Hot shooting sends Apache Ladies crashing out of NJCAA tournament

Tyler Junior College's Brittny Norris drives toward the lane against College of Southern Idaho during the NJCAA tournament on Thursday in Salina, Kan. (Phil Hicks | Tyler Morning Telegraph)

SALINA, Kan. — It was not in the Apache Ladies' DNA this season against CSI.

The College of Southern Idaho shot an amazing 65 percent in the second half to pull away from Tyler Junior College and register a 90-78 win in a second round game of the NJCAA Women's National Tournament on Wednesday at the Bicentennial Center.

Last season, the Apache Ladies scored a 102-81 victory over CSI and the Golden Eagles had revenge on their mind from the outset.

TJC ended its season at 29-5.

CSI (22-11) advances to the quarterfinals to meet No. 2 Chipola of Florida on Thursday.

At one point in the second half, the Golden Eagles were shooting 80 percent. TJC rallied to get within eight, 69-61, with 8:30 left, but that was as close as the Apache Ladies could get.

Victoria Kemokai led the Apache Ladies with 23 points. Last year, she scored 28 points against the Golden Eagles.

Brittny Norris added 18 points.

Elisabet Lopez Sagera led the Golden Eagles with 21 points.

CSI was 10 of 19 from 3-point land, while TJC was 6 of 15.


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