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Cougars Headed to Nationals

The Cougars went into the Regional Tournament in Winston Salem, North Carolina with the number 1 seed. This allowed them to face the winner of the semi-final game - Toccoa Falls College over Piedmont University.

The first half started with Clearwater scoring, but Toccoa seemed to come right back with an answer. The Cougars were able to pull away in the final few minutes to take an 11 point lead at the half.

Coming out in the second half, Clearwater continued to maintain control extending the lead. The Cougars wrapped up the final 6:30 minutes, holding Toccoa to one basket. Clearwater finished 72-48, coming home with a regional banner and a ticket to the NCCAA D-II National Tournament in Circleville, Ohio on March 8-10, 2012.

The Cougars were led by South Regional MVP Katie Jo Mullens with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 steals. Also recognized on the South Regional First Team, Justina Bechtel added 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 blocks. Three Cougars were recognized on the South Region Second Team. Tori Hale added 14 points and Amanda Ison and Tiffany Pack both contributed 9 points to the effort.