March 2, 2013
LADY SAINT'S ARE CROWNED ACCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
With revenge in their veins the Lady Saint's came out on fire on Saturday afternoon to take on NCCAA Southwest Region foe Arlington Baptist College in the Association of Christian College Athletics National Title game.
From the tip it was clear Hillsdale came to win. Hillsdale started the game with an early 19-8 lead after just over five minutes of play in the first. The sharp shooting of Arlington Baptist Freshman Morgan Hale got the Lady Patriots quickly back in the game. Hale was four of four from the 3 point line in the first half, and finsihed the game leading the Patriots with 23 points.
Hillsdale went into half time trailing by one but that didn't last long. The combo of Junior Guard Amy Walker and Senior Center Kelsea Rae was too much for Arlington to handle. "Amy played one of her very best games all year," said Coach Owen on the juniors performance. "I was thrilled Kelsea ended her career on such a high note. Her second half was nothing short of spectacular." Rae lead the Saints in scoring with 25, and Walker with 19.
The Saint's finished the game out rebounding Arlington by 18. The Saint's pulled 15 offensive rebounds to the Patriot's 6. "We talked all year about winning the battle of the boards, this was a game our kids came through in that category and it paid off for them." - Coach Owen
The victory over Arlington Baptist marked the second year in a row that Hillsdale cut down the ACCA net, and will for another year wear the banner of National Champions.
February 23, 2013
NCCAA Southwest Region Honors and Awards
NCCAA Southwest Region Most Valuable Player
# 35 Kelsea Ray Senior Center
NCCAA Southwest All Region First Team
#35 Kelsea Ray Senior Center
NCCAA Southwest All Region Second Team
#3 Kayla Jensen Junior Guard
#23 Shana McCosar Freshman Guard
NCCAA Southwest Region Coach Of the Year
January 11, 2013
Hillsdale Cruises Past Dallas Christian
The Lady Saints improved to 4-0 in Southwest Region play on Friday night with a 70-48 win over Dallas Christian College in Moore Oklahoma.
Hillsdale came out a bit cold in the first few minutes of play but quickly picked it up to go on 15-0 run in the first half to bring the score to 22-13 with 9:14 to go on the clock. Hillsdale closed the half with a 13 point lead. (42-29)
The Saints were led in scoring by Junior Guard Kayla Jensen who registered 17 on the night. The glass was dominated by Senior Forward Monica Paris who pulled 15 total rebounds on the night.
The defenseive spark that Freshman Shana McCosar brought to the court was fierce. McCosar had a total of 8 steals on the night, as well as added 10 points and 4 assists to the book. Junior Amy Walker and Sophmore Rosa Meadows both added 5 assists. Senior Kelsea Ray posted yet anothe double double on the year with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Hillsdale improves to 13-3 overall. They are back in action next Thursday January 17th at Arlington Baptist College.
January 8, 2013
Lady Saints Thump Ozark Christian
Hillsdale College shot 50 percent from the field and dominated Ozark Christian in their second competition back since the break on Monday night in Joplin Missouri 81-26.
The Saints came out firing on both ends. They contained the Ambassadors by holding them to 10 points in the first half, while shooting 55 percent from behind the arch and totaling 41 points as a team in the first half alone.
The early boost of a 19-1 run was just too much for Ozark to handle.
Coach Owen said she was most proud of how the ladies shared the basketball totally 20 assists on the night, 7 of which came from Sophomore guard Rosa Meadows. They also forced the Ambassadors into 39 turnovers in the 40 minutes of play.
Several players shot extremely well for the Lady Saints but Freshman Hannah Ware had her best performance on the year shooting 100% from the field while knocking down two 3's and totaling for 12 points on the night. Hillsdale was lead in scoring by Senior Kelsea Ray with 15. The entire team attributed to the score sheet.
The 12-3 Lady Saints will be back in action at home on Friday January 11th at 6pm against NCCAA Southwest Region foe Dallas Christian College.
December 13, 2012
Saints Cruise Past Patriots
The No. 4 Hillsdale College women's basketball team returned home after being on the road the previous week in dominating fashion as the Lady Saints cruised past Arlington Baptist (Tx) 70-36 on Thursday night.
Coach Owen's team crushed the Lady Patriots on the boards out-rebounding Arlington by 33. Sophomore Erin Sprouse posted her first double-double of the seaon with 13 points and 13 rebounds while Junior Dametria Dawson pulled 10 rebounds and Senior Monica Paris rounded out the night leading the battle on the glass with 19.
