TCC Claims First Women's Basketball National Championship

TCC Claims First Women's Basketball National Championship

LUBBOCK, Texas (March 24, 2018) - Tallahassee Community College defeated Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College, 69-51, on Saturday evening to win the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship. 

It's the Eagles' first women's basketball national championship and the school's first national title in any sport since softball won the NJCAA crown in 1994.

With the game tied at 32 at the half, Tallahassee took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Cardinals, 23-11, for a 55-43 lead entering the fourth. The Eagles gradually pulled away in the final ten minutes, leading by as many as 20 inside the final minute. 

Nakiah Black scored 13 points to lead Tallahassee. Jamyra McChristine had 12 and Japonica James, 10. All three players were named to the All-Tournament Team. 

Tallahassee (29-6) ends the season with a school-record 29 wins. 

See the NJCAA article here!