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2011-12 Women's Basketball News

  • NAU Athletics Summer Camps to Take Place in June and July
    May 30, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Young sports enthusiasts and aspiring collegiate athletes will have the opportunity to participate in summer camps hosted by a variety of NAU coaching staffs in June and July. Five different NAU athletic programs will hold camps, beginning with women’s basketball on June 8.
  • Forty-Eight Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
    May 10, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-eight Northern Arizona University student-athletes are participating in spring commencement ceremonies on the NAU campus this weekend and will be commissioned degrees as part of the Class of 2012. It is the second largest graduating class in athletics department history, trailing only the 55 graduates from last spring.
  • Women's Basketball Coach Laurie Kelly Leaves for New Post
    April 20, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona head women's basketball coach Laurie Kelly has resigned to take the head coaching position at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Kelly leaves NAU after nine seasons as the longest tenured and winningest coach in program history, having won 117 games and the 2006 Big Sky Championship to take NAU to its only NCAA Tournament.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Earn 40 Winter Big Sky All-Academic Honors
    April 17, 2012
    OGDEN, Utah – The NAU men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have combined to earn 41 Big Sky All-Academic selections for the winter season. The Lumberjack student-athletes have combined for 90 Big Sky All-Academic honors this year after 49 student-athletes earned the award during the fall season.
  • Patton Named to All-Big Sky Women’s Basketball Second Team
    March 05, 2012
    OGDEN, Utah – After leading NAU in points, rebounds, assists, and steals, junior guard Amy Patton has been named to the All-Big Sky second team for the third time in as many seasons as a Lumberjack. Patton was fifth in the conference in averaging 14.6 points per game while also averaging 6.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists as one of three Lumberjacks to play in every game this season.
  • Women’s Basketball Scores 74-70 Win over Montana on Senior Night
    March 03, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Katie Pratt scored 11 points and added five rebounds in her final collegiate game and was one of four Lumberjacks to score in double-figures as NAU ended its season with a 74-70 win over Montana in Rolle Activity Center. NAU shot 52% for the game, ending its season at 9-20 overall and 4-12 in the Big Sky while Montana finished fifth in the conference with a 9-7 Big Sky record and a 16-13 overall mark.
  • Women’s Basketball to Honor Huntington, Pratt on Senior Day Saturday
    March 02, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (8-20, 3-12 BSC) will close its 2011-2012 season at 6:35 p.m. Saturday hosting Montana (16-12, 9-6 BSC) in Rolle Activity Center. The team will honor its two graduating seniors, Caty Huntington and Katie Pratt, prior to the game. Both seniors have been four-year contributors that have each played over 100 games in their NAU careers.
  • Women’s Basketball Downed by Northern Colorado, 75-63
    February 27, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the fifth time in the last-six games junior Amy Patton surpassed 20 points, finishing with a game-high 21 on 8-of-14 shooting, but Northern Colorado shot 53.5% for the game and posted a 36-20 rebounding advantage in a 75-63 win over NAU on Monday in Rolle Activity Center. The Bears improved to 18-10 overall and 10-5 in the Big Sky while the Lumberjacks dropped to 3-12 in conference play and 8-20 overall.
  • Women’s Basketball Back in Action Hosting Northern Colorado Monday
    February 24, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Closing the 2011-12 season with a pair of home games next week, the NAU women's basketball team (8-19, 3-11 BSC) returns to the court for the first time in eight days at 6:35 p.m. Monday when it will host Northern Colorado (17-10, 9-5 BSC). The Bears are tied for third in the Big Sky standings, having clinched a conference championship berth, while the Lumberjacks were eliminated from postseason contention last week.
  • Conerly Has Career Game, Women’s Basketball Falls at CSU Bakersfield
    February 19, 2012
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Sophomore Khyra Conerly scored a career-high 24 points and junior Amy Patton posted her fourth 20-point scoring total over the last five games, but CSU Bakersfield broke open a close game early in the second half and held on for an 86-77 win on Sunday afternoon in Bakersfield, Calif. The non-conference game was the final road contest of the season for NAU, which dropped to 8-19 overall while the Roadrunners moved to 6-21.
  • Women’s Basketball Pushes Montana State in 83-78 Loss
    February 16, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU rallied back from an early 13 point deficit to force a single possession game in the final seconds but was unable to overcome Montana State in an 83-78 loss Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center. Junior Amy Patton recorded her 14th consecutive double-digit scoring game with a team-high 20 points as the Lumberjacks dropped to 8-18 overall and 3-11 in the Big Sky and the Bobcats improved to 9-5 in the conference and 17-9 overall.
