2019-20 Belles Basketball News

  • Season Comes to End for Belles in MIAA Tournament First Round
    February 26, 2020
    ALBION, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was unable to overcome a first-quarter deficit as the sixth-seeded Belles fell 71-57 to third-seeded Albion on Wednesday evening.
  • Paradiso Garners Second Team All-MIAA Accolade
    February 25, 2020
    FREELAND, Mich. - Saint Mary's junior basketball player Giavanna Paradiso was one of 12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) women's basketball players to garner All-MIAA honors for the 2019-20 season.
  • Belles Hold Off Comets
    February 22, 2020
    OLIVET, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fought off two big surges by host Olivet and took a 70-54 win on the road for the Belles' tenth win of the season on Saturday.
  • Belles Edged Out by Brits on Senior Night
    February 19, 2020
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The shooting percentages from all areas of the floor were a near deadlock, but visiting Albion (receiving votes - d3hoops.com Top 25 Poll) made four more shots from the floor and five additional free throws as the Saint Mary's basketball team was edged out in a 71-59 final on Senior Night.
  • Team Effort Lifts Belles Past Hornets
    February 15, 2020
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team hit a season-high ten three-pointers and battled their way to a 65-48 win at Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon.
  • Belles Hang Tough with No. 2 Flying Dutch
    February 12, 2020
    HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team battled until the end in a 69-43 final at No. 2 ranked and undefeated Hope on Wednesday evening.
  • Belles Suffer Setback on the Road at Alma
    February 08, 2020
    ALMA, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team shouldered a 59-50 loss in conference play at Alma on Saturday afternoon.
  • Comeback Effort Stopped Short for Belles Against Knights
    February 05, 2020
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Belles edged within three points of the visiting Knights three times in the third quarter, but the Saint Mary's basketball team was unable to overtake Calvin in a 57-51 setback on Wednesday evening.
  • Belles Hold Off Late Surge by Bulldogs
    January 29, 2020
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team halted a 10-0 run by visiting Adrian in the fourth quarter and staved off another late push by the Bulldogs in a 66-61 win at home on Wednesday night.
  • Belles Fall Short Against Brits
    January 25, 2020
    ALBION, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell against an Albion side which is receiving votes in the WBCA Division III Coaches Poll in an 89-41 final on Saturday afternoon.
  • Paradiso Reaches 1,000 Career Points as Belles Prevail Over Hornets
    January 22, 2020
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - A seven-point swing late in the second quarter was capped off with Giavanna Paradiso's 1,000th career point and the Saint Mary's basketball team never trailed again in a 71-58 win over visiting Kalamazoo on Wednesday night.
  • Belles Topped by No. 3 Flying Dutch
    January 18, 2020
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team dropped a 76-41 final against No. 3 ranked (WBCA NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll) and undefeated Hope on Saturday afternoon.
  • Belles Stymied by Thunder
    January 15, 2020
    ANGOLA, Ind. - Host Trine opened the third quarter with a 14-0 run and the Belles could not make up the difference over the final 15 minutes of play as the Saint Mary's basketball team fell by a 66-37 score in conference action on Wednesday night.
  • First-Half Shooting Holds Belles Back Against Knights
    January 11, 2020
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team had a tough time getting shots to fall while host Calvin hit 50 percent of the shots they took over the first half to build an insurmountable lead in a 65-43 final on Saturday afternoon.
  • Belles Steady Down the Stretch in Win Over Comets
    January 04, 2020
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team came up with key responses to runs in the third and fourth quarters as the Belles claimed a 60-50 conference win over visiting Olivet on Saturday afternoon.
  • Second Half Sets Belles Back Against Stars
    December 21, 2019
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team pulled within five points of visiting Dominican with 4:31 to play, but the Belles were unable to fully overcome the deficit in a 61-49 final on Saturday afternoon.
  • Paradiso Named MIAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week
    December 16, 2019
    FREELAND, Mich. - Giavanna Paradiso, a junior on the Saint Mary's basketball team, has been named as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week for her efforts leading up to December 15.
  • Belles Overcome Tough Start to Bounce Bulldogs
    December 14, 2019
    ADRIAN, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team outscored host Adrian by 23 points over the final three quarters as the Belles took a 64-41 win on the road in a conference matchup on Saturday.
  • Belles Stopped by Nationally-Ranked Titans
    December 11, 2019
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team came up on the short end of a 79-44 final against cross-town foe No. 24 (NAIA D-II Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll) IU-South Bend on Wednesday evening.
  • Belles Fall to Hot-Shooting Thunder
    December 07, 2019
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team came up short against in-state conference foe Trine in a 97-48 final on Saturday afternoon.
  • Belles Hold Off Scots in MIAA Opener
    December 04, 2019
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team withstood a late rally by visiting Alma as the Belles prevailed in a 55-51 home win in the conference opener for both teams.
  • Belles Topped by Unbeaten Vikings
    November 27, 2019
    CHICAGO, Ill. - The Saint Mary's basketball team was unable to overcome a first-quarter deficit in a 71-59 setback against undefeated North Park on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Fourth-Quarter Push Lifts Belles Over Yellow Jackets
    November 23, 2019
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Trailing by five points with under four minutes remaining in regulation, the Saint Mary's basketball team used a 13-3 run to take over the momentum and control of the game as the Belles prevailed 56-53 against Defiance on Saturday afternoon.
  • Late Run Not Enough for Belles Against Bluejays
    November 20, 2019
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team erased an eight-point deficit over the final three minutes of play but were unable to get a last-second go-ahead shot to fall as the Belles fell in a 56-52 final against Elmhurst on Wednesday evening.
  • Belles Fall Short Against Finlandia
    November 16, 2019
    HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team fell in a 77-69 final against Finlandia on day two of the Hope Tip Off Classic on Saturday.
  • Belles Edged Out by Panthers
    November 15, 2019
    HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's basketball team shouldered a 61-53 setback against Hanover in the first game of the Hope College Tip Off Classic on Friday evening.
  • Belles Clip Cardinals
    November 12, 2019
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team held off North Central for a 69-63 victory at Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex in the Belles' home opener on Tuesday night.
  • Strong Finish Lifts Belles Over Quakers
    November 09, 2019
    RICHMOND, Ind. - The Saint Mary's basketball team out-scored host Earlham 19-5 over the final five minutes of play to claim a 69-63 victory in their 2019-20 season opener.
  • 2019-20 Basketball Outlook
    November 07, 2019
    Entering the fourth year at the helm of the Saint Mary’s basketball program, head coach Melissa Makielski continues to raise the expectations for her team as the Belles prepare to open the season.