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2011-12 Women's Basketball News

June 1, 2012
Centre women finish as national leader in free throw percentage
After a season in which the Centre women's basketball team set a school record for wins in a season, it also finished as Division III statistical champion for team free throw percentage, the NCAA announced Friday.

March 17, 2012
Prewitt selected as First Team All-American
After helping lead the women's basketball team to a conference championship and the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament, Centre's Maggie Prewitt continues to pick up postseason awards, the latest coming in the form of a First Team All-American selection by D3Hoops.com.

March 16, 2012
Austin-Robinson named Region Coach of the Year, finalist for national award
Centre women's basketball head coach Wendie Austin-Robinson was named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Region 5 Coach of the Year and a finalist for the Russell Athletic/WBCA Division III Naional Coach of the Year award, the organization announced on Friday.

March 13, 2012
Prewitt named South Region Player of the Year by D3Hoops.com
Centre's Maggie Prewitt added to her list of postseason accolades Monday when she was named South Region Player of the Year by D3Hoops.com.

March 9, 2012
Colonels' run ends with 71-61 loss to Carthage in Sweet Sixteen
The Colonels' NCAA Tournament run and season came to an end in the Sweet Sixteen as they fell 71-61 to Carthage College on Friday at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

March 9, 2012
Goatley named to SCAC All-Sportsmanship team
Centre College senior guard Jane Goatley has been named to the SCAC Women's Basketball All-Sportsmanship team for the 2011-12 season.

March 6, 2012
Women's NCAA Sweet 16 Information
After winning first and second round NCAA Tournament games at home, it was announced that the Centre women's basketball team will travel to Mount Union for Friday's game against Carthage in the round of 16.

March 3, 2012
Centre women on to round of 16 with 57-55 win over Washington
On the strength of two late Chelsea Benham free throws and two final defensive stops, the Centre women's basketball team defeated No. 9 Washington University 57-55 in a NCAA Division III Tournament game Saturday in Danville, Ky.

March 2, 2012
Centre uses second half run to defeat Guilford 59-47, advance to second round
The Centre women's basketball team earned its first NCAA Tournament win since 2001, coming from behind to defeat Guilford College 59-47 Friday at Alumni Gymnasium.

February 28, 2012
2012 Division III Women's Basketball Championship - Centre College Site Information

February 27, 2012
Centre women to host NCAA Tournament games, take on Guilford in first round
The Centre women's basketball team found out it would be hosting first and second round NCAA tournament games and taking on Guilford College in the first round when the NCAA revealed the bracket during its selection show Monday afternoon.

February 27, 2012
Prewitt, Austin-Robinson headline SCAC honors for Centre
Centre College senior guard Maggie Prewitt has been named the 2011-12 SCAC Player of the Year. It is the second consecutive year she has won the award and she is the first repeat winner in the conference since 2007. In addition, head coach Wendie Austin-Robinson was named SCAC Coach of the Year.

February 26, 2012
Colonels defeat Millsaps 60-48, win fifth SCAC Tournament title
The Centre women’s basketball team secured its place in the 2011-12 Division III NCAA Tournament with a 60-48 win over the Millsaps Majors in the finals of the SCAC Tournament. It is the fifth SCAC Tournament victory in program history and the Colonels’ first since the 2000-01 season.

February 25, 2012
Women advance to SCAC Championship with 67-56 win over Rhodes
One week after falling to Rhodes at home in the regular season finale for both teams, the Centre College women's basketball team got revenge with a 67-56 win Saturday, Feb. 25 in Birmingham, Ala. to advance to the SCAC Tournament Championship game.

February 24, 2012
Centre women advance to SCAC semis with 65-46 win over Hendrix
The Centre women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the SCAC Tournament with a 65-46 victory over Hendrix on Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

February 21, 2012
Prewitt earns third SCAC Player of the Week honor
Centre guard Maggie Prewitt has been named the SCAC Player of the Week for games played through February 19. It is the third time this season that she has received this honor.

February 19, 2012
Colonels drop senior-day game to Rhodes 58-56
In the final regular season home game for eight seniors, the Centre College women's basketball team was unable to rally in the closing seconds and fell 58-56 to Rhodes College Sunday, Feb. 19 in Danville, Ky.

February 17, 2012
Women defeat Millsaps 66-51 to wrap up SCAC East title
For the first time in the SCAC divisional era, the Centre College women's basketball team has won the SCAC East regular season title by defeating Millsaps College 66-51 Friday, Feb. 17 in Danville, Ky.

February 12, 2012
Centre rallies to beat Oglethorpe 74-71 in overtime
Trailing by seven points with just over two minutes to play, the Centre College women's basketball team rallied to defeat Oglethorpe University 74-71 in overtime Sunday, Feb. 12 in Atlanta, Ga.

February 9, 2012
As postseason nears, Centre women look to continue historic run
As the Centre women’s basketball team nears the home stretch of its 2011-2010 season, it does so as one of the hottest teams in the country and one with a chance to reach the highest win total in program history.

February 4, 2012
Centre women roll to 81-49 victory over Sewanee
The Centre women's basketball team turned in another dominant performance, extending its winning streak to 16 games with an 81-49 victory over Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Sewanee on Saturday in Danville, Ky.

February 1, 2012
Centre women push streak to 15 with 66-54 win over Spalding
It wasn't until the final minutes when Centre pulled away, but the Colonels used a late run to extend their winning streak to 15 games and take a 66-54 victory over Spalding in the team's final non-conference game of the regular season.

January 31, 2012
Colonels make D3hoops.com Poll debut, move up in coaches' poll
The Centre women's basketball team made its debut in the D3hoops.com Poll and continued to climb in the WBCA USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll upon the release of both sets of rankings this week.

