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Lady Cards Win National Cage Title

North Idaho College star Kama Griffitts scores two points against previously undefeated Pensacola earlier this weekend in the NJCAA national women's basketball tournament. Griffitts was named most valuable player as she led the Cardinals to the national NJCAA women's basketball tournament championship with a 90-81 win over Trinity Valley of Texas. (Photo: Max Iselin Photography, courtesy North Idaho College media athletics)

No. 5 seed NIC beat No. 3 Trinity Valley Community College of Texas in the championship game 90-81. Kama Griffitts, a 5-11 guard from Coeur d'Alene, led the Cardinals with 22 points. ShaKiana Edwards-Teasley, a 6-2 guard from Lapwai, added 17, and Tugce Canitez, a 6-2 forward/guard from Izmir, Turkey, finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds. The NIC Lady Cardinals won each of their first three games (No. 12 Georgia Perimeter in the first round, No. 4 State Fair in Round 2, and top-ranked Pensacola in the semifinals) by double digits before the championship round March 19. NIC ends the season with a 32-3 record and a national championship on their third straight trip to the NJCAA national tournament. Three sophomores on the NIC women's team earned All-Tournament honors, Griffitts, Canitez, and Camille Reynolds, a 5-5 guard from Rathdrum/North Idaho College Press Room. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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