North Idaho surged in the second half to beat favorite Trinity Valley for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I championship tonight. All game scores from this week’s tournament are here.
TVCC’s Shakayla Caples lead all scorers with 23, and teammate Kejuana Gardner added 18. For NI, Kama Griffits put up 22 points and was tournament MVP. All three made the all-tournament team along with Camille Reynolds of NI and Uju Ugoka and Anelina Dennison of Grayson.
All season long, undefeated Pensacola was ranked first, while Trinity Valley was second and then fell to third in February. North Idaho was ranked fifteenth in the final poll going into the playoffs, and were fifth-seeded in the tournament. In Friday’s semifinal, they handed Pensacola their first loss of the season.
Round two of the WNIT is on like Donkey Kong.