2007 Women's Basketball News

Nacrelli Named Push the Rock All-Sportsmanship
DOVER, De. - Wesley College's Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) was named to the 2007 Push the Rock All-PAC Sportsmanship Team.  Nacrelli played in all 25 games for the Wolverines and averaged 9.56 points per game and added 32 steals on the season.

Wolverines Late Rally Not Enough
BALTIMORE, Md. - College of Notre Dame of Maryland (16-6) held off a late Wesley College (7-18) rally to win its final regular-season game, 60-51, Saturday afternoon at the Marion Burk Knott Athletic Complex.

Notre Dame led by 20, 49-29, with 8:25 remaining in the game, but the Wolverines hit two-straight 3-pointers and scored 15 of the next 19 points, cutting the lead to nine, 53-44, with 5:44 to play.

Wesley then cut the lead to seven, 58-51, with 2:28 to play on a 3-pointer by senior guard Annette Nacrelli (Elkton, Md./Caravel High School). The Gators, however, would hold Wesley scoreless for the rest of the game.

Senior center Catherine Vecchioni (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall High School) led the Gators with 12 points and senior forward Katrina Grier (Baltimore, Md./Edmondson-Westside High School) added 10 points.  Junior guard Gloria Broady (Baltimore, Md./St. Frances Academy) scored 11 points off the bench.

Nacrelli scored 14 points to lead all players. Sophomore guard Domonique Barrett (Dover, Del./Dover High School) had a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 18 rebounds for the Wolverines.

Wolverines Lose Tough One to Cougars, 60-58
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (7-17, 5-11) lost to College Misericordia (14-10, 11-5) by a final score of 60-58, in women's basketball action on Thursday night, at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  The Wolverines held a 36-25 advantage at halftime, but were out-scored by the Cougars 35-22 in the second half.  Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) led Wesley with 16 points, while Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) added 14 points and 8 rebounds.  Patricia Millner (JR, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney) also added 10 points on the night.

Wesley shot 18-of-51 (35.3%) from the field and committed 16 turnovers on the night.  The Cougars were forced into 18 turnovers, but held a 46-31 advantage in rebounds.  Misericordia was led by Amy Hughes' (JR, Scranton, PA/Bishop Hannan) 23 points and Ericka Morrison's (JR, Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake) 19 points.

Thomas Paces Four Wolverines in Double-Figures
DOVER, De. - Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) posted 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting to help lead Wesley to a 77-62 conference win over Rosemont College (8-16, 3-13), in women's basketball action on Monday night at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  Wesley now improves to 7-16 overall and 5-10 in conference  play.  Thomas also added 7 rebounds and was joined by Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover), Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Elkton) and Patricia Millner (JR, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney) adding 19, 14 and 12 points respectively in the Wesley win.  Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) dished out 7 assists and Millner was 6-of-9 from the field, while adding 4 assists of her own.

Wesley was 30-of-67 (44.8%) from the field and was out-rebounded 46-43 on the night.  Both teams committed 17 turnovers.  The Wolverines out-scored the Ramblers 44-27 in the second half, after Rosemont went into halftime with a 35-33 advantage.  Cecelia Saunders (SR, Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville) had a game-high 26 points for Rosemont on 8-of-16 shooting from the field.  Photo: Colleen Thomas

Arcadia Takes Out Wolverines, 84-72
GLENSIDE, Pa. - Wesley College (6-16, 4-10) lost to conference opponent Arcadia University (7-15, 5-8) by a final score of 84-72, in women's basketball action on Thursday night.  Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) led Wesley and all scorers with 24 points and added 8 rebounds for the Wolverines.  Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) added 14 points and Heather Kennedy (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May) had 13 points.  Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Elkton) was the fourth Wolverine in double-figures with 10 points on the night.

Wesley shot just 24-of-68 (35.3%) from the floor to the Knights' season high 8-of-11 (72.7%) from 3-point range.  Arcadia out-rebounded the Wolverines 50-29, while the Wolverines forced the Scarlet Knights into 26 turnovers to Wesley's 11. 

The Wolverines enjoyed a 2-point lead just five minutes into the first half before Arcadia built a 14-point lead to head into the half with a 43-29 advantage.  Arcadia increased their lead in the second half to as much as 22, and Wesley's defensive pressure in the last four minutes of play proved to be too late to make a comeback.

