The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


March 1, 2014

Ashford women win conference tournament


The Saints advance to the 2014 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship in Sioux City at the Tyson Events Center that starts March 12. Kruger said it was a huge step for the program.

“They want to get over the hump,” Kruger said. “There hasn’t been a winning tradition here, so this is a step in the right direction, and I hope this is a signal that this program can turn the right way; the players certainly got it done this weekend.”

Pairings for the national tournament will be released later this week.


IU-NORTHWEST (22-9) — Megan Hollan 7 2-2 16, Danielle Zandstra 2 0-0 4, Rebecca Theriault 0 1-2 1, Bernadett Grabowski 1 1-1 3, Nicki Monahan 6 4-6 17, Brianne Wischman 4 0-0 12, Brooke Gardener 0 0-0 0, Valerie Zulevic 2 0-0 4. Totals 22 8-11 57.

ASHFORD (12-20) — Elizabeth Nardi 0 0-0 0, Janell Anthony 3 2-2 8, Sarah Vozel 2 3-4 7, Jess Mlachnik 5 1-4 11, Madison Wagner 5 11-12 22, Bri Guthrie 2 0-0 5, Courtney Panus 1 0-0 2, Quinn Rear 4 0-0 12. Totals 22 17-22 67.

Halftime: Ashford 33, Northwest 24. 3-point goals — IU-Northwest 5 (Wischman 4, Monahan); Ashford 6 (Rear 4, Guthrie, Wagner). Total fouls — IU-Northwest 19, Ashford 11. Fouled out — None.

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