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The Detroit News

Wayne State's star forward Shareta Brown got into foul trouble and sat out for a spell. Lewis took advantage, going on a 9-0 run to break a 50-50 deadlock in the second half en route to a 71-63 victory Saturday in a NCAA Division II regional semifinal basketball game at Michigan Tech.

The loss ended the Warriors' (23-6) tournament run, which was highlighted by Friday's 75-61 first-round win over Drury. Brown, who eventually fouled out, finished with 14 points and 16 rounds.

Ondrea Hughes and Shannon Hughes had 13 points apiece and Amber McCann added 11. Wayne State outscored Lewis 42-16 in field goals but were an abysmal 3-of-22 on 3-pointers.

Lewis (30-2) was led by Jamie Johnson, who scored a game-high 20.

George Fox 78, (at) Calvin 63: George Fox won the battle of the unbeatens as the Bruins outrebounded the Knights 41-27, winning the NCAA Division III sectional final to advance. Justine Benner scored 27 to lead George Fox (31-0). Kayla Engelhard had 20 for Calvin (30-1).


Lake Superior State 78, Ferris State 69 (OT): At Louisville, Ky., the Lakers pulled out the overtime victory to advance in the NCAA Division II tournament after Jake Blake's 3-pointer tied 67-67 in regulation. Blake finished with 10 points. Alex Williams scored 21 to lead No. 4 seed Lake Superior (26-6), which plays No. 1 seed Bellarmine (28-3) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Josh Fleming scored 15 for Ferris State (23-9).

Indianapolis 74, Michigan Tech 53: At Louisville, Ky., Indianapolis (24-5) scored 18 on turnovers and jumped to a 15-point first half lead while cruising to victory in the NCAA Division II quarterfinal victory. Ben Stelzer scored 18 for Tech (19-9) and Jordan Chartier added 11. Joe Lawson led Indianapolis with 21 points while Brennan McElroy added 18 and Jordan Loyd 15.