2008-09 Women's Basketball News

  • Jackets' Trio Earns All-HCAC Honors
    March 05, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2008-09 award winners for the women’s basketball season on Thursday, March 5. DC put three on the all-conference list, as Shavonda Price, Holly Stein and Tasha Stucke each received recognition. [HCAC Release]
  • Jackets Support Former DC Standout Pam Borton
    March 05, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Members of the Defiance College women's basketball team traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich. last month to see 2007 DC Hall-of-Fame inductee Pam Borton guide her Golden Gophers squad to a Big 10 victory over the University of Michigan.
  • Defiance Drops Season Finale to Franklin
    February 21, 2009
    FRANKLIN, Ind. – Defiance’s second half woes proved to be the difference in its 79-66 loss to Franklin College on Saturday, February 21. The Jackets finish their 2008-09 campaign with a 9-16 overall record and a 5-11 mark in the HCAC.
  • DC's Winning Streak Comes to an End at Bluffton
    February 18, 2009
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – Defiance was unable to overcome a large second-half deficit, falling to Bluffton University, 78-69, on February 18. The loss drops DC to 9-15, while eliminating the Jackets from the HCAC Tournament hunt.
  • Jackets Keep Tourney Hopes Alive with Second-Straight Win
    February 14, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance moved one step closer to a HCAC Tournament berth, claiming a 60-47 victory over Rose-Hulman on Saturday, February 14. DC closed out its 2008-09 home slate with a pair of HCAC victories to tie Bluffton for the sixth and final spot in the conference tourney.
  • DC Breaks Single-Season Trey Mark in Win Over MSJ
    February 11, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Courtney Schmersal used a three-point barrage to score 22 points, as Defiance claimed an 80-67 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday. Schmersal hit six trifectas in the contest to help the Jackets move past the 2004-05 squad with a DC single-season record 152 treys.
  • Defiance Lets Early Lead Slip Away in Loss to Anderson
    February 07, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance was unable to overcome a scoring drought in the second half, falling 75-62 to the HCAC-leading Ravens of Anderson University. The Jackets fall to 7-14 on the season, while dropping to 3-9 in HCAC action.
  • Late Rally Falls Short for Jackets in Loss to Northwestern Ohio
    February 04, 2009
    LIMA, Ohio – Defiance’s 36-17 run midway through the second half was not enough to erase a large deficit, as the Jackets fell 81-72 to the University of Northwestern Ohio on Wednesday, February 4. The loss drops DC’s road record to 7-6.
  • Jackets Use Strong Defensive Effort to Rout Manchester
    January 31, 2009
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Defiance had one of its best defensive outings of the season, holding Manchester College in check in a 74-52 blowout of the defending HCAC champion. The Jackets snapped a five-game losing streak with the victory, defeating Manchester for the first time in the last nine games.
  • DC Suffers Loss to Hanover in Final Seconds
    January 24, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance dropped a 91-90 heartbreaker to Hanover College on Saturday, January 24, as Holly Vogel hit the game-winner with three seconds left on the clock. The Jackets climbed back from a 17-point second half deficit, but for the second straight game were unable to complete the comeback.
  • Jackets' Comeback Bid Falls Short in Loss to Bluffton
    January 21, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College was able to come back from a large first-half deficit, but saw its rally fall short in a 79-74 loss to rival Bluffton University on Wednesday, January 21. The Jackets fall to 6-11 overall on the season, while dropping to 2-7 in HCAC play.
  • DC Drops Shootout to Franklin, 83-80
    January 17, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance fell to Franklin College, 83-80, on Saturday, January 17, in a game that saw the lead change hands seven times. The Jackets drop to 6-10 overall and 2-6 in the HCAC, despite scoring 29 points off turnovers in the contest.
  • Second Half Woes Hurt Jackets
    January 14, 2009
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – Defiance could not withstand a strong second half by Mount St. Joseph, dropping a 72-57 decision on Wednesday, January 14. The Jackets, who are now 5-5 on the road this season, fall to 2-5 in the HCAC.
  • DC Falls to Anderson, 58-51
    January 10, 2009
    ANDERSON, Ind. – Defiance came into the game with a 5-3 road mark, but saw an early lead slip through its fingers in a 58-51 loss to Anderson University on January 10. The Jackets fall to 2-4 in the conference, while Anderson improves to 4-1 to remain unbeaten in the HCAC inside O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.
