2017-18 Bentley University Women's Basketball News

  • Bentley Eyes 26th Sweet 16 Appearance in 100th NCAA Tournament Game
    March 10, 2018
    After pulling out a first-round win over Jefferson University, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be seeking its 26th Sweet 16 appearance and regional championship game in the tournament’s 37-year history when it faces USciences tonight at 5 pm at Stonehill College in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II East Regional. Video and live stats links for the 100th NCAA tournament game in program history will be available at http://bentleyfalcons.com/sports/wbkb/2017-18/schedule.
  • Outstanding Season for Bentley Women’s Basketball Ends With Loss in NCAA Regional Semis
    March 10, 2018
    An outstanding season for the Bentley University women’s basketball team ended Saturday evening with the second-seeded Falcons falling to number three USciences, 61-54, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II East Regional at Stonehill College’s Merkert Gym.
  • News Tribune: "Bentley University women’s basketball team looks toward NCAA return"
    March 09, 2018
    Scott Souza, sports editor of the News Tribune, caught up with Bentley women's basketball players Megan Lewis and Macchi Smith, along with coach Barbara Stevens, in advance of this weekend's NCAA Division II East Regionals. This article appeared online at www.wickedlocal.com/waltham and in his week's print edition of the News Tribune.
  • Bentley Survives and Advances in First Round of NCAA Regional; Lux & Lewis Combine for 38
    March 09, 2018
    Survive and advance is what you want to do at tournament time and that is exactly what the Bentley University women’s basketball team did Friday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division II East Regional at Stonehill College’s Merkert Gymnasium.
  • Bentley Names Basketball Court in Honor of Hall of Fame Coach Barbara Stevens
    March 08, 2018
    Bentley University is naming the basketball court at the Dana Center in honor of 1,000-game winner and Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Barbara Stevens. The announcement was made, on the eve of the Falcons’ record 34th NCAA tournament appearance, in an email to the Bentley community by University President Gloria Cordes Larson.
  • 2nd-Seeded Bentley Set to Take on Jefferson in NCAAs Friday; Match-Up of Elite Coaches
    March 08, 2018
    When the Bentley University Falcons take on the Jefferson University Rams Friday afternoon (2:30 pm, Stonehill College), there will be no shortage of experience on the sidelines. Combined, Bentley’s Barbara Stevens and Jefferson’s Tom Shirley have coached nearly 2,500 games and won 1,758 times.
  • Bentley Rallies to Claim 20th Northeast-10 Championship! Lewis Earns MVP Honors & Smith Shines in OT
    March 04, 2018
    Senior guard Macchi Smith (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward School) scored all seven of the Falcons’ OT points, including a game-winning three from the right side with 3.8 seconds left, and tournament MVP Megan Lewis (Sevenoaks, England) finished with a career-best 22 points as Bentley University rallied to capture their 20th Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, 73-72 over top-seeded Stonehill College Sunday afternoon at Bryant University’s Chace Athletic Center.
  • Northeast-10 Champion Falcons Receive Record 34th NCAA Tournament Invite, Will Face Jefferson Friday
    March 04, 2018
    For the 34th time in the program’s storied history, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be competing in the NCAA Division II Championships. After capturing the 2018 Northeast-10 Conference championship with a thrilling 73-72 win over Stonehill College, coach Barbara Stevens’ Falcons were seeded second and will face number seven Jefferson University on Friday.
  • Sunday’s Northeast-10 Championship Game Moved to Bryant University at 2 PM
    March 03, 2018
    Due to ongoing power outages on the Stonehill College campus as a result of yesterday’s storm, Sunday’s Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball championship game between the Bentley University Falcons and the Stonehill College Falcons will be played at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Game time has been changed to 2 pm.
  • No. 12 Bentley Set to Take On No. 13 Stonehill Sunday in Search of 20th NE10 Championship; Game Moved to Bryant
    March 03, 2018
    After exchanging 11-point wins during the regular season, the Bentley University Falcons and the Stonehill College Skyhawks will renew acquaintances Sunday afternoon with the 108th edition of the rivalry coming in the 2018 Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship game. Due to power outages on the Stonehill campus, the game will now be played at 2 pm at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. with a free webcast available at www.northeast10.tv.
