Women’s basketball nears end of season

19-5_Page_19_womensbasketballMeagan Lucero

Reporter

Women’s basketball at Pierce College has had their ups and downs this season. One of their most recent home games ended with a losing score of 63-77 against Centralia Community College on Feb. 1.

In the first half, the Raiders ended with a score of 34 compared to Centralia’s 33, leaving the Raiders in the lead. By the end of the second half, Centralia’s score increased by 44, and the game ended with the final score of 63-77.

The team continues to shoot for a spot in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship.

If the championship isn’t a possibility for the Raiders, the women’s basketball season will end on Feb. 22, which is a home game.

If the Raiders make it to the championship tournament, NWAACC their season will end on March 4. The tournament will take place at the Tri Cities over a five-day period. The exact tournament times are to be announced towards the last few league games before the tournament.

Students, faculty and families are encouraged to go watch and cheer on the women’s basketball team as they claim their territory at their home courts during February. Their final home game this month is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus.

The women’s basketball program has been at Pierce College since 1978.

For continued information on all sports for Pierce College Athletics, Duncan Stevenson, director of district athletics, will update the athletic pages on the college’s website. The designated score keeper posts the scores either the night of the game or the next day.

The Pierce College women’s basketball team made it to the NWAACC tournament in 2011-12 for the first time in 19 years. As their season nears its end, the Raiders fight for a spot in the championship and battle for a victory.

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