Now that the local womens college basketball season is over, what a season we had, perhaps one of the best ever. First of all, congratulations to Gannon and the Erie Insurance Arena for hosting the Elite Eight. We heard nothing but praise from players, coaches and fans of the visiting teams about the hospitality of the Erie community. What we saw was great too, Bentley finished unbeaten, a veteran coach finally getting that elusive title and local product Edinboro representing themselves well. Edinboro was quite a story too, beating Gannon four times to reach the Elite Eight, the ONLY losses Gannon had all season !!! We saw All-Americans too like Val Majewski of the Lady Scots and Gannon's Jen Papich. How about Villa's Kayla McBride helping Notre Dame reach the championship game unbeaten before losing to another unbeaten, UConn. Kayla was one of the most talked about players in the tournament and deserves player of the year recognition. All in all, a season that made Erie proud in women's hoops.