The Hastings College women’s basketball team saw their dream run to the National title come to an end as Morningside College finished off their perfect season with a 68-63 win over Hastings College in the NAIA National Championship game.
Hastings finishes the season with a 27-8 overall record while Morningside ends the 2008-09 campaign with a perfect 38-0 record. Hastings had an unbelievable run in the national tournament knocking off two #1 seeds including an overtime victory over then undefeated Shawnee State University. During their run to the national final, the Lady Broncos were also able to avenge a final four loss to College of the Ozarks a year ago as the Lady Broncos knocked off their second #1 seed.
Lindsay Ducey led the Lady Broncos with 18 points as she was 8 of 15 from the floor while grabbing a team high 10 rebounds. Senior Kay Broekemeier finishes her career the same way she started it, in the National Championship game. Broekemeier added 14 points for the Lady Broncos while also snagging 3 rebounds. Kim Faimon was the another Lady Bronco in double figures as she finished her great tournament play with 12 points and 6 steals. Heather McKeon finished the night with 10 points as she drained two 3-pointers. Amber Kulus and Sarah Cambridge join fellow senior Kay Broekemeier in their final game in a Hastings uniform. The three seniors made their second appearance in the national title game. Amber Kulus did add two points on the night while dishing out 3 assists.
Head Coach Jeff Dittman finishes his first season as coach of the Lady Broncos with a trip to the National Title game and an overall record of 27-8 and 12-6 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.