2013-14 Brandeis Women's Basketball News

April 30, 2014
Announcing the 2014 Brandeis Department of Athletics Award Winners
On Wednesday, April 30, Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa '90 handed out the department's annual end-of-season awards.

March 17, 2014
Dean to play in NEWBA Senior All-Star Game
Kasey Dean will compete in the New England Women’s Basketball Association Senior All-Star Classic on March 29.

March 8, 2014
Valiant effort comes up just short as women fall to Smith in ECAC semis, 64-61
The eighth-seeded Judges cut a 10-point deficit to one with under two minutes to go, but could not quite get over the hump over #4 seed Smith. Kasey Dean had 15 points and Janelle Rodriguez added 13, including eight in a three-minute span late in the contest.

March 5, 2014
Eighth-seeded women stun top-seeded Emmanuel, 64-55, in ECAC quarters
The Judges were down nine early in the second half, but scored 16 unanswered points to take control. Senior Nicolina Vitale notched her third double-double of the season with 12 points and career-high 14 rebounds.

March 4, 2014
Dean, Vitale, Hodges honored by UAA
Kasey Dean was named All-UAA Second team for her second career accolades, while Nicolina Vitale and Paris Hodges were honorable mentions.

March 3, 2014
Women's hoops returns to postseason with ECAC berth
For the first time since 2009, the Brandeis women's basketball team has advanced to the postseason. The Judges, seeded eighth in the ECAC tournament, will head to top-seeded Emmanuel on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m.

March 2, 2014
Brandeis Women's Basketball Falls to UAA Rival NYU on Senior Day
After honoring the Judges five seniors, the Violets used a barrage of 3-pointers to cruise past the Judges, 68-50.

February 23, 2014
Judges complete sweep of Emory, 75-72, to clinch winning record
Samantha Mancinelli was one of three Judges to score in double figures with a career-high 13 points. Brandeis improved to 13-11 and will post a record above .500 for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

February 21, 2014
Women unable to complete sweep of Rochester, fall 74-51
The Brandeis women's basketball team was unable to put a player in double figures as they fell to the Yellowjackets. Paris Hodges led the Judges with nine points.

February 16, 2014
Dean nets career-high 20, but women fall to Chicago, 85-72
Kasey Dean connected on 7-of-12 from the field an 6-of-8 from the line, but it wasn't enough to get the Judges over the hump of hot UC outside shooting. The Maroons connected on 11-of-23 from downtown.

February 14, 2014
Brandeis Women's Basketball Falls Versus Sixth-ranked WashU in UAA Contest, 61-51
Despite an incredible defensive performance that saw the Bears put up season lows in points, made field goals, and field goal percentage, the Judges saw their six game winning streak snapped at Red Auerbach Arena

February 12, 2014
Women lead d3hoops.com's Around The Northeast Region column
On the strength of their six-game winning streak, the Judges are on the front page of the premier Division III basketball site with a column by Cory Francer.

February 12, 2014
Laskaris featured in Swampscott Reporter
Sophomore Niki Laskaris, the Judges' third-leading scorer, was recently featured in the Swampscott Reporter.

February 9, 2014
Tough defense leads women to sixth-straight win, 65-56, over Carnegie Mellon
Senior Angela Miller led the Judges to a 50-39 edge on the glass with eight rebounds. Brandeis also held the Tartans to just 26 percent shooting. Their winning streak is their longest since 2008-09.

February 7, 2014
Second-half surge leads women to fifth-straight win, 71-58, over Case
It was a tale of two halves, as the women outscored the Spartans, 41-19, in the second after falling behind 39-30 at halftime. Kasey Dean had 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

February 2, 2014
Jackson double-double leads women to fourth-straight UAA win, 58-55, at CMU
The Judges matched their overall and UAA win totals from a year ago as they improved to 10-8, 4-3 in the league. Maria Jackson had her first collegiate double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

January 31, 2014
Women pick up UAA road win at Case, 63-58
The Judges moved over .500 for the first time in a month with their third win in a row, 63-58, over Case. Paris Hodges scored all of her career-high 14 points in the second half as the Judges overcame a six-point deficit.

January 26, 2014
Dean leads women past #7 Emory, 65-61
Senior Kasey Dean hit eight points in the final 7:25 as the Judges overcame a 10-point deficit. She also beat the shot clock with the go-ahead basket and 55.3 seconds left on the clock.

