Lady Indians head into conference tourney ranked No. 9 in nation and No. 1 in Region 10

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By CINDY CROSBY

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Indians begin their post-season quest this Thursday, April 8 for the NJCAA Division II Region 10 Championship as the No. 1 seed. 

Salkehatchie finished the regular season 16-0 overall and 12-0 in conference play. Currently, the Lady Indians are ranked No. 9 in the nation in NJCAA Division II. Thursday’s game will align the Lady Indians against the winner of the Bryant & Stratton College and Cape Fear Community College match-up, which was scheduled to be played on Tuesday April 6. 

Salkehatchie finished out their regular season last week with wins over Catawba Valley (82-67), Bryant & Stratton (99-95) and Cape Fear Community College (89-71). 

In the win over Catawba Valley on Wednesday, March 31st, the Lady Indians played at home and were led by Mariah Igus with 27 points, four assists and one block. Aabreah Keitt added 20 points and claimed eight rebounds. Antwanique Walley had 13 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and five blocks, while fellow Indian Andre’sia Alexander scored 11 points, five assists and three steals. 

The following day, the Lady Indians traveled to Virginia Beach to face Bryant & Stratton College, where they battled back from a 25-point deficit to claim the win and remain undefeated.

 Halle Davis scored 28 points, claimed two rebounds, and recorded two steals. Omari Kirkland added 20 points, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block. Other scoring included Alexander, who added 15 points to the score; Walley, who added 14 points; and Keitt, who added 12 points. 

Hosting Cape Fear Community College on Saturday April 3, the Lady Indians were led by Antwanique Walley with 23 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Kirkland added 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block. Keitt had 13 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and one block and Alexander recorded 12 points, four rebounds, nine assists and three steals. 

Freshman shooting guard, Mariah Igus, continues to lead the NJCAA Division II in points per game averaging 27.5. The Lady Indians also remain at the top in points per game, averaging 101.1, along with several other categories.

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