Athletics Update: Women's Basketball - USCAA
March 2, 2011
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Briarcliffe College woman’s basketball team has received a bid to play for the USCAA National Championship to be held at Penn-State. The championship runs from March 1 thru March 5th with BC opening up against the 11th ranked Penn-State Fayette women. The Briarcliffe Lady Bulldogs are currently ranked #6 in the country off of a 14-5 season.
Briarcliffe also leads the country in scoring, averaging over 72 points per game, including a school record of 103 points scored at St. Joe’s of Brooklyn College on Feb. 9th. Briarcliffe is lead by 3 freshmen all from Long Island and who have been nominated for All-American honors in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
Uniondale HS product Ifeanyi Ofili leads Briarcliffe in scoring 22 pts per game as well as steals and assists. Simone Thomas out of Roosevelt HS Is second in scoring and leads the team in rebounding with 12 per game. Jessica Little, and her seemingly endless range from the beyond the 3 point arc, is the leading shot blocker as well as top 3 point shooter on the squad. Jessica is also second in rebounds per game in her first season since arriving at the Bethpage campus from Wyandanch HS.
To follow your favorite team or division throughout the tournament please visit theuscaa.com website and click on the "Championships" tab at the top of the homepage. From there you can navigate to each of the division's (Men's Division I, Men's Division II, Women's Division) tournament webpages. The links to each division's webpages are listed below as well:
Women's Division homepage