POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- Sixth-ranked Cardinal Stritch outscored Briar Cliff 13-3 over the final four minutes of the game to rally past the Chargers 55-50 in the second round of NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament at Teeter Gymnasium late Friday night.

Briar Cliff owned a 47-42 lead with 4:51 left in the game after a field goal by Jake Shipley but not much went right for the Chargers after that.

The Wolves cut the BCU lead to 47-45 on a 3-point shot by Mike Simpson seconds after Shipley's shot and Derek Semenas hit another trey from behind the arc with 2:35 to give Cardinal Stritch a 48-47 lead.

BCU's Tim Loan made one of two free throw tries to tie the game at 48-48 but Semenas hit a two-point shot with 1:19 left and the Wolves had the lead for good.

Semenas, a 6-3 sophomore who transferred to Cardinal Stritch after playing his freshman year at NCAA Division I Wisconsin-Green Bay, had a game-high 20 points to lead the Wolves.

Mike Simpson, a diminutive 5-6 guard, also added 10 for Cardinal Stritch, which took on Davenport Saturday night in the NAIA Elite Eight.

The Chargers, who ended their season with a 22-11 record, got 12 points from 6-8 junior guard Jake Shipley while 6-1 junior Taylor Murren added 11.

Briar Cliff held a 36-34 lead on the boards paced by Shipley and senior Ben Sitzmann who each pulled down eight missed shots.

The Chargers had opened play at the NAIA Division II tournament with a 59-56 win over Grace College, its first victory at the event since 2000.

CARDINAL STRITCH (55)

Tony Smit 1-2 0-0 2, Derek Semenas 8-14 2-2 20, Nick Ford 0-1 0-0 0, Navjot Singh 4-12 1-2 9, Derek Woelffer 1-9 6-8 9, Mike Simpson 2-10 5-8 10, Chad Mazur 2-6 1-2 5, Jeremy D'Amico 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 18-57 16-24 55

BRIAR CLIFF (50)

Taylor Murren 3-12 2-2 11, Ben Sitzmann 2-3 0-0 5, Jake Shipley 5-16 2-4 12, Eric Rohe 0-2 0-0 0, Michael Collison 2-3 1-2 5, John Engler 1-4 0-2 2, Brenton Brown 2-5 0-0 4, Tim Loan 2-4 1-2 5, Zach Otting 3-3 0-0 6, Turner Fahey 0-0 0-0 0, Matt Berg 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 6-12 50.

Halftime -- Cardinal Stritch 25, Briar Cliff 20. 3-point shots -- Cardinal Stritch 3-7 (Semenas 2-3, Simpson 1-2, Mazur 0-2), Briar Cliff 4-21 (Murren 3-10, Brown 0-3, Rohe 0-2, Shipley 0-4 Sitzmann 1-1, Loan 0-1). Fouled out -- Collison. Rebounds -- Cardinal Stritch 34 (Woeffler 9), Briar Cliff 36 (Shipley 8, Sitzmann 8). Assists -- Cardinal Stritch 10 (Simpson 3), Briar Cliff 4 (Murren 1, Rohe 1, Shipley 1, Loan 1). Turnovers -- Cardinal Stritch 10, Briar Cliff 17. Total fouls -- Cardinal Stritch 13, Briar Cliff 23.