The 15th-ranked Casper College women's basketball team held on for a 63-56 victory at Northwest College on Saturday to clinch the Region IX North sub-region regular season title.
With the victory, the Thunderbirds (26-2, 12-0) also earned the right to host the Region IX tournament March 8-10 at Swede Erickson T-Bird Gym.
Lucie Hoskova scored 17 points to lead the T-Birds, with Natalia Panufnik the only other Casper College player in double figures with 11. But five other T-Birds scored at least five points as they won their 16th consecutive game.
Casper College closes the regular season with home games against Sheridan College on Wednesday and Gillette College next Saturday.