Lake Land and Parkland face off in an NJCAA national women’s basketball tournament semifinal that will seem more reminiscent of a winter regular-season game here in central Illinois.

The two teams, who compete in Region 24, play each other twice a season.

Both are frequently ranked in the national polls.

Lake Land, the No. 2 seeded team in Hickory, North Carolina, split its two games with sixth-seeded Parkland this season. The Cobras went on a 13-0 run to defeat the Lakers in late February. At the time, Parkland improved to 11-0 and Lake Land dropped to 9-2. Abby Weis did not play because she was recovering from both a fractured a tibia and then a sprained ankle, which caused her to miss seven weeks from late January to the first week in March. 

In the rematch in late March, four Lakers players scored in double-figures in a 70-56 victory led by Karrington Krable and Kamaria Gant, the team’s leading scorer this season. Weis missed all 12 of her shots in the game for one point.

In the district qualifying games several weeks later, though, Weis twice scored 15 points – including four 3s in a row in one stretch that helped Lake Land win the semifinal.

The teams are statistically very close in nearly every category except for 3-pointers attempted per game (a 25.5-11.8 advantage for Lake Land), blocks (4.1-0.3 for Parkland) and personal fouls, where Parkland commits 15.1 to Lake Land’s 2.6.

You can read the rest of the stats on the charts below.

TEAM STAT COMPARISON

STATSPARKLLC
Record19-322-2
Points per game68.270.8
FG made per game24.624.8
FG attempts per game54.761.8
FG Pct45.040.2
3PT made per game4.37.7
3PT attempts per game11.825.5
3PT Pct36.430.1
FT made per game14.713.4
FT attempt per game20.619.2
FT Pct71.169.7
Off rebounds per game10.010.2
Def rebounds per game29.726.3
Total rebounds per game39.736.6
Rebound margin per game10.74.6
Assists per game14.317.6
Turnovers per game20.315.0
Steals per game7.311.8
Blocks per game4.10.3
Personal fouls per game15.12.6
Points per game allowed54.054.3
Opponents’ Field goal percentage32.637.9
Opponents’ 3PT percentage24.726.7

INDIVIDUAL STATS

LAKE LAND

NAMEYRPOSASTSFG% 3PT%FT% PPG
Karrington KrableFrF0.842.530.067.66.9
Olivia NiemergFrG1.853.9 41.2 85.1 6.8 
JOAnna SchultzSoF0.220.5 20.0 0.0 1.2 
Harley BarrySoG4.538.3 25.9 62.3 7.6 
Kamaria GantSoG1.637.7 26.9 83.6 14.6 
Tresoir NewsonSoF4.345.4 30.8 51.7 6.5 
Abby WeisSoG1.742.1 35.7 76.6 12.2 
Jae Lynn RigglemanSoG0.239.2 40.0 62.5 3.0 
Shania SchoonoverSoF1.546.3 0.0 58.8 6.4 
Josie OrrisSoG0.09.1 0.0 33.3 0.3 
Elizabeth BuescherSoF0.833.7 29.2 66.7 3.6 
Avery StillFrF0.7 37.4 0.0 65.5 4.1 
Kayla SirjordSoG0.3 31.9 27.5 60.0 3.0 
TOTALS17.6 40.2 30.1 69.7 70.8 

PARKLAND

NAMEYRPOSASSTSFG%3PT%FT%PPG
Nia NealSoG0.444.4__1002.0
Claire WilhourFrG1.331.3 25.0 81.8 4.1 
Elly HaberkornFrG0.7 50.0 0.0 66.7 4.2 
Bree TrimbleSoF1.546.0 34.7 76.2 9.3 
Ariana BookerSoG1.937.1 36.7 76.9 5.1 
Naomi McDanielSoF1.4 52.1 – 51.6 12.5 
Kiersten Price-WilsonSoF0.452.3 0.0 69.2 2.5
Peyton CroweSoG2.0 43.8 32.3 73.6 10.4
Rhiannon SkoogFrC0.2 56.8 0.0 81.3 3.4
Mady HarperFrG4.043.2 41.8 84.7 10.6
Shaelynn BellFrF0.442.2 – 63.2 5.5
Alexis GermanFrG0.5 40.0 36.4 80.0 1.4
TOTALS14.2 45.0 35.9 71.1 68.2