@SJUHawks_WBB vs. @FordhamWBB – #A10WBB Championship Preview

@SJUHawks_WBB vs. @FordhamWBB – #A10WBB Championship Preview

Saturday night from the Barclays Center, it all comes down to this; the summer workouts, weight room, film room, countless hours in the gym, all of the sweat and tears. A one game, winner take all battle. It’s the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 women’s basketball conference championship. The prize? For one team it will be bragging rights for a year and an automatic ticket to the NCAA tournament.

van Grinsven and Hawks deliver big time performance to reach Brooklyn

van Grinsven and Hawks deliver big time performance to reach Brooklyn

For Chatilla van Grinsven and the St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team it was a shot at redemption. Just one week after losing at #11 Dayton in the Atlantic 10 regular season finale, the Hawks found themselves with another opportunity against the top ranked Flyers. Only this time the stakes were higher – a ticket to Brooklyn was on the line.

St. Joseph’s women’s basketball upsets #11 Dayton to advance to Brooklyn

St. Joseph’s women’s basketball upsets #11 Dayton to advance to Brooklyn

The Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team is headed to the Atlantic 10 title game next Saturday in Brooklyn as the Hawks topped #11 Dayton in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship Sunday afternoon at Hagan Arena. With the win, the Hawks will now play for the A-10 title next Saturday, March 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

#12 @DaytonWBball holds off Saint Joseph’s for A-10 regular season crown, 73-66

#12 @DaytonWBball holds off Saint Joseph’s for A-10 regular season crown, 73-66

The #12/12 University of Dayton women’s basketball earned their first-ever Atlantic 10 regular season championship on Sunday with a 73-66 win over the Saint Joseph Hawks 73-66. A national television audience watching on ESPN2 and a crowd of 5,288 at UD Arena cheered on as the Flyers became just the sixth Atlantic 10 team to finish the conference season undefeated.

Seniors lead @SJUHawks_WBB past Massachusetts, 87-50

Seniors lead @SJUHawks_WBB past Massachusetts, 87-50

Backed by its senior class, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team downed Massachusetts, 87-50, Wednesday evening at Hagan Arena. The Hawks got a combined 42 points from seniors Chatilla van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherland/Dr. Kippenberg College), Mireia Vila (Cabrera Del Mar, Spain/Escola Pia Santa Anna), Ashley Prim (Ansonia, Conn./Kolbe Cathedral) and Shelby Smith (Ames, Iowa/West) as they earned improved to 20-7 overall and 11-2 in the Atlantic 10.

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