Defiance Yellow Jackets

All times Eastern
Overall: 17-10 - Conference: 10-6
11/17 vs. Olivet W, 74-64
11/20 vs. Otterbein W, 89-80
11/21 at Adrian L, 84-77
11/24 at Hope L, 83-60
12/2 vs. Anderson * • L, 67-56
12/5 vs. Rose-Hulman * • W, 69-45
12/9 vs. Manchester * • W, 61-48
12/12 at Hanover * • L, 94-78
12/16 vs. Wooster W, 77-63
12/18 vs. Albion W, 73-56
12/19 vs. Wilmington W, 70-62
12/22 at Ohio Northern L, 77-71
1/3 vs. Capital W, 75-61
1/6 at Transylvania * • L, 81-72
1/9 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • W, 93-82
1/16 vs. Franklin * • W, 81-63
1/20 vs. Bluffton * • W, 83-71
1/23 at Rose-Hulman * • W, 61-42
1/27 at Anderson * • W, 77-68
1/30 vs. Hanover * • W, 85-74
2/3 at Manchester * • W, 67-59
2/6 vs. Transylvania * • L, 88-80
2/13 at Mount St. Joseph * • W, 81-68
2/17 at Bluffton * • L, 96-91
2/20 at Franklin * • L, 67-62
2/23 vs. Manchester W, 83-70
2/26 at Franklin L, 58-52

(* Conference; • Region)
All times Eastern
Overall: 17-10 - Conference: 10-6
12/2 vs. Anderson * • L, 67-56
12/5 vs. Rose-Hulman * • W, 69-45
12/9 vs. Manchester * • W, 61-48
12/12 at Hanover * • L, 94-78
1/6 at Transylvania * • L, 81-72
1/9 vs. Mount St. Joseph * • W, 93-82
1/16 vs. Franklin * • W, 81-63
1/20 vs. Bluffton * • W, 83-71
1/23 at Rose-Hulman * • W, 61-42
1/27 at Anderson * • W, 77-68
1/30 vs. Hanover * • W, 85-74
2/3 at Manchester * • W, 67-59
2/6 vs. Transylvania * • L, 88-80
2/13 at Mount St. Joseph * • W, 81-68
2/17 at Bluffton * • L, 96-91
2/20 at Franklin * • L, 67-62

(* Conference; • Region)

2009-10

Franklin 13-3 21-7
Hanover 13-4 20-7
Transylvania 13-4 19-7
Defiance 10-6 17-10
Anderson 6-10 7-19
Manchester 6-10 6-20
Bluffton 5-11 8-16
Rose-Hulman 4-12 4-21
Mount St. Joseph 3-13 7-18

Past Records

2012-13 (14-12, 11-7 HCAC)
2011-12 (11-15, 9-9 HCAC)
2010-11 (12-14, 10-8 HCAC)
2009-10 (17-10, 10-6 HCAC)
2008-09 (9-16, 5-11 HCAC)
2007-08 (10-14, 5-11 HCAC)
2006-07 (14-11, 7-9 HCAC)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: Dic Doumanian
Conference: HCAC

Defiance

Enrollment (FT undergrads): 718
Location: Defiance, OH
Colors: Purple, Gold
Region: Great Lakes
Arena: Weaner Community Center (1800)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

