There may not be any local team representation at the Division II Elite Eight, but the Inland Empire is being represented on the women’s team from Alaska-Anchorage.
Former Eisenhower High School and Chaffey College standout Lillie Parks plays for the Seawolves who are competing in the women’s Elite Eight at University of Nebraska-Kearney. The Seawolves (30-4) won their quarterfinal Wednesday, beating Franklin-Pierce in overtime 71-65.
Parks only played five minutes but went 0-for-1 from the field. She had one steal but had three fouls which limited her playing time off the bench.
Next up for the Seawolves is a semifinal against Northern Kentucky (26-8) today. Parks was a valuable reserve all season. Hopefully the nerves will be gone and she will have a better showing in the next game.