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Westminster women’s basketball: Griffins win NAIA opener
First Published Mar 14 2012 03:30 pm • Last Updated Mar 15 2012 12:20 am

Frankfort, Ky.• The Westminster women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship on Wednesday, beating Belhaven 75-49 at the Frankfort Convention Center.

The fourth-seeded Griffins (23-8) put the defensive clamps on No. 5 seed Blazers (26-7), holding them to 33 percent shooting. Regena Jackson, the leading scorer in NAIA, managed just 15 points.

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Meanwhile, Cydney Tibbitts and Nicole Yazzie led the way for Westminster with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Tibbits also had 12 rebounds.

Westminster meets top-seeded Oklahoma City on Friday at 8:45 a.m. (MT), which advanced with a 91-73 win over Our Lady of the Lake (Texas). It is the first ever meeting between the two schools.

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