Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Cincinnati State wins in Sweet 16




        Cincinnati State defeated Central Arizona College 58-55 in the women's National Junior College Athletic Association Sweet 16 Championship Tournament.

        Central Arizona led by 10 points at the half and by as many as 15. But the Lady Surge cut the lead to 45-42 with 8:30 remaining and took their first lead on a 3-pointer by Leah Donaldson.

        Central Arizona led 55-53 with 41 seconds remaining, but Shimire Howard hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to put the Lady Surge on top.

        Cincinnati St. — Howard 1-9 0-2 3, Asubuhi 6-16 2-2 14, Raven 0-0 1-2 1, Binion 2-3 2-2 6, Stevenson 1-5 0-0 2, Donaldson 6-19 4-6 20, Moore 0-3 0-0 0, Oliver 3-12 6-9 12. Totals: 19-67 15-23 58.

        Cen. Arizona College — Eriksson 5-11 0-0 11, Pitts 0-3 0-0 0, Strambler 2-15 2-3 6, holmes 1-4 0-0 2, Wilson 0-3 0-0 0, Dotson 9-18 3-3 21, Tommaney 0-5 0-0 0, Reese 4-13 3-4 11, Diggins 1-7 2-2 4. Totals: 22-779 10-12 55.

        Three-point field goals: Cincinnati St. 5-16 (Howard 1-4, Asubuhi 0-4, Donaldson 4-8); Cen. Arizona St. 1-16 (Eriksson 1-5, Strambler 0-8, Tommaney 0-3). Halftime score: Cen. Arizona College 34, Cincinnati St. 25.

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