2011-12 Women's Basketball News

May 25, 2012
New Basketball Camps Directed by Top Coaches
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – It may seem like a year of firsts for Franciscan University’s head basketball coaches, but that couldn’t be more farther from the truth. Coaches John Lamanna and Suzy Delaney bring their seasoned expertise and an athletics-minded, character-development vision to their first-ever summer basketball camps.

March 2, 2012
Lady Baron Basketball 2011-12: A Year of Growth
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – As the 2011-12 Franciscan University Lady Baron basketball season closes out, what was remembered most was not wins and losses or points scored. Instead, the shining attribute of the season was the unfaltering Lady Baron determination. The year-end results, 3-21 overall and 3-15 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, do little justice to the Lady Barons’ persistent improvement and constant good attitude.

February 29, 2012
Huck Is Newcomer of the Year, 3rd Team All-Conference
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – Franciscan University Lady Baron freshman Lacey Huck was named the 2011-12 Newcomer of the Year in women’s basketball by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, as well as a member of the Third Team All-Conference.

February 18, 2012
Lady Barons Finish the Season With a Win
BUFFALO, N.Y.— After a disappointing loss to La Roche Wednesday during their last home game of the season, the Franciscan University Lady Barons finished the 2011-2012 season with a 64-50 win over D’Youville College Saturday afternoon.

February 15, 2012
Lady Barons Face Disappointing Loss on Senior Night
STEUBENVILLE, Oh.— More than one-hundred fans gathered to honor Lady Baron seniors Christine Conrad and Kristin Belleque Wednesday evening, demonstrating the fans’ appreciation of the commitment the girls have shown to both the team and Franciscan University athletics as a whole.

February 11, 2012
Lady Barons Rally to Play Top Conference Team in Overtime
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—It was a proud moment for the Franciscan University Lady Barons when the buzzer announced the start of overtime in their game against the Penn State Behrend Lady Lions. With the score tied at 53, the Lady Barons took the court, aware of their new-found ability to keep pace with one of the leading Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference teams. Although foul trouble and turnovers resulted in a loss, 68-60, the overall performance of Franciscan University lady’s basketball team showed exceptional improvement since their 39 point loss to the Lady Lions a little less than a month ago.

February 8, 2012
A Second Half Refocus For Lady Barons
ALTOONA, Pa.—After their disappointing loss to Penn State Altoona on Jan. 11, the Franciscan University Lady Barons were determined to put forth a better face. In the rematch--just one month later--they did just that, engaging the Lady Lions in a fierce tussle and playing with a new intensity indicative of several weeks’ hard training.

February 4, 2012
The Hard Work Has Paid Off: Lady Barons Bring Home A Win
HAMBURG, N.Y. — The Franciscan University of Steubenville Lady Baron basketball team gave an outstanding performance Saturday evening, keeping pace with the Lady Hawks of Hilbert College to bring home their second win of the season, 57-53.

February 1, 2012
Lady Barons Fall in Last Seconds to Greensburg
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—In their first game back from winter break on Jan. 4, the Franciscan University Lady Barons were handed a devastating defeat by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. When the Lady Bobcats of Greensburg traveled to Franciscan University for the teams’ rematch, it was a much different game.

January 28, 2012
Lady Mavs Rally In Second Half To Beat Lady Barons
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Franciscan University Lady Barons only trailed the Medaille Lady Mavericks by five at halftime, but lost momentum in the second half and lost, 66-38.

January 25, 2012
Lady Barons Lose to Mounties; Defense Continues to Improve
Cresson, Pa. – The Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s basketball team traveled to Mt. Aloysius Wednesday night where they lost to the Mounties, 74-62. The Lady Barons are now 1-16 on the season.

January 21, 2012
Lady Barons Lose to Panthers Despite Defensive Effort
STUEBENVILLE, Ohio — Franciscan University of Steubenville’s women’s basketball team took on the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Saturday afternoon, losing 58-82. The Lady Barons are now 1-15 on the season.

January 17, 2012
Free Basketball Clinics Continue To Be A Success
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – “It was an absolute blast working with all the kids,” said John Lamanna, Franciscan University’s head men’s basketball coach. “I was very pleased with the clinic turnout.” Over 50 boys and girls attended the University’s first free basketball clinic on Jan. 7, and Lamanna is looking forward to a repeat success at this weekend’s second free clinic.

January 16, 2012
Franciscan loses to No. 1 La Roche
PITTSBURGH—The Franciscan University of Steubenville Lady Barons traveled to La Roche College Monday night, taking on the No. 1 ranked team in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The Lady Barons lost 46-77, to move to a 1-14 season record.

January 14, 2012
Lady Barons Fall to Top Conference Team
ERIE, Pa.— Franciscan University’s Lady Barons faced Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference No. 2 team Penn State Behrend Saturday evening, dropping the game 83-44. The sixth straight win for the Lady Lions was a loss that leaves Franciscan 1-13 on the season.

