Defense Clinches NAIA DII National Championship for Womens Basketball

Womens Basketball National Championship

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Steve Brooks takes defense seriously. On Tuesday night in Sioux City, Iowa that way of life on the basketball court led to the second ever NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship in Indiana Wesleyan University history.

No. 4-ranked Indiana Wesleyan defeated another juggernaut offense in No. 6-ranked Davenport (Mich.) University 61-43 to win the program's second national title in seven seasons.

"It's such a great victory for our team and to see our team do something so special together that is what matters the most to me," said senior forward Paige Smith. "The fact that this team came together, fought together, and stayed together the entire year is the biggest blessing out of all of this."

"It means a lot for the school," said junior guard Taylor Goshert. "All the support we got this week was incredible. You can't say much more than that because it means so much to us. It means something big to the school to bring home something big like this."

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