Lake Land Women Fall In Region 24 Title Game


Published on March 10 2014 9:51 am
Last Updated on March 10 2014 9:51 am
Written by Millie Lange

The Lake Land College women's basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Region 24 Post-Season Tournament after Saturday play.

The Lakers defeated top-seeded Illinois Central College, who was ranked third in the nation, 64-60. Area players who scored for the Lakers were Candace Niemerg with 20 points and 10 rebounds, Grace Ziegler with 15 points, Faith Wendte with three points and Erica Hotze with a point.

In Sunday play, Parkland College defeated Lake Land 76-66 for the championship. Scoring from the area for the Lakers were Niemerg with 14 points, Ziegler with six, Wendte with nine and Hotze played but did not score. Niemerg was named to the Division II All-Region 24 Team.