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Haskell women win tourney, earn trip to NAIAs

— Cerissa Honena-Reyes and Tyler Sumpter each scored 19 points as Haskell Indian Nations University won the Association of Independent Institutions women’s basketball tournament with an 80-75 victory over Ozarks (Mo.) on Sunday.

Arnetia Begay and Kortney Meat each added 12 points for Haskell, which hit 51.6 percent of its field goals while holding Ozark to just 37.5 percent.

HINU also hit 12 of 26 three-pointers while holding Ozark to just 4-for-19 shooting beyond the arc to offset the Fightin’ Indians’ 44-36 deficit in rebounds.

Both teams will advance to the NAIA Div. II national championships, which will run March 9-15 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Haskell 16 25 21 18 — 80

Ozarks 25 14 14 22 — 75

Haskell — Cerissa Honena-Reyes 19, Tyler Sumpter 19, Arnetia Begay 12, Kortney Meat 12, Brandi Buffalo 8, Cheyenne Livngston 6, Keli Warrior 4.

Ozarks — Lakin Simmerman 18, Brandy Uchtman 15, Hannah Wisdome 12, Cassidy Johnson 9, Maggie McMenamy 8, Maison Bovard 5, Shelby Roberts 4, Madisen Brethower 2, Kelsie Cleeeton 2.

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