State Colleges

Sterling wins KCAC tourney

The Sterling College women edged Southwestern 89-85 in the championship game of the KCAC Tournament on Monday at Sterling, sweeping both the regular-season and postseason titles.

KCAC player of the year Cathryn Wiebe turned in one of the best performances of the year in the title game, going for 26 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

Tied 84-84 with 47 seconds top lay, Sterling's Erica Herman and Kayla Eilert both went 2 for 2 at the free throw line to help seal the win.

Annjelina Robinson led the Moundbuilders with 24 points, and Jasmine Manuel added 22.

Megan Patrick added 19 points and six rebounds for the Warriors.

Sterling had already locked up a spot in the NAIA Division II Tournament with the victory. Southwestern, the No. 3 seed, needed to win in order to secure a berth in the national tournament.

Because of the loss, Kansas Wesleyan, the No. 2 seed, gains the KCAC's other automatic berth.

SOUTHWESTERN: Hartfield 13, Jackson 4, Robinson 24, Jarnagin 9, Manuel 22, Cossman 3, Smith 7, Laible 3. Totals 32-70 14-22 77.

STERLING: Wiebe 26, Ewert 8, Herman 14, Patrick 19, Gasper 9, Curtis 4, Eilert 6, Racette 3. Totals 23-54 40-52 77.

Halftime — Sterling 40, Southwestern 38. 3's — Southwestern 7-20 (Robinson 2, Jarnagin 1, Manuel 3, Smith 1); Sterling 3-11 (Ewert 1, Patrick 2). Rebounds — Southwestern 36 (Jackson 5, Jarnagin 5, Cossman 5); Sterling 45 (Wiebe 11). Assists — Southwestern: 19 (Cossman 5), Sterling: 13 (Wiebe 4).

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