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Cougars Advance to Championship


(2/25/2011) The Cougars travelled to Toccoa Falls, Georgia for the NCCAA D-II South Regional tournament. Facing Piedmont Baptist College in the first round, the Cougars came out strong. Leading by 11 at the half, 30-19, Clearwater looked to seal the opportunity of advancing into the championship game. Teamwork marked the balance attack of the Cougars as Clearwater finished 67-48.

Lauren Leabhart led the Cougars with a double-double, 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists. Amanda Ison had 12 points; Justina Bechtel added 11 points; Katie Jo Mullens had 10 points and 4 assists; Richelle Bucklin had 7 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists; Kelly Fichtner had 6 points; Tiffany Pack had 5 points; Amanda Bucklin had 4 points.

The Cougars will face the Atlanta Christian Chargers in the Regional Championship game to determine who will advance to the National Tournament.