The Barton Community College women’s basketball team is set for an NJCAA Region VI Tournament quarterfinal game against Seward County today at 3 p.m. in Wichita.
The game is coming on the heels of an 82-76 victory over Cowley County on Saturday and the recent news that three Lady Cougars players were awarded Kansas Jayhawk Community College Western Division All-Conference notoriety.
Cheyenne Hedrington led the selections with a second-team honor, while Ashton Bruner and Mariana Lambert landed on the honorable mention team.
Hedrington led the Lady Cougars this season, averaging 15.7 points per game and eight rebounds per contest. The sophomore transfer from Champaign, Ill., recorded her ninth double-double of the season this past Saturday, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to go along with four assists.
Bruner ranked second behind Hedrington in both scoring (11.9) and rebounds (7.6) but led the team in steals (1.8). The sophomore from McPherson also placed her name in Lady Cougars history this season getting to the free throw line 171 times to rank fifth-most.
In Bruner’s two years at Barton, she has made the trip 329 times to the charity stripe, the third-most in Lady Cougars history.
Lambert came on strong towards the end of the season, ranking third on the team at 10.4 points per game while grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil, also ranked first on the team in free-throw percentage, connecting on 89 percent in conference play and 77 percent throughout the season.