The mindset of the women's basketball team this season has been to be the best you have to beat the best. Playing in Division I tournaments was a part of the plan to attain that goal. The Lady Cougars headed to Florida over the holiday to face to two NJCAA Division I teams and managed a split.
On Saturday, the young squad faced the ninth ranked Lady Raiders of Seminole Community College. After trailing by as many as eleven in the first few minutes of the game, the Lady Cougars managed to take a two point lead into the half on Antionetta Young's 3-point shot at the buzzer. However, Seminole's superior depth won out in the end as they won 78-68. Young led the team with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Lizzie Roth chipped in with 13 points and Shakeema Savage added 11 points.On Sunday, the team faced Brevard Community College and won easily 77-38. Stephanie Darden set a new school record for assists in a game as she handed out 14 to her teammates in the rout. Danielle McCray also set a new record for blocks in a game with five. McCray also had 17 points and 18 rebounds. Roth and Latoya Anderson added 11 points each for the Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars are now 5-2 overall.