Western Women’s Basketball Team Wins, Advance To Semifinals Friday


Western Technical College’s Women’s Basketball team defeated Hibbing Community College 62-53 on Thursday at the NJCAA Division III Championship in Bethlehem, PA. The victory puts the Cavaliers into the semifinals against one seed Hostos Community College on Friday, March 15, at 4:00 p.m. CST.

The game was back and forth throughout, with both teams exchanging leads. Western took the lead for good with a Rhylee Gabel jumper with 3:04 remaining in the fourth quarter. Caitlin Young had 19 points coming off the bench, going 5-6 from the three point line. Lexi Schmidtknecht also provided 10 points off the bench, while Kerrigan Lyga scored seven points in a starting role.