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‘AU Eagle Basketball’ secures a national championship

By Chris Bils

March 30, 2013

“AU Eagle Basketball” cannot be explained in a sentence. It cannot be accomplished with just one person. It is not just the five players on the floor at any given time. It is the vision of one woman—head coach Sue Ramsey—and what she calls playing the game the right way, and it takes a whole team...

Ashland one step away from a national title

Senior forward Ashley Dorner fires over Western Washington's Aleisha Hathaway in the second half of Ashland's 66-54 win in the Final Four. Dorner had six huge points to help hold off the Vikings.

By Chris Bils

March 28, 2013

All year, the Ashland women’s basketball team has had one goal: to get back to the national championship and win it. Wednesday night, the first part of that goal was accomplished when the Eagles took down Western Washington in the Final Four, 66-54. Second-ranked Ashland (36-1) led from start to finis...

Furious comeback takes Eagles through to the Final Four

By Chris Bils

March 27, 2013

It just felt like nothing could go right for Ashland in the first half of Tuesday’s Elite Eight game against Gannon. Shots were not falling, easy passes were slipping into opposing hands and back-to-back National Player of the Year Kari Daugherty had just five points on 1 of 7 shooting from the field....

Ashland survives, reaches Elite Eight

Ashland survives, reaches Elite Eight

By Chris Bils

March 19, 2013

With 11:46 to play in Monday’s NCAA Midwest Regional Final at Kates Gymnasium, it looked like the dream might be about to die. Ashland found itself down 50-42 and struggling to stop the bleeding after Wayne State came out of halftime on a 24-6 run. Senior forward Kari Daugherty—who scored a comb...

Daugherty keys win over Michigan Tech

By Chris Bils

March 17, 2013

It’s a cliché in college basketball that it’s hard to beat a team three times in a season. Ashland knew it would not be easy to take down Michigan Tech for the third time in Saturday’s Midwest Regional semifinal, but Kari Daugherty was simply amazing in a 67-54 win over the Huskies. The senior f...

Eagles soar to second-straight GLIAC championship

By Chris Bils

March 10, 2013

Second-ranked Ashland won its second straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament championship and avenged its only loss of the season with a 68-49 blowout win over No. 19 Findlay on Sunday at Kates Gymnasium. The Eagles (31-1, 21-1) opened the game on a 17-...

Ashland rolls into postseason

Ashland senior forward Kari Daugherty played in her first game after her knee sprain from earlier in the season. Daugherty had 18 points in 21 minutes of the game.

By Chris Bils

March 7, 2013

Ohio Dominican (8-15, 5-15) A crowd of 1,762 packed Kates Gymnasium on Feb. 21 to celebrate Senior Night and the return of senior forward Kari Daugherty from injury, but Ohio Dominican nearly spoiled the party. Ashland withstood a second-half surge by the Panthers that brought them within five points, pu...

Eagles struggle in Daugherty’s return, hold off Ohio Dominican

By Chris Bils

February 22, 2013

A crowd of 1,762 packed Kates Gymnasium to celebrate Senior Night and the return of senior forward Kari Daugherty from injury, but Ohio Dominican nearly spoiled the party. Ashland withstood a second-half surge by the Panthers (8-15, 5-15 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) that brought them wi...

Women’s basketball falls to Findlay

By Chris Bils

February 21, 2013

Perfection is excruciatingly difficult to accomplish. For 25 games this season, Ashland women’s basketball was perfect. The Eagles began the season ranked No. 1 and stayed there for 12 weeks. They had won 49 regular season games in a row and 38 straight against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic C...

Eagles grab another victory, 81-51 over Mercyhurst

By Chris Bils

November 25, 2012

For the third straight game, the women’s basketball team used a big first-half run to pull away from its opponent. This time, the opponent was Mercyhurst and the run was 15-0 over a span of less than three minutes. It widened Ashland’s lead from 16-14 to 31-14, and the Eagles continued to widen ...

Ashland cruises past Kentucky Wesleyan in home opener

By Chris Bils

November 19, 2012

After weathering through a back-and-forth first ten minutes, Ashland’s top-ranked women’s basketball team left Kentucky Wesleyan in the dust in its home opener at Kates Gymnasium, 92-56. The Eagles used a 28-8 run over the last 9:32 of the first half to turn a 16-16 tie into a 44-24 advantage and car...

AUWBB beats Dayton in thriller

By Chris Bils

November 8, 2012

Who said the women’s basketball team was going to wait until the season started to make things exciting? Saturday, the Eagles knocked off the University of Dayton 79-77 on a buzzer-beater 3-pointer by senior guard Lindsay Tenyak. While the game was an exhibition and does not count towards the team’...