Park City, Kan. - The Sterling College Lady Warriors fell short in the 2011 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Basketball Tournament Championship, losing to the Kansas Wesleyan University Lady Coyotes 59-74. The plethora of injuries to the Lady Warriors has affected the depth of this year's team, and that lack of depth was evident on Monday night as Sterling was able to fight with Kansas Wesleyan until the last ten minutes of the game. At that point, the Lady Warriors ran out of energy and KWU capitalized with Stephanie Frost in the post.
Sterling played great defense in the first half of the ballgame, holding one of the nation's top three point shooting teams to 0-5 from behind the arc. Britany Gasper and Madison Lucas came to play for Sterling, each scoring eight points in the first half. Unfortunately for the Lady Warriors, KWU was able to fight in front at the end of the first half, leading 32-31 at halftime.