BEAUMONT, TEXAS – It will be a Louisiana battle in Beaumont, Texas, on Sunday when the No. 3-seeded Northwestern State Lady Demons battle the top-seeded No. 1 McNeese Cowgirls at the Beaumont Tennis Municipal Center. The two will meet in the tournament final Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. No 1 McNeese 4, No. 4 Sam Houston State 2 (Box Score)In a grueling match, McNeese was able to dig up just enough on the singles side to send the Cowgirls to the tournament championship for the first time since 2004. In doubles play, the Cowgirls were able to breeze past Sam Houston, winning at lines three and one in 30 minutes. Charoline Erlandsson and Phonexay Chitdara earned the 6-2 win at the bottom line for the Cowgirls with Sarah Jurakova and Hannah Brett winning at the top flight to give McNeese the 1-0 lead into singles. The singles matches was a different story as the Bearkats put the pressure on the top-seeded team quick. Sam Houston won five of the first six singles sets, but McNeese pushed back, sending four matches to three sets. The Cowgirls went up 3-0 as Marija Mastilovic won at line four 6-2, 0-6, 6-4, and line five with Charoline Erlandsson earning a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 match. Sam Houston brought the match within a point as Sahaja Yamalapalli won 7-5, 7-6 at the No. 2 line, and Mila Milanovic was able to hold Chitdara off from coming back down 5-1 in the third set, taking the match 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. The Bearkats’ Khee Yen Wee, pushing through a cramp that forced a medical timeout late in the third set, fell 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 3 line against Brett. The Cowgirls squeezed out a 4-2 win over No. 4 Sam Houston State while the Lady Demons battled to the very last set to score a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending champion, No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. No. 3 Northwestern State 4, No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3 (Box Score)Northwestern State is returning to the Southland Conference championship after a one-year absence, making its fifth appearance in six years. It was all down to Southland Player of the Year Polina Mutel at the No. 1 line against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Hortense Boscher in the third set with the team match tied at 3-3. Mutel had taken the first set 6-3 but fell 4-6 in the second. They were the only ones who needed all three set. Mutel never let Boscher get within a point in the third, taking the set 6-3. The Lady Demons garnered the doubles point after winning at lines two and three. Corpus Christi collected three-straight singles points with Caroline Bulatovic, Luna Dormet and Louise Trigona tallying wins at lines six, three and four, respectively. Polina Ivanova defeated Jelena Dzinic at the No. 2 flight 6-4, 7-6 to bring the match within one before Judit Castillo put away her match at No. 5 in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Stay on target Retro sci-fi flicks have a special place in our hearts, so why not celebrate them in nostalgic board game form?From the ’60s to the ’00s, there have been a myriad of sci-fi movies and TV shows spanning from intergalactic adventures to dinosaur experiments. Thanks to board game companies like Milton Bradley and Parker Brothers, we can enjoy the culture of these classic motion pictures and series years later. From Lost in Space to Jumanji, these sci-fi flicks are featured in old-school board games that provide hours of fun play.Read on for the top eight nostalgic board games based on old sci-fi films and TV shows. We can’t promise that you’ll *not* gift yourself or a friend one of these vintage beauties from eBay.AdChoices广告Planet of the Apes Board GamePhoto Credit: eBayIt’s humans vs. hominoideas in the sci-fi flick Planet of the Apes. And, this theme continues with the 1974 edition of the Planet of the Apes Board Game. But, be warned: this isn’t your typical “go around in a circle” type of board game. According to the eBay seller, the cage and trap door mechanism will require assembly. (Yes, no kidding here!) The aim is to not get captured by the evil armed gorillas when you play.Buy it HereBlade Runner Board GamePhoto Credit: eBayHarrison Ford looks super dapper as a Replicant Hunter in the film Blade Runner. Thankfully, you can celebrate his legacy with this rare Blade Runner Board Game. The eBay owner said this 1982 game is super hard to find, because the company stopped producing it after it hit shelves. But, it can be yours for a couple hundred bucks. Plus, it’s still sealed in the box.Buy it HereE.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Board GamePhoto Credit: eBay“E.T…Phone…Home.” We all remember this famous quote from the movie, E.T., and in this board game, you can actually help the little guy get back to his birthplace. This 1982 edition by Parker Brothers comes with a vibrant game board, thin pieces, and easy instructions for an out-of-this-world game night experience. Just make sure to get to the space ship landing site ASAP.Buy it HereJumanji Board GamePhoto Credit: eBayStalking lions. Charging rhinos. Jumanji can make all our safari animal dreams come true, and thankfully, you can take part in the thrilling adventure with this 1995 Jumanji Board Game. Players can find “a way to leave their world behind,” by rolling the dice and getting through the dangerous jungle.Buy it HereStar WarsPhoto Credit: eBayWe’ve heard much Star Wars news lately, but R2-D2 hasn’t had much time in the spotlight. Why not celebrate the cute astromech droid with this 1977 Star Wars Adventures of R2-D2 Game? The groovy game board takes you on a journey from Leia Organa Solo programming R2-D2 to R2-D2 preparing for battle. Whoever makes it to “The Hero” circle first wins! Buy it HereJurassic ParkPhoto Credit: eBayJurassic Park isn’t a place for Barney and his dinosaur friends, but if you’re all about the thrilling, blood-thirsty T-Rex appearances in the movie, you’ll love playing this 1992 Jurassic Park Game. Using one of the 16 Jurassic Park figures, you’ll have to attack opponents, escape deadly dinosaurs, and make it to the finish line to, as the game says, “escape their jaws and claws.”Buy it HereBattlestar GalacticaPhoto Credit: eBayBattlestar Galactica is one of the most memorable sci-fi movies of the ’70s. And, you can relive the space adventure all over again in this 1978 Battlestar Galactica Board Game. Your mission? Capture a disabled Cylon Raider and take it to the Battlestar Galactica. No pressure, right? If you avoid an opponent’s Force Field attack, you’re good to go.Buy it HereLost in SpacePhoto Credit: eBayLiving beyond Earth’s atmosphere is no easy feat, as shown in the ’60s TV series Lost in Space. If you’re crazy about this classic sci-fi show, you’ll adore this old-school Lost in Space Board Game. You’ll travel from Cyclone Canyon to the Alpha Sea in this intergalactic board game. Just beware of the giant cyclops in the middle.Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:Best Board GamesBest 2-Player Board Games5 Best Horror-Themed Board Games for Your Halloween Game Night Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits