Lady Roos advance to Summit League semifinals

Luke Harman

The women’s basketball team reached the semifinals of the Summit League Conference Tournament after defeating No. 5 seed Oakland 72-59 Sunday in Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Arena.

The third-seeded Roos’ next opponent was seventh-seeded Western Illinois with tipoff scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday.

On Sunday, senior Kim Nezianya led the Roos with 15 points, while sophomore guard Eilise O’Connor scored 12. Seniors LeAndrea Thomas and Dayon Hall-Jones each scored 11 points against the Grizzlies. The Roos, who improved to 21-10, outrebounded the Grizzlies 47-36 and held them to 35  percent shooting from the field.

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