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The North Platte Community College Lady Knights basketball players have earned several post-season honors after winning the region championship and qualifying for the national tournament.

The Lady Knights Paige Hasty and DaVontaye Merritt were named to the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference (NCCAC) women’s basketball team while Courtney Widick was named as an Honorable Mention.

Hasty and Merritt were also named to the Division II Region IX All-Region Team for the regular season. Hasty and Merritt, along with Jordan Dickerson were named to the All-Tournament Team for Division II Region IX after defeating Southeast Community College 82-53.

Hasty led the Lady Knights in scoring at 14.1 points per game and rebounding at 8.9 rebounds per game. She shot 47 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line.

She was also second on the team in assists with 59 on the year and second in steals with 62 on the year. In the Division II Region IX Championship game Hasty scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. She also had six assists to lead the Lady Knights.

Merritt was the Lady Knight’s second leading scorer (12.9 ppg) and rebounder (8.1 rpg). She shot 47 percent from the field and led the Lady Knights in blocks (7) and offensive rebounds (116). In the Division II Region IX Championship game Merritt led all scorers with 29 points and also had a double-double with 14 rebounds

Widick was the third leading scorer for the Lady Knights as she averaged just under double figures at 9.8 points per game. She led also led the Lady Knights in steals with 66 on the year. Widick shot 43 percent from the field, 34 percent from behind the 3-point line and 69 percent on free throws.

Dickerson scored nine points, had 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the Division II Region IX Championship game to earn All-Tournament Team.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 3/27/2013
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