The UC Merced Women’s Basketball team won their third-straight NAIA Cal-Pac Conference Championship tonight with a 57-56 win over the Benedictine Mesa University Redhawks in Vallejo.
With the game tied at 56-56, the Bobcats’ Deja Jackson (pictured) hit a free-throw with less than two second left to cap-off a furious comeback for the Bobcats, who trailed 46-33 entering the final period. It was her only point of the game.
The Bobcats (17-11, 10-5 conf.) will go on to play in the NAIA National Tournament.
Senior Courtney Danna (pictured below) hit back-to-back shots in the final minute of the game to give the Bobcats a lead.