2019-20 Women's Basketball News

  • Saints Improve to 10-0 in WHAC Play With Road-Win Over Rochester
    January 15, 2020
    ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The nationally-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team improved to 10-0 in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) play after a convincing 83-69 win on the road against Rochester. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) led the Saints with her second 30-point performance of the season.
  • Demi Russell Named WHAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    January 13, 2020
    Siena Heights women's basketball senior Demi Russell (Toledo, Ohio) was chosen the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) women's basketball player of the week as announced by the league office this afternoon.
  • Russell Leads Saints to Double-Digit Win Over Ranked Blue Devils
    January 11, 2020
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- Senior Demi Russell (Toledo, Ohio) scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to propel the 19th-ranked Saints past the No. 25 Blue Devils 87-76. The win gives Siena Heights the first-ever 9-0 start in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) play.
  • Saints Extend Winning Streak to 10 After Blow Out Win Over Calumet College St. Joseph
    January 06, 2020
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The 19th-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team cruised to an 82-46 win over Calumet College St. Joseph to extend its winning streak to 10 on Monday night in the Siena Heights Fieldhouse. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) tallied her fourth-straight double-double with a team-high 21 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Demi Russell HIts 1000 Points as the #19 Saints Remain Perfect in WHAC Play After Road Win Against UM-Dearborn
    January 04, 2020
    DEARBORN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team remained perfect in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) play after a 76-69 win over Michigan-Dearborn on the road Saturday afternoon. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) recorded her third consecutive double-double by tallying a team-high 25 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Saints Ring in New Year With Double-Digit Win Over Governors State
    December 31, 2019
    CHICAGO -- The 19th-ranked Saints defeated Governors State 61-45 to ring in the new year to improve to 14-1 on the season. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) led the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the winning effort.
  • Saints Hold Off Midland 73-68
    December 21, 2019
    CHICAGO -- The 19th-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team held off Midland (Neb.) 73-68 in the team's second, and final game of the Roosevelt tournament. Kelsey Wyman (Blissfield, Mich.) led the team in scoring for the second consecutive outing with a game-high 25 points.
  • 19th-Ranked Saints Roll Roosevelt 72-49
    December 20, 2019
    CHICAGO -- The No. 19 Siena Heights women's basketball team used a 10-0 run to gain the lead in the first quarter and never looked back in a 72-49 drubbing of the host school, Roosevelt (Ill.), on Friday evening. The Saints and Lakers met up on day one of the Roosevelt Tournament in Chicago, Illinois. Kelsey Wyman (Blissfield, Mich.) was the leading scorer for Siena Heights with 23 points off the bench.
  • Saints Improve to 7-0 in WHAC Play After Big Win Over Lourdes
    December 14, 2019
    SYLVANIA, Ohio -- The No. 19 Siena Heights women's basketball team used an 18-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from Lourdes on the way to a 63-49 win in Sylvania, Ohio on Saturday afternoon. Demi Russell (Toledo, Ohio) led the Saints with 15 points in the win.
  • Peyton Banks Earns Second WHAC Player of the Week Award This Season
    December 09, 2019
    Siena Heights women's basketball sophomore Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) was tabbed the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) women's basketball player of the week when the league office announced the awards on Monday afternoon.
  • Women's Bowling Places 11th at WHAC Jamboree #3
    December 07, 2019
    TOLEDO, Ohio. -- The Siena Heights women's bowling team finished 11th at the WHAC Jamboree #3, on Saturday. The Saints tallied a pin total of 5592
  • Saints Stay Perfect in WHAC Play With Defeat Of No. 7 Indiana Tech at Home
    December 07, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The 22nd-ranked Siena Heights women's basketball team upended the No. 7 Warriors of Indiana Tech 79-75 in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) game at the SHU Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. It's the second-consecutive year that the Saints have handed Indiana Tech its first loss in conference play. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) tallied a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to help lead the Saints to the four-point win.
  • Siena Heights Basketball and SALT Partner in 8th Annual Hunger Games to Help the Daily Bread
    December 02, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- On Wednesday, November 20 the Siena Heights men's and women's basketball teams along with the Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) participated in the eighth Annual Hunger Games to help the Siena Heights University food drive that donates to the Daily Bread. During the game, the color orange is adopted to help spread hunger awareness. Fans attending the game are encouraged to drop off food and money donations to help contribute to the annual Siena food drive.
