Top seeds were victorious in three of the five games played on Day 1 of the NIAC Tournament. Both five-seeds pulled out minor upsets to advance to the semifinals.
Free Lutheran Bible women put together one of their best performances of the season knocking off fourth-seeded Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish who had defeated the Lady Conquerors twice during the regular season.
In the men’s bracket Leech Lake Tribal College and host Free Lutheran Bible College closed out the day with an overtime thriller.
NIAC Men results
Oak Hills Christian 90, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish 69
Turtle Mountain CC 89, Sisseton Wahpeton 66
Leech Lake Tribal 66, Free Lutheran Bible 65 (OT)
NIAC Women results
Turtle Mountain 91, Leech Lake Tribal 31
Free Lutheran Bible 73, 7) Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish 58