NDNSPORTS: Indian fans show up to support Schimmel sisters

NDNSPORTS.COM reports from the WNIT Championship game, where Indian fans turned out to support two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation:
Shoni Schimmel, one half of the “Umatilla Thrillas”, scored 16 points as No. 5 Louisville beat Oklahoma 97-92 in overtime on Sunday to win the preseason WNIT title.

Trailing 95-87 in OT, the Sooners scored five straight to cut it to 95-92 with 25 seconds left. The Cardinals (4-0) turned over the inbounds pass and the Sooners had a chance. Morgan Hook’s 3-pointer missed and Oklahoma grabbed the rebound. Oklahoma guard Aaryn Ellenberg had one last shot but her 3-pointer also fell short.

Not to be outdone in a big game, younger sister Jude Schimmel scored the final four points in regulation for the Cardinals to tie Oklahoma 86-86 to force the overtime. She contributed eight points on the night also had a team high six assists and added two steals for the game.

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Shoni Scores 16 as Cardinals win Preseason WNIT; Oklahoma Native Americans show up in support (NDNSPORTS.COM 11/17)

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