Region XV school Monroe College won their first round game at the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Championship in Rochester, MN. The Lady Mustangs defeated UConn-Avery Point 64-46.
Monroe played without their leading rebounder, Markita Quarles, who was ill with the flu. But they got 6 points and 13 rebounds from Alexis "Paige" Sprewell, who played her best game of the year, grabbing 13 rebounds and scoring 6 points.
Next Monroe (29-1) will take on the winner game 2, either Madison Area Technical College, Wis. (23-7) or Camden County College, NJ (19-8). The game is tomorrow (3/13) at 6pm.
The NJCAA is cybercasting the tournament live via CybersportsUSA. Click here.
For other tournament information including an up-to-date bracket visit the tournament home page.
The NJCAA has also asked Monroe College player Alyscia Jordan to share her experiences at this year's tournament with everyone via the NJCAA website (www.njcaa.org). Alyscia will give us updates each day, when possible, to share with the NJCAA community the student-athlete's perspective of playing at a national touranment. To read Alyscia's blog click here.