Wesley Hangs Tough, Falls in End to Mighty Macs
IMMACULATA, Pa. - Wesley College (6-15, 4-9) lost to conference opponent Immaculata University (12-8, 8-4) by a final score of 68-52, in women's basketball action on Monday night.  Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) led Wesley with 13 points and 5 rebounds, while Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) had 9 points.

With Immaculata trailing 20-16 with 10:23 left in the first half, Immaculata used a 10-0 run to grab a 26-20 lead with 6:30 remaining. However, the Wolverines scored the next seven points to take a 27-26 lead with 4:25 remaining. The half ended with the score knotted at 36-36.  The Mighty Macs held Wesley scoreless until 11:54 of the second half, with the Mighty Macs holding a 45-37 lead at that point. The Wolverines knotted the game at 45-45 with 9:54 left, but Immaculata used a 23-7 run to close the game and earn the victory.

After scoring 36 points in the first half and shooting 8-of-18 (44.4%) from 3-point range, Wesley was held to only 16 points in the second half and 2-of-14 (14.3%) shooting from 3-point range.

Wolverines Rout Falcons, 91-36
DOVER, De. - Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) posted a career-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting for Wesley, as the Wolverines defeated conference opponent Cedar Crest College (0-15, 0-12) by a final score of 91-36, in women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.  Nacrelli also added 5 steals, while Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) added 20 points and 4 steals.  Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) and Heather Kennedy (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May) had 16 and 14 points respectively for the Wolverines.  Barrett also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.

Wesley went into halftime with a 44-13 lead and the Wolverines shot 36-of-80 (45%) for the game.  The Wolverines forced the Falcons into 39 turnovers in the win and held a 45-36 advantage in rebounds.

Cedar Crest was led by Kelly Oakes' (FR, Wilmington, DE/Delcastle) 13 points and 10 rebounds.  Wesley ended their 4-game losing streak and will travel to Immaculata University on Monday, February with tip-off set for 6:00 in conference action.  Photo: Annette Nacrelli

Barrett's 24 Points Not Enough for Wolverines
DOVER, De. - Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) scored a career high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Wesley on Thursday night in women's basketball action, but it was not enough as the Wolverines fell to non-conference opponent Washington College (10-10) by a final score of 73-63.  Wesley is now 5-14 on the season.  Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) had 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, while Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) and Patricia Milner (JR, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney) had 8 points apiece.   The Wolverines committed only 11 turnovers on the night and forced Washington into 17, but the Shorewomen held a decisive 56-37 advantage in rebounds.  Neither team shot particularly well on the night with Wesley going 26-of-72 (36.1%) and Washington shooting 27-of-70 (38.6%).

Wesley Taken Out by Cavaliers
RADNOR, Pa. - Wesley College (5-13, 3-8) lost to conference opponent Cabrini College (13-6, 9-2) by a final score of 79-44, in women's basketball action on Monday night at the Dixon Center.  Wesley was led by Heather Kennedy's (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May) 12 points and Michele Mules (FR, York, PA/Susquehannock) and Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) had 9 and 8 points respectively.

Wesley committed 19 turnovers and shot 13-of-56 (23.2%) from the field, while Cabrini hit 12-of-23 (52.2%) from 3-point range.

Wolverines Fall to Knights, 67-56
ASTON, Pa. - Wesley College (5-12, 3-7) lost to conference opponent Neumann College (14-4, 8-1) by a final score of 67-56, in women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Neumann College.  Wesley took an early 5-0 lead in the game and went into halftime down 37-31 after Neumann had an 11-0 run midway through the first half to take the lead from the Wolverines.

Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) led the Wolverines with 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Patricia Milner (JR, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney) and Michele Mules (FR, York, PA/Susquehannock) also were leaders for Wesley with 11 and 10 points respectively.  Both teams did not shoot well from the field, but Neumann held a 61-43 advantage in rebounds and had a 20-10 advantage in second chance points.  Wesley committed only 10 turnovers and forced Neumann into 15 for the game.

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Wesley Taken Out by Immaculata, 79-65
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (5-11, 3-6) lost to conference opponent Immaculata University (9-7, 5-3) by a final score of 79-65, in women's basketball action on Monday night, at Jim and  Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  The Wolverines had a balanced effort offensively putting four players in double-figures.  Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) led Wesley with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Annette Nacrellie (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) and Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) had 12 points apiece.  Brittany Lundy (JR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) added 10 points for the Wolverines.

