Saders Advance To Midwest Region Championship Game

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CHICAGO, Ill. – The women’s basketball team is on its way to another Midwest Regional Championship after defeating Grace Bible College, 72-50 on Friday evening in the semifinals.

Maranatha shot 52% from the field and 50% from three-point range and held a sizable lead throughout the game to advance to the 1:00 p.m. championship game against #2 Moody Bible on Saturday.

Senior guards Autumn Peotter (Waupaca, Wis.) and Hallie Sheley (Rockford, Ill.) led the team with 20 and 17 points respectively. Peotter hit eight of her 11 shots from the field while Sheley was right behind her, hitting seven of 11.

As a team, Maranatha held a 32-17 rebounding advantage over Grace and looks for a Midwest Regional Championship to return to the National stage in March.