UD Women's Basketball 2016-17 Season review



#1) Sammi Tso (Las Vegas, NV), #3) Lindsey Gendron (Houston, TX), #5) Holly Tonry (Seattle, WA), #23) Caitlyn Worry (Lumberton, TX), #24) Bethany Pugh (Sacramento, CA), #33) Seana Stoia (Tulsa, OK)


#10 Shelby Waldron (Banning, CA), Helen Onyenso (Oak Park, IL), Michelle DeCoud (Monument, CO)


#21 Jackie Landry (Anaheim, CA)


#2 Panda Green (Farmersville, TX), #20 Grace DiMarco (College Station, TX), #31 Celsi Caraway (Arlington, TX), #40 Jazsmyn Thornton (Memphis, TN)#44 Sarah Perrin (Gilbert, AZ)


Bekah Hernandez


1. Dallas concluded the regular season with a 71-63 victory over Colorado College to clinch the sixth seed to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Tournament. Prior to the tip, seven members of the squad were recognized as part of “Senior Day” at the Maher Center. Holly Tonry shattered 20 points for the first time in her career at the home venue with 24. The point guard made a career-high 10 field goals and dished seven assists. Seana Stoia, Michelle DeCoud, and Caitlyn Worry all had double-digit performances with 16, 13, and 12, respectively.

2. The Crusaders captured their first conference win on the road at Centenary College by prevailing 72-64. DeCoud produced career-highs in points (34) and – at the time - field goals (13). She added 15 rebounds for a double-double and surpassed the 500-point plateau for the junior’s career. Worry matched her personal-best four field goals from three-point range and tied a career-high 14 points.

3. Playing at home for the first time on the campaign, UD opened what would eventually be a six-game winning streak by defeating Fontbonne University 60-50. Sammi Tso notched a career-high at the time with 20 points. The point guard poured half of them in the fourth quarter. DeCoud and Stoia chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.

4. The Crusaders stymied Westminster College on the road in the fourth quarter by holding the opposition to 0-for-14 from the field. Dallas held a 19-7 advantage in that frame, as all points from Westminster were at the free throw line. Stoia matched a career-high 27 points and had 10 boards for her second double-double in a row at the time. Stoia was 10-for-12 from the floor and perfect from downtown (5-5) and at the line (2-2).

5. Winning by the widest margin of the season, Dallas was in control all night taking down Southwestern Adventist University in a 60-point victory. That contest was the fifth in a row at the time and part of the six-game streak during non-conference play. Altogether, the Crusaders posted 33 made field goals, 25 offensive rebounds, 53 total rebounds, 18 steals, 28 assists, and 27 forced turnovers.


Stoia etched her name in the UD record books becoming the 13th player to achieve 1,000 career points. She surpassed the mark on February 10 at Southwestern University with 12 points overall. Having already joined the 500-career rebounds club, Stoia joined rare company as the sixth player to accomplish both feats in the program.

DeCoud led the team in most offensive categories and was among the top leaders in the SCAC for most of the season in several categories. By the conclusion of the season, the forward was second in field goal percentage (50.6) and rebounds-per-game (10.3). She checked in fourth in points-per-game (15.3). DeCoud led the league and set an individual school record for blocked shots (57).

2nd-year head coach Greta Grothe led her squad on a record-tying, six-game winning streak and on to a 6-1 record. Five of those matchups featured the opposition being limited to 50 points or less. The only team with more was Randall University as the Crusaders won 70-62. That was the second game during that span.

Holly Tonry reached 300 assists for her career this season. Leading the Crusaders for the second straight season in dimes, Tonry paced the entire league by a averaging 5.6-clip. She tied a personal most 11 at Dallas Christian College and had a double-double with 11 points tallied. Tonry had seven contests with at least seven assists. She dished five or more in 18 games.

The sixth win in a row that tied the school record also matched the best start to a season since 2013-14 (November 15 – December 20), when the Crusaders also were 6-1. This contest was a 57-46 final at Dallas Christian College. Another significant result of this triumph was it was the 250th in program history for the Navy and White.




Seana Stoia****

Sammi Tso****

Lindsey Gendron***

Holly Tonry***

Michelle DeCoud***

Helen Onyenso***

Jackie Landry**

Caitlyn Worry**

Celsi Caraway*

Panda Green*

TEAM MVP - Michelle DeCoud

2016-17 SCAC Women's Basketball Winter All-Sportsmanship Team:

Caitlyn Worry, senior, guard, Lumberton, TX/Lumberton H.S.

2016-17 All-SCAC Women's Basketball Second Team:

Michelle DeCoud, junior, forward, Monument, CO/Palmer Ridge H.S.

2016-17 All-SCAC Women's Basketball Honorable Mention:

Seana Stoia, senior, forward, Tulsa, OK/Bishop Kelley H.S.

2016-17 USCAA Women's Basketball National All-Academic Team:

Sammi Tso, senior, guard, Las Vegas, NV/Desert Oasis H.S.

2016-17 USCAA Women's Basketball All-American Second Team:

Michelle DeCoud, sophomore, forward, Monument, CO/Palmer Ridge H.S.

2016-17 USCAA Women's Basketball All-American Honorable Mention Team:

Seana Stoia, junior, forward, Tulsa, OK/Bishop Kelley H.S.


Individual Game Records: 8 Blocks (tied) - Michelle DeCoud vs. Hendrix College (01/03/17)

Individual Season Records: 57 Blocks - Michelle DeCoud

Individual Career Records: 49.5 Field-Goal Percentage - Michelle DeCoud

Team Season Records: Blocked Shots (92), Consecutive Wins (6) (tied)


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