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  LMC Overall
LC* 13-3 21-8
CUW 12-4 19-9
MC 11-5 16-11
WLC 11-5 14-11
EC 11-5 15-12
MSOE 7-9 8-18
DU 4-12 6-20
AC 3-13 5-21
MBBC 0-16 5-22

as of 03/03/2006
*LMC Champions


Tues., Feb. 14, 2006
First Round - 7pm
#9 MBBC 57, #8 AC 50

Fri. , Feb. 17, 2006
Quarterfinals - 7pm
#1 LC 53, #9 MBBC 28
#2 CUW 63, #7 DU 48
#3 EC 68, #6 MSOE 47
#5 MC 47, #4 WLC 45

Sat., Feb. 18, 2006
Semifinals - 7pm
#1 LC 53, #5 MC 38
#2 CUW 71, #3 EC 68

Sat., Feb. 25, 2006
Championship - 7pm
#1 LC 69, #2 CUW 56


WHEATON, Ill. -- WHEATON, Ill. - A decisive run late in the second half was the difference as the Lakeland College women's basketball team fell 48-41 to Maryville, Mo., in the first round of the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament here Friday night.

A pair of Brenda Paulson free throws brought the Muskies, who finish the year 21-8, within two at 40-38 with 4:09 to play.

But 23rd-ranked Maryville, which improves to 24-4 thanks to its 19th straight win this season, went on an 8-0 run over the next two minutes, and grabbed the only double-digit lead of the game, 48-38, with 2:17 to play.

"Take those two minutes out, and maybe the result would have been different," said Lakeland head coach April Arvan. "We ran out of gas, and we ran out of time. We needed the game to be about 4 minutes shorter."

The game was tied at 18 at the half as Maryville, which finished 30 points under its scoring average (77 points per game), shot just 22 percent in the opening 20 minutes.

[Complete release - provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]
[NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship bracket]

--March 3, 2006--


MADISON, Wis. -- The 2005-06 Lake Michigan Conference awards for women's basketball have just been announced by the conference office. The awards include a ten-player All-LMC team, followed by honorable mention, a five-player All-Rookie team and player, rookie and coach of the year awards. All awards are voted on by the LMC head coaches.

Catherine Chappell of Milwaukee School of Engineering, a junior forward from Lemont, Ill., was named the 2005-06 LMC Player of the Year. Chappell led the conference in scoring (21.0 ppg), was second in steals (2.9 spg), third in field-goal percentage (56.3%), and was ninth in both rebounding (7.5 rpg) and free-throw percentage (71%). Chappell also recorded six double-doubles this season.

Concordia University's Krista Mayyou was named LMC Rookie of the Year. The Freshman forward from Prospect Heights, Ill. led all rookies in scoring and field-goal percentage. Her 15.6 points per game was third-best, and 56.8 field-goal percentage second-best of all LMC players. Mayyou also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game.

Lakeland Coach April Arvan was named LMC Coach of the Year after leading the Muskies (21-7, 13-3 LMC) to both the LMC regular season and tournament championships. The tournament championship also earned Lakeland a berth to the NCAA Division III tournament, their fifth trip since 1999.  [2005-06 LMC Women's Basketball Awards]

--February 28, 2006--


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Committee announced the field of 63 teams for the 2006 Division III Basketball Championship. Lakeland College (21-7), the Lake Michigan Conference automatic qualifier, will travel to Wheaton, Ill. to play Maryville (Mo.) University (23-4).

Wheaton College, host of the first and second round games, will take on Rockford College (21-6) in the other first round game. The first round games will take place this Friday, March 3, and the second round game will be played on Saturday, March 4. Game times will be announced later today  by the NCAA.

[NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship bracket]

--February 27, 2006--


MADISON, Wis. -- Tonight concluded the regular season for the Lake Michigan Conference women's basketball teams, and two of them begin the postseason tomorrow in the first round of the 2006 Lake Michigan Conference Women's Basketball Tournament.

Maranatha Baptist Bible College (3-20, 0-16 LMC), the No. 9 seed, will travel to Milwaukee to take on No. 8 Alverno College (5-20, 3-13) Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Alverno has won two of their last four games, including a 59-53 victory at Maranatha on February 2. The Inferno also won the teams' first meeting of the season, 55-38, on January 14 in Milwaukee. Maranatha has lost their last five games, and their last win came on January 28 at Moody Bible Institute by a score of 55-43.

The winner will advance to the LMC tournament quarterfinals this Friday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. The No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 seeds will host their respective games, and the remaining higher seed will host each game throughout the tournament. [...more...]

--February 13, 2006--


MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- MSOE women’s basketball player Catherine Chappell (Lemont, Ill. / Lemont) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® District 5 second team. Chappell, a junior forward, is tenth in the nation in scoring among Division III schools, averaging 21.3 points per game and ranks 18th among the nation’s best with a 57.1 field goal percentage. The 5-8 junior forward is also 44th in the nation in steals, averaging 3.3 steals per game.

Chappell, an electrical engineering major with a 3.20 GPA, also leads the Lake Michigan conference in scoring (23.5 ppg) and steals, averaging 4.15 spg in conference contests. She is also second in field goal percentage (57.3%) and fifth in rebounds (8.2 rpg) among LMC leaders. Chappell also participates in the school’s ROTC program and will participate in the heptathlon during the spring track season.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selects Academic All-America® teams in 12 programs: football, women’s volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s track & field/cross country, women’s track & field/cross country, men’s at-large and women’s at-large. A first team, second team and third team are selected in both the University (Division I and I-AA) and College (Division II, III and NAIA) Divisions.

