The Rockford University Athletic Department is pleased to announce that it will be holding its annual Golf Playday on Monday, August 6, 2018. The event will once again take place at Timber Pointe Golf Club in Poplar Grove, Ill. with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start in a best ball scramble format.
The Rockford University women's basketball team (5-20, 3-17 NACC) lost a hard-fought 63-42 game on the road to the Dominican University Stars (14-11, 10-10 NACC) to conclude the season. Despite what the final score might indicate, Rockford played very well for the majority of the game. The Regents forced 19 turnovers and converted them into 11 points, while turning the ball over a season-low 9 times. Unfortunately Dominican was able to catch fire from the floor in the fourth quarter to pull away for the win. With the Stars leading by just three points at the start of the final period, Dominican scored 29 points on 56.3% shooting, compared to just 11 points for Rockford on 19.0% shooting. The Stars also held a huge advantage on the glass, outrebounding Rockford 61-41.
The Rockford University women's basketball team (5-19, 3-16 NACC) fell 74-40 on the road Tuesday night to a very talented Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons team (18-6, 15-4 NACC). It was a tough day for the Regents as the Falcons led wire-to-wire to earn their fifth straight win and retain sole possession of second place in the NACC. The major differences in the game were the Falcons' lights-out shooting for the majority of the evening, and CUW's huge edge on the glass. The Falcons shot a scalding 50.9% from the floor compared to 27.6% shooting for the Regents. Concordia Wisconsin also outrebounded Rockford 45-26, which led to a large 20-2 advantage in second chance points. Despite everything seemingly going against the Regents, Rockford played nearly even with the Falcons in two of the four quarters. However, CUW was able to outscore Rockford 41-9 in the first and third quarters combined en route to the win.
The Rockford University women's basketball team (5-18, 3-15 NACC) hosted the MSOE Raiders (9-14, 7-11 NACC) on Saturday evening while honoring its five seniors. Lexie Collins (Earlville, Ill.), Katie Hart (Davis Junction, Ill.), Tajanae Key (Glendale Heights, Ill.), Casey Pettit (Rockford, Ill.) and Virginia Reed (Rockford, Ill.) were celebrated prior to the game. During the game Rockford hung around during the first quarter but come the second quarter the Raiders had built up an insurmountable lead and the Regents would fall 70-41 in its final home game of the season.
The Rockford University women's basketball team (5-17, 3-14 NACC) hosted the Lakeland University Muskies (15-7, 12-5) on Wednesday night. The Muskies were winners of its past 6 games coming into the night. The Regents struggled shooting the ball on the night as the Muskies proved to be too much. LU would extend its winning streak to 7 as it topped Rockford by a final score of 82-37.
The Rockford University women's basketball team (5-16, 3-13 NACC) had a very strong showing in the first half on Saturday before ultimately falling 89-51 to the Aurora University Spartans (11-10, 9-7 NACC). The Regents played well early on especially in the second quarter when Rockford outscored the Spartans 23-13. Unfortunately Spartans turned the tables on the Regents in the second half, outscoring Rockford 47-17. Aurora scorched the nets all game long, shooting 53.3% from the floor and 48.0% from long range. Aurora also held a decisive advantage in made three-pointers, knocking down 12 threes compared to just three for the Regents.
The Rockford University women's basketball team (5-15, 3-12 NACC) fell 80-52 on Tuesday evening at the Benedictine University Eagles (15-5, 12-3 NACC). The Eagles were on fire from the floor most of the night making 52.8% (28-of-53) of the their shot attempts including 10 three-point baskets. Conversely Rockford connected on 30.5% (18-of-59) of its shots and a trio of three-pointers. Benedictine also held a large advantage on the boards, outrebounding the Regents 45-31.
The Rockford University women's basketball team (5-14, 3-11 NACC) hosted the Dominican University Stars (9-10, 5-9 NACC) on Saturday evening. Neither team would surrender as the game went down to the final wire. The Regents were able to oust the Stars due to crucial shots from the free throw line to secure the win. Rockford shot exceptionally well from the charity stripe knocking down 19-of-25 attempts. Three RU players went 100% from the line on the day to lift the Regents over DU.
The RU women's basketball team (4-14, 2-11 NACC) never led on Wednesday evening, as the ladies fell 68-50 on the road in their only meeting this season with the Edgewood College Eagles (8-10, 6-7 NACC). Ultimately the difference in the game was Edgewood's ability to convert on its shot attempts. The Eagles shot 41.0% (25-61) from the floor including draining 8 three-pointers, compared to just 26.1% (18-69) shooting with only 2 made three-pointers for the Regents. Rockford did however do an excellent job on the boards. The Regents outrebounded the Eagles 50-46 including a huge 21-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. Unfortunately Rockford was only able to convert those 21 offensive rebounds into 10 second chance points, which was identical to the Eagles' total.