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St. Thomas men win D-III national title

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West Central Tribune
St. Thomas men win D-III national title
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

John Nance scored 10 of his 16 points during a game-changing 34-5 burst early in the first half and St. Thomas beat Wooster 78-54 on Saturday to win its first Division III men's basketball national championship in Salem, Va.

Tommy Hannon also scored 16 points for the Tommies (30-3). Erik Tengwall, a 6-1 freshman guard from Spicer, saw brief playing time late in the game, but did not score.

Ian Franks scored 22 points to lead Wooster (31-3).

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