Jenna Dockter had 18 points, Maggie Weiers had 14 points and 19 rebounds and the St. Thomas women's basketball team headed into the NCAA Division III tournament with a 27-0 record after beating Bethel 65-51 for the Tommies' fourth consecutive MIAC playoff championship Saturday in St. Paul.
St. Thomas, ranked No. 2 in the nation, went on a 15-4 run to end the first half, then another 15-4 run to start the second against the Royals (21-6), who had won 13 of 14.
Kalli Zimerman scored 21 points and Rachel Parupsky 20 for Bethel, which will find out Monday whether it is invited to the NCAA tournament.
• NORTHWESTERN (ST. PAUL) 68, MINNESOTA MORRIS 39: The host Eagles (18-9) dominated the Cougars (13-15) for their 16th victory in a row and their fifth consecutive UMAC tournament title and NCAA D-III tournament invitation.
• MINNESOTA MORRIS 63, NORTHWESTERN (ST. PAUL) 54 (OT): Emily Auch had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Cougars (16-11) defeated the host Eagles (17-10) for their first NCAA tournament berth since 2011.
• MINNESOTA STATE MANKATO 70, MINNESOTA CROOKSTON 60: Aubrey Davis had 20 points and the Mavericks (21-8) beat the Golden Eagles (14-14) in the NSIC tournament quarterfinals in Sioux Falls, S.D.
• WAYNE STATE (NEB.) 76, ST. CLOUD STATE 63: Jordan Spencer had 23 points as the Wildcats (26-4) beat the Huskies (16-12).