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February 26, 2009

Women's Basketball to Host NEWMAC Tournament This Weekend

Worcester, MA --- By virtue of their first-place finish and #1 seed, WPI is proud to host the semifinals and championship game of the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament after defeating #8 Mount Holyoke 52-42 in its opening round game Wednesday night at Harrington Auditorium. 

WPI, under the tutelage of ninth-year head coach Cherise Galasso, is 20-5 on the season and completed NEWMAC play with a 12-1 mark. Seniors Natasha Deschene (Presque Isle, ME) and classmate Caitlin Macko (Cromwell, CT), are WPI's all-time winningest class (73 victories), while juniors Kaileen Selen (Worcester, MA) and Serena Dubois (Bangor, ME) have combined to win four NEWMAC Players of the Week awards this winter.

Tournament action got underway Wednesday night with four first-round matchups. The top seeds prevailed in all four opening round games, setting up an exciting semifinal round on Saturday. WPI will take on Wheaton in the day's first game with tipoff scheduled for 12pm. The other semifinal matchup featuring Babson vs. Springfield will immediately follow. The winners will face each other in the NEWMAC Championship Game on Sunday at 12pm.

   

First Round Wed., February 25th  7pm    (#1) WPI 52 - (#8) Mount Holyoke 42
Box Score - Recap
First Round  Wed., February 25th   7pm    (#2) Babson 59 - (#7) Coast Guard 35
Box Score - Recap
First Round Wed., February 25th   5:30pm    (#3) Springfield 69 - (#6) Wellesley 55 Box Score - Recap
First Round
Wed., February 25th  6pm   (#4) Wheaton 73 - (#5) Clark 62 Box Score - Recap
Semifinal #1 Sat., February 28th  12pm   (#4) Wheaton 62, (#1) WPI 58
Box Score - Recap
Semifinal #2 Sat., February 28th  2pm   (#2) Babson 72, (#3) Springfield 60
Box Score - Recap
Championship Sun., March 1st 12pm   (#2) Babson 51, (#4) Wheaton 43 Box Score - Recap

 

 

Audiocast
Audio broadcasts of Saturday's semifinals and Sunday's championship game can be heard at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/newmac-sports with Scott Sudikoff providing the play-by-play of all games

Live Stats

Live Stats of all three games this weekend can be found at - http://livestats.prestosports.com/wpi/ 

Directions to WPI and Parking
Directions to WPI can be found at the following website: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/directions.html

Parking is available in the Quad, at the Higgins House Lot and in lot on Institute Road, across from the football end zone. Please visit this site for detailed parking information: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/

Ticket Sales
Ticket prices per session are as follows:

* Adults $4.00

* Senior Citizens $2.00

* Students $1.00

* Children under 12 Free

Please Note: The ticket booth will open at 11am on Saturday and Sunday

 

Lodging
Information on lodging can be found at the following website: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/hotels.html

Area Dining
Information on places to eat can be found at the following website: http://www.wpi.edu/About/Visitors/dining-off.html


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