NAIA Tourneys Complete Round of 16 Play with Just One Regional Team Advancing

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NAIA Tourney – Round of 16 in Sioux City, IA


(4) Briar Cliff (IA)

(1) IN Wesleyan 88-77

  • IN Wesleyan ended BCU’s season 88-77 after being down 2p at HT.
  • IW – Lilli Frasure 17 points, 8 rebounds; Jade Nutley 16p, 13r; Jordan Reid 15p, 6 steals; Kelli Damman 12p, 5 assists; Klair Merrell 12p
  • BCU – Payton Slaughter 24p, 11r, 10 TO; Kennedy Benne 24p, 5s; Kaegan Held 10p


(6) Dakota State 82-72

(2) Carroll (MT)

  • Dak State & Carroll were tied at halftime & at the end of 3Q, but the Trojans connected for 33 points in the final frame to make the Quarterfinals with an 82-72 win over Carroll. The teams shot nearly identical percentages from the floor, but while Carroll had seven more buckets, it was DakSt that had two more treys & 22 more points at the FT line (29/33 – 7/8). The Fighting Saints went +6 in rebounding, but it wasn’t enough.
  • DSU – Savannah Walsdorf 20p, 12r; Sidney Fick 19p; Elsie Aslesen 13p; Lilli Mackley 12p
  • CC – Maddie Gerritz 24p, 8r; Jamie Pickens 17p, 16r; Kyndall Keller 11p



(5) Cumberlands (KY)

(1) Thomas More (KY) 91-61


(3) MT Western 89-79

(2) Dordt (IA)

  • In a game that was delayed ‘til 11:30p due to a leaky roof at Tyson Events Center, the Defenders’ season ended against MT Western, 89-79, as Dordt suffered just its 4th loss of the season. Dordt led by 6p in the 1st half before the Bulldogs tied the game at the break. MT Western went up ten after intermission, and Dordt closed to within one before the Bulldogs ended the game on an 8-1 run. Both offenses were clicking as MT Western shot a ridiculous 15/24-3 (63%) & 62% overall, while DU hit 6/15-3 & 51% from the field. Dordt got back some of those points at the FT line, where they hit 21/29 to MT Western’s 10/13.
  • MTW – Jordan Sweeney 24p, 5r, 5a; Brynley Fitzgerald 22p, 7a; Shainy Mack 13p
  • DU – Karly Gustafson 18p, 9r; Bailey Beckman 16p; Hayden Heimensen 16p; Janie Schoonhoven 13p, 9r; Faith Van Holland 10p



NAIA Tourney – Round of 16 in KC, MO


(3) Georgetown (KY) 74-60

(2) Langston (OK)


(5) Freed-Hardeman (TN)

(1) Grace (IN) 86-67



(3) Jamestown (ND)

(2) IN Tech 61-51

  • The potent Jimmies offense was held in check on Tuesday as the Warriors eliminated Jamestown, 61-51. UJ was out-shot 42-29% overall to nullify a 14-8 lead in OR’s for Jamestown. IN Tech hit just 1/8-3, but it didn’t matter.
  • IN – Rog Stein 17p
  • J – Mason Walters 26p (8/24), 8r; Cole Woodford 13p; Reid Gastner 4p, 16r


(4) Morningside (IA)

(1) AZ Christian 85-63

  • The Firestorm blazed a trail past the Mustangs, 85-63. AC held a big advantage in shooting percentage, 58-37% overall, and they had nine more rebounds.
  • AC – Bryce Davis 16p; Trent Hudgens 14p; Angelo Johnson 14p; Dennis Flowers III 12p; KeyVaughn Williams 10p
  • M – Jack Dotzler 14p, 8a, 5s; Joey Skoff 12p; Brendan Buckley 11p