WAYNE, Neb. – Fort Lewis College is moving on.
The 12th-ranked Skyhawks and No. 3 seed in the Central Region Tournament defeated sixth-seeded Mary (N.D.) 69-58 on Friday afternoon in Wayne, Neb.
Fort Lewis led by as many as 11 in the first half before settling for a 25-25 game at the half.
Ashley Kuchar came out of the break with seven unanswered points to give FLC the lead, then the Skyhawks cruised into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with their 11-point win over the Marauders.
FLC (26-4) will play the winner No. 2 Metro State (25-3) and No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth (18-9), which took the floor at top-seeded and top-ranked Wayne State’s Rice Auditorium after the Skyhawks’ victory.
For FLC, Dana Schreibvogel scored 16 points and had nine rebounds. Kuchar scored 13 points, Katerina Garcia 12, Erika Richards nine and Jamie Simmons eight.
FORT COLLINS – Machebeuf asked the Bayfield High School girls basketball one question Friday afternoon:How do you beat a team that hits 58 percent from the floor and 66 percent from 3-point range.
The Wolverines only had one answer:You don’t.
“You almost can’t,” BHS senior Candace Shaw said. “They hit lights out. ... I don’t even know if you can do anything about it.”
The Buffaloes trampled the Wolverines 72-49 in the consolation semifinals of the CHSAA Class 3A Girls Basketball State Championships on Friday in Colorado State University’s Moby Arena, using their hefty and towering inside attack and eagle-eye precision to end the Bayfield girls’ record-setting 20-win season.
BHS finished the season 20-5.