January 29, 2012
Prewitt, Benham lead women to 58-48 win over Dallas
Both senior guard Maggie Prewitt (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) and junior forward Chelsea Benham (Taswell, Ind.) posted double-doubles to help lead the Centre College women's basketball team to a 58-48 win over the University of Dallas Sunday, Jan. 29 in Irving, Texas.

January 27, 2012
Second half sends Colonels to 13th straight win
The Centre College women's basketball team trailed by two points at halftime to Austin College but out-scored the Kangaroos 46-20 in the second half to post its 13th straight win Friday, Jan. 27 in Sherman, Texas.

January 25, 2012
Huter selected as SCAC's Community and Character Athlete of the Week
Centre basketball player Lauren Huter was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's Character & Community Female Student Athlete of the Week for the week ending Jan. 22.

January 23, 2012
Prewitt wins second SCAC Player of the Week award
For the second time this basketball season, Centre's Maggie Prewitt has been named the SCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for games played through January 22.

January 21, 2012
Centre women extend streak to 12 with win over Trinity
The Centre women's basketball team jumped out to an early lead and held on for an 84-67 win over Trinity in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup Saturday in Danville, Ky.

January 20, 2012
Prewitt posts triple double, Huter scores 1,000th point in win over Southwestern
Two of Centre's seniors had memorable evenings as the women's basketball team went ahead early and cruised to a 79-55 victory over Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Southwestern on Friday in Danville, Ky.

January 18, 2012
Women's basketball enters coaches' poll at No. 25
Off to a 13-1 start, the Centre women's basketball team made its debut in the USA Today/ESPN Division III Coaches' Poll on Tuesday at No. 25.

January 15, 2012
Colonels pull away from Hendrix, win tenth straight
Five Centre players scored in double figures as the Colonels turned a halftime tie into a 70-55 win over the Hendrix Warriors in Conway, Ark. The win was the tenth in a row for Centre, who improved to 13-1 on the year.

January 13, 2012
Win streak reaches nine as Colonels rally for 72-68 win over Colorado College
Down by four points with 3:28 left to play, the Centre College women's basketball team scored the final eight points of the game to defeat Colorado College 72-68 Friday, Jan. 13 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

January 7, 2012
Centre women pick up 68-43 road win at Sewanee
Centre got a balanced scoring effort and stayed perfect in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 68-43 victory over Sewanee in women's basketball action Saturday in Sewanee, Tenn.

December 30, 2011
Hot start helps Colonels defeat Mississippi College
In their second game of the Huntingdon Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Montgomery, Ala., the Centre Women's Basketball team improved its record to 10-1 and its win streak to seven games as they defeated the Choctaws of Mississippi College, 69-56.

December 29, 2011
Second half defense keys Centre victory over Ripon
In their first game in the Huntingdon College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the Centre Women's Basketball team quickly erased a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat the Red Hawks of Ripon College, 70-56.

December 22, 2011
Prewitt selected to D3hoops.com Team of the Week
After scoring 71 points in three wins over the last week, Centre women's basketball player Maggie Prewitt was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the fifth week of the season.

December 20, 2011
Prewitt named SCAC Player of the Week
Centre's Maggie Prewitt has been named the SCAC Player of the Week for games played through December 18th.

December 18, 2011
Colonels come from behind to beat Oglethorpe, 77-71
For 30 minutes, things looked bleak for the Centre women’s basketball team. However, they were able to turn a 12-point deficit halfway through the second half into a six-point victory as they defeated the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe University, 77-71.

December 16, 2011
Colonels defeat Birmingham Southern, 64-50
The Centre Women’s Basketball team improved its conference record to 3-0 as they won their SCAC home opener over the Birmingham Southern Panthers by a score of 64-50.

December 13, 2011
Prewitt ties assist record in 81-67 win at Mount St. Joseph
With Maggie Prewitt tying a school record for assists in a game, the Centre women's basketball team pulled away from College of Mount St. Joseph in the second half to pick up an 81-67 road win Tuesday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

December 4, 2011
Centre women pull out 62-57 victory at Rhodes
In what had been a back and forth game, the Centre women's basketball team outscored Rhodes 11-1 over the final three minutes to come away with a 62-57 win in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference contest Sunday in Memphis, Tenn.

December 2, 2011
Centre women open SCAC play with 66-61 win over Millsaps
Tied with 2:23 left to play, the Centre College women's basketball team scored eight of the final 11 points to defeat Millsaps College 66-61 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) opener for both teams, Friday, Dec. 2 in Jackson, Miss.

November 22, 2011
Colonels fall 80-79 in overtime to No. 17 Thomas More
The Centre women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a hard-fought 80-79 overtime game to No. 17 Thomas More College on Tuesday at Alumni Gymnasium in Danville, Ky.

November 19, 2011
Women roll to 84-44 win over Rose-Hulman
Twelve different players scored at least four points as the Centre College women's basketball team easily defeated Rose-Hulman 84-44 on day two of the Country Hearth Inn/Lee's Famous Recipe Classic, Saturday, Nov. 19 in Danville, Ky.

October 19, 2011
Prewitt chosen as D3hoops.com Preseason All-American
With her senior season approaching, Centre's Maggie Prewitt (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) has been selected as a a member of the D3hoops.com Preseason All-American Second Team.

October 19, 2011
2011-2012 Centre Women's Basketball Preview
After three consecutive winning seasons, the Centre women’s basketball team will hope to rely on the leadership of a large senior class as it takes the next step toward the pursuit of a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in its last year in the league.