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College basketball: BPCC women continue winning ways, receive votes in NJCAA Division I national rankings

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The Bossier Parish Community College Lady Cavs are on a roll headed into the holiday break.

The Lady Cavs improved to 12-2 overall and 5-1 in Region XIV with a 75-68 victory over Coastal Bend Wednesday afternoon at BPCC.

Former Byrd standout Diamond Willis led BPCC with 19 points. Stanley High product Sara Housley added 11 points. Mikayla Barber, a former All-Parish player from Haughton, and Lakendra Radford, a former Ashdown, Ark., standout, scored 10 each.

BPCC has won five straight games. The highlight of the first half of the season was a 71-64 road victory over then-No. 6 Tyler Junior College last Saturday.

Kilgore College (9-3, 4-0) and Trinity Valley Community College (9-1, 3-0) led Region XIV going into Wednesday’s games. Trinity Valley is ranked No. 2 in NJCAA Division I. BPCC was among five teams that didn’t make the top 25 but received votes. Tyler JC dropped to No. 10 after the loss to BPCC.

BPCC doesn’t resume play until Jan. 5 when the Lady Cavs travel to Winfield, Kan., to play Southwestern Christian College. The Lady Cavs resume conference play Jan. 9 at Angelina.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com