The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's basketball team won its second straight National Christian College Athletic Association East Region Tournament title as the Lady Cougars posted road victories at second-seeded Nyack (NY) College and top-seeded Roberts Wesleyan (NY) College.
With the victories, MVNC (15-12) earned its second straight trip and third overall to the NCCAA National Tournament which will be held March 11-13 at Oakland City (IN) University. The Lady Cougars have now won five straight games for the first time since the 1993-94 season when the team won its only NCCAA national championship.
MVNC will be the fourth seed when the eight-team tournament gets under way on Thursday. The Lady Cougars will face fifth-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University (16-16) in the second game of the tournament on Thursday. Each team will play three games in the tournament.
The rest of Thursday's schedule features #1 Lee (TN) University vs. #8 Northwest (WA) College, #2 Oakland City (IN) University vs. #7 East Texas Baptist, and #3 Bethel (IN) College vs. #6 MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) University.
|#1||Lee (TN) University||27-6||South Region Champ|
|#2||Oakland City (IN) University||19-6||Mid-East Region Champ|
|#3||Bethel (IN) College||19-14||North Central Region Champ|
|#4||Mount Vernon Nazarene (OH) College||15-12||East Region Champ|
|#5||Indiana Wesleyan University||16-16||Mid-West Region Champ|
|#6||MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) University||15-12||Central Region Champ|
|#7||East Texas Baptist University||24-2||At-Large Selection|
|#8||Northwest (WA) College||13-17||West Region Champ|