UW-Parkside Women
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UW-Parkside Women Basketball

Kenesie wins state coaching award

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KENOSHA — Anyone who followed the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team last season realized adversity was everywhere.

Beginning the season without a single player with an NCAA Division II start, Jenny Kenesie’s Rangers were dealt a pair of significant injuries and the loss of their primary assistant coach early in the season. But when the dust from the madness of March settled, there was Parkside with its fourth consecutive 20-win season and fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth.

It was one of Kenesie’s best coaching jobs during her 11 years leading Parkside. And on Tuesday, the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association agreed.


Parkside women reflect on another successful season

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KENOSHA — UW-Parkside women’s basketball coach Jenny Kenesie spent 10 years transforming her program into a proven winner, a conference heavyweight and a legitimate national contender.

The 2012-13 season was no different.

Parkside women can’t finish off Wayne State

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team was 4 minutes away from advancing to its third consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Then, in an NCAA second-round game that featured 17 lead changes and seven ties, the Rangers went cold offensively and defensively at the worst possible time.

Parkside women get past Lewis in NCAA tourney

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The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team finally toppled Lewis in the game that mattered most.

After losing to the second-seeded and 20th-ranked Flyers twice in the regular season and again in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament semifinals last weekend — all three contests were decided by five or fewer points — the Rangers led by at least eight points the entire second half Friday in their 59-49 victory in an NCAA Division II Tournament first-round game in Ashland, Ohio.

Parkside women brace for fourth meeting with Lewis

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KENOSHA — When the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team steps onto the Kates Gymnasium floor Friday afternoon for its fourth consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearance, its opponent couldn’t be any more familiar.

The seventh-seeded Rangers (20-9) will meet second-seeded and 20th-ranked Lewis (24-5) at 1:30 p.m. in an NCAA first-round contest in Ashland, Ohio.

Parkside’s West glad she made move from Lewis

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KENOSHA — The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team’s rivalry with Lewis (Ill.) is described by some as healthy and referred to by others as intense, heated or downright nasty.

For Parkside’s Sierra West, it’s personal.

Parkside women’s rally falls short

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A rivalry with plenty of momentum gained even more steam on Saturday.

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team couldn’t capitalize on a valiant second-half comeback in falling to Lewis (Ill.), 61-59, in a Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament semifinal Saturday at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

Parkside women conquer Quincy

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Behind a career performance from 6-foot sophomore Gaby Bronson, the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night in Evansville, Ind.

Coming off the bench, Bronson was nearly perfect as she made 7-of-9 shots and 9-of-9 free throws en route to a collegiate-high 23 points in fifth-seeded Parkside’s 57-46 quarterfinal victory over fourth-seeded Quincy.

Parkside women take on Quincy

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KENOSHA — After not meeting during the regular season, the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team will renew its rivalry with Quincy in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.

The game will be broadcast on WRJN-AM 1400 (wrjn.com).

Rangers fill three slots on GLVC’s All-Defensive team

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Being the top defensive team in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, it’s no surprise that the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team had three players honored for defense.

The Rangers’ Sierra West, Danielle Slivka and Jaleesa Trussell were named to the GLVC’s All-Defensive team as the league announced its individual awards on Tuesday.

Drury feels Parkside’s fury

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SOMERS — There were no postseason jitters for the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team.

Playing with its season on the line, Parkside (19-8) delivered one of its trademark, defensive strangleholds in defeating Drury (Mo.), 65-39, in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament Sunday at the DeSimone Gymnasium.

UW-Parkside women embark on postseason journey

KENOSHA — There are no more guarantees for the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team.

Approaching each game as if it could be their last, the fifth-seeded Rangers (18-8) host No. 12 seed Drury (14-12) in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament 1 p.m. Sunday at the DeSimone Gymnasium.

Parkside women drop regular-season finale

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team will be home for the weekend.

The Rangers lost an opportunity to clinch a share of their division title and a first-round bye in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament with a 64-60 setback at Lewis in Romeoville, Ill., on Thursday.

Rangers looking to crash the party

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KENOSHA — In a regular-season finale with significant postseason implications, the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team plays at Lewis (Ill.) in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Romeoville, Ill.

The game will be aired live on WRJN-AM 1400 and on the Internet at Gatewaysportsweb.org.

Endisch breaks record in Parkside victory

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Great shooters are often instructed to keep shooting.

Just one game after missing her first 11 3-point attempts, Jenna Endisch delivered a record-breaking performance from behind the arc Saturday as the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team defeated host Indianapolis, 71-61, in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game.

It’s crunch time for Parkside women

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KENOSHA — The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team refuses to give up its Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division championship without a fight.

The Rangers, receiving votes in the latest USA Today Sports NCAA Division II poll, look for their ninth win in 10 games against host Indianapolis in a noon contest Saturday at Nicoson Hall.

Parkside women win by 32 points

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SOMERS — The surging UW-Parkside women’s basketball team kept alive its chances to repeat as Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division champion with a wire-to-wire 72-40 victory over last place Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) on Thursday night at the DeSimone Gymnasium.

With its 21st consecutive win over the Pumas, the Rangers (17-7 overall) moved into solo third place in the GLVC East with an 11-5 record. Lewis and Kentucky Wesleyan (12-4) top the eight-team division with two games remaining for each team.

