In game one of the day Davenport blasted Cedarville 81-58 to advance to the semifinal round on Monday. The Panthers found their stride midway through the first half and never let up. DU was paced by 14 points from Carrie Grubius, who made four three-point shots, and Abby Neff with 11 points. The Panthers shot 42 percent from the field in route to the win. Senior Kristi Boehm was a spark plug for the Panthers in the win. Boehm blocked a three-point shot attempt and forced Cedarville into turnovers.
The second game was close throughout as Walsh held off Black Hills State, 83-73. The two teams battled back and forth through the first half before BHSU went on a run and took a 38-27 lead into intermission. Walsh came out of the locker room firing on all cylinders as the Cavaliers quickly got back in the game. Walsh found it’s way into the driver’s seat midway through the second half and never trailed again. The Cavaliers were led by 27 points from Cara Bedard and 17 points from Jessie Miller.
Walsh and Davenport will meet on Monday evening at 6:00 CT in the first of two semifinal games.
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