Wesley committed 14 turnovers and forced Immaculata into 17 on the night, but Immaculata was 18-of-25 from the foul line to Wesley's 5-of-9 output.  Immaculata was led by Nina Cammarano (JR, Reading, PA/Holy Name) who had 19 points.

Barrett and Thomas Lead Wesley to Win
DOVER, De. - Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) and Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) had 16 points apiece to help lead Wesley to a 68-66 conference win over Eastern University (1-13, 0-7), in women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  Barrett was 5-of-7 from the floor and added 8 rebounds and Thomas was 6-of-10 from the floor and 2-of-3 from 3-point range.  Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) added 11 points and 8 rebounds, while Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) dished out a game-high 6 assists.

The Wolverines jumped out to an early 9-0 lead and pushed the lead to 15-3 with 14:35 to go in the first half.  Eastern answered right back with a 14-5 run to pull within 3 points (20-17) of Wesley.  Eastern took their first lead at 28-27 with 2:39 to go before halftime.  Wesley answered back finishing the half to go in with a 33-32 lead.

In a game that saw 12 lead changes and 5 ties, the second half proved to be a see-saw battle as neither team saw more than a 6-point lead.  The Wolverines held that 6-point lead (56-50) with 9:30 remaining in the second half.  Eastern scored the next 6 points for the 3rd tie of the game at 56 apiece, before Thomas drilled a 3-pointer to put the Wolverines back up by 3 (59-56).  Eastern had another answer as Jacey Bray (SR, Murphy's, CA/Bret Hart) hit a 3-pointer for the 4th tie at 59 apiece.  With the score tied at 61, Wesley's Brittany Lundy (JR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) scored on a lay-up to give the Wolverines a 63-61 lead.  The Eagles had another answer as Rayan Shores (SR, Athens, PA/Athens Area) hit a 3-point shot to give the Eagles the 1-point lead at 64-63.  After another Eastern basket to go up 66-63 with 1:13 remaining in the game, Thomas drilled a jumper from 15 feet out to pull Wesley within 1 (66-65).  Thomas then hit another shot to give Wesley a 1-point lead (67-66) with 31 seconds to play.  After an Eastern foul, Tingle hit 1-of-2 free throws to give Wesley a 2-point lead (68-66).  Following an Eastern timeout with 4 seconds remaining, the Eagles were unable to get off a final shot.

Wesley forced 22 turnovers on the night and committed only 9.  The Wolverines shot only 26-of-67 (38.8%) from the field and Eastern was 23-of-54 (42.6%).  Jeriah Garton (FR, Wrightsville, PA/Living Word Academy) paced Eastern with 18 points.  Wesley will host Immaculata University on Monday, January 22nd at 6:00 PM in their next game.  Photos: Top Left, Domonique Barrett, Bottom Right, Colleen Thomas

Wesley Downed by Griffins
GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. - Wesley College (4-10, 2-5) lost to conference foe Gwynedd-Mercy College (11-2, 5-0) by a final score of 76-59, in women's basketball action on Monday night.  Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) scored 16 and Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) added 11 for the Wolverines.

Gwynedd-Mercy received double digits from Michelle Sgrillo (SR, Philadelphia, Pa./Cardinal Dougherty), Karen Tierney (JR, Philadelphia, Pa./Kennedy-Kenrick), and Kristy Cramp (SO, Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley).  Cramp sank five three-pointers finishing with 15 points while Sgrillo grinded out 10 points and five boards. Tierney netted 11 and dished out 10 assists.

Wesley connected on just 19-of-57 (33%) of its shots.  Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) also added 10 points for the Wolverines, while Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) dished out 9 assists.

Wolverines Cruise to Victory over Chargers, 83-18
DOVER, De. - The Wolverines rebounded from a tough Thursday night conference loss to Marywood University, by defeating Lancaster Bible College (5-9) by a final score of 83-18, in women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  Five Wesley players scored in double-figures as the Wolverines now improve to 4-9 overall.  Pabnesia Zachery (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) led Wesley with 17 points and 10 rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor, while Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) chipped in with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals.  Domoniqu Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) continues her strong play for the Wolverines as she had 14 points and Michele Mules (FR, York, PA/Susquehannock) and Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Elkton) posted 12 and 11 points respectively.  Mules added 4 steals and Nacrelli had 3 assists in the Wesley win.