February 19, 2014
Doing it all at Defiance
A three-sport athlete is just who Kim Bingley is. She always has been. She moves from soccer in the...
February 22, 2013
Defiance’s Season Ends in First Round of HCAC Tournament
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team traveled to Lexington, Ky....
February 16, 2013
DC Falls to Franklin in Regular-Season Finale on Saturday
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket women basketball program wrapped up its regular season on...
February 13, 2013
DC’s Shooting Woes Lead to Jacket’s Defeat at Bluffton
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team traveled to Bluffton...
February 9, 2013
Second-Half Surge Delivers DC Victory in Home Regular Season Finale
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After a poor first half, the Yellow Jackets dug in on the defensive end of...
February 6, 2013
King Powers DC to Fourth-Straight HCAC Tournament Berth
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s basketball program clinched its fourth-con...
February 2, 2013
DC Uses Second-Half Comeback to Complete Season Sweep of MSJ
CINCINNATI – The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team earned a hard-fought win over...
January 30, 2013
Yellow Jackets Fall to Spartans at Home in HCAC Clash
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team suffered its second-straig...
January 26, 2013
Pioneers Outlast Defiance in Double-Overtime Thriller
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance and Transylvania met for the second time this season on Saturday...
January 23, 2013
Defiance Escapes Anderson With a Win in Offensive Struggle
ANDERSON, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball squad completed the season sweep...
January 19, 2013
Second Half Dooms Yellow Jackets on the Road Against Hanover
HANOVER, Ind. – The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team traveled to Hanover to take on...
January 16, 2013
Defiance Second-Half Surge Carries Jackets Past Quakers
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC women’s basketball team extended its home winning streak to...
January 12, 2013
Comden’s Career-Day Carries Yellow Jackets Past Mount
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team continued its dominating play...
January 9, 2013
Yellow Jackets Fall to Manchester in HCAC Road Matchup
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s basketball program traveled to...
January 5, 2013
King Sets All-Time Three Record in DC’s First HCAC Defeat
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Erica King broke Defiance College’s all-time record for three...
January 2, 2013
DC Cruises to First 5-0 Start in Heartland Since 2001-2002 Season
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team made a defensive statement...
December 29, 2012
DC Defeats Albion in Final Day of Wittenberg Tournament
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio –After a tough loss in the opening day of the Charles B. Zimmerman Memorial...
December 28, 2012
Slow Start Dooms Yellow Jackets Against Wittenberg
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets’ women’s basketball team’s six-game...
December 18, 2012
Jackets Cruise to Sixth-Straight Victory in Win Over Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team extended its current win...
December 15, 2012
Comden, Defiance Down Grizzlies to Stay Perfect in HCAC Action
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team is off to its best start in...
December 8, 2012
Jackets Edge Hanover in Overtime Thriller to Stay Unbeaten in HCAC
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team won a big early season...
December 5, 2012
DC Stays Unbeaten in the HCAC and Moves Win Streak to Three
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball squad came into the evening...
December 1, 2012
Comden Carries Jackets to Win in HCAC Opener Over Engineers
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team won its Heartland...
November 28, 2012
King’s Career Night Nets First DC Win For Morris
DEFIANCE, Ohio – First-year head coach Jessica Morris and junior Erica King led Defiance to an...
November 20, 2012
Jackets’ Upset Hopes Fall Just Short to No. 12 Flying Dutch
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team hosted No. 12 Hope College in...
November 17, 2012
Lady Jackets Struggle in Final Day of Centre Tournament
DANVILLE, Ky. – After a tough 55-51 loss on Friday to the 17th ranked team in the nation in...
November 16, 2012
Yellow Jacket Comeback Falls Just Short to No. 17 Thomas More
DANVILLE, Ky. – The Defiance College women’s basketball squad traveled to Danville, Ky....
November 15, 2012
Jessica Morris Era Begins as Jackets Begin Season at Centre Tournament
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Jessica ‘Cox’ Morris takes over the reins of the Defiance...
May 25, 2012
Cox Sits Down with 'ITH' for First Interview at Defiance
Defiance College's new women's basketball head coach, Jessica Cox, recently took time to sit down...
April 20, 2012
Defiance names women’s basketball coach
Defiance announced that it had hired Whitman assistant coach Jessica Cox as the 12th head coach in...