  • Saints Cruise to a 2-0 Mark at Home Tournament
    December 01, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team cruised to a 27-point win over St. Thomas (Fla.) on Sunday afternoon. The Saints finish their annual Thanksgiving Tournament with a 2-0 mark following the win. Demi Russell (Toledo, Ohio) led the Saints with a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double in the win and was named the tournament MVP for her performance. 
  • Saints Improve to 7-1 After Lopsided Victory On Day One of SHU Thanksgiving Classic
    November 30, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The No. 22 Siena Heights women's basketball team cruised to an 84-69 win over Carlow (Pa.) in the final game of day one of the SHU Thanksgiving Classic. The Saints finished with 48.4% shooting from the floor in the win. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) led Siena with 23 points and seven rebounds.
  • Poor Shooting Dooms Saints in Loss to Crosstown Adrian
    November 26, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team suffered its first setback in a 56-52 loss at crosstown rival Adrian College on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs earned a victory over the Saints for the first time in 10 years. Kiana Votava (Port Huron, Mich.) led the Saints with 15 points in the losing effort.
  • Saints Stay Unbeaten at Madonna
    November 23, 2019
    LIVONIA, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball achieved its first 6-0 start since the 2014-15 season after a 20-point win on the road against Madonna in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) game on Saturday afternoon. Kiana Votava (Port Huron, Mich.) led the Saints in the win with 24 points on 8-11 shooting from the floor.
  • Women's Basketball Game At Madonna On Saturday Time Change
    November 21, 2019
    LIVONIA, Mich. -- The women's basketball game between Siena Heights and Madonna that was scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday has been moved to 3:30 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict with a volleyball tournament match the school is hosting.
  • Saints March to 5-0 Start
    November 20, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team defeated Cornerstone 71-56 in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) action to stay perfect on the year with a 5-0 start overall and a 3-0 mark in league play. Demi Russell (Toledo, Ohio) led the Saints with 15 points on a night when Siena showed a balanced attack with five Saints scoring double-digit points in the win.
  • Peyton Banks Scores Career-High 32 Points to Lead Saints Past Cardinals in Ann Arbor
    November 16, 2019
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Siena Heights sophomore Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) netted a career-high 32 points in the Saints 66-64 road win over Concordia (Mich.) on Saturday evening. Banks shot 12-18 from the floor and 3-3 from beyond the arc to lead Siena Heights in the win.
  • Saints Roll to Big Win Over UNOH in WHAC Opener
    November 12, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team rolled past Northwestern Ohio 73-37 to start Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) competition 1-0. Kelsey Wyman (Blissfield, Mich.) led the Saints with 14 points off the bench in the win.
  • Peyton Banks Named WHAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    November 11, 2019
    Siena Heights women's basketball sophomore Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) women's basketball player of the week as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
  • Saints Use 19-0 Run in Final Quarter to Start Season 2-0
    November 10, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team used a 19-0 run in the fourth quarter to pull ahead of (RV) West Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) led the Saints with 27-point, 12-rebound double-double in the win.
  • Women's Basketball Cruises to a 96-25 Win in Home Opener
    November 02, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team cruised to a 96-25 win over Great Lakes Christian in the team's season-opening home game on Saturday evening. Peyton Banks (Wadsworth, Ohio) led the Saints with 16 points on 7-9 shooting from the field.
  • Women's Basketball Set to Begin 2019-20 Season With Home Opening Game Against Great Lakes Christian
    November 01, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Siena Heights women's basketball team opens the 2019-20 season tomorrow evening with a 5:00 p.m., EST, game against Great Lakes Christian in the SHU Fieldhouse.
  • SHU Women's Basketball Selected Fourth in WHAC Preseason Poll
    October 07, 2019
    The Siena Heights women's basketball team was selected fourth in the 2019-20 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Preseason Coaches Poll that was released by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Nine Saints Teams Honored By NAIA for Work in the Classroom
    July 16, 2019
    Nine Siena Heights athletic teams were honored by the NAIA for their work in the classroom during the 2018-2019 academic year.