The Pratt Community College men’s basketball team fell to Seward 72-69 on Feb. 26 and ended the season in third place in the conference. They will host a first round NJCAA Region VI play-off game on Sat., March 1, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena.
The Beavers jumped out to a huge lead early in the contest and never looked back. Garden City was held scoreless until roughly the 12:30 minute mark of the first half and the scoreboard showed the Beavers leading by 18. The final score was 72-49.
The girls took a 37-15 lead into the break and enjoyed the lead the rest of the contest. Tatiana Grant is recovering from an injury and did not play in the final 10 minutes.
On Feb. 22, Pratt Community College inducted eight former PCC athletes into the Hall of Fame.
-Svjetlana Papcevic 2001-2002 Women’s Basketball-
Papcevic was voted team MVP and she was the top rebounder in the KJCCC 2002. She was third in the conference in scoring 2002 and was selected to the Region VI D-I Second Team 2001-2002. She was also named to the Jayhawk Third team All-Conference team in 2001-2002. After graduating from Pratt, she received a full ride scholarship to play basketball at the University of Arizona, where she had a stellar career.
Your Beavers dropped a hard fought contest to the Blue Dragons on Feb. 15. The players were down 13 in the first half and came back in the second half. The sports arena was energized and the third-ranked opponents were pressed down the stretch. With 3:06 left to play, Tatiana Grant hit a three to cut the Blue Dragon lead to four (58-62). From that point it was all Blue Dragons.
Grant led all scorers with 41 (the most points to ever be scored against a Blue Dragon women’s team), nine rebounds, and four steals. Maddie Pendry chipped in seven points.
Well, the Beavers ended their season at Independence in heart break fashion. We jumped out to an early lead and we were clicking on all cylinders. The Beavers led at halftime 39-24 and looked to be right where we wanted to be. We maintained a lead throughout the 2nd half, but about the 10 minute mark Independence took momentum and we couldn’t get stopped when we needed to. What went well in the first half, went completely wrong in the second. Two tremendous post players for Independence went to work and we couldn’t get them slowed down.
Your women’s basketball team couldn’t get it done at Seward County last night. The Saints had very little to play for as they were locked in to the #2 seed in the Jayhawk West. They played relaxed and your Beavers wanted to win the game in the first few minutes. Down 6 at half-time the Saints started the 2nd half on a 17-6 run and we couldn’t recover. The loss dropped us to the 5th seed in the West which has us going to Independence (the 4 seed) this Saturday in the first round of the Region 6 tournament.
Your women’s basketball team sure didn’t make it pretty on Saturday night vs Colby, but we did manage to pull out a win. I thought we approached the evening with little intensity and our defense was very poor. We led at half-time 31-28 and started the second half playing a little better to hold on for a 61-52 win. The Beavers were led by Tatiana Grant with 15 points in just 20 minutes due to a pull in her quad (she could have played if need be). Elle Stein had 13 points and Sherry Calhoun pulled down 8 rebounds.