January 24, 2014
Women survive Rochester, 58-57, for first UAA win
NIcolina Vitale had two huge buckets down the stretch as the Judges held off the Yellowjackets at home for the second year in a row.

January 19, 2014
Women fall at Chicago, 97-81
Despite 12 points off the bench from sophomore Samantha Mancinelli and senior Julia Scanlon - both career-highs - the Judges couldn't offset a 37-16 disparity from the free-throw line in a loss to the Maroons.

January 17, 2014
Women drop 73-49 decision at #2 WashU
Kasey Dean scored 12 points to lead the Judges, but the Bears connected on 12 3-pointers to take the victory.

January 11, 2014
Judges can't sustain strong start, fall 67-57 at NYU
Despite leading at halftime, the Brandeis women's basketball team dropped its UAA opener

January 6, 2014
Brandeis Women's Basketball Cruises Past UMass-Boston, 73-35
Led by a career-high 18 points from rookie forward Maria Jackson and a stifling defense that held the Beacons to 23.5% shooting from the field, the Judges routed the visitors.

January 4, 2014
Second-half surge leads visiting Trinity past women, 71-57
The Judges got eight points, six boards and five assists from Kasey Dean, while Nicolina Vitale had a game-high 14 points and Janelle Rodriguez added 10, but it wasn't enough to counter 25 from the Bantams' Hannah Brickley.

December 31, 2013
Birthday girl Vitale leads women past Husson, 81-54
Senior Nicolina Vitale scored 16 points and had seven rebounds and a career-high five assists to celebrate New Year's Eve. The Judges' bench scored 42 of the team's season-high 81 points.

December 9, 2013
Women close out semester at .500 after 65-36 win at Simmons
The Judges never trailed against the Sharks, opening the game on a 20-4 run and never looking back. Nicolina Vitale had 12 points and a career-high four assists, while rookie Maria Jackson grabbed 11 rebounds.

December 7, 2013
Women roar past Johnson and Wales, 74-31
With a balanced attack - eight players with between six and 10 points - and terrific rebounding - 61-26 edge on the glass, the Judges dominated the Wildcats. Janelle Rodriguez's 10 points made her the only player in double figures.

December 3, 2013
Brandeis Women's Basketball Falls to UMass-Dartmouth, 71-60
Seniors Janelle Rodriguez and Nicolina Vitale reached double-figures but the Judges could not overcome a late Corsairs lead

December 2, 2013
Laskaris earns UAA Athlete of the Week honors
Sophomore Niki Laskaris was named the UAA Athlete of the Week after scoring 18 points against #25 Emmanuel last Tuesday.

November 26, 2013
Women knock of #25 Emmanuel on the road, 80-72
The Saints scored the first bucket of the game, but Brandeis scored the next 10 in a row and never trailed again. Niki Laskaris had 18 points in 20 minutes off the bench on to lead the Judges.

November 23, 2013
Brandeis Women's Basketball Falls to Ninth-Ranked Tufts, 67-43
Senior guard Kasey Dean netted a season-high 17 points but the Judges could not stay with the Jumbos at Red Auerbach Arena

November 19, 2013
Brandeis Women's Basketball Falls to Roger Williams, 65-53
After rebounding from a 10-point second half deficit, the Judges could not overcome a 32 point and 12 rebound night from RWU's senior guard Kaitlyn Bovee

November 16, 2013
Brandeis Edged by Colby in Brandeis Invitational Championship Game, 70-67
Despite 21 points off the bench from sophomore guard Niki Laskaris, the Judges came up just short against the Mules. Rookie guard Paris Hodges and senior forward Nicolina Vitale were named to the All-Tournament team.

November 15, 2013
Women’s basketball storms past Mount Ida in season opener, 74-39
The Judges started their campaign off with a bang, running past the Mustangs in the Brandeis Invitational.

November 14, 2013
Brandeis Basketball 2013-14 Season Previews
Brandeis basketball kicks off the 2013-14 season this weekend. The women take on Mount Ida on Friday at 5 pm., and Colby or Eastern Nazarene on Saturday. The men open with Curry Saturday at 7 p.m. Learn more about the teams here!

July 19, 2013
Brandeis Athletics announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class
Two teams and six distinguished individuals will join the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame on October 12. This will be the 20th anniversary of the Hall and the 15th induction class.