Westminster Lady Blue Jays Hosting Conference Tournament
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The Westminster College women’s basketball team grabbed the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) title for the third consecutive year.
The Blue Jays (13-2) will host the SLIAC Tournament this Thursday and Saturday. The Blue Jays will play the fourth seed, Spalding University (10-6) at 8:00 p.m. Thursday in the Historic Westminster Gymnasium. Second seed Webster University (11-5) will take on third-seeded Eureka College (11-5) to begin the evening’s semi-final games at 6:00 p.m.
The semi-final winners will advance to the SLIAC Championship game Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The tournament winner will advance to the NCAA tournament.
Westminster is 7-11 all-time in the 12 tournament appearances, and the Blue Jays are seeking to win back-to-back tournament titles. They grabbed their first-ever tournament title last year when they defeated Eureka and advanced to the NCAA tournament. Westminster vs. Spalding:
Westminster leads the all-time series with Spalding 5-4. The teams split games this year, but Spalding cracked Westminster’s eight game win streak on Feb. 15 in Louisville. The two teams have never met in tournament play (This is the first time the two teams have met in tournament play).Westminster vs. Eureka:
Westminster leads the all-time series with Eureka 17-2 and has won the past 13 consecutive games. The two teams met for the first time in conference tournament play last year when the Blue Jays beat Eureka 60-54 to win the tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament.Westminster vs. Webster:
Westminster is tied in the all-time series with Webster at 23-23. The Blue Jays have won the past four-of-five, but Webster defeated the Blue Jays 69-65 on January 15 in Fulton. The Blue Jays have went 1-2 in tournament play with Webster. SLIAC Tournament Site