  • Bentley Visits Southern Connecticut Thursday, Seeking 7th Trip to NE10 Finals in 8 Years
    March 01, 2018
    Following a come-from-behind 70-62 quarterfinal win over Pace University on Sunday, the Bentley University Falcons will continue their bid for a record 20th Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball championship tonight with a 7 pm semifinal game at Southern Connecticut State University. Links to live stats and video are available at www.bentleyfalcons.com.
  • Lewis Leads Bentley into NE10 Championship Game for 28th Time, 64-51 over Southern Connecticut
    March 01, 2018
    Junior forward Megan Lewis (Sevenoaks, England) came off the bench to provide 21 points, tying her career-best, and a season-best 11 rebounds as Bentley University contained Southern Connecticut State, 64-51, in the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championships Thursday night at the Moore Field House.
  • 4 Bentley Women’s Basketball Players Receive All-Northeast-10 Recognition
    February 27, 2018
    The Bentley University Falcons, ranked 12th in this week’s Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division II national coaches poll with a 25-3 record, were well represented on the All-Northeast-10 Conference team with four players receiving recognition. The team was announced Tuesday by the conference office.
  • 22-9 4th Quarter Lifts No. 13 Bentley to 70-62 Win over Pace in NE10 Quarters
    February 25, 2018
    Down five entering the final period, the Bentley University Falcons outscored Pace University 22-9 in the fourth quarter to record a 70-62 win in the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Quarterfinals and advance to the semifinals for the 34th time in 37 years.
  • Bentley Launches Bid for 20th NE10 Championship Sunday Against Pace
    February 23, 2018
    After completing the regular season with a 24-3 record and a number 13 ranking in the latest WBCA Division II national coaches’ poll, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will turn its sights on capturing the Northeast-10 Conference tournament championship for a record 20th time.
  • New York Times: ""Now It Can Be Told: Barbara Stevens Has 1,000 Victories to Her Name"
    February 20, 2018
    Outstanding article from New York Times Hall of Fame writer Harvey Araton profiling Bentley women's basketball coach Barbara Stevens. This appeared on the New York Times website on Feb. 20.
  • No. 13 Bentley Closes Out Regular Season with 65-50 Win at Franklin Pierce; Musgrove Scores 15
    February 20, 2018
    Graduate guard Becca Musgrove (Plainview, N.Y./St. Anthony’s HS) scored 15 points, sophomore forward Monica Viapiano (Holden, Mass./Holy Name HS) followed with 13 off the bench and junior forward Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) contributed her 13th double-double as Bentley University closed out the regular season with a 65-50 win over Franklin Pierce University in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Tuesday night at the FPU Fieldhouse.
  • No. 14 Bentley Takes 23-3 Record to Franklin Pierce for Regular Season Finale
    February 19, 2018
    Before beginning its drive for a 20th Northeast-10 Conference tournament title, the Bentley University women’s basketball team has one more item of regular season business to attend to, Tuesday night’s game at Franklin Pierce University. Tip off is at 5:30 pm with a webcast available at https://boxcast.tv/view/basketball-vs-bentley-448445.
  • Green Scores 14, Leading No. 14 Bentley to 68-49 Senior Day Win over Merrimack
    February 17, 2018
    Senior guard Lauren Green (Damascus, Md./Damascus HS) opened the game’s scoring with a pair of three-pointers and finished with a team-high 14 as Bentley University went wire-to-wire for a 68-49 Senior Day win over Merrimack College in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • 22-3 Bentley to Host Merrimack Saturday on Senior & Play4Kay Day
    February 16, 2018
    It will be both Senior Day and the program’s annual Play4Kay Day Saturday afternoon when the 22-3 Bentley University women’s basketball team hosts Merrimack College at noon in the final home game of the regular season. A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
  • Lux Powers No. 14 Bentley Past St. Michael’s, 75-63
    February 14, 2018
    Junior center Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) posted her 12th double-double of the season, finishing with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and three teammates joined her in double figures as Bentley University topped St. Michael’s College, 75-63, in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Wednesday evening at the Dana Center.
