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The long journey of Robert Morris women’s basketball

The long journey of Robert Morris women’s basketball

Samuel Anthony

March 15, 2017

The student section roared with excitement during the final game in the history of the Charles L. Sewall Center, as the ecstatic crowd came storming onto the court as the Robert Morris University women's basketball team punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament by claiming their third NEC title in...

The great Greek debate: How does Stamolamprou compare to Spanou?

The great Greek debate: How does Stamolamprou compare to Spanou?

Samuel Anthony

February 17, 2017

Anna Niki Stamolamprou is arguably one of the greatest Colonials to ever lay foot on the basketball court. Her recent 39-point performance against LIU Brooklyn on Jan. 9 tied the team record held by Artemis Spanou for the most poin ts scored in a single game. The product from Thessaloniki, Greece...

NCCA Tournament Preview: No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Robert Morris

NCCA Tournament Preview: No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Robert Morris

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

March 21, 2014

LOCATION: Toledo, Ohio TIME: 1:30 Tip-off OPPPONENT RECORD: 32-0, AP No. 2 TELEVISED: ESPN Congratulations to Robert Morris women’s basketball on winning the Northeast Conference Championship and earning a NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2008. Now, go play undefeated N...

Spanou, Robert Morris earn trip to NEC title

Spanou, Robert Morris earn trip to NEC title

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

March 12, 2014

“As I said before, one of the goals that I haven’t achieved yet is taking a ring and leaving Robert Morris as a champion,” said senior Artemis Spanou prior to the start of the 2013-14 season. Almost five months later, Robert Morris defeated Bryant 72-67 in the Northeast Conference semifinals Wednesday night at the Sewall Center. The Colonials are on the brink of cutting down the nets and earning a NCAA tournament berth. It would add the perfect exclamation point to the their leader’s record-breaking career. Spanou dropped 24 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to pace the Colonials. She commanded a double-team most of the game, enabling her to find quick, easy dishes to freshman forward Cassie Oursler, who added 13 points and four rebounds. “I'm excited,” said Spanou. “It's my first time at the final, and I'm excited to play on Sunday. We're going to have fun and see what happens.” The Col...

Second half surge pushes Robert Morris over LIU in NEC Tournament

Second half surge pushes Robert Morris over LIU in NEC Tournament

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

March 9, 2014

For Robert Morris, the first half of Sunday’s NEC quarterfinal matchup against LIU Brooklyn resembled everything they were trying to avoid heading into the conference postseason. A slow start, first-half jitters, and a few unlucky breaks caused the Colonials to catch a glimpse of their ultimate ni...

Colonial Chaos shoots big for Cystic Fibrosis

Colonial Chaos shoots big for Cystic Fibrosis

Vince Russo, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2014

The second annual Colonial Chaos was nothing short of what its name promises. Those who call themselves Colonials rallied together on the court throughout the day on Feb. 19 to raise a grand total of $8,516.83 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The chaos featured a day full of contestants shooting...

Colonial Talk: Breaking down the NEC WBB tournament

Colonial Talk: Breaking down the NEC WBB tournament

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

February 18, 2014

With the start of the NEC Women’s Basketball Tournament quickly approaching, here’s a bracket preview with tentative matchups for postseason play. All matchups are based off the current conference standings, presuming nothing dramatically shifts in the last two weeks of the season. 1. Robert Morris (16-9, 12-2 NEC) vs. 8. LIU Brooklyn (7-18, 5-9 NEC) Series: 2-0 RMU RMU has gotten the better of the Blackbirds in the team’s two meetings this season, most recently a 36-point thumping on February 17th in Moon Township. The Colonials play very well at home, and are on a current nine game win streak at the Sewall Center. This will mark the start of star senior Artemis Spanou’s final chance at a NEC ring, so look for her to further elevate her game once the postseason starts, which seems to be impossible right? An upset isn’t looming within this contest, considering LIU doesn’t have the firepower to ...

Robert Morris dominates LIU Brooklyn, wins ninth straight at Sewall

Robert Morris dominates LIU Brooklyn, wins ninth straight at Sewall

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

February 17, 2014

For the Robert Morris women’s basketball team as of late, there’s no place like home. Literally. The Colonials spent Monday evening dominating LIU Brooklyn at the Charles L. Sewall Center, pounding the Blackbirds 79-43 to improve to 12-2 in the NEC and extend their home winning-streak to nine. The 36-point margin was the second largest in the RMU-LIU Brooklyn series, and sent a message the rest of the conference that the first-place Colonials aren’t exactly coasting to the postseason. “We worked really hard today on the defensive end holding them to a low shooting percentage and kept them off the offensive glass,” said associate head coach Charlie Buscaglia. “We worked hard and our shooting was an aberration of our work ethic.” The team shot 50 percent from the floor (27-of-54), and four of five starters scored in double figures. Buscaglia explained the importance of having a legitimate scorin...

Robert Morris tops CCSU on Spanou’s double-double

Robert Morris tops CCSU on Spanou’s double-double

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

February 15, 2014

In a Saturday afternoon affair at the Charles L. Sewall Center, the Robert Morris women’s basketball team grinded out another win, this time defeating Central Connecticut State 66-49 in the matinee of a RMU basketball double-header. The win improves the Colonials to 15-9 overall and 11-2 in the NEC. It wasn’t their prettiest display, but the Colonials ultimately found a way to win, relying on another stat-stuffing performance from senior forward Artemis Spanou. The Greece native tallied 17 points, 21 boards and six assists to lead all scorers, and really helped Robert Morris to control the glass throughout. “Like Coach Sal says, getting defensive rebounds and scoring is the best offense,” said Spanou. “We’ve got to go for every rebound. We’re stronger and taller than everyone else in the conference, so it’s our ball.” The Colonials started the game very slow, and were streaky throughout mo...

Navarro’s breakout game pushes Robert Morris past Sacred Heart

Navarro’s breakout game pushes Robert Morris past Sacred Heart

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

February 10, 2014

Rebeca Navarro went into Robert Morris’ matchup with Sacred Heart averaging 4.5 points per game. Her game did the talking Monday evening however, as she posted a career-high 20 points on a 6-of-7 shooting effort from long range, second-best in team history. The freshman provided much needed scoring assistance off the bench for the Colonials, who erased an early 12 point deficit to defeat Sacred Heart 90-66 at the Charles L. Sewall Center. “It showed tonight that putting in the extra work is the best thing to hit big shots,” said Navarro. “I try to have a short memory. If I miss my first shot, I just try to keep shooting.” The win improves Robert Morris to 14-9 overall and 10-2 in conference play, keeping a firm hold of first place among the NEC. They clinched a NEC tournament berth with the victory as well, making up for last year’s absence from the conference postseason.   Associate head coach...