--February 9, 2006-- [Release Provided by MSOE Sports Information Department]


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Lakeland College basketball fans that cannot attend Lakeland home games will have a new way to follow the Muskies beginning this weekend.

Lakeland will feature live statistics on the college's website starting with the men's and women's basketball games on Feb. 11 against MSOE. Fans unable to attend any remaining home games this season will be able to follow all the action by logging on to www.lakeland.edu/athletics and clicking on the link for live statistics.

--February 9, 2006-- [Release Provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Lakeland College senior Kristi Thill (Garden, Mich./Big Bay de Noc) was named to the Honorable Mention list in Women’s D-III News, a national monthly newsletter for women’s Division III basketball, for the month of January.

Thill averaged 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game during the month. The senior also scored in double figures in five of Lakeland’s seven games, while notching a career-high 29 points at Concordia, Wis., on January 14. The Garden, Mich., native also became the eighth player in Lakeland women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points when she sank two free throws with 26 seconds remaining on January 18 against Marian.

The women’s basketball team went 6-3 in the month of January and is currently sitting on a half-game lead in the Lake Michigan Conference race over second-place Concordia. The Muskies will next be in action Wednesday when they host the Edgewood College Eagles, who are just a game out of first place, at 7:00 p.m.

--February 6, 2006-- [Complete release provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Lakeland College senior Kristi Thill (Garden, Mich./Big Bay de Noc) became the eighth women’s basketball player in the program’s history to reach 1,000 career points.

“It was never in my head,” said Thill. “I have just been focusing on our conference games and taking each game one at a time.”

Entering the Lake Michigan Conference contest against Marian on Wednesday evening, Thill needed 22 points to reach the 1,000 mark. With 26 seconds remaining in the game, Thill went to the free throw line just two points short of the milestone. With the gym falling silent and head coach April Arvan visibly nervous, Thill sank both shots giving her the needed 22 points to hit 1,000.

“I had no idea,” said Thill, a fifth-year senior who went down with a season-ending ACL tear in the Muskies’ seventh game last season. “I was wondering – (teammate) Brenda (Paulson) was so buddy-buddy to me and hugging me after that second shot. I’m like ‘What’s going on?’ Then I noticed everyone coming at me and I knew I must have got it.”

--January 18, 2006-- [Complete release provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Chelsea Borgrud (Deerfield, WI) became the 9th player in school history to score 1,000 points or more on Wednesday, January 11th. The senior needed just six points heading into play against Dominican University. After scoring five points in the first half, Borgrud hit a free throw with 18:49 left to play in the game to give her the milestone. She finished the game with 12 points and five rebounds in the Sabres' 67-52 victory. Borgrud is currently 9th on the All-Time Scoring List at Marian College with 1,006 points.

Borgrud is tied for the team lead in scoring with 13.5 points per game. She is also averaging 6.9 rebounds per game. The Sabres are currently 8-5 overall and 5-1 in the Lake Michigan Conference.

--January 11, 2006-- [Release provided by Marian College Sports Information Department]


MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- On December 29, 2005 at the Caltech Invitational, junior forward Catherine Chappell (Lemont, Ill. /Lemont) not only broke 1,000 points for her career, but she did it the hard way: without any three point field goals. During her three-year career at MSOE, She has taken an only a handful of shots from behind the arch; five to be exact; all her freshman season. Her last three-point attempt was against Alverno College on Feb. 7, 2004. Chappell has not taken a three-point attempt in the last 44 games she has played in.

Head Coach Jessica Ott has nothing but praise for the forward. “Chappell is such a prolific scorer and it shows as she scored her 1,000 pt in only her junior year. At only 5’8, she is a force inside and finishes. She is very deserving of this feat.”

As of Jan. 1, 2006, Chappell is currently 19th among NCAA Division III leading scorers, averaging 20.7 points per game and 44th in field goal percentage, shooting 55% from the field. She is also the second women’s basketball player this year to hit the milestone. Senior Cortney Femling (Green Bay, Wis./ Bay Port) broke the barrier earlier this year.

--January 11, 2006-- [Release provided by MSOE Sports Information Department]


MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Freshman Megan Scheele (New Glarus, Wis.) exploded for school record 33 points as the Edgewood College women’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Milwaukee School of Engineering 71-56 from the Kern Center on Saturday.

Scheele, who also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, shot 12-of-17 from the floor and was 9-of-10 from the free throw line in the record-breaking performance. Her 33 points was one better than Tara Dalbesio, who scored 32 points against Northland Baptist back on Dec. 3, 1993.

The Eagles (2-6, 2-2 LMC) were also led offensively by Jordane Kittoe (Potosi, Wis.) and Rochelle Francois (Belleville, Wis.), who added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Kittoe also tallied six rebounds and six assists. Preseason Lake Michigan Conference Player of the Year Nickie Updike (Monticello, Wis.) was held scoreless for the first time in her career, but the sophomore did end up with seven boards.

--December 10, 2005-- [Complete release provided by Edgewood College Sports Information Department]

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