UMHB women defeat Austin College in first round of NCAA Tournament

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SAN ANTONIO (UMHB Athletics) Even though they were facing a team called the Kangaroos, it was the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team jumping into the Second Round of the NCAA Division III National Championships with a 78-63 win over Austin College Friday night in San Antonio.

UMHB improves to 25-4 and advances to the second round of the postseason for the second-straight year. The loss ends Austin College's season at 22-5.

Alicia Blackwell led the Cru with 15 points and she added seven rebounds and six assists. Allaira Jones had 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, and Brooke Elliott also had a season-high 14 off the bench.

The Cru will play Saturday at 7 p.m. against the winner of the Trinity-UT Dallas first-round game.