Arlington Baptist University Wins Fourth Straight DII Women’s Basketball National Championship
Greenville, SC: The No. 1 seeded Arlington Baptist University (ABU) took down No. 3 Kentucky Christian University in a rematch of last year’s championship game, to win its fourth straight NCCAA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship. In the 63-59 win, Kayla Beattie scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while the Patriots’ defense had 16 steals and caused 23 turnovers.
After a first round bye, the Patriots defeated host and No. 5 seeded Bob Jones University (BJU) by the score of 86-68 in the semifinals. Leading the way for ABU was Kayla Beattie who finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 8 assists, while Daija Stanford added 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. The Patriots held BJU to 32.8 percent shooting and caused 18 turnovers in the win.