Women’s basketball ranked nationally for first time

7 women's basketball players standing and 6 players seatedOn Dec. 5, 2022, for the first time in program history, the BHC women’s basketball teamed was ranked nationally.

In the NJCAA Division II women’s basketball rankings, the Braves were #20 for Week 5.

“It was a pleasant surprise to see that we joined the rankings with a 5-6 record,” said coach Logan Frye.

“It’s great recognition for our team and to know that our program is getting some respect on the national level,” he said.

“We have faced an insane schedule of ranked teams and have competed with them down to the wire – some having leads late in the game and some forcing it to overtime.

“However, on Dec. 3, we were able to turn the chapter and knock off #8 Lincoln Land in an exciting game at home,” Frye said.

The Braves have two more challenging home games before Christmas:

  • Saturday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. – Region IV matchup – #14 ranked Bryant & Stratton (WI) College (7-3)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. – National Champion and #1 ranked Kirkwood (IA) Community College (7-0)

“Our players are riding the momentum into practice, and we are excited what growth that will bring the next couple weeks,” Frye said.

Other good news

For the week of Nov. 13, Khloe Damm was named Region IV, Division II District A Player of the Week. The sophomore guard/forward from Illini Central High School (Mason City, IL) was averaging 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

“Khloe has been working extremely hard, this was a much-deserved honor,” Frye said. “She’s been our most consistent leader and player this season.

“We will lean on her play and her leadership to continue having success this season,” he added.

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