Sterling, KS. - The Sterling College Women’s Basketball team will face Holy Names on Thursday March 12th at 8:45 p.m. in the first round of the NAIA Women’s Division II National Tournament at the Tyson Event’s Center in Sioux City, Iowa
Holy Names, a member of the California Pacific Conference, received the automatic bid for winning the CPC Tournament championship. The Hawks won the CPC regular season championship posting a 15-1 record.
Holy Names enters the tournament for the ninth time in their school history with a record of 5-9. Holy Names also was eliminated in the first round by Northwestern, 48-97, to the eventual national champion in 2008.
The Lady Warriors clinched the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship with a 16-2 record. This was Sterling’s tenth KCAC regular season title and will be their thirteenth trip to the NAIA Div. II National Tournament, all under Head Coach Lonnie Kruse.
Sterling (26-5) is led by senior Ashley Kraft (5’10, F, Ransom, Kan.). Kraft is averaging 16.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game this season.
Raquel Hyche (5’1, So., G, Alameda, CA.) leads the Holy Names Hawks (24-8) in s