Wesley shot 36-of-79 (45.5%) from the field for the game and forced the Chargers into 47 turnovers.  Wesley held a 41-8 halftime lead and finished with a 43-30 advantage in rebounds.  Photo: Pabnesia Zachery

Wolverines Taken Out Late by Marywood, 72-71
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (3-9, 2-4) lost to conference opponent Marywood University (6-7, 2-3) by a final score of 72-71, in women's basketball action on Thursday night, at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  Wesley had a well-balanced effort on offense putting four players in double-figures.  Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) led the charge with 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Elkton) and Brittany Lundy (JR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) both posted 12 points apiece.  Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) added 10 points and 5 assists on the night.

Wesley shot 27-of-69 (39.1%) from the field and forced Marywood into 20 turnovers on the night.  The Pacers were 22-of-58 (37.9%) from the field and were led by Amanda Lass's (FR, Brackney, PA/Montrose) 22 points.

Nacrelli Shoots Wolverines to Victory
St. David's, Pa. - Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) scored a team- high 15 points as Wesley College (3-8, 2-3) earned a 52-49 conference win at Eastern University, in women's basketball action on Tuesday night. The Wolverines jumped to an early 11 point lead on their way to a seven point halftime advantage, but were unable to ever get separation from Eastern who had a chance to tie the game in the last fifteen seconds.

No other Wolverines were in double figures, but Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) added 9 points, while Heather Kennedy (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May) and Dominique Barrett each scored eight points apiece and picked up nine boards in the defensive struggle.  Nacrelli also added 7 rebounds and Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) dished out 6 assists on the night for the Wolverines.

Wesley shot 20-of-63 (31.7%) from the field and held a 49-40 advantage in rebounds on the night.  The win is Wesley's second straight and will next play Marywood University in a conference game on Thursday, January 11th at 5:00 PM at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.

Balanced Wolverines Attack Lead to Win
ROSEMONT, Pa. - Wesley College (2-8, 1-3) defeated conference opponent Rosemont College by a final score of 71-57, in women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.  Wesley had four players in double-figures being led by Domonique Barrett's (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting.  Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford), Heather Kennedy (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May) and Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) all had 12 points apiece.  Tingle had 9 rebounds and 4 assists, while Nacrelli had 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Wesley held a 33-22 halftime lead and scored 17 points off of 15 Rosemont turnovers.  The Wolverines committed only 10 turnovers and shot 27-of-59 (45.8%) from the field.

Wesley Falls in Return to Court
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Wesley College (1-8) lost to non-conference opponent DeSales University (8-3) by a final score of 75-55, in women's basketball action on Thursday night.  It was the first game back from the break for both team's as Wesley started out with an early13-12 lead.  The Bulldogs used a 15-1 run that lasted just under six minutes to give DeSales a 13-point lead that they would never relinquish.

Wesley was led by Shirelle Tingle's (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) 13 points, while Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Heather Kennedy (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May) rounded out the scoring for Wesley also posting 10 points.

Cabrini Takes Out Wesley, 49-38
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (1-7, 0-3) fell to conference foe Cabrini College (4-1, 2-0) by a final score of 49-38, in women's basketball action on Monday night, at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  After the Wolverines jumped out to an early 18-10 lead off a basket by Patricia Milner (JR, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney), Cabrini answered with a 10-2 run to tie the score at 20 apiece with 3:29 remaining in the half.  Cabrini went into halftime with a 25-23 lead.

The second half proved to be a cold shooting half for the Wolverines, shooting only 6-of-27 (22.2%) from the field.  Cabrini pushed the lead to 6 (35-29) with just over 14 minutes to play in the game and Wesley pulled to within 3 (37-34) with 10:56 remaining, but would get no closer the rest of the game.  From that point, neither team would score until the Cavaliers would go up 39-34 off a basket by Melissa Beneditti (SO, Collingswood, NJ/Collingswood) with 6:39 remaining in the game.  Cabrini ended the game on a 10-4 run for the final margin.

Wesley was led by Brittany Lundy's (JR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, adding 6 rebound and 4 assists.  The Wolverines shot 16-of-54 (29.6%) for the game and only made it to the free-throw line 3 times in the game.

Neumann Drops Wolverines, 59-46
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (1-6, 0-2) lost to conference opponent Neumann College by a final score of 59-46, in women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon, at Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium.  Wesley was led in scoring by Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) and Brittany Lundy (JR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) both posting 11 points apiece, while Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) had a team-high 8 rebounds.

Neumann had 14 points off of turnovers and also held a 14-5 advantage in second chance points.  Wesley shot 17-of-58 (29.3%) from the field and Neumann shot 16-of-59 (27.1%).  The Wolverines committed 24 turnovers to Neumann's 15.

Crusaders Roll Past Wesley in Conference Opener
rEADING, Pa. - Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) and Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) posted 19 and 15 points apiece for Wesley, but it was not enough as Alvernia College (2-3, 1-0) defeated the Wolverines by a final score of 95-55.  The game was the women's basketball conference opener for both teams.  Wesley falls to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) also hit double-figures for the Wolverines posting 13 points on the night.  Nacrelli was 7-of-9 from the field, while Barrett also added 5 rebounds.  Wesley committed 32 turnovers to Alvernia's 14.  The Crusaders jumped out to a 54-27 halftime lead.

Clutch Free Throws Lift Wesley to First Win
DOVER, De. - Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) hit two free-throws with 2 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Wesley to a 76-74 non-conference win over Trinity University (2-2), in women's basketball action on Wednesday night.  The win is Wesley's first of the season and put their record to 1-4.  Wesley will travel to Alvernia College for their first conference game on Thursday, November 30th at 7:00 PM.

Both teams played a sloppy first half committing 16 turnovers apiece, with Trinity taking a 39-34 advantage into halftime.  Wesley's Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) had 14 of her game-high 26 points in the first half to keep the Wolverines within striking distance of the Tigers.

Following halftime, Wesley scored the first 6 points to take a 40-39 lead, before Trinity scored the next 8 points to go ahead 47-40.  Thomas scored with 13:24 remaining in the game to bring Wesley within 1 (49-48).  The Wolverines continued to play from behind until Thomas drained her only 3-point attempt to put the Wolverines up 55-54 with 9 minutes in the game.  The game saw 5 lead changes and 1 tie from that point on.  Wesley's Michele Mules (FR, York, PA/Susquehannock), in her collegiate home opener, calmly sank 2 free-throws to tie the game at 68 apiece with 3 seconds remaining.  Trinity was not able to get off a final shot to force the overtime period.

Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) sank another 2 free-throws to give Wesley a 70-68 lead with 3:48 to go in overtime.  Trinity's Janel Hamilton (JR, Seat Pleasant, MD) then scored 2 of her team-high 20 points to knot the score at 70-70.  After trading baskets, Trinity took a 74-72 lead off a lay-up by Lauren Hall (SR, Baltimore, MD), but Barrett quickly tied the score again (74-74) after getting by the Tigers defense for a lay-up with just under a minute to play.  Barrett then came up big on the defensive end getting a steal with 12 seconds remaining.  Tingle then took the ball at the top of the key and was fouled with 3 seconds after trying for one last shot attempt.  After converting both attempts, Barrett then stole the deep inbounds pass in the backcourt of Trinity to seal the win for Wesley.

Thomas also added 6 rebounds, while the Wolverines had Mules and Barrett in double-figures with 14 and 11 points respectively.  Tingle dished out 7 assists and added 7 points.  Wesley shot 25-of-61 (41%) for the game and forced Trinity into 31 turnovers on the night.

Women's Basketball Changes Game Time
DOVER, De. - The Wesley College women's basketball game originally scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd at 2:00 PM has been rescheduled for a 7:00 PM tip-off.  The game will still take place in Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium and the Wolverines will take on Neumann College in a Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) game.

Wesley Falls Short to Seagulls
SALISBURY, Md. - Wesley College (0-4) lost to non-conference opponent Salisbury University (1-1) by a final score of 63-59, in women's basketball action on Tuesday night.  Wesley jumped out to an early 42-31 lead at halftime before the Seagulls went on a 17-6 run to tie the score at 48 apiece and took the lead at 49-48 with 9:37 to go in the game.  The Wolverines went back up 55-54 off of a lay-up by Michele Mules (FR, York, PA/Susquehannock) for their last lead of the night.  Salisbury finished the game on a 9-4 run.

Wesley was led by Domonique Barrett (SO, Dover, DE/Dover) and Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) with 12 and 11 points respectively.  Barrett also added 7 rebounds, along with Cheri Bryant's (JR, Smyrna, DE/Smyrna) 7 boards.  The Wolverines shot 20-of-47 (42.6%) from the field and committed 30 turnovers on the night.

