TJC women advance in tourney, defeat Southwestern Illinois

Published on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 14:23 - Written by By PHIL HICKS,

SALINA, Kan. – Bria Emanuel hit for 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Tyler Junior College a 74-52 win over Southwestern Illinois College on Tuesday in a first round game of the NJCAA Women’s Basketball National Tournament at the Bicentennial Center.

TJC (29-5) advances to the second round at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Southern Idaho.

Southwestern Illinois ends its season at 23-6.

Other top scores for the Apache Ladies were Shernise Robertson (16), Brittny Norris (13) and Malena Washington (10).

Jasmine Prophet had seven rebounds for TJC.

Erika McCaster led the Blue Storm with 16 points.