The No. 11 Lewis University women's basketball team will make their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament when the second-seeded Flyers take on the seventh-seeded Missouri-St. Louis on Friday (March 14).
Top-seeded Drury University will host the Midwest Regional at the O'Reilly Family Event Center in Springfield, Mo., as start times have yet to be announced.
"We are happy for another opportunity to continue to play," Lewis women's basketball head coach Lisa Carlsen. "Only 64 teams get the chance to continue their season and we are excited to be included."
The Flyers compiled a 22-5 record and a second-straight Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division title after going 16-4.
Lewis is lead by sophomore forward Mariyah Brawner-Henley (Skokie, Ill./Niles North), who averages 18.3 points and 12.5 rebounds-per-game. Brawner-Henley, 2014 GLVC Women's Basketball Player of the Year, leads the country with 23 double-doubles in 27 games.
The Flyers defeated the Tritons 67-60 on January 11th in St. Louis, Mo. Redshirt sophomore guard Jamie Johnson (South Holland, Ill./Marian Catholic) led four Flyers in double-figures with 18 points while Brawner-Henley tallied a double-double with 11 points and 17 rebounds.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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