Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 9, 2013

REGION XIV WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Returning to Kansas

No. 1-TVCC defeats Blinn, 69-58, look to defend their national title

Joe Elerson
The Athens Review

TYLER — The No. 1-ranked TVCC Lady Cardinals defeated the No. 8-ranked Blinn Buccaneers, 69-58, on Saturday in the Region XIV Tournament championship at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.

With the win, first year coach Elena Lovato's Lady Cards' (32-1) advance to the NJCAA National Championship March 18-23 as the defending national champions.

The Lady Cardinals were led in scoring by Shlonte' Allen, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament with 24 points and seven rebounds.

A full recap of the title game will be on the Athens Daily Review website Sunday evening and in Tuesday's print edition of the Athens Daily Review.