Malta international Kristy Galea and her team – the Milligan University Buffaloes – are set to tip-off their postseason commitments as the second seed in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament on Monday after finishing their regular-season games with an impressive 22-7 overall record.
This will be Galea’s second successive postseason, after having made the postseason with the Alderson Broaddus Battlers in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division Two last season. In that scenario, the Malta guard was also part of the first Battlers side to make the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Tournament in the University’s history before moving to Tennessee over the summer.
The Buffaloes confirmed their placing for the tournament on Thursday after beating Point University (third seed) 68-54 on the road. This was a game in which Galea was instrumental for her side with 16 points scored, hitting four-of-five from three-point range.
On Sunday, the team concluded its regular season commitments with a 73-50 win over Johnson University (Tennessee) as they finished on a high before Monday’s start to the postseason tournament, on a record only beaten by an unbeaten Bryan College side that went 29-0 overall.
Galea has averaged 8.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season in her Junior Year.
Galea and the Milligan Buffaloes face 15th seed St Andrew’s (17.30 local time/23.30 Malta time)