Alvernia Takes Out Wesley, 58-45
ARLINGTON, Va. - Wesley College (0-3) lost its third straight game, falling to Alvernia College (1-2) in the Marymount University Tip-Off Classic, in women's basketball action on Sunday morning.  Cheri Bryant (JR, Smyrna, DE/Smyrna) recorded a double-double for the Wolverines posting 16 points and 15 rebounds.  Bryant was 7-of-13 from the field.  Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) and Heather Kennedy (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) both added 9 points apiece, while Shirelle Tingle (SR, Seaford, DE/Seaford) had a team-high 6 assists.

Wesley shot 18-of-60 (30%) from the field and forced Alvernia into 23 turnovers in the game, but Wesley also had 20 turnovers.  Bryant was named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts during the weekend.

Wesley Loses to Bullets, 58-55
ARLINGTON, Va. - Wesley College (0-2) lost to non-conference opponent Gettysburg College (1-1) by a final score of 58-55 at the Marymount University Tip-Off Classic, in women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.  Brittany Lundy (JR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) led Wesley with 12 points and Patricia Milner (JR, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney) had 9 points and 7 rebounds.  Cheri Bryant (JR, Smyrna, DE/Smyrna) and Annette Nacrelli (SR, Elkton, MD/Caravel) both added 7 points apiece in the effort.

The Wolverines were 18-of-64 (28.1%) from the field and committed 20 turnovers on the night.

Wesley Dropped by Marymount in Opener
ARLINGTON, Va. - Wesley College (0-1) lost to non-conference opponent #5 Marymount University by a final score of 91-54, in women's basketball action, at the Marymount University Tip-Off Classic on Friday night.  Colleen Thomas (FR, Howell, NJ/Howell) led Wesley with 10 points and 6 rebounds, while Cheri Bryant (JR, Smyrna, DE/Smyrna) added 9 points.  Heather Kennedy (SR, Villas, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) led Wesley on the boards with 7.  The Wolverines shot 33.3% from the field and were 9-of-12 (75%) from the charity stripe.

Women's Basketball Season Preview
DOVER, De. - The Wesley College women's basketball team is taking under a new look heading into the 2006-2007 season.  Head Coach James Wearden enters his first season at the helm, after spending 13 seasons at Seaford High School and winning 216 games in his time at Seaford.  Also, Wesley loses three 1,000 point scorers in T'Neisha Turner, Tricia Casarotto and Robin Smith, who all helped lead the Wolverines to the 2005 Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship game.  Needless to say, Wesley has a new look and the challenges that face this year's team are all going to be accepted head on by Coach Wearden and his team.

Wesley welcomes 6 newcomers and returns 6 players from last year's 19-9 team.  Leading the list of returnees in the backcourt is Brittany Lundy (JR, G, 5-3, New Castle, DE/William Penn), who after sitting out last season, averaged 12.2 points per game in 2004-2005 and added 60 steals and 44 assists in 21 games.  Patricia Milner (JR, G, 5-5, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney) played in all 28 games and started in 24 of them, putting up a 7.36 points per game average and dishing out 72 assists for the Wolverines.  Domonique Barrett (SO, G, 5-7, Dover, DE/Dover) also returns having started in 24-of-28 games last season.  Barrett averaged 5.71 points per game, 4.68 rebounds per game and had 36 steals in her rookie campaign.  Barrett has proven to be one of Wesley's top defenders.  Annette Nacrelli (SR, G, 5-5, Elkton, MD/Caravel) played in all 28 games and has stepped up her role as a leader and will be counted on to give Wesley a consistent outside threat.  Two newcomers that will vie for playing time are Shirelle Tingle (SR, G, 5-4, Seaford, DE/Seaford) and Michele Mules (FR, G, 5-6, York, PA/Susquehannock).  Tingle will run mainly at the point guard position and will bring proven leadership and experience to the backcourt.  Mules will be looked at to give added depth to the shooting guard position and has already demonstrated the ability to play at the collegiate level.  Other newcomers to the frontcourt are Shyneika Baine (FR, G, 5-0, Snow Hill, MD/Snow Hill).