  • Jackets Defeat Rose-Hulman in Defensive Battle
    January 07, 2009
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Defiance built up 19-point first half lead, before holding on for a 50-44 victory over Rose-Hulman on Wednesday, January 7. The Jackets scored 23 points off turnovers and recorded 18 second-chance points in the game, improving to 6-7 overall and 2-3 in HCAC play.
  • Transy Outlasts Defiance in Shootout
    January 03, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance was not able to open the new year on a high note, dropping an 84-80 decision to Transylvania University in matchup that featured two of the HCAC's most lethal offenses. The Jackets fall to 1-3 in the conference with the loss, while Transy moves to 3-1 in HCAC play.
  • Three-Point Barrage Helps DC Rout Earlham
    December 30, 2008
    RICHMOND, Ind. – Defiance got back on track with an 86-66 defeat of Earlham College on Tuesday, December 30. The Jackets led from start to finish, using another strong night from beyond the arc to improve to 4-3 on the road this season.
  • Mount Vernon's Strong Finish Does in Jackets
    December 19, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance was unable to hold off Mount Vernon Nazarene, falling 68-63 on Friday, December 19. The Cougars closed each half on big runs to hand DC the loss, as the Jackets fall to 4-6 on the season.
  • DC Loses High-Scoring Affair to Transy, 90-79
    December 17, 2008
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Defiance lost a 90-79 shootout to Transylvania University on December 17, despite reaching the 70-point plateau for the third time in its last four games. The Jackets fall to 1-2 in the HCAC with the loss, while moving to 4-5 overall.
  • Jackets Fall to HCAC-Leading Manchester, 79-67
    December 13, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance were unable to stay undefeated in the HCAC, falling to reigning champion Manchester, 79-67, on Saturday, December 13. The Jackets fall to 1-1 in HCAC play with the loss, while dropping to 4-4 overall.
  • DC Outlasts Hanover in a Shootout
    December 06, 2008
    HANOVER, Ind. – Defiance started conference play off strong, opening up HCAC play with a 90-84 victory over Hanover on Saturday, December 6. The Jackets are 4-0 this season when scoring over 70 points, after shooting over 56 percent from beyond the arc in the game.
  • DC Holds On to Defeat Siena Heights
    December 02, 2008
    ADRIAN, Mich. – Defiance survived a late run by Siena Heights, claiming a 74-72 victory on Tuesday, December 2. The Jackets even up their record with win, improving to 3-3 on the season.
  • Jackets Drop Home Opener to No. 4 Hope
    November 25, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance could not keep pace with No. 4 Hope, falling 76-59 in its home opener on Tuesday, November 25. The Jackets fall to 2-3 on the season with all three losses coming against undefeated opponents.
  • No. 6 Hope Drops Jackets in Tip-Off Tournament Title Game
    November 22, 2008
    HOLLAND, Mich. – Defiance could not overcome a hot shooting night by nationally ranked Hope, falling, 79-57, in the Tip-Off Tournament championship game on Saturday, November 22. The Jackets had two players receive all-tournament honors this weekend, as Amber Bailey and Holly Stein each were selected to the All-Tourney Team.
  • DC Advances to Title Game with 70-68 Thriller Over Alma
    November 21, 2008
    HOLLAND, Mich. – Courtney Schmersal’s two free throws with 15 ticks left help Defiance grab a 70-68 victory over Alma College on Friday, November 21. The Jackets advance to the championship game of the Hope Tip-Off Tournament with the win, where they will face nationally ranked Hope.
  • Second Half Woes Hurt DC in Loss to Mount Vernon
    November 18, 2008
    MOUNT VERON, Ohio – Defiance was unable to overcome a strong second half by Mount Vernon Nazarene, falling 77-63 on Tuesday, November 18. The loss is the Jackets first of the 2008-09 campaign, snapping a three-game winning streak that dates back to last season.
  • DC Starts Season with Victory over Olivet
    November 15, 2008
    OLIVET, Mich. – Defiance opened its 2008-09 campaign on a high note, cruising to a 78-59 victory over Olivet College on Saturday, November 15. The Jackets have now won their last three season-openers, a streak that dates back to a 68-66 win over Albion in 2006.
  • Jackets Place Three on HCAC Players-to-Watch List
    October 28, 2008
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Senior Katie McNamara, junior Mandie White and sophomore Holly Stein were each named to the HCAC Player-to-Watch list, following the release of the 2008-09 HCAC Preseason Poll on Tuesday, October 28. Defiance was picked to finish seventh, tallying 27 points in the poll. Anderson was selected to repeat as conference champions with six first-place votes, while Manchester and Hanover rounded out the top three.