January 11, 2012
Loss for Lady Barons; Huck Shows Continued Improvement
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Franciscan University’s Lady Barons faced a disappointing loss Wednesday night against the Penn State Altoona Lady Lions. With a final score of 69-50, this is the sixth loss in a row for the Lady Barons, leaving them with a season record of 1-12.

January 8, 2012
Lady Barons Just Three Away From Second Win
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Lady Baron basketball team was just three points away from its second win of the season versus conference foe D’Youville College Sunday afternoon. Coming off a loss the night before against Hilbert College, the Lady Barons rallied for their second game of the weekend but ultimately fell 70-67 to D’Youville.

January 7, 2012
Hopeful For A Second Win, Lady Barons Give Hilbert Its First
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Franciscan University fans sat on edge watching the first half of Saturday’s basketball game at the Finnegan Fieldhouse. It looked as if the Lady Barons would earn their second win of the season over the Hilbert College Hawks. But the scoring became an uneasy back-and-forth showdown, leading to a 67-54 win for the Hawks, their first win of the season.

January 4, 2012
Lady Barons Look Forward to Upcoming Games
GREENSBURG, Pa.— Franciscan University’s women’s basketball team faced a tough game Wednesday night against the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Coming off a loss against Ohio University Eastern, the Lady Barons finished the game behind Pitt-Greensburg, 64-47. The loss leaves Franciscan with a 1-3 record in conference and 1-9 overall.

December 15, 2011
Coach Heusel Hopeful For The New Year
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Lady Baron basketball team from Franciscan University hosted Ohio University Eastern Thursday night, falling to the nonconference opponent, 77-40.

December 11, 2011
Lady Barons Improve Defensively Despite Loss
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Franciscan University’s Lady Baron basketball team went up against the Medaille College Lady Mavericks. Coming off a win on Wednesday, the 53-41 loss was disappointing for the Lady Barons, leaving them 1-7 overall on the season and 1-2 for conference games.

December 7, 2011
Lady Barons Earn First Victory of the Season
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Lady Baron basketball team broke its six-game losing streak Wednesday evening, beating the Mount Aloysius Mounties 73-64. A long sought-after win, this leaves the Lady Barons 1-6 on the season and 1-1 on the conference.

December 3, 2011
Lady Barons Lose in First Conference Game
BRADFORD, Pa.— Franciscan University of Steubenville’s women’s basketball team is now on a six game losing streak after Saturday’s 62-53 loss to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in the first conference game of the season. This leaves the Lady Barons 0-6 on the season.

November 28, 2011
First Half Deficit Seals Lady Baron Loss
BETHANY, W.Va. — Franciscan University’s Lady Baron basketball team now faces a five-game losing streak after Monday night’s loss to the Bethany College Lady Bison, 74-50. Starting the second half with a large deficit put the Lady Barons too far behind, leaving them 0-5 overall on the season. Bethany now stands 1-3.

November 22, 2011
Lady Barons Suffer Buzzer-Beater At Home
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Lady Barons lost an incredibly close game in the final seconds when they hosted Penn State Fayette on Tuesday night. Franciscan had a one-point lead with 4.6 seconds left on the clock when the Roaring Lions rebounded their own missed free-throw and scored, winning 74-73.

November 18, 2011
Lady Barons Defeated at 5th Annual Purple Reign Tourney
PITTSBURGH— Franciscan University’s Lady Baron basketball team traveled to Chatham University Friday and Saturday to compete at the 5th Annual Purple Reign Tournament. Friday’s game one on for the Lady Barons was a 62-54 loss versus Chatham, followed by a Saturday loss of 61-57 to Penn State Beaver. The Lady Barons now sit 0-3 overall on the season.

November 17, 2011
Franciscan University’s Court Dedicated to Legendary Coach
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — This Kuzma Community Night was different than its three predecessors. The Finnegan Fieldhouse stands were full Wednesday evening as students and community gave a standing ovation to legendary coach Henry J. Kuzma. The new court, aptly named Kuzma Court, was dedicated during the fourth annual community event.

November 16, 2011
Legendary Coach to be Honored at Community Night
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – To everyone he is “Hank,” the legendary basketball coach who led the College of Steubenville Barons to a national championship title. To Franciscan University of Steubenville, he is the coach who has walked with the University through it all. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the new Kuzma Court will be dedicated to Henry J. Kuzma at the fourth annual Kuzma Community Night.

November 16, 2011
Lady Barons Fall to Waynesburg in Opener
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Franciscan University’s Lady Baron basketball team kicked off its season against the Waynesburg University Lady Jackets Wednesday night. Despite losing 75-37, the Lady Barons still showed strength and potential for the upcoming season.

November 9, 2011
Lady Baron Basketball Puts the Pressure On
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – As head coach Luke Heusel returns to lead the Franciscan University Lady Barons again in 2011-2012, he looks to use a flock of new talent coupled with his strong returning core to improve on the team’s 3-20 record from last season.