Lady Panthers Season Ends Following Loss in Quarterfinals
Updated: Aug 26, 2020
On Thursday night March 12th, PCCC Lady Panthers played against Rock Valley College, in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division III Women's basketball championships. The game was played at Rock Valley College in Rockford Illinois as they were the host of this year's tournament.
Prior to tip-off, it was announced that spectators would not be allowed to attend the game due to the Corona Virus known as the COVID-19. Only coaches and staff members were in attendance as the game was played in a mostly empty gym. The NJCAA also released a statement saying that the tournament would conclude on Friday March 13th after the semi-finals and final instead of concluding on Saturday March 14th as scheduled. No consolation games would be played.
The Lady Panthers went into Thursday night's game with an overall record of 23-1. They fought hard but were unable to come out on top against Rock Valley College a program which had won four National Titles since 2012.
Janieris Rodriguez led the Lady Panthers with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Sabrina DeFreese had a near quadruple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals. Sophomore guard Jada Camacho scored 9 points, Linda Brea de Pena scored 8 points, and Ron'Quay Gray scored 6 points.
Passaic County Community College Lady Panthers finish the 2019-20 season with an overall record of 23-2, winning their conference and Region XIX tournament.