|Katie Sommer and unranked Wartburg should rise after Tuesday's win over No. 5 UW-Oshkosh.
Photo by Julie Drewes, Wartburg athletics
No. 8 Wheaton (Ill.) locked down No 10 St. Thomas and Wartburg knocked off No. 5 UW-Oshkosh on the first day of Wartburg's annual holiday tournament while Whitman beat No. 16 Williams in Nashville.
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With both teams playing their first game in 17 days, St. Thomas held a 56-50 lead over Wheaton (Ill.) with six minutes remaining. The Thunder scored nine straight to take the lead and, after the Tommies tied the game with a three-pointer, Hannah Considine's layup gave the Thunder the lead for good. The Tommies got two looks at potential go-ahead three pointers but missed both and Katie McDaniels' free throws iced the game.
In the second game of that tournament Wartburg knocked off No. 5 UW-Oshkosh 67-56. Kailey Kladivo scored 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career, and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Knights (9-1). Wartburg plays Wheaton at 4 pm ET tomorrow while St. Thomas plays UW-Oshkosh in another battle of Top 10 teams.
Whitman came off the west coast to meet No. 16 Williams off the east coast at a holiday tournament in Nashville where the Missionaries beat the Ephs 70-56. Casey Poe scored 23 points for Whitman, including 11 in the decisive fourth quarter. The Missionaries held Williams to nine assists on 21 turnovers.
No. 21 Rochester defeated No. 9 Montclair State 61-53 at the Puerto Rico Clasico. The Yellow Jackets completed a four-game stretch against 2015 NCAA tournament teams with a 3-1 mark.
No. 2 Amherst shut down Salisbury 59-35 in a lopsided meeting of Sweet 16 teams from a season ago. The Lord Jeffs held the Sea Gulls to single-digit scoring all four quarters and 25 percent shooting in the game (12-for-48). The Lord Jeffs head to undefeated Albright on Monday afternoon.
Babson notched a quality non-conference win over Whitworth 70-62 at the Music City Classic. Kristen Ferola scored 20 points for the Beavers who improved to 7-2 with their fifth straight win.
Keene State set a new program record for wins to start the season. The Owls cruised past Worcester State 80-49 for their ninth consecutive win.
Lycoming knocked York (Pa.) off the list of unbeaten teams with a 50-48 victory at home. Shelby Mueller scored 13 points for the Warriors, including the game-winning layup with nine seconds left. TCNJ's reserves outscored FDU-Florham's 25-6 and the Lions defeated the Devils 59-56.