New Basketball Camps Directed by Top CoachesSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Baron Basketball 2011-12: A Year of GrowthSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Huck Is Newcomer of the Year, 3rd Team All-ConferenceSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Barons Finish the Season With a WinBUFFALO, 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.
Lady Barons Face Disappointing Loss on Senior NightSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Barons Rally to Play Top Conference Team in OvertimeSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
A Second Half Refocus For Lady BaronsALTOONA, 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.
The Hard Work Has Paid Off: Lady Barons Bring Home A WinHAMBURG, 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.
Lady Barons Fall in Last Seconds to GreensburgSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Free Basketball Clinics Continue To Be A SuccessSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Franciscan loses to No. 1 La RochePITTSBURGH—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.
Lady Barons Fall to Top Conference TeamERIE, 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.
Loss for Lady Barons; Huck Shows Continued ImprovementSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Barons Just Three Away From Second WinSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Hopeful For A Second Win, Lady Barons Give Hilbert Its FirstSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Barons Look Forward to Upcoming GamesGREENSBURG, 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.
Coach Heusel Hopeful For The New YearSTEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Lady Baron basketball team from Franciscan University hosted Ohio University Eastern Thursday night, falling to the nonconference opponent, 77-40.
Lady Barons Improve Defensively Despite LossBUFFALO, 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.
Lady Barons Earn First Victory of the SeasonSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Barons Lose in First Conference GameBRADFORD, 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.
First Half Deficit Seals Lady Baron LossBETHANY, 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.
Lady Barons Suffer Buzzer-Beater At HomeSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Barons Defeated at 5th Annual Purple Reign TourneyPITTSBURGH— 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.
Franciscan University’s Court Dedicated to Legendary CoachSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Legendary Coach to be Honored at Community NightSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Barons Fall to Waynesburg in OpenerSTEUBENVILLE, 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.
Lady Baron Basketball Puts the Pressure OnSTEUBENVILLE, 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.