  • No. 14 Bentley Hosts St. Michael’s with Regular Season Slate Down to 3 Games
    February 13, 2018
    Following a pair of road games that saw mixed results last week, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be looking to close the regular season in a strong fashion while gaining momentum for the postseason. Three regular season games remain for the 21-3 Falcons, beginning Wednesday night when coach Barbara Stevens’ team, ranked 14th nationally in this week’s WBCA Division II national coaches’ poll, hosts St. Michael’s College.
  • Musgrove, Lux Help No. 7 Bentley Bounce Back with 65-60 Win at Saint Anselm
    February 10, 2018
    Graduate guard Becca Musgrove (Plainview, N.Y./St. Anthony’s HS) scored a game-high 17 points, junior center Victoria Lux (Arundel, Maine/Thornton Academy) recorded her 11th double-double and Barbara Stevens matched North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell for the fourth most wins in NCAA women’s basketball history (1,004) as Bentley University held on for a 65-60 win over Saint Anselm College in Northeast-10 Conference action Saturday afternoon at Stoutenburgh Gym.
  • No. 7 Bentley Looks to Rebound Saturday at Saint Anselm
    February 09, 2018
    A 66-55 loss at Southern New Hampshire University Wednesday was the second in the last three games for the No. 7-ranked Bentley University women’s basketball team, matching its number of losses in its previous 37 regular season Northeast-10 Conference games.
  • Southern New Hampshire Upends No. 7 Bentley for 2nd Time, 66-55
    February 07, 2018
    Junior forward Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) scored 11 of her game-high 21 points in the final quarter as Southern New Hampshire University completed a season-sweep of Bentley University, the seventh-ranked team in Division II, by the count of 66-55 Wednesday evening in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball at the The Field House.
  • No. 7 Bentley Looks to Even Score with Southern N.H.; Game to Air on Fox College Sports
    February 06, 2018
    Only twice this season has the Bentley University women’s basketball team left the court without a victory, last Wednesday against Stonehill and back on Dec. 6 against Southern New Hampshire. The Falcons will get a chance to avenge the latter loss on Wednesday when they travel to Manchester, N.H. for a 5:30 pm encounter with SNHU.
  • No. 3 Bentley Makes 2nd Attempt at 20th Win Saturday vs. Assumption
    February 03, 2018
    After being denied by Stonehill College in its bid for the lead in the Northeast-10’s Northeast Division and the program’s 33rd 20-win season, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will look to bounce back when the Falcons host Assumption College Saturday.
  • No. 3 Bentley Reaches 20-Win Plateau for 32nd Time with 86-70 Win over Assumption
    February 03, 2018
    For the 32nd time in the last 35 years, and the 33rd time in program history, the Bentley University women’s basketball team has reached the 20-win milestone. The Falcons, ranked third nationally in Division II, improved to 20-2 overall and 14-2 Northeas-10 with an 86-70 win over Assumption College Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • No. 3 Bentley Turns Over 1st Place to Stonehill, 77-66
    January 31, 2018
    Thirty points off turnovers, including 27 in the first three quarters, created a deficit that Bentley University could not overcome, and Stonehill College went on to post a 77-66 win over the third-ranked Falcons in Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball Wednesday evening at Merkert Gymnasium.
  • No. 3 Bentley, Stonehill to Square Off Wednesday with Northeast Division Lead at Stake
    January 30, 2018
    Sole possession in the Northeast-10 Conference’s Northeast Division will be up for grabs Wednesday when the Bentley University women’s basketball team takes its 19-1 record and number three national ranking to Easton to face the Stonehill College Skyhawks for the second time this season. Tip-off at Merkert Gymnasium is at 5:30 pm with a free webcast available at www.stonehillskyhawks.tv.
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