Women’s Basketball Fall in Season Opener

Women’s Basketball Fall in Season Opener

Box Score WATERTOWN, WI—The Maranatha women’s basketball team dropped their first home and regular season game of the 2013-14 season, losing to the Rams of North Central University 54-67. The Rams used a stifling full court press and good, low-post offense to initiate a second half outburst that would prove too much for the Crusaders [Continue Reading...]

Peterson Awarded By NCAAIII for Blocks Per Game Record

Peterson Awarded By NCAAIII for Blocks Per Game Record

WATERTOWN, WI – Maranatha’s Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, IL) was recently awarded by the NCAA Division III for her record of 4.6 blocks per game, during the 2012-13 basketball season. Peterson, who finished the season with 138 blocks in 30 games played, also ranked second on the team in scoring (11.1 points per game) to help [Continue Reading...]

Maranatha Men, Women Collect NAC Sportsmanship Awards

Maranatha Men, Women Collect NAC Sportsmanship Awards

WATERTOWN, Wis. – The Maranatha men’s and women’s teams were honored on Tuesday with the Northern Athletic Conference (NAC) All-Sportsmanship Award while also receiving individual recognition for the All-Sportsmanship Team. The 2012-13 season marks the sixth straight year that Maranatha has collected the women’s award, while the men last won in ’09-’10, and have won [Continue Reading...]

Sader Trio Named NCCAAII All-Americans, Peotter, Student-Athlete

Sader Trio Named NCCAAII All-Americans, Peotter, Student-Athlete

WATERTOWN, Wis. – Three women’s basketball players, point guard Autumn Peotter (Waupaca, Wis.), and center Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, Ill.)  were named NCCAAII First Team All-Americans while forward Torey DeLozier (Watertown, Wis.) was named to the Second-Team. The three starters played a pivotal part in leading the team to the Division II title last weekend, defeating [Continue Reading...]

Crusaders Win NCCAAII National Title

Crusaders Win NCCAAII National Title

Box Score CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Seniors Hallie Sheley, Torey DeLozier, Autumn Peotter and Kristin Morrison endured four years of runnerup, and third place-finishes, but can now add NCCAAII National Champions to their resume after defeating a tough Manhattan squad, 56-53 on Saturday evening. DeLozier, in a post-game interview stated, “It’s unreal, it’s a dream. We’ve [Continue Reading...]

Peotter Ignites ‘Saders Into Championship Game

Peotter Ignites ‘Saders Into Championship Game

Box Score CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Maranatha came one step closer to realizing their dreams of an NCCAAII title, handily defeating #4 Trinity Baptist, 87-63 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game at 7:00 p.m. EST on Saturday. The Crusaders kept their foot on the pedal with a smooth-shooting performance led by senior guard [Continue Reading...]

Torrid Shooting Propels Saders Past Rams

Torrid Shooting Propels Saders Past Rams

Box Score CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Maranatha’s first step towards an NCCAAII title was a big one, racing their way past the #8 North Central Rams, 84-45 Thursday afternoon in Circleville, Ohio. With the win, Maranatha advances to the semifinals on Friday at 6:00 p.m. EST against the winner of Thursday’s matchup between #4 Trinity Baptist [Continue Reading...]

Crusaders Pin Title Hopes on Four Seniors

Crusaders Pin Title Hopes on Four Seniors

Hallie Sheley describes the 2012-13 women’s basketball season as “a year of pictures.” Sheley and Maranatha teammates and fellow four-year starters Torey DeLozier, Kristin Morrison, and Autumn Peotter have tried to ensure that the memories of their final season will be preserved in digital images. This “Fab Four” has contributed 4,851 points, 2,388 rebounds, 1,030 [Continue Reading...]

Maranatha No. 1 Seed for NCCAA Tournament

Maranatha No. 1 Seed for NCCAA Tournament

The Maranatha women’s basketball team has earned the No. 1 seed in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II Championships, March 7-9 at Ohio Christian University in Circleville, OH. The Crusaders (21-6) will open the tournament with a quarterfinal game March 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time against North Central, MN (8-17). Four seniors, [Continue Reading...]