2009-10 Women's Basketball News

  • DC Adds Two More to Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team
    March 24, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced its winter honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team. Defiance College placed two student-athletes on the list to raise its 2009-2010 total to 17 entering the spring seasons.
  • White, Price, Stucke Honored as All-HCAC Selections
    March 04, 2010
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2010 All-HCAC selections on Wednesday, March 3. Defiance College’s Mandie White and Shavonda Price both received the All-HCAC nod, with DC’s Tasha Stucke receiving an All-HCAC Honorable Mention.
  • DC Women Fall Short in Semifinal Matchup at Franklin
    February 26, 2010
    FRANKLIN, Ind. – A strong season came to a close for the Defiance College women’s basketball team on Friday, as they watched the top-seeded Grizzlies rally in the final minute to take the 58-52 win. With a final record of 17-10, this year’s squad posted the best record the program has seen since the 2003-04 season.
  • Second Half Struggles Derail Jackets in Regular-Season Finale
    February 20, 2010
    FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Lady Jackets wrapped up the 2009-10 regular season on Saturday, losing in a 67-62 decision at Franklin College (19-6, 13-3 HCAC). DC will enter the HCAC Tournament as the number four seed, meaning they will host the number five seed, Manchester University, on Tuesday.
  • Lady Jackets Handed a Tough Loss on the Road
    February 17, 2010
    BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Lady Jackets were handed their first road loss since January 6th on Wednesday night, falling 96-91, in an overtime decision at Bluffton University (8-16, 5-11 HCAC). With the loss, Defiance drops into the fourth seed in the HCAC as the final week of the regular season approaches.
  • Lady Jackets Claim Road Win at Mount St. Joseph
    February 13, 2010
    CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Lady Jackets got a big win on Saturday, knocking off Mount St. Joseph, 81-68, while taking the first of three-straight road games to close out the regular season. Defiance improves to 16-7 with the win, and 10-4 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Pioneers Snap Lady Jackets' Seven Game Winning Streak
    February 06, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets’ seven-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday afternoon as they dropped an 88-80 decision to Transylvania (15-6, 10-3 HCAC). The loss marks the first time since December 2nd that Defiance has came up short at home, and drops the Jackets into a tie with Hanover for third place in the HCAC.
  • Jackets Move into Second Place with Seventh Straight Win
    February 03, 2010
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Lady Jackets recorded their seventh-straight conference win on Wednesday night, defeating Manchester on the road, 67-59, to improve their conference record to 9-3. With the win, the Jackets become the second team to clinch a spot in the HCAC Tournament, and sit just half of a game behind first-place Franklin for the top spot.
  • Lady Jackets Get Sixth Straight Conference Win
    January 30, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets outlasted Hanover on Saturday, downing their HCAC rival, 85-74, to improve their conference winning streak to six straight. The win gives Defiance (14-6, 8-3 HCAC) sole possession of third place, and puts the Jackets half a game behind second-place Franklin with five games remaining.
  • DC Gets Thrilling Road Win, White Eclipses 1,000 Career Points
    January 27, 2010
    Anderson, Ind. – Defiance showed great resiliency on Wednesday night, pulling out a thrilling, 77-68, overtime win on the road in a crucial conference game against Anderson. The win moves the Yellow Jackets (13-6, 7-3 HCAC) into a tie with Hanover for third place in the HCAC.
  • Mandie White Named HCAC Basketball Player of the Week
    January 25, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Mandie White led the Lady Jackets to conference victories over Bluffton and Rose-Hulman last week and has been named the HCAC Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week for the second time during her 2009-10 campaign. She is one of only two players to earn the award multiple times this season.
  • Lady Jackets Soar Past Rose in Second Half
    January 23, 2010
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Lady Jackets got off to a slow start at Rose-Hulman on Saturday, but turned things around in the second half to claim a, 61-42, victory. Defiance has now won four consecutive conference competitions and sits just one game out of first place in the HCAC.
  • Lady Jackets Claim Third-Straight Conference Victory
    January 20, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets won their third straight conference game on Wednesday night, defeating Bluffton University, 83-71, to improve to 5-3 in HCAC competition. Defiance claims the second best conference record with the victory and has now won 10 of 11 home games this season.
  • Lady Jackets Defeat First-Place Franklin
    January 16, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance continued its home court dominance on Saturday afternoon, defeating the previously first-place Franklin Grizzlies, 81-63. The Yellow Jackets improve to 4-3 in the HCAC with the win and have now won nine of their ten home games this season.
  • Lady Jackets Claim Crucial Conference Win
    January 09, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – DC’s women’s basketball team climbed back into the thick of the conference standings with a 93-82 win over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Jackets (9-6, 3-3 HCAC) move into fourth place in the HCAC with the victory.
  • Lady Jackets Drop Road Game to Pioneers
    January 06, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lady Jackets let a first-half lead slip through their fingers, dropping a 81-72 decision to Transylvania University (8-5, 3-2 HCAC) on Wednesday night, in a game that saw nine ties and 20 lead changes. DC falls to 2-3 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competition with the loss.
  • Lady Jackets Begin the New Year with a Victory Over Capital
    January 03, 2010
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets completed their non-conference schedule on Sunday, defeating Capital University (7-4) convincingly at the Karl H. Weaner Center. The 75-61 victory gives the Jackets an 8-5 overall record as they head into the second half of the season.
  • Price Named to D3hoops.com Team of the Week
    December 23, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Shavonda Price has been named as one of five student-athletes from all of NCAA Division III to earn a spot on the fourth D3hoops.com Team of the Week of the 2009-2010 season.
  • Yellow Jackets Drop a Heartbreaker to Ohio Northern
    December 22, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets gave Ohio Northern all they could handle on Tuesday night, but ultimately came up short, dropping a 77-71 decision to the Polar Bears on the road. The loss ends DC’s three-game winning streak and puts the Jackets at 7-5 overall on the season.
  • Mandie White Named HCAC Basketball Player of the Week
    December 21, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Mandie White led the Lady Jackets to three consecutive victories for the first time since February, 2007, and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her efforts. [HCAC Release]
  • Lady Jackets Take Hubbard Co. - Pro Rehab Tournament Title
    December 19, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets won the fifth annual Hubbard Co. – Pro Rehab Tournament on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Wilmington College Quakers, 70-62, to take their third tournament title in five attempts. The team is now 7-4 on the season and has won three consecutive games for the first time since February 3, 2007.
  • Lady Jackets Beat the Britons, Advance to Championship Game
    December 18, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC women’s basketball team improved to 6-4 on the season after defeating the Britons of Albion College, 73-56, Friday night to kick off the Hubbard Company – Pro Rehab Tournament. The victory secures a spot for the Lady Jackets in Saturday afternoon’s championship game at the Karl H. Weaner Center.
  • DC Women's Basketball is White-Hot
    December 16, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets continued their solid play at home, claiming a 77-63 victory over The College of Wooster on Wednesday, December 16. The Jackets (5-4) have now won four of their five home games this season and remain tied for fourth place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Nikki Oakland Joins the Lady Jacket Coaching Staff
    December 14, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletic department and women’s basketball head coach Dic Doumanian are pleased to announce the hiring of Nikki Oakland as the newest member of the Lady Jackets’ coaching staff. Oakland will serve as a graduate assistant for the Lady Jackets while pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
  • Lady Jackets Fall to the Panthers
    December 12, 2009
    HANOVER, Ind. – The Lady Jackets were handed their second conference loss of the season on the road at Hanover on Saturday, December 12. The Jackets were defeated, 94-78, and fall back to .500 with a 4-4 overall record and a 2-2 record in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competition.
  • Lady Jackets Conquer the Spartans
    December 09, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets overcame an early deficit to claim a 61-48 victory over Manchester College on Wednesday, December 9. With the win, Defiance improves to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Defiance Rides Defense to First Conference Victory
    December 05, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets used tenacious defense on Saturday, December 5, to defeat the Rose-Hulman Engineers 69-45 at the Karl H. Weaner Center. With the victory, Defiance improves to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in conference competition.
  • Lady Jackets Drop Conference Opener
    December 02, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets let a five-point halftime lead slip through their fingers on Wednesday, December 2, as they dropped a 67-56 decision to Anderson University. The loss puts the Jackets at 2-3 on the season and 0-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competition.
  • No. 3 Hope Uses Strong Second Half to Defeat Defiance
    November 24, 2009
    HOPE, Mich. – The Lady Jackets gave third-ranked Hope College all it could handle in the opening 20 minutes of action on Tuesday night but could not keep pace in the second stanza, as Hope pulled away for the 83-60 victory.
  • Free Throws Make the Difference in Jackets' First Loss
    November 21, 2009
    ADRIAN, Mich. – The Lady Jackets lost an 84-77 decision to Adrian College in the championship game of the Adrian Tip-off Tournament on Saturday, November 21. The loss is the first of the year for the Jackets and drops them to 2-1 on the season.
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