2022-23 Women's Basketball News

Zoe Zurasky passes the ball.
Strong start not enough for women's basketball against Leopards

February 04, 2023

The Panthers jumped out to a commanding seven point lead early, after shooting 64% from the field in the opening frame. The 21-14 advantage was quickly hit with an 11-0 Leopard run to close out the quarter.

Katie Kubo shoots a jumper,
Women's basketball battles back down nine, falls to Redlands

January 25, 2023

The Panthers trailed 36-27 with 7:08 remaining in the third quarter after a 13-2 run that started at the end of the second quarter and carried into the beginning of the third. Chapman called a time out, regrouped, and went on a run of its own, cutting the deficit to four.

Julia Strand shooting a jump shot.
Strand captures another SCIAC weekly award

January 23, 2023

Senior Julia Strand was again recognized as the SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week, following the Panthers’ win over Caltech. Strand posted her eighth double-double of the season to lead the Panthers to the victory.

Zoe Zurasky shooting the basketball from the corner of the court.
Women's basketball downs Caltech for second win in a row

January 21, 2023

The Chapman University women’s basketball team picked up its second win in a row with a 72-61 victory over visiting Caltech on Saturday. Julia Strand recorded her eighth double-double of the year and three more players scored in double figures to key the win.

Julia Strand drives to the basket.
Women's basketball clutches come-from-behind victory

January 14, 2023

Julia Strand continues to dominate, scoring 31 on the night, marking the third game her last five scoring 31, and fourth time scoring 29 or more. She’s averaging 27.4 points per game in the stretch.

Mia Yamamoto drives to the basket.
Women's basketball drops tight contest in OT

January 04, 2023

The Panthers led for nearly the entire contest, only trailing for a total of 1:40 combined throughout regulation, for 12 seconds in the second quarter and for another 1:28 span in the third. 

Julia Strand takes a jumper
Strand's 31 leads to mammoth upset over No. 6 Amherst

January 01, 2023

Julia Strand scored 31 points to lift the Chapman University women’s basketball team to a 69-64 win over No. 6 Amherst. The loss was just the second of the season for Amherst with the Mammoths' only other loss coming in double overtime.

Aidan Sherfy shoots a free throw
Women's basketball falls in return

December 28, 2022

Not much worked for the Panthers as they shot 27% from the field. The size proved to be a huge advantage for the Eagles, forcing 10 blocked shots and out rebounding the Panthers 54-34.

Zoe Zurasky plays defense.
Strand, Zurasky lead women's basketball over Illinois College

December 19, 2022

A monster double-double from Julia Strand and 12 points off the bench from Zoe Zurasky led the Chapman University women’s basketball team to a 74-66 win over visiting Illinois College. The Panthers pulled their record back to .500 with their second consecutive win.

Julia Strand high fives teammates as she is introduced off the bench.
Strand tallies 1,000th career point in come-from-behind victory

December 18, 2022

With :31 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Strand got the ball at the block and hit the defender with a smooth turn-around jumper to net her 14th point of the game and 1,001st of her career. The bucket cut the Chapman deficit to just five heading into the fourth quarter, 44-39.

The women's basketball team huddles during a timeout.
Women's basketball falls to CMS

December 07, 2022

A fast start didn’t hold as the Chapman University women’s basketball team dropped its third consecutive game 62-49 to CMS.

Julianna Campas shoots a jumper
Campas scores 17 in loss

December 03, 2022

The game was consistently back-and-forth, with the Panthers controlling the score for the majority of the contest, even leading 40-32 with 5:58 left in the third quarter. At that point the Panthers were coming off the heels of an 8-2 run to grow to their largest lead of the night.

Julia Strand plays defense.
Strand named SCIAC Defensive Athlete of the Week

November 21, 2022

Strand collected nine steals and three blocks on the week. Her six steals in the Panthers’ 57-45 win over reigning SCIAC champ Whittier on Sunday tied her career high. She also tallied all three blocks, tying another career high, against No. 23 Whitman. She added a double-double, with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Whitman. 

Mia Yamamoto drives in for a layup between two defenders.
Yamamoto debuts with SCIAC weekly award

November 14, 2022

After an efficient debut for the Chapman University women’s basketball team, Mia Yamamoto was been selected as the SCIAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Julia Strand drives and shoots a layup over a defender.
Women's basketball runs past Macalester in opener

November 11, 2022

Julia Strand and Mia Yamamoto combined for 40 points as the Chapman University women’s basketball team opened the 2022-23 season with a decisive 78-45 win over visiting Macalester. The Panthers forced 25 turnovers to key the easy victory.