Hibbing Community College and Western Technical College were allocated the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds by the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball committee and will face off in the opening round of the 2018-19 NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Championship.
HCC and WTC have met once already this season; Hibbing dealt Western Tech a 77-56 setback in Hibbing on December 8 in the MCAC Crossover contests. Southern Division Coach-of-the-Year Chad Dull's squad has not lost since a mid-December 44-33 defeat by NJCAA Division II program Bay (MI) College. Hibbing, lead by Northern Division COY Kate Brau, is riding a 14-game winning streak as they head to Bethlehem, PA for the season-ending tournament.
Both the Cardinals and the Cavaliers reached the 20-win mark during the regular season; Hibbing's 27 wins are the most of any squad in the tournament. Hostos (NY) took the No. 1 seed at 25-5 overall and will open with Anne Arundel (MD) who finished 9-13 in 2018-19. For the full 2018-19 NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Championship bracket and more information on the tournament, go to: http://njcaa.org/sports/wbkb/2018-19/div3/national_championship/index
MCAC Women's Basketball Standings: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/wbkb/2018-19/standings
MCAC Women's Basketball Statistical Leaders: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/wbkb/2018-19/leaders
MCAC Women's Basketball Schedule: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/wbkb/2018-19/schedule
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