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Sims' 19 points Lead LMU To 87-58 Win Over Clayton State In NCAA Tournament

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The No. 13 and third-seeded LMU women's basketball team came out on fire and put away sixth-seeded Clayton State early as they coasted to the 87-58 win Friday afternoon, March 10 in the NCAA Southeast Regional quarterfinals. The win is the first for LMU in the NCAA Tournament and improves their record to 27-4 on the season, tying for the second-most wins in a season in program history. Three players tied or set new career highs in the game. Karsen Sims (pictured) led LMU with a career-high 19 points. Emily Griffith tied her career-high with 18 points and 10 assists while Shea Coker chipped in 12 points. Rachel Griffith had 11 points and Josey Harding had her 11th double-double of the season (and 18th of her career) with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Shermeria Quarles had a career high nine points off the bench. Ross Mathis had a career-high five steals. LMU advances to the regional quarterfinal for the first time in school history, where they will face the winner of the King/Wingate game Saturday at 5 p.m.

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