The Middlebury women's basketball team saw its season come to an end as the Panthers fell 71-60 at Tufts in a NESCAC quarterfinal match-up. Emily Johnson scored a game-high 23 points for the Panthers, knocking down 6 of 9 from three-point territory.
The Middlebury College women's basketball team will head to Tufts for a NESCAC quarterfinal game for the second straight season. The seventh-seeded Panthers will take on the second-seeded Jumbos on Saturday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m. in one of four quarterfinal games taking place that day.
The Middlebury women's basketball team ended its regular season with a 68-58 loss at Connecticut College. The Panthers are now 13-11 and 4-5 in NESCAC play, earning them the seventh seed in the upcoming tournament. Middlebury will travel to Tufts to take on the Jumbos next Saturday in a first-round tournament contest.
Middlebury has guaranteed itself a spot in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament after a 36-32 win at Wesleyan. The Panthers wrap up their regular season at Connecticut College on Saturday, before playing a NESCAC Tournament road game a week from Saturday.
Middlebury College women's basketball player Katie Fisher (Oakland, Calif.) has been named a District I second-team Academic All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). The senior is a psychology major at Middlebury.
Trailing 38-33 late in the second half, Middlebury went on a 9-0 run and held off Bates for a 42-41 victory at Pepin Gym on Saturday. This was the final regular season home game for the Panthers who improve to 12-10 overall and 3-4 in NESCAC play, while the Bobcats fall to 13-9 and 3-4 in conference action.
Leading 25-22 at intermission, Tufts went on a 19-3 run to start the second half to earn a 61-46 victory over Middlebury at Pepin Gym Friday night. The win improves the Jumbos record to 19-1, 5-1 in the NESCAC, while the Panthers drop to 11-10 and 2-4 in league play. Both teams return to NESCAC action on Saturday as Middlebury hosts Bates, while Tufts travels to Williams.
Middlebury shot 48 percent from the floor in the second half on its way to a 62-53 win over Plattsburgh. The Panthers move to 11-9 on the season, while the Cardinals drop their eighth straight and fall to 5-14 on the year.
Williams held Middlebury to just 21 percent shooting from the floor as the Ephs came away with a 68-49 road win in Vermont. Williams shot 56 percent in the second half and were able to overcome 21 turnovers en route to the win.
Middlebury dropped a non-conference game on Thursday night as the Panthers fell 65-59 at Keene State. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Williams at 2:00 p.m.
Kaitlyn Fallon came off the bench to score a team-high 13 points, making six out of nine shots from the field, and added six rebounds to lead visiting Middlebury to a 60-59 win over Trinity. The Bantams drop to 8-7 overall and 0-4 in the NESCAC with its fifth consecutive loss, while the Panthers improve to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in the league with their first win in four games.
Middlebury hung tough but fell 68-59 on the road at 16th-ranked Amherst. The Panthers fall to 9-7, 1-2 in NESCAC play, while the Jeffs move to 17-0 and 3-0 in the league. Amherst took an early lead and led by as many as 12 in the first half. The Panthers cut the lead to six with 3:05 remaining, but found themselves trailing 36-29 at the half.
Middlebury dropped its second straight game as the Panthers fell 66-55 in a road game at Hamilton. Middlebury returns to NESCAC play this weekend as they travel to Amherst and Trinity.
Middlebury fought back to tie the game in the final five seconds of play against NESCAC rival Bowdoin, but fell to the Polar Bears 54-51 on a last-second lay-up and free throw by Alexa Kaubris. The Panthers (9-5, 1-1) travel to Hamilton for a Tuesday night contest.
Trailing 62-61 with just five seconds remaining in the game, Lani Young's lay-up and free throw lifted Middlebury past Colby 64-62 in the NESCAC opener for both teams on Friday night at Pepin Gym. Young's late game heroics overshadowed a stellar 27-point performance by Colby's Alison Cappelloni. The Panthers (9-4, 1-0) return to NESCAC action on Saturday afternoon hosting Bowdoin.
Rensselaer built a seven point first half lead and held on to defeat Middlebury 62-55 at Robison Gym, this afternoon. The Panthers struggled from the floor, shooting just .306 on the afternoon.
Middlebury improved to 8-3 overall as the Panthers picked up a 69-35 road win at Southern Vermont. Lani Young paced the team with 15 points, Kaitlyn Fallon scored 12, while Katie Fisher netted 10. Emily Johnson and Allison Needham had seven points apiece. Young had a big night on the boards with 11 in the game, as Middlebury shot .475 from the floor.
Colby-Sawyer built an early 17-2 advantage in the first half en route to a 61-48 non-conference victory over Middlebury Tuesday evening at Pepin Gym. The Chargers (7-4) never trailed during the game, as the Panthers (7-3) shot just over 24 percent from the floor. Middlebury's next two games are on the road, travelling to in-state foe Southern Vermont on Thursday before facing Rensselaer on Saturday.
Middlebury College women's basketball player Emily Johnson (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Johnson led the Panthers in scoring over two outings last week, averaging 24.5 points per game. She had a game-high 26 points to go along with a team-high nine rebounds in a setback at nationally-ranked Eastern Conn. St. on Thursday. Johnson closed the week with a game-high 23 points in an overtime victory at Skidmore on Saturday. For the week, Johnson was 15-for-34 (.441) from the floor and 10-for-24 (.417) from behind the arc, averaging 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 steals.
Middlebury made six of seven free throws in the final 1:38 of overtime to pick up an 81-78 road win at Skidmore. The Panthers shot 45 percent from the floor in the game, including 12 of 24 from three-point range.
Middlebury opened up the new year with a hard-fought 73-69 loss at Eastern Connecticut. The Panthers move to 6-2 on the year while the Warriors win their 11th straight and remain undefeated.
Middlebury ended its first semester with a 6-1 mark as the Panthers defeated Smith (2-5) 83-51 in Pepin Gym. Middlebury returns to action on January 3rd at Eastern Connecticut.
Middlebury improved to 5-1 on the season as they picked up a 68-45 road win at Green Mountain. The Panthers jumped out to a 14-3 lead in the first six minutes of the game, behind two three's apiece from Ashley Barron and Emily Johnson.
Union (2-1) handed Middlebury (4-1) its first lost of the season as the Dutchwomen picked up a 73-57 win over the Panthers in Pepin Gym. Union controlled the boards in the game, holding a 47-28 advantage, while shooting 50% from the floor.
The Middlebury women's basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season as they defeated in-state foe Castleton State 76-55 in Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action when they host Union on Saturday, while the Spartans visit Colby-Sawyer next Tuesday.
Aylie Baker scored a game-high 18 points, and Lani Young notched 14 points and 14 rebounds as Middlebury defeated Norwich, 63-50, in women's basketball action on Tuesday evening at Andrews Hall.
Middlebury captured the Swarthmore Women's Basketball Tournament with an 85-66 win over the host school in the title game. Ashley Barron and Emily Johnson were both named to the all-tournament team.
The Middlebury women's basketball team opened up its season with a 69-59 win over Heidelburg at the Swarthmore Tournament. The Panthers shot .489 from the floor and will return to action in the title game on Sunday.