March 17, 2008
Cleveland, Ms. - Valdosta State's dream of the elite eight was stopped by unbeaten Delta State 62-44 in the NCAA Division II women's south regional final Monday night.
Delta State jumped out to a 19-6 first half lead and basically cruised to the regional title.
Valdosta State did cut the lead to five early in the second half but Delta State outscored the Lady Blazers 10-2 to stretch the lead back to 13.
Michelle Thompson led the Lady Blazers with 15 points.
Carley Peterson and Nina Risto each had 11 and Risto was named to the all-region team.
Delta State advances to the DII women's elite eight in Nebraska while the Lady Blazers finish the season 26-6.
Two of those six losses were to Delta State.