Walker nets NCAA tournament berth

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By Charm Carpenter

Former Red Oak Tiger Kate Walker, a sophomore at Bucknell University, scored 14 points off the bench to help the Bison defeat Navy, 79-71, on Sunday, to earn the Patriot League’s NCAA tournament berth.
The Bison outscored the Mids 12-4 in overtime, six came from Walker.
“I felt like others were tired,” Walker said. “I sit the first five minutes of the first and third quarters, so I felt like my legs were fresher.”
Walker said that reaching the NCAA tournament was a team goal this year.
“Last year we were 17-1 and lost in the semifinals,” Walker said. “So this year we knew it was a possibility. We knew what we wanted as a team, and we went out there and got it today.”
Walker credited the team effort in the win to the returning players and the chemistry.
“We have great chemistry, and are all best friends,” Walker said. “It’s been a great and fun year.”