Four games into the Region 16 portion of their 2012-2013 schedule, the North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates were winless, with home defeats against St. Louis, Penn Valley, and Cottey, and a road loss at Penn Valley. That run of frustration ended for NCMC on Wednesday night, with the Lady Pirates taking a 76-64 win against visiting Wentworth Military Academy.
For North Central, Mysti Williams had 24 points to go with 10 rebounds, while fellow sophomore Amanda Rodenberg continued her strong week of play with a 16 point outing. Alex Goodwin, a sophomore from Lathrop, had 11 points to go with eight assists, while Whitney Bennett, a sophomore out of Bethany, had 10 points.
The Lady Pirates are now 1-4 in region play, with future Region 16 games coming up at St. Louis on Saturday, February 16th (on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com); at Cottey College on Tuesday, February 19th; and at Wentworth Military Academy (Lexington) on Wednesday, February 20th. If the Lady Pirates fail to reach a top-three seed in the five-team postseason tournament, they would be forced to play in a 4 versus 5 seed 'play-in' game on Saturday, February 23rd. The Region 16 semifinals will be played on Saturday, March 2nd, and the Region 16 championship game on Sunday, March 3rd, at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.