Tommies still unbeaten; Sinn gets win No. 250

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Senior All-America center Kaitlin Langer recorded 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 5-ranked St. Thomas (9-0) to a 78-67 victory over No. 7-ranked Hope (11-1) in a battle of Division III women's basketball unbeatens Thursday at the Bluffton (Ohio) tournament.

UST coach Ruth Sinn won her 250th game in 12 seasons with the Tommies (250-75), including a 65-5 record the last three seasons. The Toms have won 21 consecutive regular-season games and 15 games in a row away from Schoenecker Arena.

Senior guard Gabby Zehrer added 21 points and eight rebounds for St. Thomas. Maddie Wolkow had 12 points and four assists.

Langer posted her 19th career doube double in points and rebounds.

Hope built a 29-17 lead early in the second quarter. But a 37-13 mid-game run by UST in the second and third quarters swung momentum. Hope never got closer than six in the final quarter.

The Dutch came in averaging 84 points a game but were limited to 67 by the Toms. UST outrebounded Hope 41-35 and that led to its 17-8 edge in second-chance points.

The Toms play host Bluffton (8-1) in Friday's championship game. Bluffton scored a 53-35 win over Centre.