Northwestern State 92, NE Louisiana 83
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) _ Bridgete Williams scored a career-high 35 points as top-seeded Northwestern State beat Northeast Louisiana 92-83 Monday in the first round of the Southland Conference tournament.
Northwestern used a 15-3 run, including seven points from Angela Simpson and six from Williams, to take a 61-50 lead with 12:27 left in the second half.
Williams connected on 14-of-20 field goal attempts and grabbed six rebounds for Northwestern (22-5, 16-2). Simpson added 22 points and Joskeen Garner grabbed 15 rebounds.
Anita Bell scored a career-high 29 points to pace Northeast (6-21, 6-12). Tierra Carr added 15 points and eight rebounds.