Bobcats to play in annual North Star Invitational

FAIRBANKS, Alaska --- The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team has been selected to participate in the 2013 North Star Invitational on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, announced Fairbanks officials Friday.

The Invitational, scheduled to take place over Thanksgiving weekend, is an annual three-day, six-game event. The Bobcats will be joined by Dominican University (Calif.) out of the Pacific West Conference, Wayne State College from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and host Alaska Fairbanks of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The Bobcats will open the weekend with Wayne State on Thursday, November 28 before squaring off with host Alaska Fairbanks on Friday the 29th. Lees-McRae will cap the weekend against Dominican on Saturday the 30th. Game times have yet to be announced.

Lees-McRae put together a strong season in Michele Williams' first year at the helm, posting a 9-16 overall record with a 7-15 mark in Conference Carolinas play. The Bobcats made great strides this winter, putting together several stretches of strong play, including a five-game winning streak that included two hard-fought victories over Mount Olive College and Queens University of Charlotte.

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