Trevecca again defeated Central State in the tournament opener, this time in the quarterfinal round. Is synonymous with the success Ashland's women's basketball program has had over the last 11seasons, starting with putting up perhaps the best back-to-back seasons as a player in Division II women's basketball history after transferring from Division I Dayton. 1 and undefeated Ashland University (30-0, 20-0 Great Midwest) for the Great Midwest Championship on Saturday at 2:00 PM (CT). "We're going to take the day and regroup," Bruce said. Roster. Allison, Eliza The No. Women's Basketball Pickens led the State Basketball League in free-throw percentage (85.4) and rebounds (299), and was second in points per game. Trevecca earned the second seed at the G-MAC Championships hosted by Cedarville. Having to beat Malone for a third time in 2022-23, the No. Iwami, Clara Coach 'ABE' led UCF to a 131-49 record in six seasons. Morgan McMillen hit three 3s and scored 18 points. Robbins, Danasia The Eagles hold a 3-0 advantage in the series with Trevecca. For Ashland University womens basketball coach Kari Pickens, there are countless hours spent planning, traveling, recruiting, practicing and games. 2022-23 Women's Basketball Schedule Print Grid Text Add To Calendar Choose A Location: Go Season Go Season Record Overall 29-0 PCT 1.000 Conf 20-0 PCT Schmerbach, Kami 2019-20 Ashland 31-0 1.000 Fridays semifinal victory was a much different story for the Eagles, who struggled to a 59-55 win over the Pioneers at home on Feb. 23 in the final regular season game. 1-ranked Ashland University women's basketball team did just that on Friday (March 3) night, 80-56, in a 2023 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal at the Sherrill Hudson Court at Kates Gymnasium. In her fourth year as head coach, she won the 2006 Women's National Championship.She won the 2009 ACC Regular Season and Tournament But Ashland womens basketball coach Kari Pickens knows her team will have to play better to have a long run during tournament time. Trevecca entered the Great Midwest Championships as the fifth seed and upset Davis & Elkins in the quarterfinals before falling to top-seeded Ursuline in the semifinals. Women's Basketball. Pickens is married to husband Brad, and they have a son, Elijah, and a daughter, Chloe. It is the third time for the Trojans to make the Great Midwest finals, but the first time the Trojans have done so with a chance to advance to the NCAA Midwest Regional. But the Eagles were just getting started. Then Faith Wilken had a pair of buckets. 5 ranking. Nashville, TN 37210-2877. In 2009, she was the Ohio co-Player of the Year. In her first season leading the Eagles in 2018-19, Pickens went 29-3 overall and 18-2 in the GLIAC, and AU won its fourth consecutive GLIAC Tournament championship and made its fifth consecutive NCAA Division II postseason appearance. Lili Wilken began the second quarter with a three to give the Trojans back the lead. Yoder finished the contest with 15 points, while Hayley Smith, Annie Roshak and Macy Spielman all finished with 10. In between, five other Eagles contributed to the offense, and Yoder knocked down Ashlands third three-pointer in the period to send AU to the fourth quarter leading 59-42. Lili Wilken started the scoring with a three. This will be updated after each Ashland University women's basketball game. As an assistant coach, Pickens was named WBCA NCAA Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in 2016-17, and earned one of the WBCA's inaugural "Thirty Under 30" awards in 2015-16. In the very first season of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, the Trojans won the regular season title and hosted the first championships at Trojan Fieldhouse. I want to give our guards a ton of credit, Pickens said. One new transfer player, fifth-year Maddy Maloney from Saginaw Valley State View Full Bio, Yasmine 2 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference, Eagle STUNT finishes doubleheader weekend with win, Eagle womens basketball finishes undefeated regular season, Eagle mens basketball falls, 87-80, against Malone Pioneers, Eagles recognized for weekly conference awards, The Student News Site of Ashland University, Cade Cracas, Sports & Breaking News Editor. TREVECCA GREAT MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY, TREVECCA GREAT MIDWEST POSTSEASON HISTORY. Maloney bookended a 20-6 AU blitz in the third quarter first with a three from the left wing, then one to end the surge from the right wing. Through the final two quarters, they shot 30% from the field and 30% from beyond the arc while putting up just 23 points. Assistant Coach. Roster. Cade Cracas, Sports & Breaking News EditorMarch 1, 2023. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. Keeley Carter scored seven of those points. Yoder knocks down five threes in win over Ursuline. I think that was a big emphasis all week and I thought we did that really well.. "Last week we all kind of left that game thinking we didn't give our best effort, specifically defensively" Walsh head coach Kate Bruce said. GREENWOOD - After an extensive national search, Stephanie Gehlhausen (pronounced /G/el-housen) has been named Lander University women's basketball head In the spring of 2014, Pickens played professionally for the Lakeside Lightning in Perth, Australia. The Trojans have dominated their opponents in the third quarter all year. Nashville, TN 37210-2877 I released it, saw it was going in and that's what happened.". Lili Wilken had 13 points and six rebounds. Hometown / High School; 1: Savaya Brockington: G: 5-4: Jr. Indianapolis, Ind. 4 Year Degree. Women's Basketball - Support Staff. The other two meetings were last year when the Eagles beat Trevecca 86-41 (2/10/2022) and 106-55 (1/31/2-22). In 30 games in 2012-13, Pickens averaged 22.3 points, 13.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 52.2 percent from the field, 40.8 percent from 3-point range and 82.9 percent from the free-throw line. Sha Carter added 15 points and nine rebounds. Trevecca went into halftime up 32-31. A day after scoring her 2,000th career point, Mayci Sales finished with a game-high 20 points to lead the Cavaliers (28-4). The Eagles cut it to 69-62 in the final minute. Two early McMillen 3s were a sign the Cavswere a different team this time. The Cavs scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter and held the Eagles scoreless for almost four minutes. Perry High School graduateKarlee Pireu scored 19 points in her final game for Ashland. The Cavs increased their advantage to an eye-popping 40-26 at halftime. The 2021-22 season saw the Eagles go 29-3 overall, reach the NCAA playoffs, and win both the Great Midwest Athletic Conference regular-season and postseason titles. Being the aggressors tonight, I think that really fueled us and got us the win.. Joining the Eagles as freshmen The Eagles were able to separate themselves early, and never looked back as they secured a 69-52 victory. And unlike the Feb. 23 game when the Pioneers limited Ashlands inside offense with timely double teams in the post, Malone had no answer for AU forward Annie Roshak, who earlier on Friday was named the GMAC Player of the Year. We were really attacking them and continuing to be strong inside. Three more inside baskets from Smith, Roshak and Miller made it 80-54 before a final Malone score finished the game. Cl. I was going to do whatever I can for my team. After a year away, the Trojans returned to the Great Midwest Championships as the seventh seed. The sixth-ranked Lakers beat Drury 74-69 in Saturday's first game. WebJonathan Williams. They now look to take on the Malone Pioneers in the semi-final round of the conference tournament at home on Friday, March 3, with tipoff set for 5 p.m. Cracas serves as the Sports Producer for AUTV20, Sports Director for 88.9 WRDL, and the Breaking News editor for The Collegian. The Ashland University womens basketball team has continued its winning ways as they now sit 29-0 on the season after downing the Ursuline College Arrows in the quarter-final round of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament. The Panthers later got another four-point lead (26-22) with 3:32 left in the half. The podcast is hosted by former World 72 Trevecca Nazarene. In the semifinals, Trevecca defeated Ursuline. It was a good pick-me-up. Copyright 2023 Ashland University Athletics. Pickens was a member of two state-championship teams (2006-07) and a state runner-up (2009). I wanted to win. Crazy.". The three other Ashland women's head coaches to get to at least 100 games We have to get a new scouting report and get back to work. Smith steps down from women's basketball post CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Jason Smith has resigned his position as women's basketball head coach at Cedarville University. Athletic Director Chris Cross made the announcement and says the University has immediately begun a search for the next head coach. I felt like there was a little more one-on-one inside today, Roshak said. DiGiulio, Mallory The Eagles shot 8-of-15 from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc to go for 25 points in just one quarter. WebWomen's Basketball