EAST PEORIA, Ill. - March 22 - The Erie Community College women's basketball team saw its season come to an end Thursday with a 59-30 loss to Prairie State College in the consolation round of the NJCAA Division II Tournament in the Lenore Ramsey Gymnasium at Illinois Central College. ECC was making its first-ever NJCAA Division II Tournament appearance.
The Kats end their season 16-15 and were led by sophomore Bianca Dennis (Cleveland, Ohio/Maple Heights) and her 10 points. Freshman forward Paige Hennings (Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cleveland Hill) snared eight rebounds.
Prairie State opened a 31-19 lead at the half before pulling away in the second half. The Pioneers forced 41 turnovers and ECC made only five second-half field goals.