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Royals off to Nationals!

By   Erin Wood
03/09/2015

The Lake Region State College Women's Basketball team is preparing for a trip to Salina, Kansas, after earning a berth to the NJCAA tournament.

The Royals captured the District D title by defeating Malcolm X Hawks March 7 in Chicago.

Lake Region State College has set out to accomplish several goals from the onset of the season. "We are very goal oriented," Lake Region State College head coach Danny Mertens told the Devils Lake Journal.

"Since the beginning of the season, we have checked goals off the list each time we reach them."

So far, the team has been able to check win 20 games, win the conference and capture the regional championship off their list.On Saturday, the Royals have the opportunity to obtain two goals with one win by earning the District D crown and qualifying for nationals.Lake Region State College has used experience, intense defense and the mantra of "getting better everyday" to put together another historic season. 

The team will leave for Kansas later this week. The NJCAA tournament runs from March 16-21 in the Bicentennial Center in Salina. 

This story was supplemented by the Devils Lake Journal.