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Walker, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, hit the game-tying and game-winning foul shots with 4 seconds left to play to lead Monacan (VA) to a 58-57 win over Norcross (GA). Walker had eight of her 22 points in the final 10:02 as Monacan, ranked 19th in the latest USA Today national poll, handed No. 6 Norcross its first loss of the season.
Walker had 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocked shots as Monacan opened the tournament with a 78-27 win over Prairie View (CO).
Coombs and Nelson-Ododa went head to head in a game earlier today. Nelson-Ododa had 27 points (on 10 of 12 shooting) along with seven rebounds as Winder-Barrow topped Wesleyan 65-60 in an all-Georgia matchup. Coombs had 24 points, 10 rebounds and hit four 3-pointers.
Coombs had 22 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot as Wesleyan opened play in the tournament with a 58-35 win over Franklin County. Nelson-Ododa had 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocked shots in just 18 minutes in a 63-37 win over Dreher (S.C.) in the opening round.
Monacan and Winder-Barrow are each a win away from playing in the championship game.