By Angel Vadillo
Sports editor

The Lady Builders basketball team continues to improve as the season moves on. The Lady Builders climbed three spots in week’s five NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

Ranked 22nd last week, the women’s basketball team went up to the 19th spot after a two-win streak. The Ottawa Lady Braves were defeated by five points on Jan. 10, and the Bethel Lady Threshers followed with a final 72-57 score for the Lady Builders two days after.

The team holds the record 12-5 in the NAIA and 7-1 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. They obtained 124 points in the poll. College of Idaho follows the Lady Builders with three points less.

The women’s basketball team will host Saint Mary tonight at 6 p.m. and then will travel to Wichita to face Friends University Lady Falcons on Jan. 16.

The Lady Builders still have one month of play games before entering playoffs for a place to represent the KCAC in the NAIA national championship. The final is set to be at Park City’s Hartman Arena Monday Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.

Indiana Wesleyan is still ranked number one with 343 points, followed by Concordia of Neb. with 332.

The sixth regular-season Top 25 poll will be announced on Jan. 22.

Angel Vadillo is a sophomore majoring in communication. You may e-mail him at angel.vadillo@sckans.edu.

 

2012-13 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 5

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL (1ST PLACE   VOTES) RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Indiana Wesleyan (13) 20-0 343
2 2 Concordia (Neb.) 17-1 332
3 4 College of the Ozarks   (Mo.) 16-2 321
4 4 Morningside (Iowa) 16-4 299
5 7 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 16-4 278
6 8 Eastern Oregon 19-2 277
7 6 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 16-3 271
8 13 Concordia (Mich.) 15-3 268
9 9 Saint Francis (Ind.) 18-2 264
10 3 Davenport (Mich.) 18-1 248
11 10 Northwestern (Iowa) 14-4 244
12 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 16-3 236
13 12 Valley City State   (N.D.) 15-3 203
14 14 Cardinal Stritch   (Wis.) 18-3 198
15 15 Bethel (Ind.) 16-4 188
16 17 St. Thomas (Fla.) 16-2 177
17 15 Jamestown (N.D.) 16-3 176
18 23 Grand View (Iowa) 11-4 140
19 22 Southwestern 12-5 124
20 21 College of Idaho 11-6 121
21 19 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 15-3 109
22 RV Oklahoma Wesleyan 12-3 97
23 RV Milligan (Tenn.) 13-6 78
24 RV Huntington (Ind.) 13-6 77
25 RV Menlo (Calif.) 15-3 72