Monday February 24th, 2014
The Arlington Baptist Lady Patriots faced off against the Dallas Christian Lady Crusaders to finish their last game before the NCCAA Regional Tournament begins on Friday February 28th.
Jade Johnson, a Sophomore transfer from the University of Texas at Arlington, continued to lead the Lady Patriots on both sides of the court. Defensively, Johnson grabbed 9 boards with 4 from the offensive end while aggressively getting to the basket to drop in 7 out of 16 attempts and going a perfect 11-11 from the foul line, ending the night with yet another double-double this year – 25 total points and 13 rebounds.
Additionally, Morgan Hale, a Sophomore returner from Rockport High School, dropped in 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Freshmen Shooter Tori Wise led the the bench for the Lady Patriots, knocking down 50% of her shots both inside and out, going 4-8 from down town to prevent the Lady Crusaders from ever making it a game. Total, the bench put up 41 points – over 40% of the Lady’s total offense on the night.
The Lady Patriots move into the Regional Tournament 18-6 overall and 7-1 in Regional play where they have scored on average 94 points a game and have limited their Region opponents to an average of 65 points per game.
The Lady Patriots are still awaiting a coach’s vote in order to be given seeding for this weekend. Whether the 1 seed or the 2, the Lady Patriots look forward to an exciting and historic postseason.