2011-12 Women's Basketball News

June 1, 2012
USA South Releases Academic All-Conference Team
The USA South Athletic Conference has released its 2011-2012 Academic All-Conference Team, and North Carolina Wesleyan is pleased to announce that 58 Battling Bishops have garnered recognition.

April 17, 2012
Athletics Hosts 47th Annual Awards Ceremony
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics hosted its 47th Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 16th, in the Garner Lobby of the Dunn Center. Coaches, staff and student-athletes came together to celebrate the accomplishments of both individuals and teams from the 2011-2012 season. Among those athletes and teams, NCWC boasted 50 USA South All-Conference selections, three USA South Championships, two Players of the Year, one Coach of the Year and one NCAA tournament berth. Highlighting the night’s winners were the honors given for the Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year, along with the Male and Female Athlete of the Year.

March 12, 2012
Bishop Athletes Join "Stop Hunger Now" Efforts
Members of several Battling Bishop athletic squads donated their time on Saturday morning to help with the area's "Stop Hunger Now" efforts in Edge Gym.

February 23, 2012
All-Conference Awards Announced in Women's Hoops
The USA South announced it postseason women's basketball awards on Wednesday, and North Carolina Wesleyan had a four student-athletes earn accolades. Junior Samantha Urquhart and sophomore Tiffany Bell were each Third Team selections, while freshman Derreon Cole earned Honorable Mention recognition. Senior Melony Walker rounded out Wesleyan's award-winners as the Battling Bishops' representative on the All-Sportsmanship Team.

February 21, 2012
Women's Hoops Falls at Methodist to End Season
The North Carolina Wesleyan women's basketball team saw its 2011-2012 season come to an end on Tuesday night as the Battling Bishops fell at Methodist University by a 70-60 score in the first round of the USA South Conference Tournament.

February 18, 2012
Bishop Women Upset Ferrum, Prepare for Tourney
North Carolina Wesleyan's women's basketball team turned in a 73-69 upset of league-leading Ferrum College on Saturday afternoon, spoiling the Panthers' hopes of an out-right USA South regular season crown. Sophomore Monet Edwards recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Battling Bishops.

February 15, 2012
Wesleyan Hoops Prepares to Play 4Kay on Saturday
This Saturday, February 18th, the North Carolina Wesleyan women’s basketball team will show its support of the 2012 Play 4Kay campaign when the Battling Bishops take the court versus Ferrum College.

February 15, 2012
Monarchs Outlast Bishop Women, 66-60
Methodist University out-scored North Carolina Wesleyan 16-10 in the final four minutes of play to secure a 66-60 win over the Battling Bishops on Wednesday night in Fayetteville.

February 11, 2012
Bishops Earn Season Sweep of Hornets, 64-53
The Battling Bishop women's basketball team completed a season sweep of USA South foe Shenandoah University with a 64-53 victory over the Hornets on Saturday in Winchester.

February 8, 2012
Mary Baldwin Hands Wesleyan 78-69 Defeat
Mary Baldwin got 28 points from Shanice Miles and 27 from Sabrina Desper to hand North Carolina Wesleyan a 78-69 defeat in Wednesday night's USA South women's basketball action.

February 5, 2012
Freshmen Duo Paces Bishops in 76-62 Win Over AU
Freshmen NeTaih Davis and Derreon Cole combined for 35 points, 13 rebounds and six steals to help lead their Battling Bishop women’s basketball squad to a 76-62 victory over USA South foe Averett University on Sunday in Everett Gymnasium.

February 1, 2012
NCWC Athletics to Sponsor SIXTH MAN SATURDAY
This Saturday, February 4th, our Battling Bishop men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting Greensboro College at 2pm and 4pm in a key USA South hoops doubleheader. Not only is Saturday Alumni Day for our basketball squads, but it’s also the start of something we hope will become a Wesleyan tradition: SIXTH MAN SATURDAY!

January 31, 2012
Bishop Women Fall Short at CNU, 84-75
North Carolina Wesleyan out-scored Christopher Newport 47-43 in the second half, but it would not be enough to erase a 13-point halftime deficit as the Captains earned an 84-75 victory over the Bishops in USA South women's basketball action.

January 28, 2012
Goree's Treys Help NCWC to 73-67 Win over Angels
Sophomore Shanice Goree hit a pair of huge three-pointers in the last five minutes to help lift her Battling Bishops to a 73-67 USA South win over Meredith College on Saturday afternoon in Everett Gymnasium.

