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SALINA, Kan. — Fatima Adams scored 19 points, while Audrisa Harrison and Jazzmin Parker added 16 each as Blinn College defeated Kaskaskia College 72-63 on Tuesday in the second round of the NJCAA women’s national basketball tournament.
Blinn led 48-30 at the half. Kaskaskia tried to come back, but Blinn had a 71-48 rebounding edge, with Harrison pulling down 18 boards and Adams 13. Blinn had 18 second-chance points to just 2 second-chance points for Kaskaskia.
Adrina Lavern led Kaskaskia with 20 points. Alex Stanford and Makeba Elliott added 11 points each.
Blinn’s opponent in Thursday’s 1 p.m. quarterfinal game will be defending national champion Trinity Valley, which beat Blinn on March 9 for the Region XIV championship. All three of Blinn’s losses this season were to TVCC.
Blinn made 25-of-65 two-point field goals and only 3-of-16 three-point attempts, and just 13-of-21 free throws.
Kankaskia made 17-of-45 from the field, 7-of -30 three-pointers and 8-of-15 free throws.