Center.
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    January 16, 2017
    Strong Trio of Games Earns Olsen Player of the Week Honor Nighthawks sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) produced a strong week worth of games resulting in the New England Collegiate Conference naming Olsen the NECC Player of the Week, for the week ending on Jan. 15.
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    January 15, 2017
    Women's Basketball Faces Clark in Monday Matinee After a three game streak in the NECC for the Nighthawks, Newbury College travels into Worcester on Monday afternoon for a non-conference tip against Clark University. The Nighthawks went 2-1 in the three game conference stretch, but have yet to win out of conference this season and hold a record of 3-9. Clark comes in at 9-6, losers of three straight conference games in the NEWMAC.
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    January 14, 2017
    Olsen's 30 Pts. Not Enough Against DWC, Nighthawks Fall 76-64 Junior Escarlin Reynoso (Lawrence, Mass.) racked up a career-high 24 points with a career-best five three-pointers and added four assists while Kayla Free (Quincy, Mass.) went over the 900-career point mark with 22 points and eight rebounds guiding host Daniel Webster past Newbury, 76-64 Saturday in a NECC match at Mario Vagge Gymnasium.
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    January 12, 2017
    Olsen, Spears Lead Nighthawks to Second Straight Win, 69-54 Nighthawks sophomore forward Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) turned in 18 points and collected a career-high 20 rebounds, bringing the Nighthawks back to .500 in the New England Collegiate Conference, following a 69-54 victory over the Bay Path Wildcats on Thursday night at Pappas Gymnasium.
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    January 11, 2017
    Nighthawks Welcome Wildcats for NECC Battle The Nighthawks continue their busy schedule with their fourth game in seven days as they welcome Bay Path University to Pappas Gymnasium on Thursday night in New England Collegiate Conference play. Bay Path enters on the last of a three game road trip; losing the previous two since returning from Winter Break. The Nighthawks sit at 2-8 (2-3 NECC) after a 57-44 win on Tuesday night. The Wildcats are still looking for their first conference win, coming in at 1-9 (0-5 NECC).
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    January 10, 2017
    Olsen's 21 Points Powers Nighthawks Past Southern Vt., 57-44 Nighthawks sophomore forward Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) came out strong scoring 21 points and collecting 14 rebounds for her third double-double of the season, as the Newbury Nighthawks defeated the Southern Vermont Mountaineers on Tuesday night at Pappas Gymnasium in New England Collegiate Conference play.
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    January 09, 2017
    Women's Basketball Prepares for Southern Vermont in NECC Battle The Nighthawks welcome Daniel Webster College for an NECC tip on Tuesday night in a match where both sides look for their second win of the season and stay within the playoff structure early in the conference season. Both sides come in at 1-8 (1-3 NECC) and have yet to get a win in 2017. In last season's pair of meetings between the sides, the Nighthawks and Eagles split the season series, however, both teams were victorious on the road in last season's games.
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    January 07, 2017
    Women's Basketball Suffers Loss at Regis College The New England Collegiate Conference's leading scorer Brittany Stone (West Bridgewater, Mass.) led all scorers with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting in just 20 minutes, as the Pride defeated the Newbury Nighthawks on Saturday afternoon at Higgins Court in a rematch of the 2016 NECC Championship Final.
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    January 06, 2017
    Nighthawks, Pride Meet in NECC Championship Rematch Saturday afternoon the Nighthawks will travel to Regis (Mass.) College to battle the Pride in a rematch of the 2016 NECC Championship Game, a game won by the Pride, giving them the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Nighthawks enter the contest following a loss to Plymouth State on Thursday and now sit at 1-7 (1-2 NECC). The Pride have lost four straight after starting 4-1, including three wins in conference. Regis (Mass.) enters the rematch at 4-5 (3-0 NECC), tied at the top of the league standings with Becker College.
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