Recent Women's Basketball Headlines
Senior guard Bri Thomas had a season-high 26 points in Saturday night's win over No. 21 Doane
Senior guard Bri Thomas had a season-high 26 points in Saturday night's win over No. 21 Doane
Sun, Dec. 21, 2014 at 12:40 AM - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Brianna Thomas scored 17 of her season-high 26 points in the second half to lead the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team to a come-from-behind 67-59 win over Doane (Neb.) College in the opening round of the Daytona Beach Shootout, Saturday night, at Embry-Riddle University's ICI Center.
    The RedStorm, who won for the third straight time, improved to 8-4 with the victory.
    Doane, which entered the game ranked No. 21 in NAIA Division II, slipped to 7-8 with the loss.

Sophomore forward Brooke Marcum is averaging 10 rebounds per game to lead the RedStorm
Sophomore forward Brooke Marcum is averaging 10 rebounds per game to lead the RedStorm
Fri, Dec. 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The University of Rio Grande will look to extend a modest two-game winning streak and go into the Christmas holiday break with a measure of momentum as they square off with a pair of highly-touted opponents this weekend in the Daytona Beach Shootout.
    The RedStorm (7-4) will face Doane (Neb.) College on Saturday at 8 p.m., before completing their road swing to the Sunshine State against Webber International (Fla.) University on Sunday at 4 p.m. Both games will be played at the ICI Center on the campus of Embry-Riddle University.
    Doane enters the weekend ranked No. 21 in the latest NAIA Division II coaches poll, while Webber International received votes in the same poll.

New Philadelphia High's Jaida Carter is joined by family and coaches as she signs to play collegiately at Rio Grande
New Philadelphia High's Jaida Carter is joined by family and coaches as she signs to play collegiately at Rio Grande
Wed, Dec. 17, 2014 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio - University of Rio Grande women's basketball head coach David Smalley recently announced the signing of New Philadelphia High School senior Jaida Carter for the 2015-16 school year.
    Carter, a 5-foot-6 point guard, is a two-time Associated Press All-Eastern District selection and a two-time first team All-East Central Ohio League pick. She was averaging 12.5 points, 5.3 steals, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game for head coach Matt Voll's Quakers heading into Wednesday night's game against Dover High School.
    "I am very excited and thankful for opportunity I've been given," Carter said. "It's always been a goal of mine to continue to play basketball in college and I am so grateful that I'm playing the sport that I love and that I am so passionate about."

Senior guard Bri Thomas' bucket with 3.8 seconds left gave Rio a 77-76 win over Ursuline
Senior guard Bri Thomas' bucket with 3.8 seconds left gave Rio a 77-76 win over Ursuline
Mon, Dec. 15, 2014 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio - Brianna Thomas canned a go-ahead jumper with 3.4 seconds left to lift the University of Rio Grande to a 77-76 win over Ursuline College, Saturday evening, in non-conference women's basketball action at John Carroll University's Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center.
    The RedStorm, who won for the second straight time, improved to 7-4 with the victory.
    Ursuline, which had a two-game winning streak snapped, slipped to 2-8 with the loss.

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Fri, Dec. 12, 2014 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande women's basketball team will look to make it back-to-back wins on Saturday evening when they venture north to take on Ursuline College in a non-conference matchup.
    Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. at John Carroll University's Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center in University Heights, Ohio.
    Ursuline is using the neighboring facility after its on-campus O'Brien Athletic Center was destroyed by a tornado in July of 2013.

Rio Grande's Brianna Thomas scores two of her 19 points in Tuesday night's win over Wilberforce
Rio Grande's Brianna Thomas scores two of her 19 points in Tuesday night's win over Wilberforce
Wed, Dec. 10, 2014 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Brianna Thomas scored a game-high 19 points to lead a trio of University of Rio Grande players in double figures and the RedStorm pulled away in the second half to post an 84-63 win over Wilberforce University, Tuesday night, in non-conference women's basketball action at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Rio Grande improved to 6-4 with the victory, stopping a two-game losing slide and completing a season sweep of Wilberforce in the process.
    The Bulldogs slipped to 1-12 with the loss.