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Day 2: The Finals are Set for the 2017 Junkanoo Jam

📁 2017 Junkanoo Jam 🕔24.November 2017
Day 2: The Finals are Set for the 2017 Junkanoo Jam

BIMINI, Bahamas – On Day 2 of the 2017 Junkanoo Jam at Reports World Bimini, Iowa State and Central Michigan advanced to the Bimini Division championship while Pennsylvania took third in the Junkanoo Division. Iowa State and Central Michigan will face off tomorrow in the Bimini Division in the Junkanoo Jam finale.

In the first game of the day, the Iowa State Cyclones took on the Tulane Green Wave. Both teams battled, and entered halftime tied at 35. Iowa State jumped out to a 4-point lead in third quarter were able to hold on for a 67-64 win to advance to the Bimini Division Championship. Bridget Carleton and Emily Durr lead the Cyclones in scoring with 19 points apiece on a combine 8-14 shooting from behind the arc. Tulane’s Kayla Manuirirangi lead the Green Wave with 19 points and six assists in the game. Tulane will play in the third and fourth place game tomorrow at 4:15 p.m.

The Central Michigan Chippewas earned an 85-76 overtime win against the Aztecs of San Diego State in the bottom half of the Bimini Division bracket. The Chippewas lead after the first quarter 20-11, but the Aztecs rallied back with a 27-point second quarter. Both sides took leads in the fourth quarter and remained tied at 73 at the end of regulation. The Chippewas’ defense only allowed 3 Aztec points in the overtime period and Central Michigan’s Tinara Moore finished with and incredible 27 points and 19 rebounds. San Diego State’s McKynzie Fort finished with 21 points in the game. Central Michigan will face Iowa State in the Bimini Division Championship at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow, November 25.

In the final game of the day, the Missouri State Lady Bears matched up against the Quakers of Pennsylvania in the Junkanoo Division third and fourth place game. Missouri State took a commanding 39-21 lead at the half behind 15 points from Liza Fruendt. The Quakers responded with a 27-point third quarter to cut the lead to one. With the momentum on their side, Pennsylvania were able to take the lead and hold on for a 65-60 win and a 3rd place finish in the division. Lauren Whitlatch would finish with 18 points and six 3-pointers to lead the Quakers in scoring.