Lady Rider Basketball Season Ends In Overtime
The Lady Rider basketball season came to a halt in Yuma Wednesday night with an 86-82 overtime loss to the Matadors from Arizona Western College. YC finishes the season at 17-14 overall and AWC advances to the NJCAA Region I championship game on Friday at #2 ranked Central Arizona College.
Yavapai was ice cold from the field in the first half shooting a lowly 27% from the field. As a result, AWC took a 36-26 lead into intermission. Yavapai came out of halftime with renewed energy and cut the lead to 4 points, however the opponent took a 13-point lead with 4 minutes to go. Behind torrid three-point shooting (11 for 19), YC closed the gap to three when Kiki January hit a game tying trey with 0.4 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into an extra period.
Yavapai took an early lead in overtime but did not have an answer for the inside game as Western went to the line 10 times hitting seven and YC missing their only attempt at the charity stripe.
In her final game as a Roughrider, Danielle Reiher led the team with 20 points. Freshmen Julianne Forte` and Lerrin Cook each had 17 points including a combined 5 for 8 behind the three-point line. B`jonee Reaves added 11 points and January chipped in 10 points.