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UWRF players discuss the Surf City Classic trip

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 31, 2009

The players discuss their fun times at the Surf City Classic in Soutern California

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Pregame tailgate party for UWRF?

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UWRF Falcon women move up to #18 in D3 Hoops poll

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 31, 2009

Week 4 women’s poll About the Top 25

# Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 Illinois Wesleyan (18) 8-0 617 1
2 Amherst (7) 9-0 597 2
3 Washington U. 8-1 570 4
4 Bowdoin 7-0 533 5
5 Kean 10-1 526 7
6 Hope 9-1 467 3
7 Marymount 9-0 442 9
8 Thomas More 9-0 407 10
9 Scranton 7-2 370 12
10 Messiah 8-0 357 14
11 Muhlenberg 7-1 339 13
12 Trinity (Texas) 7-1 275 8
13 William Paterson 11-0 273 15
14 UW-Whitewater 8-2 261 11
15 Carthage 9-1 244 24
16 George Fox 6-2 218 18
17 Tufts 9-1 208 16
18 UW-River Falls 10-0 204 20
19 Moravian 6-2 184 17
20 Mount Union 9-0 119 25
21 Calvin 11-1 107
22 Chicago 7-3 99 19
23 St. Norbert 5-1 98 21
24 Randolph-Macon 4-1 91
25 Louisiana College 7-1 71

Dropped out: No. 6 Howard Payne, No. 22 Brandeis, No. 23 Cal Lutheran.

Others receiving votes: Howard Payne 67, Brandeis 55, Puget Sound 44, Emmanuel 43, UW-Stevens Point 40, Simpson 34, St. Benedict 31, Gettysburg 24, Texas-Dallas 22, Washington and Jefferson 20, Capital 15, Cal Lutheran 14, Mississippi College 11, Lewis and Clark 10, Christopher Newport 8, Case Western Reserve 5, Southern Maine 3, New Paltz State 1, Roanoke 1.

The D3hoops.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.

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Video Highlights of 63-59 win over the Presidents of Washington Jefferson

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 30, 2009

Here are a few video highlights from the win over Washington Jefferson.

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UWRF Falcons move to 11-0 with 63-59 win over the Presidents of Washington Jefferson

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 30, 2009

Falcons Earn Come-From-Behind Win in California; Stay Undefeated

Dec. 29, 2009

The Falcon women’s basketball team earned a hard-fought 63-59 come-from-behind win over Washington & Jefferson on Tuesday night in Irvine, Calif.

The Falcons, ranked No. 20 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll, won their 11th straight game and stayed perfect on the season. Washington & Jefferson entered the game with a 7-1 overall record.

W&J led for most of the first half and had four seven-point leads. The last came with 3:53 to play. UWRF got to within three points, 22-19, with 22 seconds to play. But W&J’s Stephanie Smith hit a three with just seven seconds to go to give her team a 25-19 lead after the first 20 minutes.

The Falcons battled back in the second half and drew to within a couple of points several times. With 8:57 to go the Falcons finally took the lead, 41-40, when Alise Holst hit a jumper. W&J tied the game with 7:56 to go when Kennan Killeen hit two free throws. W&J then went on a 10-2 run over the next three minutes to take a 52-44 lead.

But the Falcons scored the next four points to get back in the game. Three of the points came on a three-pointer by Tiffany Gregorich and the Falcons trailed, 54-50. After Smith hit a jumper to give her team a six point, 54-48, lead with 2:52 to go, the Falcons put on the pressure to get back in the game. UWRF scored the next five points to get within one, 54-53, with 2:06 to go. With 1:32 to play Tiffany Gregorich tied the game, 56-56, when she scored on a layup, was fouled, and made the free throw.

After W&J hit a free throw, the Falcons scored four points to take a 60-57 lead. Kelli Hilt and Tiffany Gregorich both scored on layups to give the Falcons the lead with 46 seconds to play. But W&J’s Alyssa Oursler hit a jumper with 31 seconds to play to pull her team to within one, 60-59. With 23 seconds to play Tiffany Gregorich was fouled and she made both free throws to put UWRF ahead, 62-59. The Falcon defense held and with just eight seconds to go Brittany Gregorich was fouled and she made one of two free throws to seal the victory.

Tiffany Gregorich led the Falcons with 21 points and eight rebounds. She also had three steals and two assists. Holst added 13 points and four rebounds. Tess Lardie added nine points and four rebounds. Taylor House finished with a team-high 11 rebounds and she scored seven points. House finished with six offensive rebounds.

UWRF shot 21-63 (.333) from the field, including 3-16 (.188) from three-point range. They were 18-27 (.667) from the line.

W&J was led by Smith who scored 17 points and Oursler who scored 10. W&J shot 19-49 (.388) from the field, including 6-16 (.375) from behind the arc. They were 15-18 (.833) from the line.

On Saturday the Falcons will host St. Scholastica at 5 p.m., at the Karges Center.

Box Score

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Video on win over Purchase College 74-21

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 29, 2009

Here is some video highlights of the win over Purchase College.

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UWRF Alumni attend games in California

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 29, 2009

There are a few UWRF women’s basketball Alumni living in southern California who attended the game.

See what they had to say about their UWRF experience.

