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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Britt Harris scored nine of her 24 points in overtime as Western Washington University advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball tournament with an 80-76 win over Nova Southeastern University on Tuesday at San Antonio.

The fifth-ranked Vikings (29-3) won their 12th straight. They will face either Ashland or Gannon in a semifinal scheduled for 6:30 tonight. It will be televised live on ROOT Sports.

Elma High School graduate Katie Colard scored eight points for the Vikings. She hit a pair of 3-point baskets and both her free throws.

Harris snapped a 74-all tie by wrestling the ball away from two defenders for a conventional three-point play with 31 seconds remaining in overtime.

Corinn Waltrip made 3-of-4 free throws in the remaining span to seal the victory.

Harris hit 9 of 12 field-goal attempts. Waltrip added 21 points for the Vikings.

Tailor Jones led Nova Southeastern with 20 points.