2012-13 Missouri Southern Lions Women's Basketball News

July 19, 2013
Ronda Hubbard rounds out coaching staff with hiring of Victor Esparza
Missouri Southern women's basketball coach Ronda Hubbard has announced the addition of Victor Esparza to round out her coaching staff.

July 10, 2013
Ronnie Ressel named associate head coach of women's basketball program at Missouri Southern
Interim women's basketball head coach Ronda Hubbard has announced the addition of current men's associate head coach Ronnie Ressel to her staff as an associate head coach. Current women's assistant Jaime Green will not be returning to the Lions' bench next season.

July 2, 2013
Maryann Mitts announces retirement from coaching
Maryann Mitts, the all-time winningest coach in Missouri Southern State University women's basketball history, has announced her retirement from coaching to pursue a teaching position at Missouri Southern in the department of kinesiology. The move is effective immediately and associate head coach Ronda Hubbard will serve as the interim head coach for the 2013-14 season.

June 17, 2013
Women's basketball adds junior college guard
Missouri Southern women's basketball coach Maryann Mitts has announced the addition of junior college transfer Alexis Fitzpatrick to the 2013-14 Lions' squad.

April 30, 2013
Women's Basketball adds Shawnee Phillips for 2013-14
Missouri Southern women's basketball coach Maryann Mitts has announced the addition of junior college transfer Shawnee Phillips for the 2013-14 season.

March 5, 2013
Southern second half rally comes up short as Lions fall to Bearcats 77-72 in MIAA Tournament
Joplin, Mo. - Using a 26-6 second half run to overcome a 18-point deficit, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team was unable to complete a second half comeback falling just short tonight to the Northwest Missouri Bearcats 77-72 in the first round of the MIAA Tournament.

March 5, 2013
Erin Rice named All-MIAA
Kansas City, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior forward Erin Rice was named All-MIAA as anounced by the conference office today.

March 4, 2013
Tickets for men's and women's basketball games in Kansas City on sale Tuesday night
The Missouri Southern athletic department will sell tickets to the MIAA Tournament games in Kansas City during the Lions' women's game Tuesday night inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

March 4, 2013
Women's basketball hosts Northwest Missouri in 2013 MIAA Basketball Tournament Tuesday
Joplin, Mo. - Closing out the regular season on a three-game winning streak, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team will look to keep that momentum going Tuesday evening when they host the Northwest Missouri Bearcats at 7:00 p.m. at Legett Platt Athletic Center in the first round of the MIAA Tournament.

March 2, 2013
Ticket information for first-round MIAA Women's Basketball Tournament game
With a win at Central Oklahoma in the season finale, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team will play host to Northwest Missouri in a first-round MIAA Tournament game on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 pm from the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

March 2, 2013
Southern women win 63-59 at Central Oklahoma, securing first-round home game on Tuesday
Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch helped the Lions to a 6-2 run over the final two minutes and secure a 63-59 win at Central Oklahoma today, clinching a first-round home game in the MIAA Tournament on Tuesday.

March 1, 2013
Southern women wrap up regular season at Central Oklahoma Saturday
Joplin, Mo. - Fresh off a five-point win at rival Pittsburg State Wednesday, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team wraps up the regular season at Central Oklahoma Saturday in Edmond, Okla. at 1:30 p.m. in Hamilton Field House. Looking for their third win this week, a win over UCO would secure the eighth seed in the upcoming MIAA tournament for the Lions and a first-round home game Tuesday at Legett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 27, 2013
Women's basketball triumphs 62-57 at Pittsburg State in Sonic Trophy Series matchup
Pittsburg, Kan. - Getting a key jumper from Erin Rice with a minute left and converting clutch free throws down the stretch, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team defeated Pittsburg State 62-57 Wednesday at John Lance Arena.

February 26, 2013
Southern women to travel to Pittsburg State for Sonic Trophy Series matchup
Joplin, Mo. - Qualifying for the MIAA post-season tournament with their 68-66 win over Central Oklahoma on Monday, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team will look to improve their seeding when they return to action Wednesday evening traveling to Pittsburg State to play the Gorillas at 5:30 p.m at John Lance Arena in the Sonic Trophy Series matchup.

February 25, 2013
Rice leads Lions to 68-66 victory over Central Oklahoma on Senior Night
Joplin, Mo. - Behind 15 points from senior forward Erin Rice, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team won a nail-bitter tonight over Central Oklahoma defeating the Bronchos 68-66. With the win, the Lions clinch a spot in the 12-team MIAA conference tournament scheduled to begin next Tuesday hosted at campus sites.

February 21, 2013
Due to travel conditions, MSSU Basketball game postponed until Monday evening
After considering the conditions of the roads and the hazardous travel that would have entailed, the basketball game between Missouri Southern and Central Oklahoma for tonight has been re-scheduled for Monday, February 25.

February 20, 2013
Women's basketball to host Central Oklahoma Thursday for Senior Night
Joplin, Mo. - Coming off a tought loss last Saturday at home to Emporia State, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team looks to bounce back Thursday evening welcoming MIAA newcomer Central Oklahoma to Leggett & Platt Athletic Center for Senior Night at 5:30 p.m. Matching up with the MIAA newcomer Bronchos for the first time since 2005, the Lions will look to send senior forward Erin Rice out with a win in her final game at Leggett & Platt.

February 16, 2013
Southern women fall to Emporia State 62-55
Joplin, Mo. - Despite a valiant comeback that saw the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team come out of the locker room at halftime on a 16-0 run, Southern was unable to overcome a large first half defecit falling short at home tonight to Emporia State 62-55.

February 14, 2013
Women's basketball to host Emporia State Saturday
Joplin, Mo. - Coming off a tough loss at Northeastern State on Wednesday evening, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team returns to action on Saturday evening when they host the Emporia State Lady Hornets at 5:30 p.m. at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 13, 2013
Women's basketball surges back before falling at Northeastern State 56-48
Tahlequah, Okla. - Overcoming a slow start, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team used a late first half run to propel themselves back into the game but were unable to overcome poor second half shooting falling at Northeastern State tonight 56-48.

February 12, 2013
Women's basketball travels to Northeastern State to battle the RiverHawks Wednesday
Joplin, Mo. - Playing their first MIAA opponent for the second time this season, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team travels to Tahlequah, Okla. on Wednesday evening to take on the Northeastern State Riverhawks at 5:30 p.m at Jack Dobbins Field House.

February 9, 2013
Women's basketball battles hard falling to #10 Central Missouri 74-63
Joplin, Mo. - Hanging right with #10 Central Missouri all evening long, the Missouri Southern Lions women’s basketball team battled hard before falling to the Jennies 74-63 tonight at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

February 7, 2013
Women's basketball shoots season-high topping Southwest Baptist 69-63
Joplin, Mo. - Shooting a season-high 62.2% from the field, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team held off a late rally from Southwest Baptist to defeat the Bearcats 69-63 tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The win was the Lions first since January 12 when they defeated Lincoln in Jefferson City 67-55, snapping a six-game losing skid.

February 6, 2013
Women's basketball returns home to face Southwest Baptist Thursday
Joplin, Mo. - After a tough road trip to Kansas last weekend, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team returns to action on Thursday night when they host the Southwest Baptist Bearcats at 5:30 p.m. at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. After falling just short at Fort Hays State and No. 9-ranked Washburn, the Lions will look to snap their six game losing skid and get back on the winning track against the Bearcats.

February 2, 2013
Late rally comes up short as women's basketball falls at Fort Hays
Hays, Kan. - Despite a late rally, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team was unable to overcome a ten-point defecit to Fort Hays State falling 62-55 to the Tigers this afternoon at Gross Memorial Coliseum.

February 1, 2013
Southern women's basketball continues road trip at Fort Hays State Saturday
Joplin, Mo. - After hanging tough with the No. 9-ranked Washburn Lady Blues on Thursday night, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team looks to get back on the winning track tomorrow wrapping up their two game road trip to Kansas at Fort Hays State on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gross Memorial Coliseum.

January 31, 2013
Southern women's basketball hangs tough before falling at #9 Washburn
Topeka, Kan. - The Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team hung tough with the #9-ranked Washburn Lady Blues tonight before falling 53-42 at Lee Arena.

January 30, 2013
Women's basketball travels to #9 Washburn to face Lady Blues Thursday
Joplin, Mo. - Trying to snap a four game slide, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team looks to get back on the winning track on Thursday evening when they travel to Topeka, Kan. to face the #9 Washburn Lady Blues at 5:30 p.m. at Lee Arena.

January 25, 2013
Southern women's basketball hosts MIAA newcomer Northeastern State Saturday
Joplin, Mo. - Trying to snap a three game slide, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team looks to get back on the winning track on Saturday afternoon when they host new MIAA conference member Northeastern State at 1:30 p.m. at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 23, 2013
Southern women's basketball falls at Emporia State 68-52
Emporia, Kan. - Despite a career-high 17 points from Dominique Molsey, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team was unable to overcome hot shooting from behind the three-point line by Emporia State falling to the Lady Hornets 68-52 tonight at White Auditorium.

January 22, 2013
Women's basketball travels to Emporia to face the Lady Hornets
Joplin, Mo. - Coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss at home to Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday afternoon, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team looks to rebound from that tough loss on Wednesday evening when they travel to Emporia, Kan. to take on the Emporia State Hornets at 5:30 p.m. in White Auditorium.

January 19, 2013
Women's basketball loses heartbreaker in overtime to Nebraska-Kearney 67-60
Joplin, Mo. - With Dominique Mosley hitting a layup as time expired at the end of regulation to force overtime, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team fell 67-60 to Nebraska-Kearney at home this afternoon at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 18, 2013
Women's basketball plays host to MIAA newcomer Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday afternoon
Joplin, Mo. - Coming off of their first home loss of the year on Wednesday night to Pittsburg State, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team returns to action Saturday afternoon when they host MIAA newcomer University of Nebraska-Kearney at 1 p.m. at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 16, 2013
Women's basketball comeback falls short as Lions fall 66-63 to 24th ranked Gorillas
Joplin, Mo. - Despite shooting 50% from the field in the second half, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team was unable to come overcome a slow first half start falling to the 24th ranked Pittsburg State Gorillas 66-63 at home tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 15, 2013
Women's basketball hosts #24 Pittsburg State on Wednesday in Sonic Trophy Series matchup
Joplin, Mo. - Coming off a pair of conference wins on the road last weekend over Lindenwood and Lincoln, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team returns to action Wednesday evening when they host the 24th ranked Pittsburg State Gorillas at 5:30 p.m. in Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 12, 2013
Southern women's basketball defeats Lincoln 67-55 on the road
Jefferson City, Mo. - Behind career-high scoring performances from Shonte Clay and Nicole Hartzog, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team overcame a slow start to win their fourth consecutive contest this afternoon defeating the Lincoln University Blue Tigers 67-55.

January 10, 2013
Lions women's basketball defeats Lindenwood 78-74 to top last year's win total
St. Charles, Mo. - Thanks to a season-high 21 points from senior forward Erin Rice and key free throw shooting down the stretch, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team defeated MIAA newcomer Lindenwood 78-74 tonight at Hyland Arena.

January 9, 2013
Women's basketball travels to MIAA newcomer Lindenwood to face Lady Lions
Joplin, Mo. - Coming off a thrilling two-point win over Missouri Western at home on Saturday night, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team returns to action tomorrow (Thursday) night when they travel to St. Charles, Mo. to face new conference member the Lindenwood Lady Lions at 5:30 p.m. in Hyland Arena.

January 5, 2013
Lions women's basketball holds off Griffons for a thrilling 78-76 win
Joplin, Mo. - Thanks to a last-second jumper from Missouri Western failing to fall in and a career-high 17 points from freshman guard Sharese Jones, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team held off the Griffons for a thrilling 78-76 win tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 4, 2013
Women's basketball to battle Missouri Western on Saturday night
Joplin, Mo. - After a nine-point win over Northwest Missouri State at home on Thursday night, the Missouri Southern State women's basketball team returns to action Saturday night when they take on the Missouri Western State University Griffons at 5:30 p.m. in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 3, 2013
Lions women's basketball defeats Northwest Missouri St. 64-55
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team defeated the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats 64-55 tonight at the Legett & Platt Athletic Center.

January 2, 2013
Southern women's basketball returns to action at home against Northwest Mo. St.
Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's basketball team returns to MIAA conference action after a 19-day layoff for the holidays on Thursday night when they host the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats at 5:30 p.m in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

December 15, 2012
Southern women's basketball falls at Harding 72-53
Searcy, Ark. - The Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team fell on the road this afternoon at Harding University 72-53. Behind a career-high 33 point scoring output from junior guard Kristen Celsor, Harding used Celsor's hot shooting and capitalized on a season-high 25 turnovers from the Lions to take home the victory.

December 13, 2012
Women's basketball travels to Harding to battle the Lady Bisons
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern women's basketball team will hit the road for their final nonconference game of the year this weekend as the Lions travel to Searcy, Arkansas to take on the Harding University Lady Bison on Saturday at 2 pm from Rhodes Fieldhouse.

