BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Despite finishing with only four players, the RHEMA Bible Training Center Lady Eagles won the 2010 National Championship with a thrilling 83-82 overtime victory in Bethany, Oklahoma Saturday night, March 6.
The win, over Southwestern Christian University, marked the second title for the Lady Eagles in the last six years and the fifth overall title in 13 years.
Starting the game with only six players, RHEMA had two players foul out—one with 7:28 remaining in regulation and the second with 14 seconds remaining in overtime with the Lady Eagles clinging to a one-point lead. Playing tough defense on the final possession, the Lady Eagles forced an errant shot from half-court as time expired.
“My hat goes off to the girls,” said Lady Eagles Coach Olivia DiCamilli. “They never gave up. They worked so hard.
Every obstacle that could have come against us did, but the girls always prevailed.”
Tournament Kayna Daniel poured in a season-high 30 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out five assists. She shot 45 percent (9-for-20) for the game, including 50 percent (7-for-14) from three-point range.
Hannah Daniel, her sister, finished with 22 points on 58 percent shooting (7-for-12) and six rebounds. Hannah Brim, who was named to the all-tournament team, ended the game with 17 points on 55 percent shooting (6-for-11) and five
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