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Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball - NIAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball - NIAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Pilots entered the NIAC championships as the 2 seed, separated from 1st by only 7 points. The trip to the finals to defend their crown would be challenging, facing the 7th seed in the first round, but a most likely rematch with Red River in the semi-final. The Pilots made the finals and faced the CMU Blazers and lost by one point in overtime.

Game #1 Providence vs #7 Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
SCORE: W 88-52
DATE: February 21
LOCATION: Bemidji, MN

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Hannah Van Schie: 20 Points, 6 Rebounds
Trinity Blair: 12 Points, 9 Rebounds, 8 Assists, 1 Steal

Game #2 Providence vs #3 Red River College
SCORE: W 60-50
DATE: February 22
LOCATION: Cass Lake, MN

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Megan Wiebe: 23 Points, 9 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 3 Steals
Hannah Van Schie: 12 Points, 7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Block

Game #3 Providence vs #1 Canadian Mennonite University
SCORE: L 72-71 OT
DATE: February 23
LOCATION: Cass Lake, MN

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Katelin Thiessen: 24 Points, 8 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 5 Steals
Hannah Van Schie: 14 Points, 10 Rebounds

FROM THE COACH:
“This past weekend was amazing in so many ways. We bounced back from a low point, after our early exit from the MCAC playoffs, with this finals run at NIAC. It was great to earn two big wins leading us to the championship matchup with CMU. The championship was a great game and I enjoyed every minute of it. It hurts to take home second place after playing as hard as we did and having opportunities to win, but I am proud of my people and we will continue to grow. Our season isn’t over, and our biggest test is ahead of us. We pursue the biggest prize of a birth in the NCCAA National Tournament.” Joel Coursey

PLAYER’S VIEW:
“We came into our game against Red River knowing it was going to be a fight and we would have to leave everything we had out there. We started off slow but we were able to pick it up in the second half and coming out on top with the win. We have been working all season for games like these and I think we did a good job at learning from our past mistakes and executing our game plan just the way we wanted.” Megan Wiebe

PLAYER’S VIEW:
“None of us take this for granted. We are so thankful for everything that comes along with wearing our schools name on our chests. Clearly the girls and I fell an inch short to CMU this weekend. But everything we amounted to cannot go unsaid. Everybody played their role, elevated to the occasion, and left everything they had on the floor. I am incredibly proud of everyone.” Katelin Thiessen

NEXT UP: NCCAA Regionals
DATE: February 27-29
LOCATION: Ellendale, ND

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