UW-Parkside women hope to continue their roll

KENOSHA — The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team continues its late-season surge in hosting Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the DeSimone Gymnasium.

The game will be aired live on WRJN-AM 1400 and on the Internet at Gatewaysportsweb.org.

Surge working for UWP

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Just moments after her team crushed its second straight conference opponent behind yet another dominating defensive showing, UW-Parkside women’s basketball coach Jenny Kenesie was asked if it would be a struggle finding flaws with its latest performance.

“If you think that, then you don’t know who you are talking to,” Kenesie said.

Parkside women two games back with four left

KENOSHA — The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team attempts to win for the eighth time in its last nine games when it hosts Bellarmine at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at the DeSimone Gymnasium.

The game will be aired live on WRJN-AM 1400 and on the Internet at Gatewaysportsweb.org.

Parkside women choke off McKendree’s attack

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SOMERS — Whenever the UW-Parkside women’s basketball team turns a relatively close game into a blowout victory, it’s usually in typical suffocating fashion.

The Rangers didn’t allow a point for nearly nine minutes in the second half in defeating McKendree (Ill.), 81-55 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game Thursday night at the DeSimone Gymnasium.

UWP women still in the hunt

KENOSHA — The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team entered the season with visions of defending its Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division championship despite not returning a single starter.

With five games regular-season games remaining, the goal is still within reach.

Parkside women don’t let loss linger

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team has developed a knack for following disappointing losses with convincing victories.

Just two days after suffering one of their worst defeats of the season, Parkside bounced back by drilling Southern Indiana, 58-40, in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game Saturday in Evansville, Ind.

Parkside women absorb 12-point loss at Kentucky Wesleyan

The UW-Parkside women’s basketball team opened a pivotal road trip with one of its worst losses of the season.

The Rangers (13-7, 6-5 Great Lakes Valley Conference) had their four-game win streak snapped in falling to Kentucky Wesleyan, 69-57, in a GLVC game Thursday night in Owensboro, Ky.

Parkside women win at the buzzer

SOMERS — It’s a good thing UW-Parkside women’s basketball coach Jenny Kenesie saved her final timeout.

In a finish equally exciting and controversial, Danielle Slivka banked in a layup at the buzzer as the Rangers upset 19th-ranked Indianapolis, 77-75, in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game Saturday on Alumni Day at the DeSimone Gymnasium.

UW-Parkside Women Basketball schedule and results


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    NOVEMBER

    1—at Illinois State 76, UWP 40 (exhibition); 3—at Loyola 66, UWP 54 (exhibition); 5—at Marquette 88, UWP 55 (exhibition); 10—UWP 85, Eureka 50; 13—UWP 60, at Upper Iowa 53; 17—UWP 70, at Saginaw Valley State 64; 24—Michigan Tech 66, UWP 53

    DECEMBER

    4—UWP 100, Finlandia 28; 18—Grand Canyon 68, UWP 54 (at Las Vegas); 19—UWP 50, Washburn 47 (at Las Vegas); 30—UWP 89, Indiana-Northwest 47

    JANUARY

    3—at Missouri S&T 69, UWP 66; 5—UWP 70, at Drury 66; 10—Rockhurst, 5:30 p.m.; 12—William Jewell, 1 p.m.; 17—at Bellarmine, 5:30 p.m.; 19—at McKendree, 1 p.m.; 21—Lewis, 5:30 p.m.; 24—Southern Indiana, 5:30 p.m.; 26—Kentucky Wesleyan, 1 p.m.; 31—at Saint Joseph’s, 7:30 p.m.

    FEBRUARY

    2—Indianapolis, 1 p.m.; 7—at Kentucky Wesleyan, 5:30 p.m.; 9—at Southern Indiana, 1 p.m.; 14—McKendree, 5:30 p.m.; 16—Bellarmine, 1 p.m.; 21—Saint Joseph’s, 5:30 p.m.; 23—at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.; 28—at Lewis, 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Box Scores

UW-Parkside Women's Basketball Roster


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    No. Player Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown

    1 Rani Singh F Fr. 5-10 Madison

    3 Kristen Conniff G Fr. 6-0 Bartlett, Ill.

    14 Jaleesa Trussell G Sr. 5-8 Racine

    20 Sierra West G Sr. 5-6 Hartford

    21 Danielle Slivka F Jr. 5-10 Johnsburg, Ill.

    22 Tara Knapstein G Fr. 5-11 New London

    24 Alayna Cotter G Fr. 5-10 DePere

    25 Brittney Fair G Fr. 5-7 Glendale

    30 Stephanie Furr F Fr. 5-11 Shorewood, Ill.

    31 Jenna Endisch G Sr. 5-8 Muskego

    32 Kiah Simon C Sr. 6-0 Algoma

    34 Gaby Bronson F So. 6-0 Whitefish Bay

    42 Maddie Johnston F So. 5-11 Lansing, Mich.

    44 Emily Jenkins C So. 6-3 Mokena, Ill.

    50 Cheryl Leyns F Sr. 5-10 Muskego

    52 Jennifer Blunt C So. 6-1 Milwaukee

    Coach: Jenny Kenesie

    Assistants: Matt Petersen, Brittany Beyer

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