N.C.A.A. National Basketball
St. Thomas Rated Number 4 In The Country In Final Rankings
St. Thomas finished the season with a record of 30 -1 losing to eventual National Champions Thomas More College. They earned a final ranking of 4th in the country. There are 435 teams playing DIII Womens basketball throughout the country.
Jenna Dockter -Senior guard finished as a top 3 finalist for the 2014-2015 DIII player of the year. The award was given to Sydney Moss of Thomas More College.
Jenna Dockter and Maggie Weirs both earned All-American Honors for their great seasons.
Coach Ruth Sinn was the DIII Western Region Coach of the year.
Thomas More – 75 St. Thomas – 55 (Elite 8)
St. Thomas – 55 Hope College – 47 (Sweet 16)
St. Thomas – 60 Luther – 57 (Field of 32)
St. Thomas – 70 Morris – 31 (Round of 64)
The University of St. Thomas traveled to Florence Kentucky over the weekend and played two tough games in the NCAA tournament. The first game in the Sweet 16 pitted the Tommies against Hope College out of Michigan. The Tommies came out with their shut them down defense and held the high flying Hope team to just 13 first half points.
Unfortunately, for the Tommies they were stunned with 2 first half injuries. About midway through the first half of the Hope game reserve guard Senior Hannah Hughes suffered a season ending torn ACL after a great steal. As the Tommies were regrouping after the loss of Hannah , 6-2″ all everything Senior Maggie Weirs battled for a rebound and hit the floor in withering pain. Maggie also tore her ACL in one knee and her PCL in her other knee. It was a stunning blow to the team.
The Tommies literally limped into half time with a 22-13 lead. The Tommies retooled and came out in the second half and took charge of the game building leads as big as 18 points. Anna Smith who was playing the game with a torn ACL herself was instrumental in the 55- 47 victory. Anna had torn her ACL in the M.I.A.C. Championship game two weeks ago. She was able to brace it enough and through her own perseverance played in the tournament.
With the win the Tommies moved onto the Elite 8 to take on the home team Number 1 ranked Thomas More. The bandaged up Maggie Weirs gave a gallant effort for the Tommies but only played 4 minutes. After taking a 31 -28 lead into halftime the Tommies run for a National Championship came to a grinding halt as Thomas More took advantage of St Thomas Foul trouble and moved on to the final 4 with a 75 – 55 victory. Thomas More was lead by Sydney Moss, the daughter of former MN Vikings Randy Moss. She exploded for 25 second half points.
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