Lady Blue Jays march to title game

(Update: The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays earned their first-ever bid to the NCAA Division III national tournament with Saturday night's 60-54 win over Eureka (Ill.) College in the title game of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference women's postseason tournament at Westminster. It is also the first-ever SLIAC tournament title for Westminster (22-4), the conference's regular-season champion. For further coverage, see Tuesday's edition.)

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It took about 7 seconds for Westminster College senior guard Heather Letourneau to step in front of a pass at midcourt, convert a layup and set the tone for the Lady Blue Jays in the second half of their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal against Webster University.

“Get after it,” Westminster head coach Tracey Braden said. “That’s who we are. Let’s get stops and go the other way.”

The Lady Blue Jays kept an iron grip on the pace of the second half, blowing past the Lady Gorloks 69-34 at Iba Court on Friday night.

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