College Basketball: Lewis women a No. 2 seed but men miss D-II tourney bid
From Submitted Reports March 11, 2013 10:36PM
Updated: April 13, 2013 6:17AM
The No. 21 Lewis women’s basketball team will make its first appearance since the 2010-11 season in the NCAA Division II Tournament when the second-seeded Flyers take on seventh-seeded Wisconsin-Parkside on Friday in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Midwest Regional.
Ashland will host the regional at the Kates Gymnasium in Ashland, Ohio. Start times have yet to be announced.
“We are coming off a good weekend of basketball,” Lewis coach Lisa Carlsen said in a statement. “We hope to have another good weekend of basketball and extend our season.
“We are excited to be playing in the national tournament. I think the team will be ready.”
Lewis (24-5) earned an automatic bid into the 64-team tournament by defeating Maryville 76-61 on Sunday in the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship game. The Flyers were led by 18 points from freshman Mariyah Henley while sophomore Jess Reinhart added 14 as the GLVC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Senior Sam Rinehart earned GLVC All-Tournament honors after scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.
The Flyers have defeated Parkside three times this season, most recent 61-59 in a GLVC semifinal Saturday. Reinhart had 18 points and six rebounds in that game.
The Flyers had hoped to have both of their teams in the Division II tourney, but the men were left out. They entered the GLVC Tournament as a bubble team and dropped their quarterfinal to No. 3 seed Southern Indiana 88-80 in overtime.
The Flyers (19-9) did received some good news as sophomore guard Ryan Jackson was named a All-GLVC first-team selection. Senior guard David Bryant was named a second team pick, while sophomore forward Julian Lewis was a unanimous selection to the GLVC All-Defensive Team.