DePauw (7-0, 1-0), Allegheny (6-2, 1-0), Wittenberg (5-2, 1-0) and Kenyon (5-3, 1-0) all jumped out to perfect starts in conference play and sit atop the NCAC standings with a light league schedule coming up this week. In the lone conference games scheduled, Allegheny will travel to Kenyon on Tuesday and Denison (7-2, 1-1) will faceoff against Wittenberg in Springfield on Saturday.
DePauw (6-0, 0-0) extended its regular season winning streak to 59 games over the Thanksgiving break after defeating No. 2 Washington U, 74-62, on Sunday. This week features a full slate of contests, including the opening of conference play on Wednesday as Hiram (1-4, 0-0) travels to Allegheny (5-2, 0-0), Ohio Wesleyan takes on Wittenberg (4-2, 0-0) and Denison (6-1, 0-0) hosts Oberlin (5-3, 0-0).
Wooster (4-0, 0-0) is off to its best start since the 1990-91 season when the Scots opened up the year, 8-0, and have joined DePauw (4-0, 0-0) as the only teams still undefeated on the year. The Tigers have now won 38 straight contests going back to last season. Eight of the nine North Coast squads will be in action this week as non-conference play continues over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Denison University won a share of two league championships this fall and finished in a three-way tie for second in another to take the lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports championship.
The NCAC posted a combined record of 14-4 on the opening weekend of the 2013-14 women’s basketball season. This coming week features a full slate of non-conference games with the first conference games scheduled for December 4th as Hiram travels to Allegheny, Ohio Wesleyan travels to Wittenberg and Oberlin hosts Denison.
A pair of former Denison student-athletes tops the list of players selected to the North Coast Athletic Conference's 30th Anniversary All-Decade women's basketball team. 2011 graduate Shaina Kaiser is the only player on the list to earn multiple Player of the Year honors in the previous decade, while 2007 graduate Kristen Sheffield is the only four-time All-NCAC performer in the last 10 years to be named to the all-decade team.