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Lady Coyotes win Regional Opener

The Weatherford College women’s basketball team advanced out of the first round of the Region V Tournament, beating Frank Phillips College 73-60 Thursday night at the Tiger Pit at Wolfforth Frenship High School.

Masha Vasilevko, the Player of the Year in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference, led the way Thursday with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Eva Lewis also recorded a double-double: 15 points and 19 rebounds.

Frank Phillips had three players in double-figures: Perrine Manoury (19 points), Marlene Aniamboussou (14 points and 10 rebounds) and Kiara Shoals (11 pts).

WC (20-8) will face No. 3-ranked New Mexico Junior College (29-2) in the second round of the tournament Friday at 8 p.m., also at the Tiger Pit. New Mexico defeated Ranger College 53-42 Thursday.

The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the Region V Championship Game Saturday at 4:30.

All tournament games are video-streamed live. To access the stream go to www.njcaaregion5.com, click on “Tournament Info” to the tournament portal.