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2017-18 Wesleyan Women's Basketball News

  • Women's Basketball to Play No. 1 Amherst in NESCAC Semifinals Saturday
    February 22, 2018
    The fifth-seeded Wesleyan (17-7) women’s basketball team will play at top-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst (25-0) this Saturday, Feb. 24 in the NESCAC Semifinals. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. in LeFrak Gymnasium. The winner of Saturday’s Little Three showdown will face the winner of No. 2 Bowdoin (24-1) versus No. 3 Tufts (22-3) in the finals on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 12 p.m.
  • Maddie Bledsoe Earns Third NESCAC Player of the Week Honor
    February 19, 2018
    For the third time this season, senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week as she helped guide the fifth-seeded Cardinals to a 63-62 road win over No. 4 Middlebury in the NESCAC Quarterfinals on Saturday.
  • No. 5 Wesleyan Holds on to Defeat No. 4 Middlebury, 63-62, Behind Bledsoe’s Double-Double
    February 17, 2018
    Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe was incredible in her first NESCAC Tournament game of her career as the went off for game-highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds to help lead the fifth-seeded Wesleyan University women’s basketball team to a thrilling 63-62 road win over fourth-seeded Middlebury College Saturday afternoon in the conference quarterfinals.
  • Women's Basketball Heads to Middlebury for NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 13, 2018
    Wesleyan University (16-7, 5-5 NESCAC) returns to postseason play for the first time since the 2013-14 season as the Cardinals earned the No. 5 seed in the 2018 NESCAC Women’s Basketball Championships. Wesleyan will play at fourth-seeded Middlebury College (17-7, 6-4 NESCAC) this Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m.
  • Wesleyan Loses to No. 3 Bowdoin, 88-51
    February 10, 2018
    Tara Berger ’19 scored a game-high 15 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting while grabbing nine rebounds and blocking five shots but the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team lost to No. 5 Bowdoin College in its regular-season finale, 88-51.
  • Gorman Drops 21 as Cardinals Defeat Colby, 74-62
    February 09, 2018
    Junior guard Olivia Gorman of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team dropped 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting Friday night to help guide the Cardinals to a 74-62 win over Colby College in Silloway Gymnasium.
  • Vitale Leads Cardinals to 59-50 Win Over Trinity
    February 02, 2018
    Senior guard Maeve Vitale’s hot hand late in the second half helped propel the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team to a 59-50 win over in-state NESCAC rival Trinity College Friday night in Silloway Gymnasium.
  • Maddie Bledsoe Evolves into Total Package on the Basketball Court
    January 31, 2018
    Bledsoe has grabbed double-digit rebounds 11 times so far this season.
  • Berger Records Double-Double as Cardinals Cruise Past RIC, 73-54
    January 30, 2018
    Tara Berger ’19 recorded a double-double with 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, while also blocking two shots, as the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team cruised to a 73-54 non-conference win over Rhode Island College Tuesday night.
  • Gorman Drops 20 but Cardinals Fall to No. 8 Tufts, 67-56
    January 27, 2018
    Olivia Gorman ’19 dropped 20 points and recorded four steals but the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team came up short against No. 8 Tufts University on the road Saturday afternoon, 67-56.
  • Cardinals Hold on to Defeat Bates on the Road, 47-46
    January 26, 2018
    The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team never trailed Friday night and held off a late scare by Bates College as the Cardinals came away with a 47-46 NESCAC win on the road. The Bobcats inbounded by the ball with just 13 seconds on the clock but a stifling Wesleyan defense forced a desperation shot as time expired.
  • Bledsoe Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    January 22, 2018
    Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for her stellar performance in wins over Springfield (71-61) and Connecticut College (69-64), in which she averaged 14.0 points and 15.5 rebounds per game. It is the second time Bledsoe has been named the player of the week this season.
  • Women’s Basketball Defeats Endicott on the Road, 71-64
    January 22, 2018
    Three players scored in double-figures for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team as NESCAC Player of the Week Maddie Bledsoe ’18 recorded her seventh double-double of the season to help guide the Cardinals to a 71-64 win over non-conference foe Endicott College Monday night.
  • Bledsoe Scores 19, Grabs 21 Rebounds as Wesleyan Holds Off Conn. College, 69-64
    January 20, 2018
    Maddie Bledsoe ’18 put together another incredible performance for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team as she led all players with 19 points and 21 rebounds to help guide the Cardinals to an impressive road win over in-state foe Connecticut College Saturday afternoon in NESCAC action, 69-64. Both teams are now an identical 11-5 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
  • Cardinals Defeat Springfield, 71-63
    January 15, 2018
    Three players scored in double-figures for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team Monday night as the Cardinals defeated Springfield College in non-conference action, 71-63.
  • Wesleyan Outscores No. 1 Amherst in Second Half but Falls Short, 66-51
    January 13, 2018
    Despite a strong second half performance, the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a halftime deficit as the Cardinals lost to the defending national champions and nationally-ranked No. 1 Amherst College, 66-51.
