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W. Basketball – Tournament Recap: Day Two


W. Basketball – Tournament Recap: Day Two

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –- The second day of the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament featured four teams making a first appearance, a team getting an early exit and two teams advancing to the final four. Game seven and eight were the final two opening round match ups of the bracket. Game nine was an elimination game for defending champion Louisburg and North Central Missouri, and game 10 and 11 matched up four of yesterday’s winners.

Game 7:  Kylie Herd led No. 4 seed Mesa to a 70-48 victory over Mercyhurst North East, pouring in a game-high 18 points. Herd was 5 of 6 from the field and 8 of 9 at the free throw line. She also was credited with seven rebounds. Madi Austin followed with 12 points and eight boards. Reserve forward Lacey Miller led Mercyhurst North East with 12 points.

Game 8:  No. 12 seed Chesapeake built a five point first half lead, then pulled away with a big second half, upsetting No. 5 seed Kishwaukee, 88-70. Daria Simmons led the Skipjacks with 22 points, but Joy Watson and Ashley Pegram each recorded double-doubles in points and rebounds. Watson had 16 points and a tournament-best 17 rebounds. Pegram also scored 16 points, and hauled down 10 caroms. Ashanti David led Kishwaukee with 28 points.

Game 9:  Louisburg made a late run in the second half to go up 14 at the break and cruised to an 84-65 win over North Central Missouri, ending the Pirates 2014 tournament experience. Brehanna Daniels and Kiara Rawls each poured in 21 points for the Hurricanes, and Courtney Railford flirted with a triple-double. She finished with 11 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds.  Sydnee Rounkles led NCMC with 14 points, and Kayla Oetterer had 10 points and 11 boards.

Game 10: After building an 18-point lead in the first half, St. Clair County went on to cruise to a 79-60 win over Monroe, becoming the first team to advance to the final four. Five Skippers finished in double figures, led by Rachel Kehoe’s 19-point effort. She hit nine of her 11 attempts and one free throw. Eli Rojas led Monroe with 22 points and eight rebounds.

Game 11:  Highland punched its ticket to the final four with a huge second half performance against Parkland. Trailing by five at the break, the Scotties outscored Parkland by 26 points in the second half for an 83-63 victory. Julia Alves put on a dominant effort, scoring in the paint and from 3-point range, to finish with 28 points. She hit nine shots, including four treys, and was 6 of 8 at the line. She also hauled down 15 rebounds. Ryann Bowser followed with 16 points.  Jocie Klocke led the Cobras with 15 points. 

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