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Western New England Women's Basketball Seizes Commonwealth Coast Conference Title

Published: February 24, 2024 | Categories: All News
Team photo holding the 2024 CCC Women's Basketball championship sign.

The Western New England University women's basketball team secured a triumphant victory on Saturday afternoon, February 24, emerging as the Commonwealth Coast Conference Champions for the first time since the 2018-2019 season. In a thrilling showdown against the University of New England, the Golden Bears showcased their skill on the court, clinching the coveted title with a final score of 50-49.

The thrilling win propels the Golden Bears into the NCAA Championships, marking their first appearance in the prestigious tournament since the 2019-2020 season. Anticipation mounts as the team eagerly awaits the unveiling of their opponent and venue during the NCAA Selection Show, scheduled for Monday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m. Fans and supporters are invited to tune in to the selection show to witness this pivotal moment in the Golden Bears' journey. (To watch the selection show, click here.)

Coach Nicole Chaszar praised the unwavering dedication and tenacity displayed by the players throughout the season. "What an amazing championship game for both teams. It was a total team effort for our group of women. I couldn't be prouder of the way our team responded this season. We had a lot of adversity to overcome this season, but each player stepped up to the challenge."

For a comprehensive recap of the championship game and to relive the excitement of the Golden Bears' triumph, visit the official Western New England University Athletics website at