February 29, 2012
Yellow Jackets Collect Awards from HCAC
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has recognized three Yellow...
February 24, 2012
Jackets Fall to Transylvania in HCAC Tournament
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team fell in the quarterfinals...
February 18, 2012
Harshman Scores 17 Points in Loss to No. 19 Franklin
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team fell to Heartland...
February 15, 2012
Yellow Jackets Clinch HCAC Tournament Spot with Win Over Bluffton
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team secured a spot in the...
February 11, 2012
Cold Shooting Dooms Yellow Jackets at Rose-Hulman
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team fell on the road at...
February 8, 2012
King, Harshman Lead Jackets to Victory Over Earlham
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team used 19 points from Erica...
February 8, 2012
Defiance ITH Weekly Recap
Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the past week of action for the Lady Yellow...
February 4, 2012
Yellow Jackets Down Lions Behind 20 Points From King
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Sophomore Erica King scored 20 points to lead the Defiance College women&rsqu...
February 1, 2012
Manchester Grinds Out Conference Win Against Yellow Jackets
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team fell in a low-scoring...
January 28, 2012
Yellow Jackets Fall Short Against Transylvania
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought...
January 27, 2012
DC's Brooke Zachrich Goes Beyond the Box Score
Brooke Zachrich is a two-time Academic All-HCAC standout and the lone senior on the women's...
January 25, 2012
King’s 18 Points Leads Jackets to Victory Over Anderson
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Sophomore Erica King poured in 18 points on five-of-nine shooting to help the...
January 21, 2012
Jackets Fall to Hanover in Hard-Fought Conference Game
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought...
January 18, 2012
Career-Night for Zachrich Pushes DC to Overtime Win
RICHMOND, Ind. – Freshman Megan Zachrich scored a career-best 19 points and added five...
January 14, 2012
Comden, King Lead Yellow Jackets Past Mount St. Joseph
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team used big games from Kim...
January 11, 2012
Spartans Defeat Defiance In Conference Action
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team dropped to Heartland...
January 7, 2012
Pioneers Down Lady Yellow Jackets In Conference Action
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team dropped a Heartland...
January 4, 2012
Lady Yellow Jackets Defeat Rival in Conference Play
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team opened up 2012 with a...
December 21, 2011
Lady Yellow Jackets Fall in Final Game Before Break
ALMA, Mich. – The Defiance College women’s basketball dropped a non-conference road game...
December 19, 2011
Balanced Attack Earns Road Win For Lady Jackets
Anderson, Ind. – Five Lady Yellow Jackets scored at least seven points as Defiance went on the...
December 17, 2011
Britons Too Much For Lady Jackets in Non-Conference Action
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team fell to Albion College in...
December 14, 2011
Second Half Surge Propels Lady Jackets Over Kalamazoo
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Lady Yellow Jackets used 47-second-half points to...
December 10, 2011
Comden Scores Career-Best 21 Points In Loss To Hanover
HANOVER, Ind. – Junior center Kim Comden scored a career-best 21 points, but it was not enough...
December 3, 2011
Harshman Powers Lady Jackets to Victory Over Engineers
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Sophomore forward Hannah Harshman picked up her second 20-plus point game of...
November 30, 2011
No. 22 Franklin Too Much For Lady Jackets in HCAC Opener
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team dropped its Heartland...
November 22, 2011
Lady Jackets Fall Against No. 19 Hope College
HOLLAND, Mich. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team dropped against nationally...
November 19, 2011
Harshman Named to All-Tournament Team as Jackets Win
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Sophomore forward Hannah Harshman powered the Defiance College women’s...
November 18, 2011
Lady Jackets Fall to Otterbein at W&J Tournament
WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Defiance College women’s basketball team fell to Otterbein...
November 15, 2011
Lady Jackets Second-Half Comeback Falls Short
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team dropped their opening game...
November 14, 2011
Defiance 2011-12 women's basketball preview
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Under the direction of interim head coach Craig McCord, the 2011-2012 version...
November 9, 2011
"Inside the Hive" Previews Defiance College Women's Hoops
Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" previews the 2011-2012 women's basketball season in...
April 11, 2011
