By NEMS Daily Journal
CLINTON – Leslie Robinson of Belmont hit a pair of free throws with .5
seconds left to lift the Itawamba Community College Lady Indians
to a 58-57 victory over Baton Rouge in the Region XXIII
championship game on Saturday.
Itawamba (19-9), which won its first region title since 1975, advances to the NJCAA National Tournament March 18-23 in Salina, Kan.
Baton Rouge led 57-54 before Lady Indian Tia Coleman nailed a three pointer to tie the contest with less than a minute left.
Coleman, Jasmine Hampton (Bruce) and Ayanna Lynn each scored 11 points for ICC.
EMCC men win: East Mississippi (20-7) knocked off Northwest 66-62 for its fourth consecutive region championship.