Southern State women put wraps on ’16-’17 season


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The 2016-17 Southern State Community College women’s basketball team.


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The Southern State Community College women’s basketball team closed out its season with a 7-19 record, the most wins in a season for the Lady Patriots in sixt years.

According to head coach Matt Wells, the Southern State total of five wins in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association is the most is six seasons.

Still, the coach believes there was room for more improvement.

“This team had the talent to be more competitive in our games,” Wells said. “We played numerous four-year schools that had juniors and seniors on their teams. Our lack of sheer numbers and overall practice time never gave this group a chance to reach their potential. Hopefully, next season we can get into the gym more as a collective group.”

Head Coach Wells said Southern State is still looking for a few more players for next season.

Staci Dinsmore of SSCC finished first in the nation in USCAA Div. II in three-point shooting percentage at 41 percent. She was second in the nation in points per game with an average of 22.6 per game, Wells said.

Dinsmore, from North Adams High School, finished with 519 total points (third in nation at this time), 109 steals (fourth in nation) and a free throw percentage of 70 percent.

Natasha Barr, West Union High School, connected on 84 percent from the free throw line which was second in the nation, said Wells. Barr was second on the team with 12 points per game. She led the Lady Patriots with eight rebounds per game.

Southern State wrapped up its season with an 86-62 loss to Edison State. Dinsmore had 20 points, four rebounds, six steals and four assists. Barr tossed in 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was 8-for-8 at the free throw line. Morgan Fittro, a Lynchburg-Clay product, had 12 points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists. Sunnie Lehr, from Whiteoak High School, had nine points, nine rebounds and two assists.

The 2016-17 Southern State Community College women’s basketball team.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_BKC_ssccwomen.jpgThe 2016-17 Southern State Community College women’s basketball team. Courtesy Photo

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