|Transylvania and Nicole
Coffman rallied past Rose-Hulman on Saturday
No. 15 Transylvania and Delaware Valley capped second half comebacks with late game-winning baskets, while rallies bolstered No. 16 Wheaton (Ill.) and tripped St. Norbert.
Nicole Coffman led all scorers with 25 points and Katelyn Smith hit two free throws with seven seconds left in the game to lift No. 16 Transylvania to a 67-66 win over Rose-Hulman. The Pioneers trailed by as many as eight points with four minutes to go but scored 15 of the final 21 to rally.
Abbie Marshall hit a jump shot with less than 30 seconds left to give Rose-Hulman a 66-65 lead. Transylvania missed its shot on the ensuing possession, and the Engineers grabbed the rebound and were fouled. But Rose-Hulman missed the first free throw in the one-and-one situation, Smith grabbed the rebound for Transylvania and she drove the length of the floor before being fouled with seven seconds left.
Delaware Valley rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit and overtook DeSales 67-65 on Eireann Anastai's bankshot with 2.7 seconds left. The Aggies evened their conference record and moved one game within .500 overall.
No. 16 Wheaton (Ill.) bounced back from a halftime deficit to defeat Carthage and remain in a tie for first with North Central. Hannah Considine led the Thunder with 17 points, shooting 7-for-12 from the floor. No. 22 North Central got 21 points, including 6-for-9 shooting from 3-point range, and eight rebounds from Jamie Cuny in a 95-90 win vs. North Park.
St. Norbert was on the opposite end of the comeback on Saturday, losing a seven-point lead with 2:39 left and falling in overtime at Monmouth, 60-58. Kelsey Walsberg led Monmouth with 21 points, while Kathleen Forrest had 19 points.
Most of the Top 25 teams didn't need a second half rally. No. 5 Tufts outscored Bates by 35 in the second half and throttled the Bobcats 83-37. No. 2 Thomas More scored almost as many points in the first half (74) as Waynesburg did in the game (75). The Saints' 109-75 victory gave Jeff Hans his 100th career victory against eight losses. Maura McAfee piled up 26 points and 16 rebounds and No. 14 Hope topped Adrian 65-48.
UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stevens Point played each other for the 100th time in their programs' histories, and the 24th ranked Titans beat the Pointers 53-41. Oshkosh also has a 52-48 advantage in the all-time series.
At least one spot in the Top 25 poll will turn over since Loras sent No. 25 Luther to its second straight defeat. Kaitlin Phillips hit a jump shot with eight seconds left to push the Duhawks past the Norse, 70-69.
Kate Pearson won her 100th game as a head coach and Cabrini topped Neumann for its ninth straight win, 61-52. Stevenson defeated Widener 63-52 for its 13th straight win. The Mustangs lead the Commonwealth Conference with a 9-0 record.
Rachel Stankevich banked in a three-pointer at the buzzer, saving Lakeland from overtime after Rockford had rallied from 21 points down, as the Muskies beat the Regents 70-67. For Lakeland, it meant taking over sole possession of eighth place in the NACC.