Recent Women's Basketball Headlines
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 at 6:50 PM - [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.

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Tue, Dec. 9, 2014 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande women's basketball team will attempt to snap a two-game losing slide on Tuesday night when Wilbeforce University visits the Newt Oliver Arena for a non-conference tilt.
    Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.
    Rio Grande (5-4) is coming off a tough, 87-81 loss at rival Shawnee State last Wednesday - its fourth loss in the last five outings. The four losses have come by a combined 23 points and three have been on the road.

Sophomore forward Alexis Payne had a game- and career-high 24 points in Wednesday's loss at Shawnee State
Sophomore forward Alexis Payne had a game- and career-high 24 points in Wednesday's loss at Shawnee State
Thu, Dec. 4, 2014 - [Women's Basketball]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio - Shawnee State University managed to maintain its perfect all-time mark at home against rival University of Rio Grande, but the Bears certainly had to earn it.
    Sophomore forward Jen Arnzen scored 13 of her career-high 18 points in the second half, including five in a game-changing 11-1 run which snapped a 57-57 tie and eventually led SSU to a 87-81 victory, Wednesday night, in non-conference women's basketball action at the Frank and Janis Waller Gymnasium.
    The Bears improved to 9-2 with the win and upped their all-time record against Rio to 48-5, including a 26-0 mark at home.
    Rio Grande, which lost for the fourth time in five outings, slipped to 5-4. The four losses have come by a combined 23 points and three have been on the road.