Recent Women's Basketball Headlines
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Wed, Feb. 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second consecutive week, the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team is ranked 24th in the NAIA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll.
    The RedStorm, who cracked the Top 25 for the first time this season last week, received 92 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institution in the poll released Tuesday evening.
    Head coach David Smalley's squad ran its record to 24-6 overall and 13-1 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with an 81-54 rout of Carlow University in its regular season finale on Saturday.

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Wed, Feb. 25, 2015 at 2:55 AM - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - After an impressive finish to its regular season schedule, the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team is hoping their momentum makes the transition into post-season play.
    The RedStorm will entertain Cincinnati Christian University in the quarterfinal round of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Rio defeated Cincinnati Christian, 78-64, on January 24 in the first-ever meeting in women's basketball between the schools.
    The RedStorm led by as many as 27 points with just under 10 minutes remaining before the Eagles mounted a late rally to make things a bit more respectable.

Rio Grande's Sarah Bonar puts up a shot during the second half of Saturday's win over Carlow
Rio Grande's Sarah Bonar puts up a shot during the second half of Saturday's win over Carlow
Mon, Feb. 23, 2015 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A first half sputter by the University of Rio Grande women's basketball team turned into a second half explosion - and a historic victory.
    The RedStorm outscored host Carlow University 40-18 in the second half en route to an 81-54 rout of the Celtics, Saturday afternoon, in the regular season finale for both teams at Oakland Catholic High School's Donahue Pavilion.
    Rio Grande, ranked No. 24 in the latest NAIA Division II coaches' poll, improved to 24-6 overall and 13-1 in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.
    The victory also allowed head coach David Smalley's club to establish a new school record with a 15th consecutive win, while tying the school record for best single-season conference record set during the 1992-93 season as a member of the now-defunct America Mideast Conference.

Sophomore Alexis Payne is one of three Rio players averaging in double-figures heading into Saturday's game at Carlow
Sophomore Alexis Payne is one of three Rio players averaging in double-figures heading into Saturday's game at Carlow
Sat, Feb. 21, 2015 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande women's basketball team finds itself in search of an historic victory as it closes out regular season play against Carlow University on Saturday afternoon.
    Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at Oakland Catholic High School's Donahue Pavilion in Pittsburgh, Pa.
    The RedStorm will be seeking a 15th consecutive victory, which would establish a new school record. The current 14-game win streak for head coach David Smalley's squad ties the all-time mark previously set during the 1992-93 season.
    Ironically, a win would also allow Rio tie its single-season mark for best conference record at 13-1 - a mark also set in 1992-93 while a member of the now defunct America Mideast Conference.

Sophomore Aly Herren scored a career-high 20 points in Tuesday night's 100-63 win over Indiana-Kokomo
Sophomore Aly Herren scored a career-high 20 points in Tuesday night's 100-63 win over Indiana-Kokomo
Wed, Feb. 18, 2015 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Aly Herren scored a career-high 20 points to lead five University of Rio Grande players in double figures and the RedStorm used a 20-2 first half run to fuel a 100-63 win over Indiana University-Kokomo, Tuesday night, in the regular season home finale at the Newt Oliver Arena.
    Rio Grande improved to 23-6 overall and 12-1 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with the victory, while becoming the outright champion of the KIAC's North Division in the process.
    The RedStorm also extended their winning streak to 14 consecutive games, equaling the school record set during the 1992-93 season.

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Wed, Feb. 18, 2015 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Rio Grande women's basketball team managed to crack the latest NAIA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll.
    The RedStorm, who had been just outside of the Top 25 among the teams receiving votes for each of the past two weeks, received 72 points for 24th place in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institution in the poll released Tuesday evening.
    Head coach David Smalley's squad ran its record to 23-6 overall and 12-1 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a 100-63 triumph over Indiana University-Kokomo in its regular season finale on Tuesday.
    The RedStorm captured the KIAC North Division championship outright with the win and equaled the school's all-time record for consecutive wins with their 14th straight victory.
    Rio Grande was the only new entry into the Top 25 this week.