Morgan Birmelin’s standout senior year at DeSales University continues into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III women’s basketball tournament where DeSales is the host team for the first two rounds Friday and Saturday.
The JB Hoops alum and Honesdale graduate led the way as DeSales went unbeaten in the Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom, winning both regular-season and tournament titles.
Birmelin, a point guard, leads the nation in assists and is the third-leading scorer for DeSales.
The Bulldogs, ranked 10th and 15th in the two major national polls, host Shenandoah University in the opener. A win would put DeSales against the Middlebury-John Carroll winner.
Birmelin averages 12.6 points and 7.6 assists per game.