VU Lady Blazers Defeat SWIC to Advance to Region 24 Title Game

The Vincennes University women’s basketball team will play for a spot in the NJCAA Nationals tonight, following a 66-63 win over Southwest Illinois College. The Lady Blazers got a jumper from Kennadi Harris, and a steal, and made free throw from Vincennes Lincoln grad Maycee Lange to break a 63-all tie and win the game.

Elikya Baseylia  led VU with 17 points.  Charelle Newsom added 16, followed by Daylynn Thornton with 11.  Lange had nine, including the late free throw to extend the lead to three.

The Lady Blazers will now play for an automatic national tournament berth, as they face Number 1 seed and Number 12 ranked Wabash Valley College.  Tip time is 7 pm Eastern tomorrow night.