The frontcourt returns two players from last year and three key newcomers that will all see considerable action with the Wolverines.  Returning are Heather Kennedy (SR, G/F, 5-7, Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape May Regional) and Pabnesia Zachery (SO, C, 6-0, Dover, DE/Dover).  Kennedy has played a key role in the Wesley team over the last three years and also brings the veteran leadership that this Wesley team will need.  Cheri Bryant (JR, F, 5-9, Smyrna, DE/Smyrna) is an all-around player on both ends of the floor.  Bryant came to Wesley from Cecil Community College and has a knack for getting to the ball on the defensive boards, while also being an offensive threat for Wesley.  Colleen Thomas (FR, F, 5-7, Howell, NJ/Howell) has been a pleasant surprise in the preseason and will be looked upon early for her scoring and fundamental style of play.  Thomas will be a key ingredient to the success of the Wesley team.  Gina Orrben (SO, F, 5-8, Hockessin, DE/A.I. DuPont) has shown a lot of promise since joining the team just over a week ago due to playing women's soccer.

Wesley opens up play at the Marymount University on November 17th against the host school and will follow-up with games on Saturday and Sunday.  The Wolverines' non-conference schedule includes two other teams from the Marymount Tournament and Salisbury University (11/21), Trinity University (11/29), DeSales University (1/4), Lancaster Bible College (1/13) and College of Notre Dame (2/17).  "I'm really looking forward to the season, there is freshness about the team and that freshness has created a lot of excitement within the team.  This basketball team is one of the quickest teams that I have ever been associated with.  These young women have really bonded nicely, which has allowed me to teach them at a much quicker pace than I originally planned," added Coach Wearden.

Women's Basketball Selected 7th Overall
ASTON, Pa. - The Wesley College women's basketball team has been selected to finish 7th overall in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) preseason coaches' poll, announced by the conference office on Wednesday night.  Wesley received a total of 70 points.  Gwynedd-Mercy College (143)was selected as the overall and northern division leader, earning 11 first-place votes and Alvernia College (127) was selected 2nd overall and in the north earning the other first-place vote.

Cabrini College was selected as the southern division winner garnering 114 points, with Immaculata University (111), Neumann College (93), Wesley, Rosemont College (57) and Eastern University (19) rounding out the south voting.

The Wolverines finished with a 19-9 overall record and made the team's second trip into the conference championship game and also earned the team's second consecutive trip into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southern Division Tournament.  Wesley must replace the scoring of three 1,000 point scorers in T'Neisha Turner, Tricia Casarotto and Robin Smith.  Patricia Milner (JR, Camden, DE/Caesar Rodney) is the team's returning leading scorer posting 7.36 points per game and also return Brittany Lundy (JR, New Castle, DE/William Penn) who averaged 12.2 points per game in 2004-2005.

T'Neisha Turner to Play Professionally
FORT COLLINS, Co. - When Harlem Ambassadors' General Manager Dale Moss read newspaper accounts about the play of Wesley College guard T'Neisha Turner, he noticed that she was repeatedly referred to as the "always smiling T'Neisha Turner."

"It was like smiling was part of her name," said Moss.  "What a great attribute to bring to show basketball."  The Harlem Ambassadors announced today the signing of Turner and plans to develop her as the new featured woman show player for the team's Stars and Stripes Unit.  The Ambassadors' show uniquely highlights a woman player with a team of men professionals.

The 5'5" guard will join the Ambassadors after wrapping up an illustrious career at Wesley. During her senior season T'Neisha was among the top 10 in the nation in scoring in all NCAA divisions, averaging 22.5 points per game. She holds the school's all-time career scoring record (men and women) with 1,822 points. She earned honors as a two-time Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year, a three-time First Team All Conference, a three-time team MVP, and a two-time PAC scoring leader. In 2005 she led the Wolverines to the PAC Tournament finals, racking up six consecutive PAC Player of the Week honors along the way.

Turner Named to All Region Team
DOVER, De. - Wesley College's T'Neisha Turner (SR, Upper Marlboro, MD/Frederick Douglass) was named to the D3hoops.com All-Middle Atlantic Region Team for her efforts during the 2005-2006 season, in women basketball.  Turner, the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year, was named to the D3hoops.com 1st Team All-Middle Atlantic Region, after garnering 2nd team honors in 2004-2005.  Turner averaged 22.5 points, 5.86 rebounds and 5.29 assists per game for the Wolverines.  Turner, who is the 4th leading scorer and 25th in assists in Division III, helped lead her team to a 19-9 overall and 13-3 conference record, while putting Wesley into their first PAC Finals appearance since 2000 and second consecutive bid into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament.

Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors (SID's) at the various schools, who were contacted several times as the season wound down to remind them to make their players eligible. There were 596 players nominated nationwide. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for 10 players in their region. SIDs voted for six frontcourt players and four backcourt players, to insure balance.