The North Platte Community College Knights are on to the semifinal round of the Region IX Tournament. They defeated Gillette College 81-67 in Casper, Wyoming in the quarterfinals yesterday. Reath Jiech scored a season-high 25 points to lead the Knights’ offensive attack. Damon Brown contributed 19 points and Ethan Montalvo added 16 points. The victory is North Platte’s ninth in a row and lifts them to a 27-5 overall record. They play Northeastern Junior College in the semis tonight. The Knights swept two games from the Plainsmen in the regular season. Tipoff tonight is set for 7 PM Central time. ESPN Radio 1410 will have the action, with pregame coverage at 6:45.