North Platte – The North Platte Community College Lady Knights basketball team will travel to Columbus and face the Central Community College Lady Raiders in the first round of the Region IX Division II Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm.
The Lady Raiders is the second seed in the tournament after losing to Southeast Community College on Sunday, 92-60 in Beatrice, to finish with a 2-2 record in Region IX Division II play.
The Lady Raiders are 7-20 on the season. They will play a warm-up game tonight against Little Priest Tribal College to end their regular season.
Maddy Wolfe leads the Lady Raiders in scoring with a 14.4 points per game average. Quenshae Love is next on the Lady Raiders in scoring, also averaging 14.4 ppg. Love played in six fewer games than Wolfe. Two other Lady Raiders are averaging in double figures: Payton Blanke at 12.1 ppg., and Lexie Bacon at 10.5 ppg. Wolfe also leads the Lady Raiders in rebounding at 9.1 rebounds per game. Blanke is next at 8.9 rpg.
The Lady Knights finish the regular season at 4-21 overall and 0-4 in Region IX Division II play. Naria Hall leads the Lady Knights in scoring at 13.8 ppg. Allison Tichy is second at 13.4 ppg. Peghton Porter leads in rebounding at 8.2 rpg.
Tichy is number 18 on the Lady Knights all-time career scoring list with 581 career points. She is 21 points away from number 17 Jill Cooper, who played from 1988-1990.
The winner of the game will travel to Beatrice on March 5 for the Region IX Division II championship game against Southeast Community College.
The game will be broadcast on the radio at ESPN 1410 and on the Internet at www.northplattepost.com.