The Iowa Lakes women will enter the postseason with a little confidence after defeating Southeastern handily at home on Saturday.
But the Lakers face a daunting task as the No. 7 seed in this year's Region XI Tournament.
The Lakers draw the No. 2 seed and 17th-ranked Des Moines Area Community College.
The Lakers did upset the Bears earlier this season in Estherville, but DMACC (23-7, 12-4) avenged the loss with a 20-point victory in Boone.
Iowa Lakes finishes its second season under Nicole Bullock with a 9-21 record overall and 5-11 in the conference.
The Lakers had only two returning sophomores in Noelle Kindred (2.3 points per game) and Ashleigh Dykes (3.1 points per game).
While the pair have provided leadership, newcomers have contributed the scoring.
Myangel Johnson leads the team with 11.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest. Carla Barrera is closed behind with 9.6 points per game while Sunday Duop averagings 8.9 points per game.
However, the Lakers haven't had Leah Courtney's 9.1 points per game the last few games as she is out with an injury.
Other key contributors include Shabreka Edwards (6.5 points per game) and Daria Jones.