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Women's Basketball - Tue, May. 22, 2012

2011-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON REVIEW


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OVERALL RECORD: 3-27
MCC RECORD/ FINISH: 0-18 / 10th Place
AWARDS: MCC All Freshman Team - Jaime Stack

LINKS: Photo Gallery | Video Highlights | Schedule/ Results | Roster | MCC Standings


OVERVIEW:

NEW ERA - In August, Stephanie Miller was tabbed the seventh head coach in the program's 46 seasons.  A 1997 Michigan State graduate, Miller spent the last 12 years as a high school teacher and coach, as well as working camp and AAU circuits.  Read More    http://www.goleafs.net/article/397.php

INJURY BUG - A rash of injuries ranging from separated shoulders to concussions severely hampered the depth of the Maple Leafs all season long.  Just five players appeared in all 30 games with no player starting every contest.  Overall, nine different players made starts.

FRESHMEN EMERGENCE - Transitioning to the college game, freshmen Jaime Stack and Sierria Burlage took some time to develop.  Through 10 games, Stack was averaging 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds a night, while Burlage was putting up 2.7 and 2.3.  In the last 20 games, Stack averaged 11.9/ 7.2 and Burlage added 9.8/ 7.3.


HIGHLIGHTS:

PURPLE AND WHITE DEBUT (10/21) - The team made its unofficial debut with the annual "Purple and White Night" showcase.  Read More   

NEW LOOKS (10/29) - Second-half rally by first-year program Lourdes University enough to sink new-look Goshen squad in season debut.  Read More  

BIG FIRST 'W' (11/18) - Seniors Rebecca Staveteig and Kari Heusinkveld both scored career highs and the Maple Leafs overcame a late deficit to get their first win of the season.  The 66-62 victory over NAIA DII #18 IU Northwest was also the first collegiate win for head coach Stephanie Miller.  Read More   http://www.goleafs.net/article/407.php

OVERTIME THRILLER (12/5) - Freshman Jaime Stack scored 16 points and the Leafs used a 6-0 run in overtime to pull out a 64-60 victory over Trinity Christian College.  Read More  

TWO IN A ROW AT HOME (12/15) - The Maple Leafs won at home for the second-straight time, taking down Indiana Tech 65-62.  At the time, Goshen's offense scored an average of 15 points per game better inside Gunden Gymnasium.  Read More  

LENDING A HAND (12/16) - The morning after a big win, the Maple Leafs were back hard at work.  But this time it was in the community as they helped raise the walls of a home with Habitat for Humanity.  Read More    

HAWK 22 (1/7) - Junior Sam Hawk scored an incredible 22 first-half points helping the Maple Leafs stick with the #1 ranked Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats.  She finished with a career high 24 points, but IWU rolled in the second half.  Read More  

BIG SHOT ALLUDES LEAFS (1/16) - An early lead was not enough as the Maple Leafs struggled to find key baskets in the second half and in overtime of a 66-63 loss to visiting Spring Arbor.  Read More 


BY THE NUMBERS:

SIZE DOESN'T = REBOUNDS - Goshen did not have a player on its roster standing six feet tall.  Despite facing opponents with three, four, five, or even six players six-feet or taller, the Maple Leafs ranked second in the MCC (#37 nationally) with 27.1 defensive rebounds per game.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINES - Freshmen Jaime Stack and Sierria Burlage combined for eight double-doubles and were both in the top 10 in the MCC in the category.  Stack had five (3rd) and Burlage tallied three (8th).  Coupled with a Sam Hawk double-double, eight of the Leafs nine on the year came in MCC play.

ALL-TIME - The Maple Leafs are now 447-552 (.447) since beginning as a varsity program in 1965.