The Wartburg women's basketball team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Division-III NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001.

The Knights moved on to the sectional round for the third time in program history after upsetting No. 11/16 Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 66-56, at the Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh Saturday night (March 5, 2016).

Wartburg (21-7) never relinquished the lead after Morgan Neuendorf's 3-pointer made the score 20-18 with 5:29 left in the second quarter. The Knights led 30-25 at halftime.

Wartburg took control of the game in the third quarter, tallying 10-straight points to build a 44-30 advantage at the 2:51 mark. Senior Kailey Kladivo (Traer) scored seven points during the decisive surge, including a three-point play to cap the nearly three-minute run.

Kladivo led all scorers with 23 points, while classmate Bobbie Burrows (Bondurant) and sophomore Miranda Murphy (Alleman) joined her in double digits with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Murphy recorded a double-double, pulling down a team-best and career-high 10 rebounds.

Wartburg ended the game shooting 48-percent (24-50) from the field. They limited the Titans (23-6) to 35-percent shooting, which included just 14-percent from three-point range.

UP NEXT: Wartburg next faces No. 8/9 St. Thomas (Minn.) on Friday. The site and time of the game will be announced on Monday (March 7).



Wartburg College vs UW-Oshkosh
3/5/16 7 p.m. at Kolf Sports Center - Oshkosh, Wis.

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VISITORS: Wartburg College 21-7
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 Sommer, Kristie..... f  1-6    1-5    1-2    0  5  5   0   4  2  3  0  0  32
34 Murphy, Miranda..... f  5-8    1-2    0-1    1  9 10   2  11  0  2  1  0  31
20 Jones, Aryn......... c  3-5    0-0    0-0    1  5  6   3   6  0  3  0  0  17
03 Burrows, Bobbie..... g  4-7    3-5    1-2    0  2  2   2  12  2  0  0  2  24
11 Sommer, Katie....... g  0-6    0-3    1-2    0  3  3   3   1  2  3  0  1  39
02 Murphy, Megan.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
12 Neuendorf, Morgan...    3-7    1-2    2-2    0  3  3   4   9  0  3  1  0  21
40 Kladivo, Kailey.....    8-9    0-0    7-10   1  7  8   2  23  0  2  2  1  24
42 Haupert, Abbie......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   7
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   24-50   6-19  12-19   3 38 41  16  66  6 16  4  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-27 48.1%   2nd Half: 11-23 47.8%   Game: 48.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-10 30.0%   2nd Half:  3-9  33.3%   Game: 31.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half: 11-16 68.8%   Game: 63.2%   1,1

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HOME TEAM: UW-Oshkosh 23-6
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
24 Campbell, Eliza..... f  6-10   1-2    1-2    0  3  3   5  14  0  1  0  1  26
25 Selner, Marissa..... f  2-6    0-0    1-4    1  4  5   3   5  1  1  1  0  22
43 Richard, Alex....... f  3-8    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   1   6  0  1  0  1  17
10 Schmidt, Taylor..... g  3-12   0-4    5-6    0  1  1   5  11  3  1  0  1  29
20 Neustifter, Ashley.. g  2-5    0-2    0-0    1  6  7   1   4  2  3  0  3  31
04 Truttman, Kendell...    1-2    1-1    0-0    1  1  2   0   3  1  0  0  0  15
05 Pustina, Chloe......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
11 Melotik, Emma.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  2  0  0  0  10
23 Kokta, Morgan.......    3-8    2-7    0-0    0  2  2   1   8  1  1  0  2  23
32 Staples, Madeline...    0-3    0-1    2-2    1  2  3   2   2  0  0  0  1   8
44 Samuels, Isabella...    1-2    0-0    1-2    0  2  2   1   3  0  0  0  0   9
54 Dagon, Taylor.......    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   4
   TEAM................                         1  3  4
   Totals..............   21-61   4-19  10-16   6 27 33  20  56 10  8  1  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-31 35.5%   2nd Half: 10-30 33.3%   Game: 34.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-7  14.3%   2nd Half:  3-12 25.0%   Game: 21.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  8-12 66.7%   Game: 62.5%   1,2

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Officials: Mary Toberman, Jennifer Washo, Mark Woelfel
Technical fouls: Wartburg College-None. UW-Oshkosh-None.
Attendance: 456
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Wartburg College..............   10   20   17   19  -   66
UW-Oshkosh....................   12   13   11   20  -   56
NCAA Div. III Championship - Second Round...WART advances to the third round,
where it will play the Univ. of St. Thomas (26-3) on March 11...UWO concludes
third straight NCAA posteason appearance, 13th overall...WART also defeated
UWO by a 67-56 score on Dec. 29...WART's Kladivo has 23 points, 8 rebounds.