INDIANA, Pa. - Shepherd earned the 100th victory for coach Jodie Runner in style as the Rams knocked off West Liberty State 65-56 in the first round of the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament.
The Rams (23-6) limited West Liberty (24-6) to 24 percent shooting in the second half and rolled to their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory.
Laura Harkins led Shepherd with 21 points and four blocked shots. Katie Warehime added 15 points and Krissy Grosselin chipped in with 11. Carrie Saunders grabbed a game-high seven rebounds as the Rams held a 43-37 edge on the glass.
West Liberty State connected on six three-pointers in the opening half to own a narrow 31-30 lead at the break, but SU scored the fist six points of the second half to grab the lead.