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Boise woman moves on to the finals of 'Jeopardy!' College Tournament

Niki Peters with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek
Niki Peters with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek Provided by “Jeopardy!”

Timberline High School graduate Niki Peters continued her winning ways on "Jeopardy!" Monday, winning the first semi-final match in the game show's two-week college tournament.

Now a sophomore studying integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Peters will move on to the two-day finals, set for Thursday and Friday. The player with the highest total during those two days will earn $100,000. Peters' opponents will be the winners of the semi-final matches Tuesday and Wednesday.

The other tournament contestant who hails from Boise, Capital High graduate Kevin Brown, competed in last week's quarter-finals, but the Louisiana State University senior’s earnings fell just short of the amount needed to earn a wild-card spot in the semifinals.

“Jeopardy!” airs at 6 p.m. weekdays on KBOI-TV, Channel 2.

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