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Coach Holbrook on win over Purchase College

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 29, 2009

Coach Holbrook discusses the 74-21 win over Purchase College at the Surf City Classic in Southern California

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A Perfect 10, UWRF now 10-0 after win in California Surf City Classic

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 29, 2009

Falcons Get Big Win Over SUNY-Purchase

Dec. 28, 2009

The Falcon women’s basketball team put together a big first half en route to a 74-21 win over SUNY-Purchase on Monday night at the Surf City Classic in Irvine, Calif.
The Falcons, ranked No. 20 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, led, 43-14, at halftime. They went on a 13-2 run to take an early lead, 17-2 with 14:03 to play. The team’s biggest lead was 31 points, 43-12, with 23 second to play. In the first half Taylor House led the Falcons with nine points. She also had four rebounds. Maranda Dohrn finished the first 20 minutes with six points and six rebounds. The Falcon defense played well holding SUNY-P to just 6-21 shooting (.286) from the field. The Falcons had a dominating 33-13 advantage in rebounds after the first 20 minutes.

The Falcons kept the pressure on in the second half. The team’s biggest lead was 55 points, 74-19, with 2:43 to go when Melissa Carmody hit a jumper.

Every Falcon played at least nine minutes in the game and every player scored at least one point. Brittany Gregorich led the offense with 11 points. House finished with nine points and she led the team with three blocks. Dohrn was the top rebounder – she finished with seven, including four on the offensive end. Jenna Hanson, who scored six points, led UWRF with four assists. Kelli Hilt, who scored six points, led UWRF with five steals.

The Falcons finished the game with 22 steals, 12 blocked shots and 22 assists. The Falcons double up SUNY-P in rebounds and finished with a 62-31 advantage. The Falcons finished with 26 offensive rebounds. UWRF shot 30-70 (.429) from the field, but just 1-15 (.067) from three-point range. The Falcons were 13-20 (.650) from the line.

SUNY-P was led by Jasmine Davis who scored six points and she grabbed five rebounds. Purchase finished 8-52 (.154) from the field, including 2-10 (.200) from behind the arc. They were 3-10 (.300) from the line.

The Falcons, now 10-0 overall, will next play Washington & Jefferson at 6 p.m. (PT) on Tuesday. Washington & Jefferson enters the game with a 7-1 record.

Box Score

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California Dreamin’- Holiday trip December 27 -January 1

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 22, 2009

What will the UW River Falls Women’s Basketball team do after Christmas? Go to sunny Southern California to play basketball and celebrate the new year.

California dreamin’, hotel California, sunny skies, beaches, Disney  etc. The women’s basketball team will have many activities after they are done playing their two games.

Here is a summary of their trip.

Fly out on Sunday, December 27

Staying at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

The Falcons play their first game December 28 at 8:00 pm PST (6:00 CST) verses Purchase College, located in New York. They finished 15-12 last year and are 4-3 this season.

They play their second game December 29 at 6:00 pm PST (4:00 CST)verses Washington and Jefferson College from Pennsylvania. They finished 24-5 last season losing in the NCAA tournament. They are 7-1 this year and were ranked as high as #23 in D3 Hoops earlier this year.

Watch both games on video here.

December 30 and 31 are free days for the team to enjoy Southern California.

January 1 fly back to UW-River Falls

View information about the Surf City Classic

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UWRF Falcon Women #24 in USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES’ POLL

Posted by Falcons Fan on December 19, 2009

USA TODAY ESPN DIVISION III TOP 25 COACHES’ POLL

Week 4 Poll: December 15, 2009

USA TODAY ESPN Top 25 women’s basketball poll, with first-place votes noted on the right, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

Rank Institution – First Place Votes Previous Ranking Record Points
1 Hope College (Mich.) – 5 1 7-0 196
2 Illinois Wesleyan University – 3 2 8-0 195
3 Amherst College (Mass.) 3 8-0 184
4 Bowdoin College (Maine) 4 7-0 167
5 Washington University (Mo.) 5 6-1 162
6 Howard Payne University (Texas) 6 7-0 160
7 Kean University (N.J.) 7 7-1 156
8 Marymount University (Va.) 8 7-0 143
9 Thomas More College (Ky.) 9 7-0 141
10 Trinity University (Texas) 10 5-0 126
11 University of Wisconsin, Whitewater 12 7-1 116
12 George Fox University (Ore.) 14 4-2 98
13 William Paterson University (N.J.) 15 9-0 96
14 Carthage College (Wis.) 13 6-1 95
15 University of Chicago (Ill.) 16 5-2 75
T16 Messiah College (Pa.) 18 8-0 71
T16 University of Scranton (Pa) 11 5-2 71
18 Muhlenberg College (Pa.) 17 7-1 65
19 Calvin College (Mich.) 19 9-1 62
20 Randolph-Macon College (Va.) 20 4-1 48
21 Capital University (Ohio) 25 5-1 31
22 Moravian College (Pa.) T21 6-2 22
23 Simpson College (Iowa) T21 5-1 20
24 University of Wisconsin, River Falls NR 8-0 19
25 Mount Union College (Ohio) NR 8-0 17

Dropped Out: Emmanuel College (Mass.), University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

Others Receiving Votes: Emmanuel College (Mass.) – 13; Saint Norbert College (Wis.) – 8; College of St. Benedict (Minn.) – 7; University of Puget Sound (Wash.) – 7; California Lutheran University – 6; Lewis & Clark College (Ore.) – 5; Roanoke College (Va.) – 5; Washington & Jefferson College (Pa.) – 5; Christopher Newport University (Va.) – 4; Tufts University (Mass.) – 4.

The USA TODAY ESPN board of coaches is made up of nine head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The 2009-10 board: Nan Carney-DeBord – Non-voting Chair (Ohio Wesleyan University), Amie Bradley (Trinity University), Doreen Carden (Albion College), G.P. Gromacki (Amherst College), James Scheible (University of Rochester), Michele Sharp (Kean University), Mike Strong (University of Scranton), Nancy Fahey (Washington University-St. Louis) and Suzy Barcomb (University of Puget Sound).

*Please note that all voters for the DIII poll are required to vote each week between 8 a.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday ET.

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