Lady Knights Advance to National Semi-Finals
Today the Lady Knights, the #1 seed in the NCCAA-II National Championship Tournament took on the #8 seed North Central University of Minneapolis, MN. KCU led the game from the start, and held an 11 point lead at the half, finally finishing it up with a 15 point victory, at 69-54.
The Lady Knights were led in scoring by Tanya Bowens with 26 points while Sharonda Jones added 13 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for the double-double. KCU shot 44.3% from the field, and only 30.8% from the 3-point line. They converted 78.6% from the stripe, while holding North Central to 33.3% from the field. The Lady Knights were out-rebounded 36-41, but carded more assists (15-12), and fewer turnovers (15-19).
Kentucky Christian now advances to the semi-final round and will meet the winner of the #4 Arlington Baptist College (Arlington, TX) and #5 Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA). The game will be played at 7 PM Eastern Time on Friday evening.
The tournament is being streamed live and also on-demand by Tourbeau Sports group. Their web channel can be found here: http://www.tourbeausportsgroup.com/live-video-channels.html
The games are available for $6.95 per game, or a full tournament pass is available for $24.95. If you wish to follow the tournament on Facebook, go to Joplin Sports Authority on Facebook and like their page, and they are posting updates.