Johnson County Community College
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Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

W. Baskteball - Lady Cavaliers season ends with title game loss


W. Baskteball - Lady Cavaliers season ends with title game loss

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The No. 11 ranked Johnson County Community College women’s basketball team saw its season end with a 71-51 loss to No. 3 ranked and undefeated Highland Community College in the Region VI Division II Championship Game at Hartman Arena, in Park City, Kan. Johnson County finishes the season 25-8, while Highland improves to 32-0 and advances to the NJCAA D-II Tournament for the third time in team history.

Johnson County sophomore Tristen McFeders’ layup just seven seconds after the opening tip gave the Lady Cavaliers its only lead of the contest, then Highland methodically went to work and built a 13-point lead late in the second period. However, the Lady Cavaliers showed why they were the defending region champions, and battled back to only trail by eight at halftime.

Defensively, Johnson County did some things that put them in a position to make a run at the Scotties. JCCC held Highland 30 points below the season scoring average, and Mariane De Caravalho, the leading scorer in the conference, to just eight points, 11 below her per game average.

But eventually turnovers would plague Johnson County all game. Highland scored 30 points off 28 Johnson County turnovers, and the Scotties bench outscored the Lady Cavaliers bench 20 to-3 in the second half and 40-to-12 for the game.

In their final game as a Lady Cavalier, McFeders finished with 12 points, and sophomore forward Cerena Reeves registered a double-double of 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds to lead Johnson County.

Sophomore guard Kylee Williams knocked down one 3-point basket to end her career with 189 made 3-pointers, the most in team history.

Today’s loss also marked the final game for Ida Pieschl, as she finished with three points and three boards, and also brought head coach Ben Conrad’s NJCAA record string of eight straight 30-win seasons to an end.

Highland was led by reserve guard Kamryn Lemon with 15 points. She hit 5-of-6 shots, including three 3-pointers. Sophomore guard Blaize Burgess hit four treys and finished with 14 points, followed by sophomore guard Berneizha Tidwell with 12 and freshman forward Stefania Chiziane with 11.


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