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M'side & NW advance to NAIA semifinals; BC falls

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Chelsie Trask and the Mustangs are in the Fab Four for the second time in three years. Chelsie Trask and the Mustangs are in the Fab Four for the second time in three years.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

No. 1 Morningside raced out to a quick 19-5 lead in the first eight minutes against Bethel College and never looked back, defeated the Lady Pilots 71-60**

Senior Chelsie Trask paced the Mustangs with 15 points, while Bobbi McManaman added 12 and Ashlynn Muhl 11.

With the victory, the Mustangs are back in the Fab Four for the first time since 2011 and will play Indiana Wesleyan, which defeated 14th ranked Briar Cliff.  The game tips off at 8:00 p.m. on March 11.

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The three-time defending national champions from Northwestern pushed their NAIA National Tournament winning streak to 18 games, disposing of No. 2 Saint Francis 87-77 Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center.

Karen Hutson scored a game high 22 while Kendra De Jong poured in 15 of her 21 points in the second half.

Ali Dunkelberger finished the game with 17.  Every Red Raider that hit the floor for the game, scored.

The Red Raiders will play Davenport March 11 at 6:00 p.m.

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14th ranked Briar Cliff erased a 13 point halftime deficit and took a 37-36 lead midway through the second half, but Indiana Wesleyan rallied to top the Chargers 69-57.

After suffering a knee injury in mid-February, in a great show of sportsmanship, the Wildcats let Kela Cihak score the final two points of her career with a layup with 17 seconds to play in the game.

Paige Smith led all scorers with 25, while BC's Sloan Masters recorded a team high 18.

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