The Weatherford College Lady Coyote basketball team opened the NJCAA tournament against Northeast Community College on Monday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.WC entered as the 16th seed in the 24-team tournament. Northeast was 17th. The winner of Monday’s game faced No. 1 Trinity Valley (32-1) on Tuesday.The Lady Coyotes (24-5) last played in the national tournament in 2004. This is the 6th NJCAA tournament for the program, and the fourth under Coach Bob McKinley.Northeast (28-4), located in Norfolk, Neb., has won 17 of their last 19 games. The Hawks are led by sophomore guard Andrea Johnson of Silver Springs, Md., who is averaging 11.7 points per game and 2.6 assists. Jaylan Spencer, a six-foot Omaha native, averages 10.6 points.This year’s national tournament features a new bracket, which includes four at-large teams, four “zone” qualifiers and 16 district champions. Both Weatherford and Northeast earned berths as zone qualifiers after reaching the finals of their respective regional/district tournaments. The single-elimination tournament is being played at the Bicentennial Center for the 16th consecutive season.The tournament field includes four Texas schools: Trinity Valley, No. 9 Blinn, No. 13 Midland and No. 16 Weatherford -- and are all on the same side of the bracket.All tournament games can be viewed online at “NJCAA-TV”—found online at www.ihigh.com/njcaatv. A complete tournament bracket and other information are available at www.njcaa.org.WC’s Todd wins All-AroundRodeo athlete Savannah Todd began the second half of the season the right way: by winning the womens all-around title at the Ranger College Rodeo March 2.Todd won third overall in barrel racing and fourth overall in goat tying. Her 210 points single-handedly gave WC a third-place finish in the womens team standings.Kody Mahaffey took second place in the mens all-around standings, winning the team roping competition with brother Seth of Sul Ross State University. The duo placed sixth in the first round, and then first in the finals. Mahaffey also took fifth overall in tie-down roping.WC’s Lexi Heater also placed in the barrel racing, taking seventh in the average. Riley Greene and Sarah Ingle finished eighth and ninth respectively in breakaway roping.After missing the fall rodeo schedule due to injury, Weatherford High School graduate Colton Rundell returned to make the finals in steer wrestling, finishing 10th overall.The teams travel to Levelland to compete in the South Plains College Rodeo Thursday-Saturday.