Portland St. 72, Bentley 69
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Sheri Stemple had 24 points and 12 rebounds as Portland State beat Bentley College 72-69 for third place in the NCAA Division II women’s basketball tournament Saturday night.
Portland State trailed until the final 11 minutes, when Stemple made a pair of free throws to make it 50-49.
Bentley came within two points with 21 seconds to go on a 3-pointer by Tracie Seymour. But a foul by Patrice Misiano sent Portland State’s Angela Hewlett to the free throw line to make it 70-66. Seymour shot a second 3- pointer with two seconds on the clock.
Hewlett, who finished with 14 points, sank two more free throws to complete the scoring with one second left.
Laurie Northrop added 11 points for Portland State (31-3).
Seymour led the Falcons (31-2) with 20 points and six rebounds. Misiano added 18 points and 10 rebounds.