"Inside the Hive" Recaps the Women's Basketball Season
Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 2010-2011 women's basketball season in the...
February 25, 2011
Jackets Go One and Done with First-Round Loss to Spartans
Manchester avenged its first-round loss to Defiance in last season’s conference tournament by...
February 19, 2011
Jackets End Regular Season with 83-81 Win vs. Franklin
On an afternoon that Defiance celebrated the accomplishments of its seniors, a freshman stole the...
February 16, 2011
Defiance Beats Bluffton to Clinch HCAC Tournament Berth
The Lady Jackets clinched their second-straight appearance in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic...
February 12, 2011
Lady Jackets Fall, 99-92, in Overtime Against Mount St. Joseph
Forty minutes of regulation play was not enough to determine a winner on Saturday, in a game that...
February 9, 2011
Schmersal Takes Three-Point Title in 81-56 Win at Earlham
The Lady Jackets weathered a hot start by Earlham on Wednesday evening before walking away with an...
February 5, 2011
Schmersal Makes History in Jackets’ Loss to Transylvania
Courtney Schmersal would have preferred to do it in a winning effort, but nonetheless, the senior...
February 3, 2011
Lady Jackets’ Offense Stays Hot in 85-76 Win at Manchester
Manchester’s defense had held its opponents to 60.9 points per game and hadn’t allowed...
January 29, 2011
First-Place Panthers Get the Best of DC in High-Scoring Affair
Defiance posted the most points scored against Hanover’s defense this season, but fell short,...
January 22, 2011
HCAC’s Leading Defense Can’t Stop the Jackets in 79-72 Victory
Defiance claimed sole possession of fifth place in the conference with a 79-72 win over Rose-Hulman...
January 19, 2011
Second-Half Struggles Doom Jackets in Showdown at Bluffton
Defiance took a nine-point lead into halftime against Bluffton on Wednesday night, but surrendered...
January 15, 2011
Free Throw Shooting Hurts the Jackets in 73-60 Loss at Franklin
The Lady Jackets have not won a game at Franklin College since joining the Heartland Collegiate...
January 12, 2011
Jackets Move into Third Place with 100-83 Victory Over Earlham
The Yellow Jackets reached the century mark for the second time this season, and won their fourth...
January 8, 2011
Comden Caps Big Second Half with Game-Winning Shot at MSJ
The Lady Jackets picked up a crucial conference victory over the Lions of Mount St. Joseph on...
January 5, 2011
Poor Shooting Dooms Jackets in 58-48 Loss Versus Transy
The shots were not falling for the Lady Jackets on Wednesday evening, as a matchup of the HCAC&rsquo...
December 30, 2010
Suffocating Defense Gives Lady Jackets Second-Straight Win
The Lady Jackets recorded what was statistically their best defensive effort in nearly seven years...
December 22, 2010
Bateman Placed on Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co. All-Tourney Team
After posting 18.5 points per game over the weekend, and notching a career-high 23 points in the...
December 22, 2010
Defiance's Molly Bateman Goes Beyond the Box Score
Molly Bateman is a four-year letterwinner on the women's basketball team and has raised her scoring...
December 18, 2010
Jackets Bounce NAIA Div. II No. 16 Brescia in Consolation Game
Defiance overcame an early shooting slump to claim an 85-74 victory against one of the top teams in...
December 17, 2010
Pro Rehab - Hubbard Co. Tournament Game Notes
Check out the Pro Rehab - Hubbard Company Game Notes.
December 17, 2010
Jackets Fall in Overtime Thriller, 103-100, to Allegheny Gators
Defiance and Allegheny combined for the most points ever scored in a Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co....
December 16, 2010
Women’s Hoops Set to Host Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co. Tourney
The Lady Jackets will look to defend their title when they host the sixth-annual Pro Rehab –...
December 11, 2010
Lady Jackets Fall in High-Scoring Affair, 92-75, Against Hanover
Defiance had four players post double-digit scoring outputs in its matchup with the conference-leadi...
December 4, 2010
Jackets Win Second-Straight in HCAC Bout with Rose-Hulman
The Lady Jackets picked up their second win in as many games with a 67-50 victory at Rose-Hulman on...
November 23, 2010
Number-Two Ranked Hope Spoils Lady Jackets’ Home Opener
The number-two ranked Hope College Flying Dutch, and their First-Team All-American center, Carrie...
November 20, 2010
Slow Start Dooms Lady Jackets in Match with Ohio Wesleyan
A slow start forced the Lady Jackets to play catch-up for the entire game against Ohio Wesleyan on...
November 19, 2010
Lady Jackets Rally, But Fall 60-56 at Wilmington College
The Lady Jackets have come from behind to claim a late lead in both of their first two contests....
November 16, 2010
Early Deficit Too Much to Overcome in Season-Opening Loss
The women’s basketball team showed rust and resiliency in its season-opening bout at Olivet...
November 16, 2010
Defiance's Tasha Stucke Goes Beyond the Box Score
Tasha Stucke is a two-sport star for DC, where she has started all 76 games of her career on the...

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