  • Bledsoe Records Double-Double as Cardinals Defeat Hamilton, 62-56
    January 12, 2018
    The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team came out hot Friday night, jumping out to a 10-2 lead, and never looked back as the Cardinals held off Hamilton College down the stretch to claim a 62-56 win at Silloway Gymnasium.
  • Cardinals Lose at Middlebury, 77-60
    January 06, 2018
    Four players scored in double-figures for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team but it wasn’t enough as Middlebury College claimed a 77-60 victory Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Cardinals drop to 8-4 overall and 0-2 in the NESCAC. The Panthers improve to 11-2 and 2-0 in league play.
  • Wesleyan Rallies but Falls Short Against Williams, 69-64
    January 05, 2018
    Trailing by 14 at the half, the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team rallied in the final 20 minutes of action but Little Three rival Williams College eventually prevailed in Friday night’s NESCAC opener, 69-64. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Cardinals as they drop to 8-3 on the year and 0-1 in league play. The Ephs, who avenge their Dec. 9 overtime loss against Wesleyan, improve to 9-4 and 1-0 in the NESCAC.
  • Wesleyan Sets Program Record with 103 Points in Rout Over Goucher
    December 30, 2017
    The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team set a program record with 103 points as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 103-35 win over Goucher College at the Music City Classic on Saturday. Six players scored in double-figures for Wesleyan as it improved to 8-2 overall. Following the loss, the Gophers dropped to 0-11 on the season.
  • Cardinals Rally in Second Half to Defeat Dubuque, 66-54
    December 29, 2017
    The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat the University of Dubuque Friday at the Music City Classic, 66-54. Maeve Vitale ’18 led the team with a game-high 17 points while adding five rebounds as the Cardinals improved to 7-2 overall. With the loss, the Spartans fall to 2-9 on the season.
  • Bledsoe Hits Clutch Free Throws in Regulation as Cardinals Defeat Williams 74-65 in OT
    December 09, 2017
    Down by two with only :00.8 remaining in regulation, Maddie Bledsoe ’18 went to the line and hit a pair of clutch free throws to send the game into overtime, where the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team would outscore Williams College 14-5 in the final five minutes to seal a thrilling 74-65 win over its Little Three archrival. Bledsoe finished the game with 22 points and 10 rebounds to record her third double-double of the season.
  • Wesleyan Falls Short Against Manhattanville, 70-65
    December 06, 2017
    In a game that featured seven ties and four lead changes, the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team came up short against Manhattanville as the Cardinals dropped their first home game of the season, 70-65.
  • Maddie Bledsoe '18 Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    December 04, 2017
    Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week following an impressive performance at the Courtyard by Marriott Tournament this past weekend, in which she guided the Cardinals to two wins en route to MVP honors.
  • Bledsoe Has Career Day to Help Lead Wesleyan Past Westfield State, 88-76
    December 02, 2017
    Maddie Bledsoe ’18 had a recorded a double-double with career-highs of 18 points and 21 rebounds to help lead the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team to an 88-76 win over Westfield State Saturday afternoon to claim the Courtyard by Marriott Tournament title. Bledsoe was named the Tournament MVP as the Cardinals improved to 5-1 overall. The Owls drop to 5-2 following the loss.
  • Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Maine-Presque Isle, 98-22
    December 01, 2017
    Five players scored in double-figures for the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 98-22 win over Maine-Presque Isle Friday night on the first day of the Courtyard by Marriott Tournament. Wesleyan improves to 4-1 overall on the year while the Owls drop to 0-4.
  • Wesleyan Cruises to Decisive 84-48 Home-Opening Win Over Drew
    November 26, 2017
    Five players scored in double-figures as the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team cruised to a decisive 84-48 win over Drew University in its 2017-18 home opener Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals improve to 3-1 with the win while handing the Rangers their first loss of the season as they drop to 3-1 as well.
  • Wesleyan Drops First Game of the Season, Falls to No. 1 Amherst 64-40
    November 21, 2017
    Despite a strong second half performance, the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team dropped its first game of the 2017-18 season as the Cardinals lost to the reigning national champions and Little Three rivals, No. 1 Amherst College, 64-40 on Tuesday night in LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Cardinals Cruise Past Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 71-47
    November 18, 2017
    Three players scored in double-figures as the Wesleyan University women’s basketball team used a strong first half performance to cruise past Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Saturday afternoon at the RPI Tip-Off Tournament, 71-47. The Cardinals are now 0-2 on the season while the Panthers drop to 0-3.
  • Wesleyan Rolls in Season Opener Against Salem State, 79-47
    November 17, 2017
    The Wesleyan University women’s basketball team made a statement in its first game of the 2017-18 season as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 79-47 win over Salem State in the RPI Tip-Off Tournament Friday night. Olivia Gorman ’19 and Maddie Bledsoe ’18 led the way with 16 and 15 points, respectively.
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