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The Reivers make the National Tournament

 #25 NJCAA ranked team Iowa Western is on their way to Nationals this year after their big win over Mineral Area to clinch the District K championship this past Friday.

The Reivers jumped out to an early 11-0 lead to start the game and maintained a comfortable cushion. In the second half Mineral Area cut it to 7pts but the Iowa Western defense proved to be too much for the Cardinals.

Freshman Delia Ania-Gaja had an outstanding game going 5-8 from the 3 point line; ending with 21 points 5 steals and 7 assist, sophomore Melis Ucar followed with 14 points.

This will be the Reivers first appearance at the National Tournament since the 2014-15 season under former coach Jim Turgeon. “I am so proud of these young ladies, Head Coach Lindsey Vande Hoef stated. Towards the end of the season we had a couple of losses that could’ve kept us down as a unit; instead we bounced back and ended the regular season as champions. As a coach to see your girls never give up and fight to the end is an honor.”

The ladies will go on as the #22 seed at the National Tournament and will face off against #11 seed Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in the tournament’s first round. Tip off starts at 12PM on Tuesday March 21st at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX.

For more information on the tournament and teams please visit NJCAA.org