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The Three Rivers Lady Raiders earned the No. 11 overall seed in the 2024 NJCAA Division I National Tournament.

The Lady Raiders (27-4) will play at 1:15 p.m. March 27 in Casper, Wyoming, against No. 22 Mississippi Gulf Coast (23-4).

Again the top seed and host of the Region XVI Tournament, Three Rivers beat Moberly Area 78-64 before besting State Fair 79-66 in the finals to clinch their fourth straight trip to the National Tournament. 

“We’ve got a great group that has been working hard all year, and our continued success is because of their work ethic,” Three Rivers coach Alex Wiggs said. “I’m incredibly proud of their efforts and commitment to Three Rivers. We’re excited to make it back to the National Tournament.”

Da’Kariya Jackson scored a season-high 34 points in the region championship and was named Region XVI Player of the Year following the game. The sophomore from Jacksonville, Arkansas, is averaging 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game.

Five other Lady Raiders made the All-Region XVI team. Alexia Weaver, Laylah Reese, and Kaleigh Thompson earned first-team All-Region honors, while Mya Davidson and Jasmine Davis made second-team All-Region.

Wiggs earned Region XVI Coach of the Year after leading Three Rivers to its third Region Championship in four years. In his fourth season as head coach and eighth overall with Three Rivers, Wiggs earned his 100th win on March 12 in the Region XVI semifinals. The Lady Raiders have reached the National Tournament every year with Wiggs as head coach and reached the final four in 2021, their best finish at the national tournament since the 2004 Lady Raiders placed fifth.

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