(Sedalia, Mo.) In their first game of the State Fair Regional Classic, the Mineral Area College women’s basketball Cardinals pulled out their toughest win so far this season, edging out the 20th-ranked Three Rivers Raiders 61-60 tonight on AM 800 KREI.
Both teams had major offensive struggles, but MAC held a slim lead for most of the contest.
After Three Rivers pulled ahead by one late in the fourth, sharpshooter Natalia Lalic knocked down a huge shot.
After a quick answer on the other end by the Raiders, Ruby Benn provided another spark for the Cards.
Another response from the Raiders tied the game once again.
Then with just 0.4 seconds remaining, Lalic drew a foul and hit a free-throw to seal the MAC victory.
MAC assistant coach Briley Palmer said she was glad to get the win despite the low-scoring.
The MAC women are now 5-1 and will play a second game in the Regional Classic tomorrow against the Moberly Greyhounds.
Pregame coverage begins at 2:45 with tip-off at 3 p.m. on AM 800 KREI.