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Women's Basketball

Strong offensive showings not enough in MAAC Championship play

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor March 21, 2024

The Iona University men and women’s basketball teams finished their 2023-24 seasons at the 2024 MAAC Championships.   Both programs had some business to attend to regarding the regular season, with...

Photo courtesy of Ionagaels.com. Graduating seniors Otkhmezuri and DeAngelo led the way for Iona on Senior Day.

End-of-month wins help improve WBB’s MAAC standing

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor March 7, 2024

The Iona University women’s basketball team improved their overall record to 11-16 and 6-12 within the MAAC after winning two out of three games from Feb. 24 to March 2.   Iona’s first game during...

Photo courtesy of Ionagaels.com. With 18 points against Rider, Givon reached double digits in a game for the sixth time this season.

Basketball faces nail-biters as schedules wind down

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

The Iona University men’s and women’s basketball teams each split their matchups for the week of Feb. 12.   Beginning with the women, their first game during this slate came on Feb. 15, as they...

Photo courtesy of Ionagaels.com. Fajardos 1,008 points are good for a top-30 spot on Ionas all-time WBB scoring list.

Four-game skid drops Gaels in MAAC standings

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor February 8, 2024

The Iona University women’s basketball team lost four straight games dating back to a Jan. 25 game against Canisius College, bringing their record to 2-9 within the MAAC and 7-13 altogether.   Starting...

Otkhmezuris 38 points set a single game high among MAAC scorers this season.

Women’s basketball still in solid standing after slew of road losses

Robert Hughes, Sports Editor January 25, 2024

The Iona University women’s basketball team has lost their momentum throughout the early going of the new year. To date, the team holds a 2-4 record in January, with both wins coming at home in the Hynes...

Graduate student Panzos efficient shooting has led to 3.4 three point field goals made per game.

Basketball programs fail to make noise in young campaign

Aiden Keane and Robert Hughes December 7, 2023

The Iona University men and women’s basketball teams have struggled to find their footing to start off the 2023-24 season.   Amidst growing pains and roster changes, they have had trouble finding...

Angelika Szumilo won consecutive NEC regular season championships in 2021 and 2022.

Basketball offseason wraps up as MAAC Championship push begins

Michael Marchionna, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

November marks the start of college basketball season and this off-season has been an interesting one for both the Iona University men’s and women’s basketball teams, especially when considering how...

Isaac Brice started all 27 games for SMCC as a freshman in 2022.

Basketball turns to regular season after hype-up

Aiden Keane, Staff Writer October 19, 2023

The annual Maroon Madness homecoming ceremony took place on Oct. 13 to kick off Iona University’s homecoming weekend.    Along with giveaways, great performances by the Iona dance and cheer...

Freshman Rodrigo Farias is one of 12 newcomers on Tobin Andersons roster.

New faces to hit hardwood for basketball

Aiden Keane, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

The Iona University men’s and women’s basketball team completed their rosters with several new additions for its 2023 MAAC championship campaign.     With every new basketball season,...

Kate Mager recently won Iona moment of the year for the athletics department after her three-point contest win.

Basketball Roundup

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor May 4, 2023

Iona Athletics named and introduced Angelika Szumilo as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program on Monday April 17.     The appointment means that Szumilo will once again join Tobin...

Kate Mager is set to participate in the 2023 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-point championships.  

Women’s basketball win second ever MAAC title

Lachlan Wellington, Sports Editor March 31, 2023

The Iona women’s basketball team won their second ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title after beating Manhattan College 73-60 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Boardwalk Hall on March 11.     The...

The Gaels are seeking their second ever MAAC championship.  

Women’s basketball prepares for the MAAC Tournament

Ethan Megar, Staff Writer March 12, 2023

The Iona University women’s basketball team concluded their regular season on March 4, defeating Saint Peter’s University 64-56 in Jersey City, NJ.   The Gaels kept the Peacocks winless this season...

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