Lady Indians fall to No. 13 Jones in region semifinals

Lady Indians fall to No. 13 Jones in region semifinals

CLINTON, Miss. – The Lady Indians season came to an end after a hard-fought 78-74 loss to nationally-ranked Jones College in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region 23 Tournament at Mississippi College on Thursday.

The No. 13 Lady Bobcats (27-2) made clutch plays down the stretch to hold off a fourth-quarter rally from the Lady Indians to pull out the four-point victory on Thursday.

The Lady Indians had five players score in double figures. Zaria Jenkins (Columbus) scored a game-high 14 points, Miller had 12, and Wilson added 11 while Tabreea Gandy (Starkville) and Shaniyah Buford (Abbeville) each added 10 in the loss.

Jones defeated Gulf Coast (16-10) to earn their third-straight region championship with a 68-57 win.

ICC finished the season 21-5, won the North Division championship, and advanced to the semifinals of the conference and region tournaments.

Buford named to All-Tournament team

Buford was selected to the NJCAA Region 23 Women's All-Tournament team after averaging 15 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Other members of the team included: Sha'Quandra Carter (Co-Lin); Diamond Wraggs (East Central); Breannah McCullah (Gulf Coast); Kayla Simmons (Gulf Coast); Kayara Jones (Jones); Kyia Weatherby (Jones); De'Asia Dixon (LSU-Eunice); Dayzsha Rogan (Northeast); and Mychala Linzy (Pearl River).

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