December 8, 2012
Southern women's basketball falls 72-62 at Truman
Kirksville, Mo. - Despite a balanced scoring effort and 38 bench points, the Missouri Southern women's basketball team fell this afternoon at Truman 72-62.

December 7, 2012
Women's basketball travels to Truman to tip off MIAA play
Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's basketball team will hit the road for their first true road game of the year this weekend as the Lions open up MIAA conference play traveling to Kirksville to take on the Truman State Bulldogs on Saturday at 1 pm from Pershing Arena.

December 1, 2012
MSSU Basketball Coaches Show to start up this Monday
The Missouri Southern Basketball Coaches Show will start up this Monday evening and will air from 6-7 pm weekly on AM 1230 The Talker.

December 1, 2012
Second half run keys Southern's 62-59 win over Drury
Joplin, Mo. - A 13-0 second half run by the Missouri Southern Lions' women's basketball team helped Southern defeat the Drury Lady Panthers 62-59 this afternoon at the Leggett Platt Athletic Center.

November 30, 2012
Southern women's basketball hosts Drury on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern women's basketball team will host Drury (4-1) Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in their final home nonconference matchup of the year.

November 24, 2012
Southern women's basketball uses balanced attack to defeat Evangel 66-58
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern women's basketball team beat the Evangal University Crusaders 66-58 this afternoon at home in the final game of the Pizza Hut/ Fairfield Inn Thanksgiving Classic.

November 23, 2012
Lions women's basketball uses second half burst to beat Avila 60-38
Joplin, Mo. - Led by 12 points apiece from junior forward Dominique Mosley and Shonte Clay, the Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team defeated Avila 60-38 tonight at home in the Pizza Hut/ Fairfield Inn Thanksgiving Classic

November 15, 2012
Southern women's basketball uses strong second half to defeat Newman 72-58
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern women's basketball team defeated the Newman University Jets 72-58 tonight at home to push their record to 3-1 overall on the year.

November 12, 2012
Southern women's basketball defeats Manhattan Christian 90-44
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lion's women's basketball team won 90-44 over Manhattan Christian tonight at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

November 10, 2012
Lions women's basketball triumphs 74-63 over Southwest MN State at the PSU Tip Off Classic
Pittsburg, Kan. – The Missouri Southern women's basketball team beat Southwest Minnesota State 73-64 this afternoon at the Pittsburg State Tip Off Classic.

November 9, 2012
Southern women's basketball falls 78-61 to Mary at PSU Tip Off Classic
Pittsburg, Kan. – The Missouri Southern women’s basketball team lost to the University of Mary (ND) 78-61 this afternoon in the first game of the Pittsburg State Tip Off Classic.

November 2, 2012
Lions women's basketball at Divison I San Francisco in final exhibition
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern women's basketball team will play its second and final exhibition tonight at 9 p.m. against the University of San Francisco in War Memorial Gym.

November 2, 2012
Lions women's basketball loses exhibition 72-40 at San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO - The Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team lost 72-40 at Division I opponent San Francisco in an exhibition game tonight in War Memorial Gym.

October 27, 2012
Lions women's basketball falls 65-58 to Livin' The Dream in exhibition opener
Joplin, Mo. - The Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball team fell 65-58 to Livin' The Dream at home this afternoon in their exhibition opener. The Lions were led offensively on the day with 13 points from sophomore guard Nicole Hartzog and 10 points from junior guard Johnna tenBerge.

October 24, 2012
Women's Basketball picked to finish 9th/13th in MIAA Coaches and Media preseason polls
Kansas City, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's basketball team has been picked to finish tied for ninth with Lincoln in the coaches and thirteenth in the media MIAA preseason basketball polls, the league announced today.

October 23, 2012
Basketball season opens with Meet The Lions this Thursday
The annual Missouri Southern Meet the Lions Night for men's and women's basketball is slated for Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on the campus of Missouri Southern.

June 14, 2012
Lions Women's Basketball Adds Two More to 2012-13 Squad
The Missouri Southern Lions Women’s Basketball announced the addition of Sam Soyez (Goddard, Kan.) and Brittany Scott (Dallas, Texas) for the 2012-13 season.

June 6, 2012
Women's Basketball Inks Transfer from Alaska-Fairbanks
Head Coach Maryann Mitts has announced another transfer singing today for the Missouri Southern Women’s basketball team, Nicole Hartzog.