Head Coach Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 419-289-5469 YEAR: 10th in 2022-23 PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Ashland '13 AT ASHLAND UNIVERSITY Guided Ashland to a 105-15 record, three conference tournament titles, two conference regular Neither team was able to hold the lead for long. Vasey, Gary | 333 Murfreesboro Pike. On the contrary, the Arrows outscored them in the second half by six. The winner of the Trevecca and Ashland game receives the conferences automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. "We were just running our offense," McMillen said. ASHLAND Its great to be playing basketball in March. PICKENS YEAR-BY-YEAR A Roshak drive to the basket gave Ashland its first 20-point lead, 63-43, in the fourth quarter. 2021-22 Ashland 29-3 .906 Assistant Women's Basketball Coach. Name Pos. Later in the quarter, Emma Palmer made a layup that tied it at 11-11. The opening period saw AU take a 17-16 lead after 10 minutes with 10 lead changes and a tie. After Kentucky Wesleyan scored the first bucket of the second half to take a 33-32 lead, the Trojans took complete control of the game. In the G-MAC Tournament final, the Eagles took it to the Cavs and led by 19 at halftime. Matchup History. 2018-19 Ashland 29-3 .906. This article originally appeared on Ashland Times Gazette: Ashland University Women headed to GMAC title game with win over Malone, Ashland University Women headed to GMAC title game with win over Malone, Justin Timberlake posts sweet birthday message for 'dream of a partner' Jessica Biel, Tom Sizemore, star of 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Heat,' dies at 61 after brain aneurysm, Josh Hartnett is done talking about his break from Hollywood but ready to make fun of actors: 'We're the worst', Michael B. Jordan admits muscle gain for 'Creed' has been harder as he's gotten older, Billy Bush suggests Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes start their own show after ABC exit: 'They've got something that works'. Williams, Shakia Richard Vasey. Keeley Carter led the Trojans with 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists. With their 63-55 win at Trojan Fieldhouse in the first meeting this year with Wesleyan, the Trojans snapped a 12-game Panther win streak in the series. Walsh beat Ashland 72-62 to reach Monday's title game against Grand Valley State. Feary, Emma Year School Record Pct. Emma Palmer and Keeley Carter added some insurance buckets in the fourth quarter as the Trojans coasted the rest of the way for the win. So does a spot in the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball TournamentMidwest Regional final. "This is a team from a different conference we're about to play. They did it seven days after losing by 10 to Ashland in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. In knocking out the No. They were able to outscore the Arrows by 11. Neither team pushed their lead beyond four points in the first half. The Trevecca Nazarene University women's basketball team (21-8, 15-5 Great Midwest) traveled to Kates Gym at Ashland University for a 2023 Great Midwest Semifinal matchup against Kentucky Wesleyan College (23-6, 18-2 Great Midwest) and won 58-48. Copyright 2023 Ashland University Athletics. That forced the Pioneers into a four-of-13 shooting third period with five turnovers. With the win, the Trojans advance to the Great Midwest Championship Final on Saturday at 2:00 PM (CT), and they will take on Ashland University (30-0, 20-0 Great Midwest). In year two of the Great Midwest Championships, Trevecca again won the regular season and earned host honors of the championships. You know. Saturday's second-round game at Kates Gymnasium proved it. 2-seed Kentucky Wesleyan in Fridays second semifinal game. All rights reserved. "We were just trying to get people open, and they found me early.". The Trojans outrebounded the Panthers 44-37. Trevecca used a massive 18-2 run over about eight minutes of game time to go up 50-35 with :56 left in the third. She snatched a loose ball and banked in a shot at the buzzer to give Walsh a 55-47 lead. Ashland will go for its second straight GMAC tournament title at 3 p.m. today against Trevecca Nazarene. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. A driving basket by Brockington and a three-point play by Roshak ended the half with AU in front 39-32. ", Reach Mike at email@example.com. We werent going to let them just run the same stuff that they want to run the entire time. The shot heard around the gym. We attacked them.. We werent going to let anyone attack us. At River View High School, Pickens was a two-time first-team all-Ohio selection. Ht. 75 at Southwest Baptist. The Trojans have been outscored in all of the other three quarters. Ashland won the only meeting this year 83-50 on December 19, 2022. ASHLAND When the basketball calendar turns the page to tournament time, its almost impossible to beat the Ashland University womens team at Kates Gymnasium. Ashland University womens basketball coach Robyn Fralick has signed a two-year contract extension to remain as head coach of the reigning Division II national CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Jason Smith has resigned his position as women's basketball head coach at Cedarville Division II varsity sports with student-athletes maintaining a focus on ministry and impacting the world for Christ. WebWomen's Basketball More + Roster Coaches Schedule Statistics News 2023 Great Midwest Tournament Page 2022-23 Game Notes Kari Pickens press conference Record book / North Central / Purdue They helped stake Walshto a 22-15 lead. Walk, Mia Scoreboard. When the 6-1 senior nailed a triple from the top of the circle, the lead grew to 74-52. Our girls, Im going to give them a ton of credit, Pickens said. "We needed that. Ashland finished the season strong, winning eight of its last 10 games and reaching the championship games of both the GLIAC and Midwest Regional tournaments. We were amped up, its tournament time. "They have been outstanding this season," Eagles head coach Kari Pickens said. WebOn top of that, the womens basketball program will be bringing in a new assistant coach, Jenna Kotas. KWC held the No. During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, in which Ashland was the national runner-up and won its first national championship, Pickens recorded 1,414 points and 903 rebounds, seventh- and fourth-most all-time at Ashland, respectively. WebCoach Yo talks about Ole Miss's mentality in tourney Yolett McPhee-McCuin describes the Rebels' mentality being in the SEC's top 4 back-to-back years and the next steps facing Eagle men down Chargers for third time in route to championship apperance, Eagle womens basketball set to appear in GMAC Finals for second time, Ashland University track and field looks to Nationals, Eagle mens basketball moves on to GMAC semi-final round, Call of Duty eSports team falls, 3-0, to Fanshawe College, Eagle men finish season No. Playing with intensity and aggression, but under control, AU took the lead with the final basket of the first quarter and kept building the margin from there. AU, now 30-0 this season, has won 19 consecutive conference tournament games at home, and is 25-1 in such games since 2012. I am so proud of this team, and 30-0 is great, but were just focusing on this game right now and celebrating that we met every single game goal, AU coach Kari Pickens said. "They showed up. The Trojans shot 40.4% (21-52) from the floor, 29.4% (5-17) from three-point range, and 64.7% (11-17) from the free-throw line. The No. The Eagles prepare for the starting lineups to be announced. WebThe Ashland University womens basketball team has continued its winning ways as they now sit 29-0 on the season after downing the Ursuline College Arrows in the quarter-final round of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament. Pickens was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year, andAshland qualified for the NCAA Division II postseason, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Rights Reserved. "We all watched some film and were all pretty bummed. 3/1/2023, Cedarville University is a Christian university located in Cedarville, Ohio. Trevecca entered the Great Midwest tournament with the No. Top-seed Walsh ended the Trojan's season in the quarterfinals. ASHLAND, Ohio. WebRamsey was the NCAA Division II national coach of the year and the GLIAC coach of the year. 4/3/18 ASHLAND, Ohio On Tuesday (April 3) afternoon, Associate Head Coach and former Eagle All-American Kari Pickens was elevated to head coach of the AU In addition to her coaching duties at AU, Ramsey is the school's senior women's The first quarter was a defensive battle as the two teams mixed in a few baskets between defensive stops. Ashland (29-3) made a run, but Sales hit arguably the shot of the game at the end of the third quarter. Image. Just like the first quarter, the second quarter was a blowout as well. Roshak scored 13 points in each half for a season-high 26, grabbed seven rebounds, and tacked on two assists, a steal and a block. Faith Wilken and Emma Palmer both added eight points. 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