  • Women’s Basketball to Host Montana State Thursday in Play 4Kay Game
    February 14, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s basketball team (8-17, 3-10 BSC) returns home to host Montana State (16-9, 8-5 BSC) in its annual Play 4Kay breast cancer awareness game at 6:35 p.m. Thursday. NAU will also play a non-conference game this week when it plays its final road contest of the season at CSU Bakersfield (4-21) on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Patton Leads Women’s Basketball to 85-82 Big Sky Win at Weber State
    February 11, 2012
    OGDEN, Utah – Junior Amy Patton scored a game-high 28 points including a go-ahead basket off a steal with eight seconds remaining to lead NAU to an 85-82 Big Sky road win at Weber State. The Lumberjacks closed their road conference slate with their first road win of the year, improving to 8-17 overall and 3-10 in the Big Sky while Weber State moved to 0-12 in conference and 2-23 overall.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls to League Leading Idaho State, 62-54
    February 09, 2012
    POCATELLO, Idaho – NAU held Idaho State to just 34% shooting from the field, but the Bengals outscored the Lumberjacks 26-9 from the free throw line and posted a 42-33 rebounding edge in recording a 62-54 win on Thursday. Kingman, Ariz. native Lindsey Read poured in 23 points for the league-leading Bengals, who improved to 10-1 in the Big Sky and 18-6 overall while the Lumberjacks moved to 7-17 overall and 2-10 in conference play.
  • Sneed's Role Growing; Women’s Basketball Continues on Road
    February 08, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (7-16, 2-9 BSC) will play its final Big Sky road games of the season this week, facing Idaho State (17-6, 9-1 BSC) on Thursday and Weber State (2-21, 0-10 BSC) on Saturday with both games to tip at 5 p.m. The Lumberjacks defeated Weber State in Flagstaff three weeks ago and narrowly lost to Idaho State, the top team in the conference, by a 49-44 score on Jan. 21. Click the above link for complete weekly game notes.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls to Hot Shooting Portland State, 73-59
    February 04, 2012
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State shot 55% for the game and turned a two point halftime lead into a 73-59 win on Saturday afternoon in Portland. NAU junior Amy Patton scored a game-high 24 points to go with six assists and sophomore Amanda Frost totaled 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting as NAU dropped to 2-9 in the Big Sky and 7-16 overall. Portland State improved to 5-5 in conference and 13-9 for the season.
  • Women’s Basketball’s Patton Meets President Obama
    February 03, 2012
    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Northern Arizona women’s basketball junior guard Amy Patton got an opportunity to meet and shake hands with President Barrack Obama last week when the President visited Arizona. Patton, along with her parents, Gayla and Luther, was part of group of roughly 50 people that greeted the President when he landed at Gateway Airport last Wednesday.
  • Women’s Basketball Heads North to Open Crucial Road Trip
    February 02, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a 2-1 home stand, the NAU women’s basketball team (7-14, 2-7 BSC) travels to the Pacific Northwest this week for Big Sky road games at Eastern Washington (13-9, 7-2 BSC) at 7 p.m. Thursday and at Portland State (11-9, 3-5 BSC) at 3 p.m. Saturday. The two games are part of four consecutive road contests for the Lumberjacks, their final road conference games of the season.
  • Women’s Basketball Defeated at Eastern Washington, 84-58
    February 02, 2012
    CHENEY, Wash. – Eastern Washington senior Brianne Ryan, the Big Sky’s leading scorer, poured in 29 points and the Eagles shot 52% as a team and forced 25 NAU turnovers in an 84-58 win on Thursday night in Cheney, Wash. The Eagles won their fourth consecutive game, improving to 8-2 in the Big Sky and 14-9 overall while the Lumberjacks moved to 7-15 overall and 2-8 in conference play.
  • Record First Half Leads Women’s Basketball Past Sac State, 94-56
    January 28, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU scored a school-record 59 first half points on 54% shooting to take a 35-point halftime lead and cruise to a 94-56 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night in Rolle Activity Center. The Lumberjacks posted a 58-34 rebounding advantage and recorded a season-high 21 steals en route to their second Big Sky win, moving to 2-7 in conference play and 7-14 overall while the Hornets dropped to 8-14 overall and 3-6 in conference.
