Riverland upsets RCTC in the Region XIII WBB championship game, hands Yellowjackets first loss on the season

(ABC 6 News) — In a stunning turn of events, the Yellowjackets fell short in the Region XIIIA Tournament championship game on Sunday. Ninth-ranked Riverland Community College out of Austin upset RCTC 67-60 to win the region title and earn the automatic national qualifying bid from Region XIIIA.

Savannah Longhoma led Riverland with 20 points while Reana Schmitt, a 6-foot freshman from Austin, had 15 points and 17 rebounds. Schmitt was named Tournament MVP. Riverland head coach Andrew Kaiser was named coach of the year following the game.

RCTC came into the game unbeaten at 24-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nation among NJCAA Division III women’s basketball teams. The Yellowjackets had beaten Riverland 84-47 and 74-52 during the regular season.