March 19, 2013

canes logo EAST PEORIA, IL - The Lady 'Canes basketball team opened up play at the 2013 NJCAA National Championship Tournament with a 66-49 win over Erie CC (New York), Tuesday afternoon.

The 2nd seeded 'Canes controlled the game from the onset as the Louisburg speed was too much for the 15th seeded Kats team. Four Lady 'Canes put in double-digit scoring efforts with Justin Taylor (Gastonia, NA/Ashbrook HS) leading the way with 15 points on 5-7 shooting from the field. Tiffany Johnson (Philadelphia, PA/Prep Charter), and Latrice Phelps (Virginia Beach, VA/Tallwood HS), Courtney Raiford (Greenwood, SC/Greenwood HS) each chipped in with 11 points and Phelps just missed a double-double as she swiped nine boards.

Louisburg advances in the 16 team tournament and they will take on the #10 seed, Community College of Rhode Island, tomorrow night at 9:00 pm local time. CCRI defeated 7th seeded Owens CC (Ohio) 76-68 in opening round play.

All of the NJCAA Tournament games will be broadcast live at: and the tournament's host website at