Rambelles snare first NCAA tourney win in 11 years

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The Rambelles basketball team picked up its NCAA Division II Tournament win and the first since the 2004-2005 season with a final score of 71-61 over the Colorado Mines Thursday at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock. Angelo State is now at 23-7 and are advancing to the NCAA South Central regional semifinals for only the third time in the program’s history. The Belles will face No. 1 seed in the South Central region and No. 1 ranked Lubbock Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Mines ended their season with a 21-7 record.

ASU struggled shooting hitting only 30.1-percent from the field and 18.5-percent from the 3-point line. The Mines shot 10 three-pointers (47.6-percent) and out rebounded ASU 48-47.

The Rambelles scored from the free throw line hitting 22 of 26 from the line and scored 24 points off 22 offensive rebounds and 14 off 16 turnovers.

Taylor Dorsey scored the team high 30 points and had nine rebounds. Jasmine Prophet hit for 20 points and eight rebounds. Prophet was perfect from the charity stripe going 8-for-8. Brea Mitchell was close to a double-double with nine point and nine rebounds.

The Belles other two NCAA Tournament wins came against Northeastern State in the 2004-2005 season and St. Mary’s in the 2002-2003 season. ASU has never advanced to a regional final in program history.

Lubbock Christian is coming into the game with a perfect 30-0 record.