Springfield Technical Community College’s Women’s Basketball completed a successful season this winter earning a No. 2 seed heading into the Region XXI post-season tournament.

After topping No. 3 UCONN-Avery Point in the semifinals 88-66, the Rams could not hold off nationally ranked CCRI in the Region XXI Finals, falling 71-43.

The Rams finished their conference season strong with a 5-3 overall record.  Outside of Region XXI, the STCC Women played one of the strongest schedules in the Northeast with games against nationally ranked teams such as NJCAA DII’s Niagara County and USCAA members Bryant and Stratton-Syracuse, Bryant and Stratton-Albany, Southern Maine, and USCAA DII Champion Central Maine.

“This was the most difficult season I have ever coached. We played some tough teams,” said STCC Women’s Basketball Coach Ed Guczek, “Despite the challenges of competing during the COVID pandemic … we were very proud of the fact that we (were able to) give our student-athletes the opportunity to play.”

On the floor, STCC Women’s Basketball was led by first-year guard Quiana Dishface of Montezuma Creek, Utah, who averaged 13.3 points and 3.4 assists.  Quiana was named First Team All-Region.

Sophomore guard Essence Richardson of New York, N.Y., earned Second Team accolades by cleaning up the boards with almost 8 rebounds a game as well as contributing 12.3 points per game.  Essence was joined on the Second Team by first-year guard Hasana Akinoye of Los Angeles, whose all-around game held the team together at the point guard position.