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HINU women win tourney opener

— Tyler Sumpter scored 24 points, and Haskell Indian Nations University defeated Northern New Mexico, 83-64, in the first round of the A.I.I. women’s basketball championships on Friday morning.

Cerissa Honena-Reyes added 19 points, Keli Warrior scored 16 and Arnetia Begay added 12 for HINU.

Haskell will face Indiana Northwest at noon today in the semifinals.

Northern N.M. 9 17 22 16 — 64

Haskell 21 18 23 21 — 83

Northern New Mexico — Shayna Porter-Banks 2, Cheyenne Cordova 12, Francine Clark 3, Demetria Clichee 11, Brigitte Madory 4, Krishis Artieda 19, Shania Harry 8, Jocelynn Edmond 3, Ashley John 2.

Haskell — Cheyenne Livingston 7, Keli Warrior 16, Cerissa Honena-Reyes 19, Arnetia Begay 12, Tyler Sumpter 24, Kortney Meat 3, Brandi Buffalo 2.

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