Eagles Announce 2016-17 Women’s Hoops Schedule

first_imgDecember Complete 2016-17 USI Women’s Basketball Schedule Sat. 21Lewis*#28-3 Tue. 22Alabama-Huntsville15-12 NCAA II Midwest Region TournamentMarch 10-13Site TBD Thu. 26at Saint Joseph’s*19-11 Thu. 17at Wayne St. (MI)12-16 Sun. 20Hannibal-LaGrange7-22 Fri. 30Ohio Dominican20-9 Sat. 7Rockhurst*15-13 Sat. 26Young Harris11-15 Thu. 23at Bellarmine*24-4 Thu. 2Missouri S&T*8-17 Sat. 18McKendree*^12-17 Thu. 9at Missouri-St. Louis*11-16 February Thu. 12at Truman State*20-10 Sat. 11at Maryville*11-14 Fri. 11Roosevelt15-16 Thu. 5William Jewell*10-19 Sun. 27Michigan Tech19-8 Sun. 26GLVC Tournament (1st RD if necessary) Sat. 3at Illinois Springfield*8-18 Mon. 16Bellarmine*24-4 EVANSVILLE, Ind.—University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball announced its 2016-17 schedule Monday.USI has 28 games on its regular-season slate, which follows its exhibition bout with NCAA Division I Butler University November 6 in Indianapolis.In addition to an always tough Great Lakes Valley Conference slate, USI will play three NCAA Division II Midwest Region teams during its non-conference schedule as well as games against five more NCAA Division II opponents.“Our non-conference schedule will definitely give us some different challenges in and out of the Midwest Region,” USI Head Coach Rick Stein said. “I’m excited to play a tough exhibition game against Butler to help us prepare for our regular-season opener as well as going on the road in the beginning of December for our first weekend of GLVC play.”The Screaming Eagles begin the regular-season November 11 when they host NAIA member Roosevelt University, which is under the direction of former USI point guard Keisha (Collins) Newell.Counting Roosevelt, the Eagles’ non-conference home schedule includes seven dates, including bouts against NCAA Division II foes The University of Alabama-Huntsville, Kentucky State University, and Ohio Dominican University.The Eagles host the USI Thanksgiving Classic November 26-27 at the Physical Activities Center. This year’s Classic includes USI and Bellarmine University taking on Young Harris College and Michigan Tech University.USI’s non-conference schedule is rounded out with a trip to Midwest Region foe Wayne State University (November 17) and the Puerto Rico Classic (December 15-19).“With the early conference games again this year, the November schedule really puts an emphasis on getting ready for GLVC play,” Stein said. “To have tough regional games like Wayne State and Michigan Tech thrown in before the conference openers, this schedule is challenging and will prepare our team for the tough 18-game league schedule.“Having Kentucky State, an NCAA II Tournament team from last season, and Ohio Dominican, a 20-win team last year, right before and after the Christmas break, will keep us sharp and focused throughout the holidays as we get ready for the remainder of the GLVC schedule in January and February,” Stein concluded.The 18-game conference schedule begins December 1 when the Eagles visit GLVC East Division foe McKendree University. USI’s first GLVC home game is January 5 when the Eagles host William Jewell College.In addition to William Jewell, USI’s GLVC home games include contests against Rockhurst University (January 7), Bellarmine University (January 16), the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (January 19), Lewis University (January 21), Missouri University of Science & Technology (February 2), Drury University (February 4), McKendree (February 16), and the University of Illinois Springfield (February 18).USI’s contest against Drury February 4 is Homecoming for the Eagles, while Senior Day is February 18 against Illinois Springfield.In addition to USI’s game at McKendree December 1, the Eagles visit GLVC foes Illinois Springfield (December 3), Bellarmine (February 23), Truman State University (January 12), Quincy University (January 14), Saint Joseph’s College (January 26), the University of Indianapolis (January 28), the University of Missouri-St. Louis (February 9), and Maryville University (February 11).GLVC Tournament play begins with first-round contests (if necessary) February 26 on campus sites, while the GLVC Tournament quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship are March 3-5 at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.The NCAA II Midwest Region Tournament is March 10-13 at a site to be determined, while the NCAA II Elite Eight is March 21-24 at Alumni Hall in Columbus, Ohio.USI returns 12 players and all five starters from a squad that was 14-13 overall a year ago and 7-11 in GLVC play.2016-17 USI Women’s Basketball Schedule *USI enters the 2016-17 season in search of its 10thNCAA II Tournament appearance and its first since 2015.