Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Despite shooting struggles, Lady T-Birds win opener at NJCAAs

  The sixth-seeded New Mexico Junior College women's basketball team overcame a sluggish performance from the field to defeat No. 11 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 52-42 in the opening round of the NJCAA Women's Division I National Tournament on Tuesday in Salina, Kan.
  I'm sure many of the struggles from the field (NMJC shot 26.6 percent) can be attributed to first-game nerves, but Waleska Perez's five 3-pointers and 19 points along with Honor Duvall's 14 points and 13 rebounds helped the Lady Thunderbirds (30-4) move onto the quarterfinals where they will play No. 3 Central Arizona (30-1) 5 p.m. (MST) Wednesday.
  Here is the link to watch this game online.
  For more information on Tuesday's victory for NMJC, read Wednesday's edition of the Hobbs News-Sun.