Knights Move to Region IX Semis (LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT on ESPN Radio 1410)

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.