The North Platte Lady Knights are the Region IX Division II Champions. They routed Southeast 82-53 at McDonald-Belton Gymnasium Monday night to capture the crown, their second in the last three years. DaVontaye Merritt’s 29 points led the Lady Knights to the victory. Paige Hasty added 14 points and Lacey Houston chipped in 10 points. The Lady Knights improve to 14-14 with the win. They will host Dakota College of Bottineau on Sunday at a time to be determined in the District F Championship Game. The winner of that game will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament.