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Lady Coyotes’ Season ends in Regional Semifinals

New Mexico Junior College defeated Weatherford College 81-78 in the semifinals of the Region V Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday night in Lubbock.

NMJC (30-2) is No. 3 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Conference Division I rankings. The Thunderbirds will face Odessa College in the Region V Championship Game Saturday afternoon.

Eva Lewis led the Lady Coyotes with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Masha Vasilevko added 17 points and eight rebounds. Tahnia McDaniel scored 13 points and Destiney Winkfield added 11.

NMJC’s Danielle Craft led all scorers with 28 points, including six three-pointers.

The Lady Coyotes finished with a 20-9 overall record, their highest season win total in four years.