Hillsdale used a 10-0 run to get their momentum going to a 16-3 lead after just 6 minutes of play in the first half. They went into the locker room comfortably with a 42-16 lead at the break. The first half momentum was a team effort but Freshman Shana McCosar gave them a spark snagging 3 steals in the first and shooting 50% from the field going into the half with 12 points.
All 10 players contributed to the scoring column as the Hillsdale bench tallied 23 points. "It was one of our best games we have played this year. I was extremely proud of the girls effort and energy tonight" - Head Coach, Hannah Owen.
The Hillsdale College Lady Saints will return to action January 5th in Mcpherson Kansas against Central Christian College at 3p.m.
December 11, 2012
Lady Saints Move Up to #4 in NCCAA Poll
The Hillsdale College women's basketball team climbs two spots since the begining of the season to No. 4 in the 2012-2013 NCCAA Division II Women's Basektball Official Top 10 Rankings, the national Office announced Tuesday.
After a solid start in Southwest Region play the Saints jump two spots in the poll. Last week Hillsdale registered a 22 point road win in Haviland Kansas against the Barclay Bears. Maranatha Baptist Bible College remains No. 1 in the poll with Ohio Christian University and Kentucky Christian University both representing the Northeast Region tied for No. 2.
The poll is voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the regions. The next poll will be voted on and released on January 14, 2013.
The Lady Saints will play their last game of the semester on Thursday December 13th at home against Arlington Baptist.
December 1, 2012
The Winning Continues as Women's Basketball Moves on to 8-3
The Hillsdale College women’s basketball team added another one to the win column with an 79-69 win of Crowleys Ridge College on Saturday.
The Lady Saints came out strong in the first to go up by ten before the first 20 minutes ended. Crowleys was 8 of 22 from the 3 point line in the first but the physicality of Hillsdale just seemed to be too much for them to handle.
6 of the Lady Saints finished the contest in double figures and as a team they forced the Pioneers into 24 turn overs and came away with 16 steals. Kayla Jensen, Dametria Dawson, Kelsea Ray, Megan Maloy, Rosa Medows, and Shana McCosar all played well offensively. “I was extremely pleased with our defensive effort in the second half. I thought we did a very good job of adjusting at half and guarded the 3 point line much better in the second. We played as a team today; shared the ball, advanced the ball against their pressure successfully, had several kids step up and got everyone on the court. It was very exciting to see us play together and finish strong.” Head Coach Hannah Owen
Women's Basketball heads to Kansas this next Tuesday for region opener against the Barclay Bears.
November 26, 2012
Lady Saints are too much for NAIA DI Northern New Mexico
No. 5 Hillsdale College made the most of its trip to Grand Junction Colorado knocking off NAIA DI Northern New Mexico 63-58
HC came out a bit sluggish and started the game with an 8 point deficit before taking charge. Coach Owen’s bench got the ball rolling after playing mostly the second string in the first half and going into the locker room at half with an 8 point lead.
The Lady Saints lead grew in the second to 11 before Northern New Mexico came back to trail only by 1 with less than four minutes to play. Freshman Guard Shana McCosar gave the Saints an edge when coming away with 3 offensive rebounds in the last three minutes of play.
“I am extremely excited for what our young ladies accomplished today. Beating an NAIA Division 1 opponent is something they should all be extremely proud of. It is something that will propel us to finish the semester strong.” Coach Owen
The Lady Saints advance to 7-3.
November 19, 2012
Women's Basketball 5-3 headed into Thanksgiving Break.
After 3 full weeks of play the Lady Saint's head to Colorado to celebrate Thanksgiving in the Clarion Thanksgiving Classic. The Lady Saints will see the NCAA II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pre-Season ranked #3 Colorado Mesa University on Friday and Northern New Mexico on Saturday. "We are excited to have the opportunity to go compete with great teams like Colorado Mesa, it will be a good test for us." said Coach Owen.
The Lady Saints head to Colorado with a record of 5-3; with their most recent win over NAIA Central Christian College on Saturday November 17.
November 5, 2012
Women's Basketball 3-0 going into their third week of play.
The Lady Saint's will face University of St. Mary on Tuesday November 6th before going on the road to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to play Friday and Saturday November 9th and 10th in the Rhema Bible College Classic.
August 23, 2012
2012-2013 Schedule and Roster Released
Women's Basketball Adds 7 to the the 2012-2013 Roster
Garcia Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach