North Platte – The North Platte Community College Lady Knights basketball team (6-5) hosts the Northeaster Junior College Plainswomen (4-7) on Wednesday night at McDonald-Belton Gymnasium in their final game of 2013.
The Lady Knights and Plainswomen meet for the first of two meetings. The Lady Knights will make the return trip to Sterling, Colo. on Feb. 4. The Lady Knights are led by their front line of DaVontaye Merritt and April Stull. Merritt leads the team in points and rebounding at 18.6 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game while Stull is second in both at 13.4 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game. Jordan Dickerson leads the Lady Knights in assists from her point guard position with 4.7 assists per game.
The Plainswomen are led by Arianna Sheka and Brooke Blair who both average in double figures at 14.5 and 12.2 points per game. The Plainswomen shoot 42 percent from the field and 29 percent behind the 3-point arc while holding their opponents to 36 percent from the field and 20 percent behind the 3-point arc.
The game will precede the men’s game and will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio 1410 and online. Northeastern defeated North Platte twice a year ago, including a one point victory in North Platte.
The Lady Knights will return to action in 2014 on Jan. 10 as they host Doane College JV with a tip scheduled for 7:30 p.m.