  • Women’s Basketball to Close Home Stand Saturday vs Sacramento State
    January 26, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (6-14, 1-7 BSC) will begin the second half of conference play and close its longest home stand of the season against Sacramento State (7-13, 2-5 BSC) at 6:35 p.m. Saturday in Rolle Activity Center. The Hornets claimed a 91-85 double-overtime win over the Lumberjacks the first time the teams met to open Big Sky play on Dec. 29 in Sacramento.
  • Women’s Basketball Drops Low Scoring Contest to Idaho State, 49-44
    January 21, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the second-lowest scoring home game in NAU program history, the Lumberjacks limited Idaho State to 19% shooting in the second half and just 49 total points, their lowest opponent scoring total of the season, but the Lumberjacks shot just 31.6% for the game and were limited to 18 points in the second half in a 49-44 loss in Rolle Activity Center. NAU moved to 1-7 in the Big Sky and 6-14 overall.
  • Women’s Basketball to Host Big Sky Leader Idaho State Saturday
    January 20, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off a 71-58 Big Sky win over Weber State on Thursday, the NAU women’s basketball team (6-13, 1-6 BSC) faces a steep challenge as they will host Idaho State (13-5, 5-0 BSC), the only remaining undefeated team in the Big Sky, at 3:05 p.m. Saturday in Rolle Activity Center. Saturday is Pack the Rolle Day, with the game to be broadcast live on Fox Sports Arizona Plus, Fox College Sports Pacific, and NAU-TV.
  • Team Effort Leads Women’s Basketball Past Weber State, 71-58
    January 19, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Eleven different NAU players scored and 10 players grabbed at least one rebound as the Lumberjacks used a strong defensive second half and balanced scoring to get by Weber State, 71-58, on Thursday night in Rolle Activity Center. NAU earned its first conference win of the season and ended a nine-game losing streak, improving to 1-6 in the Big Sky and 6-13 overall, while Weber State dropped to 2-17 overall and 0-6 in conference play.
  • Big Sky Q&A with Women's Basketball Junior Amy Patton
    January 18, 2012
    OGDEN, Utah - NAU junior women’s basketball player Amy Patton, from Tempe, Ariz., took the time out of her schedule at Northern Arizona to answer a few questions with the Big Sky Conference. Patton talked about how she got started in basketball, how it feels to have her jersey hanging in the Ring of Honor at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn., and who the best dancer is on the team.
  • Pratt, Women’s Basketball Return to Host Weber State Thursday
    January 17, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (5-13, 0-6 BSC) will look to regain its home success this week, hosting Weber State (2-16, 0-5 BSC) at 6:35 p.m. Thursday before facing league-leading Idaho State (13-5, 5-0 BSC) at 3:05 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be played in Rolle Activity Center and will be televised nationally on Fox College Sports and NAU-TV, with Saturday’s game to also air on Fox Sports Arizona Plus.
  • Women’s Basketball Downed 77-65 at Montana State
    January 14, 2012
    BOZEMAN, Mont. – Despite a season-high 19 points from junior Tyler Stephens-Jenkins and more made field goals than Montana State, NAU was outscored 27-11 at the free throw line and outrebounded 46-35 in a 77-65 loss to the Bobcats in Bozeman. NAU lost its ninth-consecutive game, equaling its longest losing streak in a season since 1992-93, while falling to 0-6 in the Big Sky and 5-13 overall. Montana State improved to 11-6 and 3-2 in conference play.
  • Women’s Basketball Drops Defensive Struggle at Montana, 60-48
    January 12, 2012
    MISSOULA, Mont. – NAU held Montana to just 37% shooting for the game, but the Lumberjacks shot 33% and went 2-of-15 from three-point range in a 60-48 loss on Thursday night in Missoula. The Lumberjacks moved to 0-5 in the Big Sky and 5-12 overall while the Grizzlies improved to 9-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
  • Women’s Basketball Looking for Road, Big Sky Success in Montana
    January 10, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU women’s basketball team (5-11, 0-4 BSC) returns to the road this week looking for its first road and Big Sky wins, playing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Montana (8-7, 1-1 BSC) and at 2 p.m. Saturday at Montana State (9-6, 1-2 BSC). Montana and Montana State were both picked to finish in the top-four in both the media and coaches’ Big Sky preseason polls, but begin the week in sixth and seventh place in the conference standings, respectively.
  • Women’s Basketball Looks to Rebound Saturday vs Eastern Washington
    January 07, 2012
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a disappointing loss to Portland State in its Big Sky home opener on Thursday, the NAU women’s basketball team (5-10, 0-3 BSC) will look for its first conference win on Saturday hosting Eastern Washington (8-8, 2-1 BSC) at 6:35 p.m. in Rolle Activity Center.
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