DeFalco honored as a top women’s hoops coach
Apr05

DeFalco honored as a top women’s hoops coach

The 2016-17 season was a down year for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team, but it was a year of recognition for the program’s assistant coach, Lauren DeFalco. DeFalco, 30, was named an honoree of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list. According to the WBCA, the program was created to recognize up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches under the age of 30 at all levels of the game.   This honor comes...

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UConn women’s dominance goes beyond talent
Apr05

UConn women’s dominance goes beyond talent

On March 31, the greatest winning streak in sports history ended when Mississippi State defeated UConn’s women’s basketball team in overtime, 66-64. For the first time in 111 games, the UConn women’s basketball team faced reality. The reality was that even the Huskies are human. The players and fans will surely dwell on the loss and the thoughts of what could have been. However, one loss should not overshadow the dominance and grip...

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Bozzella talks Pirates’ losing season, ‘inconsistency’
Mar22

Bozzella talks Pirates’ losing season, ‘inconsistency’

Women’s basketball coach Tony Bozzella has changed the program around in the last three seasons. After making the NCAA Tournament in the previous two seasons before this year, he has the best winning percentage as a coach in program history. However, this season was different for Bozzella, who coached a young team to a 12-19 record. Bozzella admitted it was a hard season to get through and the season was not up to the program’s new...

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Women’s basketball finishes season in Big East Tournament loss
Mar05

Women’s basketball finishes season in Big East Tournament loss

After knocking off Providence to advance to the second round of the Big East Tournament, it was not meant to be for Seton Hall against the No. 1 seed on Sunday night. DePaul got off to a quick start and did not look back, cruising to a convincing 32-point 92-60 victory. The Blue Demons got off to a 6-0 start before Seton Hall’s senior Lubirdia Gordon, who had eight points and eight rebounds in her final game as a Pirate, knocked down...

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Pirates win first game of women’s Big East Tournament
Mar04

Pirates win first game of women’s Big East Tournament

Seton Hall beat Providence Saturday in the first round of the Big East Tournament in Milwaukee, 73-60. Seton Hall came in losing its last seven games, however, the team was able to find a rhythm early. At the first media timeout, Seton Hall was up 9-8 and after a quick run and a three-pointer from Deja Winters, the Pirates were up 14-8. At the end of one Seton Hall led 18-12. JaQuan Jackson led the scoring with eight. The second...

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Women’s basketball reflects on season, talks preparation for Big East Tournament
Mar01

Women’s basketball reflects on season, talks preparation for Big East Tournament

The women’s basketball team fell Feb. 26 to St. John’s University, giving the team a regular season record of 11-18 and 4-14 in Big East play. It is the team’s first overall losing record since the 2012-13 season and the worst so far under coach Tony Bozzella’s reign. With a young team, a rebuilding year was expected from Seton Hall. However, the way the season went may prove to be a stepping-stone to hopeful success for the Pirates,...

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Jackson’s 32 points not enough as Seton Hall falls in regular season finale
Feb26

Jackson’s 32 points not enough as Seton Hall falls in regular season finale

Seton Hall women’s basketball fell to St. John’s University 77-71 Sunday in its last game of the regular season. From the start, it was a tightly contested battle, staying within a few points throughout. The score was 9-8 St. John’s at the first media timeout and JaQuan Jackson had five of the Pirates’ eight points. At the end of one, the score was 16-14 in favor of the Red Storm. Jackson took over in the second quarter and kept...

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Seton Hall loses sixth straight, falls to Providence 74-57
Feb19

Seton Hall loses sixth straight, falls to Providence 74-57

Seton Hall women’s basketball lost another on Sunday, this time at the hands of the Providence Friars by a final score of 74-57. In what looked like it might be an end of a five-losing streak for Seton Hall, the Pirates fizzled out late in the game, enabling the Friars to build a dominant lead. JaQuan Jackson was the leading scorer for the Pirates, finishing with a game-high 23 points. She was the only Pirate to finish in double...

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Poor shooting dooms Seton Hall in loss to Creighton
Feb17

Poor shooting dooms Seton Hall in loss to Creighton

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team was ice cold from the opening tip on Saturday night. The Pirates were never able to find their range and Creighton was able to take full advantage, as the Bluejays cruised to a 61-44 victory. Both teams struggled shooting the ball to start, with the Pirates starting 1-8 from the field and 0-2 from deep. Creighton wasn’t much better, going 2-8 and 1-3 from beyond the arc. The difference in...

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Bozzella reflects on seniors, future of WBB
Feb15

Bozzella reflects on seniors, future of WBB

No matter what level of competition, athletes have a relationship with their home floor. For every women’s basketball player at Seton Hall, that relationship is with the historic Walsh Gym. Last Sunday was the Pirates’ Senior Day, as they played their last home game of the season in a loss against Villanova. Before the game, Seton Hall honored its graduating seniors with a ceremony. Those honored included Tara Inman, Kat Egan and...

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Shakena Richardson talks injuries, life after SHU
Feb15

Shakena Richardson talks injuries, life after SHU

Playing professional basketball overseas brought Shakena Richardson many new experiences, including the first major injury of her career. Richardson, a former Seton Hall player who started for the 2015-16 women’s squad, had barely played a handful of games with Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas, a team in Lithuania’s LMKL league, before aggravating the injury to the point of a torn ligament in the late fall of 2016. “It happened in the summer,...

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Pirates overwhelmed early by Villanova on senior day
Feb12

Pirates overwhelmed early by Villanova on senior day

On her senior day in Walsh Gymnasium, center Lubiridia Gordon led Seton Hall women’s basketball with 18 points. Despite her big afternoon, the game was a struggle for the Pirates from start to finish, as Big East rival Villanova cruised to an 87-52 win. The Pirates were without star freshman guard Kaela Hilaire. Junior JaQuan Jackson also sat the first half but played most of the second half. Pirates coach Tony Bozzella did not...

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