*The Screaming Eagles finished in a tie for fourth in the GLVC East Division last season, but lost out on tie-breakers as it had to travel to Saint Joseph’s for the first-round of the GLVC Tournament a year ago.*USI is 596-512 all-time in its 40-year history and is 289-198 under Rick Stein, who enters his 18th year as the Head Coach of the Screaming Eagles’ women’s basketball program.*Including his eight years as an assistant coach at USI, Rick Stein has had a hand in 448 of the program’s 596 victories (75.2 percent of USI’s all-time wins).*The Eagles return two All-GLVC honorees in 2015-16. Senior forward Hannah Wascher (Rantoul, Illinois) was a second-team honoree, while senior guard Tanner Marcum (New Albany, Indiana) was named to the third team. Wascher led USI with 12.9 points and 7.6 rebounds a year ago, while Marcum averaged 12.0 points and 3.3 assists per game.*The Eagles are 263-235 all-time against the opposition on in 2016-17 schedule, including 8-12 a year ago.*Season ticket information for the 2016-17 season can be found at GoUSIEagles.com/tickets. November Sat. 28at Indianapolis*10-20 Sun. 6at Butler (Exhib.)10-21 Wed. 7Kentucky State24-5 Sat. 4Drury*%26-5 Thu. 19UW-Parkside*13-14 Puerto Rico ClassicDecember 15-19San Juan, PR DateOpponent2015-16 Record GLVC TournamentMarch 3-5Evansville, IN (Ford Center) Thu. 16Illinois Springfield*$8-18 NCAA II Elite EightMarch 21-24Columbus, OH (Alumni Hall) January Continued on next page… Thu. 1at McKendree*12-17 USI Thanksgiving ClassicNovember 27-28Evansville, IN (PAC) *GLVC Game; Home Games in Bold; #Military Appreciation Day; %Homecoming; $Play4Kay Game; ^Senior Day Schedule Tidbits Sat. 14at Quincy*25-6 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Rising Stars and Victoria Kings dominate EDFA weekend matches

first_img– Monedderlust FC top Arsenal FC 4 – 0 KEEN rivalry continued in the East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) and the Berbice Football Association (BFA) as the GFF-NAMILCO U-17 Intra-Association Tournament continued on Saturday and Sunday respectively.The EDFA had matches on Sunday at the Victoria Community Centre ground where the Mahaica Determinators FC edged Ann’s Grove FC by a 1 – 0 margin with a goal from Trevon Porter in the 42nd minute.In the second match, Rising Stars got the better of Victoria Kings by a 5 – 1 margin, with a brace each from Diago Britton in the 32nd and 53rd minutes and Shamar George in the 61st and 65th minutes respectively. The final goal was compliments of a kick from the penalty mark made by Rahyeem Mc Gregor in the 68th minute. The lone goal for Victoria Kings was scored by Kevin Maxwell in the 51st minute.In the BFA leg, played at the Esplanade ground in New Amsterdam in bright sunny conditions, Monedderlust FC inflicted a 4 – 0 drubbing on Arsenal FC.  Monedderlust took early command in the first half to lead by 3 – 0 through goals scored by Raul Semple in the 9th minute, Michael Jordan in the 20th minute and Emanuel Moore in the 22nd minute respectively.Upon resumption, Arsenal FC defended staunchly until the 70th minute when Raul Semple again breached Arsenal’s defence to complete his double and seal the victory.On Sunday at the same venue and in similar conditions as the previous day, a keenly-contested match ended in a two 2 – 0 victory for New Amsterdam United FC over Cougars FC in the latter stage of the match.Cougars fought valiantly to hold NA United to a goal-less first half, which remained so until the 58th minute when the ever-attacking Timothy Sommercell found the back of the Cougars net.Then two minutes later, in the 60th minute, Tyrick Ogleton took advantage of a visibly-deflated Cougars defence, which was too slow in their reaction to prevent their net from being rocked a second time by the NA United. The League continues this Saturday and Sunday at the same venue from 13:00hrs each day.last_img read more