SIOUX CITY -- No. 1 overall seed Southeastern had to work extra to keep its perfect record.
The Fire held off a determined Cornerstone team 69-64 in overtime at the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Championship here Wednesday.
Cornerstone had a 51-42 lead early in the fourth quarter when Sydney Muller hit a 3-pointer and had a 56-54 lead with three minutes left in regulation. Southeastern tied the game at 56-all, but Cornerstone had a chance to win it with a buzzer-beater but it did not go.
Southeastern (30-0) was led by Ana Richter's 18 points, Halee Printz had 12 and Jaycee Coe added 11.
Cornerstorne (19-15) was paced by Jesse Sheridan's 17 while Lizzy Oten had 14.
DWU 78, IU EAST 62: Dakota Wesleyan made it a 2-for-2 day for the GPAC with a win on Wednesday.
The Tigers shot better than 50 percent from the field and hit 16 of 17 free throws to advance to the second round.
Amber Bray led four DWU players in double figures with 14 points while Riley Osthus, Madison Mathews and Kynedi Cheeseman all had 13 apiece.
IU East was led by Tia King's 22 point.
JAMESTOWN 65, CARDINAL STRITCH 51: The Jimmies established an early lead with an 11-point advantage after the first quarter and went on to the convincing 65-51 victory on Wednesday.
McKayla Orr led the Jimmies with 15 points and added nine rebounds while Marina Nowak had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Conference offensive and defensive player of the year Bryn Woodside did not score on three attempts as she played on a torn ACL in her knee.
Cardinal Stritch, making its 17th straight appearance at the tournament, shot just 29 percent in the first half. Layne Buzan led Cardinal Stritch with 11 points and Kelli Schrauth added 10.
INDIANA TECH 76, BRYAN 60: In the opening game of the tournament it was third-seeded Indiana Tech that jumped out to a 23-7 first quarter lead to advance to Friday's second round.
Keanna Gary had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds and teammate Kendall Knapke added 10 points and 10 rebounds of her own. The Warriors outrebounded Bryan 41-32.
DeAnn Kauffman paced the Warriors with 20 points as five players reached double figures. Bryan (Tenn.) did get the lead into single digits in the second half but could not complete the comeback.
Keneisha Love led Bryan with 16 points and Tristan McClelland added 14.
INDIANA WESLEYAN 78, OLIVET NAZARENE 65: Another game that saw one team jump out to a big early advantage and record the victory on Wednesday.
Indiana Wesleyan, the five seed, led 17-9 after one quarter and 35-22 at halftime. Nicole Ianasiak hit 11 of 13 shots from the floor and 8 of 12 free throws to put up 30 points. Anna Imhoff had 14 points.
Olivet Nazarene, seeded fourth, shot just 10 of 33 from the 3-point line. It was led by Jess Learned who had 23 points and Maggie Schmidt added 10.