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Northwestern State 92, NE Louisiana 83

March 7, 1995

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.