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Photos From the DWU Women’s 81-66 Win Over Saint Xavier to Advance to NAIA National Championship

The DWU bench celebrates an Amber Bray 3-point basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) makes a move to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Maddie Welter (3) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) grabs a rebound in front of Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) dribbles past Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) for a basket during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) drives to the basket between Saint Xavier University’s Brittany Collins (30) and Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) goes in for a layup during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) shoots around the defense of Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) makes her way to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Maddie Welter (3) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) drives to the basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) shoots over the reach of Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Makaela Karst (22) brings the ball up the court during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) fights her way to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) fights her way to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) and Chanel Fanter (12) defend during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) drives to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. No foul was called on the play. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) drives past Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) looks for an outlet as Saint Xavier University’s Maddie Welter (3) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) shoots around Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) shoots between Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) and Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen yells for a foul call during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Jessica Mieras (50) shoots over the top of Saint Xavier University’s Brittany Collins (30) and Kara Krolicki (22) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) moves the ball during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen yells for a foul call during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) goes to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) drives to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) looks to make a move to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) dribbles off the screen of Ashley Bray (20) on Saint Xavier University’s Maddie Welter (3) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) grabs a rebound over Saint Xavier University’s Brittany Collins (30) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) moves the ball around the top of the key as Saint Xavier University’s Brittany Collins (30) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) fights her way to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) makes a move to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) makes a move to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen and the bench watch the action during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) looks for an outlet as Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) shoots a 3-point basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a 3-point basket by Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) looks for an ouetlet as Saint Xavier University’s Gabby Kreykes (1) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel, from left, Jessica Mieras, Madison Mathews and Makaela Karst lock arms as Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) goes to the line to shoot free throws during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU Cheerleaders perform during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30)drives past Saint Xavier University’s Maddie Welter (3) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots between Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) and Saint Xavier University’s Maddie Welter (3) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) goes to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Maddie Welter (3) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) shoots a 3-point basket a pair of Saint Xavier University defenders during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Madison Mathews (12) dribbles past Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) shoots as Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) and Saint Xavier University’s Gabby Kreykes (1) defend during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Jessica Mieras (50) shoots over the top of Saint Xavier University’s Brittany Collins (30) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) shoots in front of Saint Xavier University’s Brittany Collins (30) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) goes to the basket in front of a Saint Xavier University defender during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) looks for an outlet as Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) shoots as Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) tries to defend during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) goes to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) and Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) defend during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots a basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) looks for an outlet to pass to during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers celebrate their 81-66 win over Saint Xavier University during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen celebrates the Tigers win with his players in the closing minute during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a basket made by Dakota Wesleyan’s Sam Schuh (2) during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a basket made by Dakota Wesleyan’s Sam Schuh (2) during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sam Schuh (2) scores in front of Saint Xavier University’s Cora Graffeo (11) and Saint Xavier University’s Sidney Lovitsch (23) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray, from left, Chesney Nagel, Rylie Osthus and Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (in back) hug after coming out of the game in the closing minutes during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel, from left, Jessica Mieras, Madison Mathews and Makaela Karst lock arms as Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) goes to the line to shoot free throws during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tiger basket during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots a basket in front of the Saint Xavier University defense during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) is fouled by Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) going to the basket during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) drives to the basket drawing the foul by Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) drives to the basket drawing the foul by Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) drives to the basket drawing the foul by Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) fights her way to the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) goes to the basket in front of a Saint Xavier University defender during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) shoots around tSaint Xavier University’s Tomei Ball (33) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) shoots around tSaint Xavier University’s Tomei Ball (33) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) shoots between Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) and Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) shoots between Saint Xavier University’s Meg Knutson (5) and Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) dribbles towards the basket as Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) defends during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers huddle up prior to a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers huddle up prior to a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) is introduced prior to a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) is introduced prior to a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers huddle up prior to a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers huddle up prior to a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Tigers huddle up prior to a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) gets a rebound past Amber Bray (44) and Saint Xavier University’s Brittany Collins (30) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) blocks a shot attempt by Saint Xavier University’s Gabby Kreykes (1) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) grabs a rebound in front of Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans disagree with a call during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans disagree with a call during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) call out who they’re defending after a time out during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen talks to Rylie Osthus (10) and Chesney Nagel (32) as Ashley Bray (20) shoots free throws during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) defends a shot attempt by Saint Xavier University’s Chanel Fanter (12) during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU cheerleaderes cheer perform during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU cheerleaderes cheer perform during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) races past Saint Xavier University’s Kara Krolicki (22) after a rebound during a game in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen applauds the Tigers as Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) comes out for a break during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU cheerleaderes cheer perform during a game against Saint Xavier University in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament on Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)