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.

UMAC MEN

• 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.

UMAC WOMEN

• 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.

NSIC WOMEN

• 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).

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