JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - March Madness is in the books but two Region 8 colleges are playing on the national stage in April.
Three Rivers College and ASU Mid-South reached the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. The Lady Raiders are playing in D1 in Lubbock, Texas. The Lady Greyhounds are playing in D2 in Hickory, North Carolina.
3R is 24-0 and in the semifinals. Jamiyah Thomas had 18 points and 8 rebounds Thursday night as the Lady Raiders beat Western Nebraska 79-71. Neelyville native Autumn Dodd had 14 points in the victory. Three Rivers will face Northwest Florida State Friday at 4:00pm.
The Lady Raiders beat Casper College 68-60 Tuesday evening in the Round of 16. Conway native Myia Yelder had 16 points in the victory. Chaylea Mosby chipped in 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Three Rivers beat Eastern Oklahoma State 76-74 in the 1st Round on Monday. Marion alum Joi Montgomery had 11 points, Dodd had 13 points off the bench.
ASU Mid-South reached the national tournament for the first time in program history. The Lady Greyhounds fell to USC Salkehatchie 74-68 on Tuesday. Marion alum Keiana Delaney led ASU Mid-South with 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Blytheville native Alindavia Lockett pulled down 10 rebounds.
The Lady Greyhounds responded with a win over Lackawanna (PA). Cierra Penn hit a game winning three on Thursday in a 76-73 victory. They’re playing Kansas City in the consolation semifinals.