The Batesville Lady Pioneers defeated the undefeated (at the time) Nettleton Lady Raiders to take the 72nd NEA Tournament Championship by a final of 68-57 on Friday, Dec. 3. Izzy Higginbottom had 30 points and led all scoring in the game. This was the first time in program history for the Lady Pioneers to win in this tournament. Nettleton was the five-time defending champion leading into the game.
The Pioneers had four players make the All-Tournament team: Izzy Higginbottom, Erin Haigwood, Reece Garner and Taylor Griffin.