Perfection! Transy women complete unbeaten season, win DIII national championship
Defeat Christopher Newport, 57-52
Published: Apr. 1, 2023 at 3:02 PM EDT
DALLAS, Tex. (WKYT) - Transylvania defeated Christopher Newport in the NCAA D-III national championship game on Saturday, 57-52. It’s the school’s first national title.
Madison Kellione led the Pioneers with 17 points. Dasia Thornton finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Transy (33-0) led 23-21 at the half.
After trailing by 10 with 9:11 remaining, Christopher Newport tied the game 47-47 with 2:18 to go. Transy was eight-for-eight on free throws down the stretch to win it by five.
The win completes Transy’s perfect season, becoming just the 10th program in women’s DIII basketball to go undefeated.
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