The Chapman University womens basketball team is once again ranked among the brightest teams in the nation according to the Womens Basketball Coaches Association annual poll. The Panthers team grade-point average of 3.40 earned them the No. 23 ranking in NCAA Division III for the 2009-10 school year.
On the heels of a 14-11 season and fifteenth-consecutive winning season, four Chapman University womens basketball players have been selected to the 2010 Association of Division III Independents, All-Independent team.
The Chapman University womens basketball team closed its season by defeating visiting Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 83-54 Tuesday night at the Hutton Center. On Senior Night, the Panthers only senior, G Linda Ly scored 10 points and had seven assists and was honored prior to the game.
The Chapman University womens basketball team led throughout the entire game and climbed back above .500 for the season defeating the visiting University of Dallas 76-60 Sunday afternoon at the Hutton Center. The Panthers avoided what would have been their first three-game losing streak since the beginning of December.
A big second half by the visiting team sent the Chapman University womens basketball team to its first home loss in nearly two months as Biola University defeated the Panthers 74-47 at the Hutton Center on Thursday night. The Eagles out-scored Chapman by 20 points over the final 20 minutes as the Panthers lost for just the fourth time in their past 13 games.
The Chapman University womens basketball team scored a season-high 90 points and earned a 90-46 win over visiting Southwestern College (Ariz.) on Friday night at the Hutton Center. The Panthers won for the fourth consecutive time on their home court and have won six of their past eight games overall.
The Chapman University womens basketball team put together one of its more complete efforts of the season and closed 2009 with its first three-game winning streak by defeating visiting University of Texas, Dallas 69-52 at the Hutton Sports Center on Thursday night as part of the Tiger/Panther Classic co-hosted by Chapman and Occidental College.
The Chapman University womens basketball team was held to just seven points in the first 12 minutes of the second half as visiting University of Redlands pulled away en route to a 78-59 victory at the Hutton Sports Center on Saturday evening. The loss snapped the Panthers brief two-game win streak as they dropped to 1-3 at home this season.
What a difference a day makes. Less than 24 hours after the Chapman University womens basketball team fell to 0-5 and shot just 25 percent from the field, the Panthers rebounded with their first win of the year an 80-71 victory over visiting Pacific Lutheran University (Wash.) at Hutton Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Chapman University womens basketball team remained winless on the young 2009-10 season with a 70-50 defeat at the hands of visiting Holy Names University on Friday night at the Hutton Sports Center. The Panthers five-game losing streak to start the year is the schools longest since Chapman moved to NCAA Division III in 1994.
Opening night wasnt as grand as the Panthers were hoping on Sunday. The Chapman University womens basketball team dropped its season opener at the Hutton Center, falling to visiting University of La Verne 75-65 in a back-and-forth battle typical of the two West Region rivals.
This is the year Panthers' opponents have been looking forward to. It's supposed to be a rebuilding year for a Chapman University women's basketball team that has won at least 20 games in five of the past six seasons and reached the NCAA tournament in nine consecutive years.