January 24, 2012
Bishop Women Tally Key Road Win at Peace, 68-61
Sophomore Linesha Tinsley’s lay-up at the 8:33 mark of the first half gave her Battling Bishops a 19-18 lead they would not relinquish, and North Carolina Wesleyan went on to tally a key road win over Peace College by a 68-61 score on Tuesday night in Raleigh.

January 21, 2012
Goree's 15 Not Enough, Bishops Fall at Ferrum 98-79
Sophomore Shanice Goree netted 15 points and freshman Derreon Cole had 12, but it would not be enough as league-leading Ferrum College snapped North Carolina Wesleyan's three-game winning streak with a 98-79 victory over the Bishops on Saturday.

January 18, 2012
Urquhart Shines in Bishops' 77-67 win over Methodist
Behind the stellar play of junior Samantha Urquhart, North Carolina Wesleyan earned its third straight USA South victory on Wednesday night with a 77-67 win over Methodist University in Everett Gymnasium.

January 14, 2012
Jackson Paces NCWC in Comeback Versus Hornets
The women's basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan erased an 18-point second-half deficit en route to a 61-56 victory over USA South foe Shenandoah University on Saturday afternoon in Everett Gymnasium. In her first collegiate start, freshman Shelby Jackson netted a team-high 10 points and pulled down six rebounds to pace the Bishops.

January 11, 2012
Wesleyan Snaps Skid With 68-57 Victory Over MBC
Samantha Urquhart netted a team-high 17 points, and the duo of Monet Edwards and Shelby Jackson combined for 21 rebounds to help lead their Battling Bishop women's basketball team to a 68-57 league victory over Mary Baldwin College.

January 8, 2012
Bishop Women Drop Heartbreaker at Averett, 65-63
The women's basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan dropped a heartbreaking decision at Averett University on Sunday, falling 65-63 in USA South play.

January 4, 2012
Captains Take Down Bishops in League Play, 57-47
In Wednesday night women's basketball action, Christopher Newport picked up a 57-47 USA South victory over homestanding North Carolina Wesleyan in Everett Gymnasium.

December 30, 2011
Bishop Women Down Lyndon State, 67-57
The North Carolina Wesleyan women's basketball team picked up a 67-57 victory over visiting Lyndon State on Friday afternoon in Everett Gymnasium. The win was the fourth of the season for the Bishops, who climb to 4-3 overall and have now equaled their win total from a year ago.

December 8, 2011
Wesleyan Wins League Opener Versus Peace, 79-65
The Battling Bishop women's basketball team opened up its USA South Conference schedule on Wednesday night, earning a 79-65 victory over Peace College in Everett Gymnasium.

December 3, 2011
NCWC Drops High-Scoring Tilt at Meredith, 93-82
Sophomores Tiffany Bell and Shanice Goree combined for 45 points, six assists and six steals on Saturday afternoon, but it would not be enough as the North Carolina Wesleyan women's basketball team dropped a high-scoring USA South tilt at Meredith by a 93-82 score.

December 1, 2011
Bishop Athletes Support Worthy Initiatives This Fall
The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics has highlighted a variety of community service projects that our Battling Bishops undertook this fall. In addition to the department's yearly 9/11 initiative, Cans Across the Conference and elementary reading programs, several teams participated in unique projects that surely benefited our student-athletes.

November 22, 2011
Bishop men and women earn split in hoops action
North Carolina Wesleyan's men's and women's basketball squads were both in action on Tuesday night, with the men hosting Mid-Atlantic Christian University and the women traveling to Newport News Apprentice. The Bishop men cruised to an 88-51 victory behind Cornelius Snow's game-high 17 points, while the Wesleyan women were paced by Tiffany Bell's 21 points in a tough 73-68 loss to the Builders.

November 19, 2011
Wesleyan Wins Crawley Tourney, Henderson named MVP
In Saturday afternoon women's hoops action, North Carolina Wesleyan secured the 2011 Jim Crawley Tournament championship with a 56-47 victory over Grove City in the title game hosted by Frostburg State University. Sophomore A'leisha Henderson netted eight points in the final five minutes to help Wesleyan seal the victory, earning the sophomore guard Most Valuable Player honors.

November 15, 2011
NCWC Drops Season Opener to Marlins, 74-62
The women's basketball team of North Carolina Wesleyan kicked off its 2011-2012 season at home on Tuesday night, dropping a 74-62 decision to Virginia Wesleyan in Everett Gymnasium.