W. Washington 70, Northwestern, Okla. 67, )T
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) _ Heidi Van Brocklin scored six of her 11 points in overtime Thursday night to lift Western Washington to a 70-67 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma in the first round of the NAIA Divsion I tournament.
The Vikings (25-6) advance to a Friday semifinal game with Montevallo at 9:45 p.m. CST.
Marlena Elliott, who scored 19 points, had given Northwestern (19-13) a 60-58 lead with a jumper with 14 seconds left in regulation. But Krisi Eggen answered with a 6-foot jumper with four seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
There were three lead changes in the overtime before Van Brocklin’s layup with 1:10 to play put the Vikings up for good at 68-67.
After a shot-clock violation by Northwestern, Eggen hit a jumper for a 70-67 Western Washington lead.
Elliott’s long-range 3-point attempt at the buzzer was long for Northwestern.
Gina Sampson topped Western Washington with 17 points, while K.C. Mattingly added 16.
Shelly Snowden had 26 points for Northwestern.