The No. 1 seed Westminster women advanced to their third NAIA quarterfinals in four seasons with a 65-56 win over No. 4 seed Mid-America Nazarene (Kan.) on Friday in Frankfort, Ky.
The Griffins jumped out to a couple of big first-half leads, but the Pioneers kept fighting back and trimmed Westminster's lead to 25-21 heading into halftime on a buzzer-beater by Brooke Rinehart.
In the second half, however, the Griffins (26-2) went on a 13-3 run to take a double-digit lead. Mid-America Nazarene never threatened again. The closest the Pioneers could get the rest of the way was 9 points.