North Platte – The North Platte Community College Lady Knights basketball team were defeated by the Northeastern Junior College Plainswomen on Wednesday at the McDonald – Belton Gymnasium 79-46.
The Plainswomen jumped out to a 12-7 lead, but the Lady Knights rallied back by going on a 6-2 run to pull within one at 14-13. The Plainswomen led at the end of the first quarter 17-13.
The Plainswomen never trailed in the game, holding a 33-24 lead at the half and 55-33 at the end of the third quarter.
The Lady Knights are 1-10 on the season. Peighton Porter had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lady Knights. Naria Hall added 11 points.
The Plainswomen are 7-8 on the season. Two of the Plainswomen had a double-double. Katie Diakhaby had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Kieral McElroy had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Darci Finnegan ended up with 14 points.
The Lady Knights will host Region IX Division II opponent, the Central Community College Lady Raiders on Saturday, January 13 at 2 PM.
ESPN 1410 radio will be broadcasting the game. It will also be on the Internet at www.northplattepost.com and live streamed at www.npccknights.com.