RALEIGH, NC —The top-seeded Lady Canes basketball team earned a Region X Tournament title with a 77-67 win over Guilford Tech CC, Sunday afternoon.
Brehanna Daniels (Virginia Beach, VA/Salem HS) was the Canes' leading scoring with 15 points, but Courtney Raiford (Greenwood, SC/Greenwood HS) was the offensive leader with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Kiara Rawls (Killeen, TX/Shoemaker HS) also put in a good scoring effort as she scored 13, all while pulling down six boards. Two other Lady Canes hit for double digits as Kennethea Galloway (Reidsville, NC/Reidsville HS) helped out with 11 and Sycoya Dorsey (Richmond, VA/Meadowbrook HS) ten. Gena Penick (Amherst, VA/Liberty Christian HS) just missed double-digits in scoring but she was a force in the paint scoring eight points and swiping six rebounds.
For their efforts Daniels, Penick, Raiford and Rawls were all named to the 2014 All-Tournament team. First year head coach, Shay Hayes was also honored as Region X Coach of the Year in a vote by her peers.
The Lady Canes will now travel to Overland Park, Kansas to take part in the 2014 NJCAA National Championship Tournament. The 16 team tournament runs March 18-22 on the campus of Johnson County CC.