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Frederick finishes eighth-NJCAA consolation games

March 25, 2002

Opportunity didn't knock, it knocked over Frederick Community College.

Monroe took control by hitting 11 3-pointers and forced 36 turnovers leading to 31 points Saturday to take out the Cougars 92-60 for sixth-place in the National Junior College Atheltic Association Division II women's tournament at Hagerstown Community College.

The Tribunes, who entered the tournament as the defending national champions, did most of its damage in the second half, outscoring Frederick, 53-29.

Bilisa Perkins finished with 23 points off the bench and Jamie Sheridan had 18 - each scoring five 3s - to lead Monroe.

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Laura Jobe had 22 points for Frederick and Marell Milline added 17 to account for two-thirds of the Cougars' offense.

Johnson City 74, Mesa 67

Casey Ellis scored 24 points as Johnson City built a 10-point halftime lead and held on to down Mesa to claim fifth place.

Johnson City, the 2000 champions, forced 31 turnovers and turned them into 28 points .

Katie McDonald scored 21 points - including 14 of 14 from the foul line - and had 11 rebounds while Alexis Crank had 12.

Illinois C.C. 113, Kalamazoo 66

Illinois Central, defending runnerup, avenged Friday's one-point loss which knocked it out of the championship game by taking out its disappointment on Kalamazoo to finish third.

The Cougars, who lost 60-59 to Kirkwood on Friday, shot 56 percent for the game and turned Kalamazoo's turnovers into 38 points to pace themselves to the 47-point victory.

Volha Snytina led five ICC in double figures with 22 points while Shajuan Lindsey added 15 points. Petra Manakova scored 14, Amy Fuller had 11 and Kali Birkey had 10 for the Cougars, who led 57-25 at the half.

Danaea Williams led Kalamazoo with 16 points.

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