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TBirds Win Region V Title - Advance to National Tournament

TBirds Win Region V Title - Advance to National Tournament photo 3/9/2016 10:31:27 a.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

For the third consecutive season and fourth in the last five, the New Mexico Junior College Women's basketball team captured the Region V tournament title with a thrilling 54-47 victory over the Midland College Chaps.

Blair Richmond scored a game high 17 points as she knocked down 4-of-8 for the game. Dezirae Hampton scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Freshman Shaniya Mitchell played a complete game and just missed her fifth double double of the season as she collected 10 boards to go along with eight points while handing out seven assists. Daiane Machado was a force as well inside and she chipped in nine points and collected seven boards.

The Thunderbirds are the 4th seed at the upcoming NJCAA National Tournament. This will be the fourth tournament appearance for the Thunderbrids in school history and fourth in the last five years.  The tournament bracket is available here

The tournament begins on Monday, March 14th in Lubbock, TX at Lubbock Christian University.

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