The #16 seeded Genesee Women’s Basketball team lost to #1 seed Pima Community College 77-65 in the opening round of the 2011 NJCAA Division II National Women’s Basketball Tournament, hosted by Illinois Central College in East Peoria IL. The Lady Cougars will now face #9 Kalamazoo Valley CC in the consolation bracket.
The Lady Cougars pressure defensive proved to be tough for the Aztecs as Genesee forced 27 turnovers in the game and led 34-43 at halftime. Sophomores De’Yara Burrell (Rochester, NY) and Krystie Laurey (Horseheads, NY) led the Lady Cougars; Burrell had 23 points and five assists, while Laurey finished with 21 points, four defensive steals and went 7 of 9 from the free throw line. Fellow sophomore Shakatta Brown (Rochester, NY) chipped in with eight points and four steals.
The consolation bracket game between Genesee and Kalamazoo will take place on Thursday March 17, at 12 pm local time. Be sure to check up on the tournament bracket and watch the game live at: