BUTTE, Mont. The Westminster men's basketball team had a Rocky Mountain low Thursday night.
The Griffins suffered a heartbreaking 91-90 overtime loss to the Bears after Rocky Mountain's Chase Sukut hit a game-winning shot with two seconds remaining in first-round action of the Frontier Conference tournament.
Westminster (20-7) now has to wait until Monday to find out if it will get one of 15 at-large bids for its sixth straight NAIA tournament.
Rocky Mountain's last-second win was made possible after Danny Reeder, an 87.6-percent free-throw shooter, missed two foul shots with six seconds remaining. Reeder, who had 20 points, had hit his first eight freebies.
Blaire Prowse led Westminster with 26 points. He put the Griffins ahead 89-86 in overtime with one of his four 3-pointers. But RMC's Devin Uskoski scored on a putback with seven seconds left, setting up the finish.
Rocky Mountain will play Lewis-Clark in the semis.
WESTMINSTER 64, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 61: At Butte, Mont., Elisa Leader led Westminster with 22 points, while Alexis Tucker had 21 points and eight rebounds. The Griffins play Carroll today at 2 p.m. in the semifinals.
REGION 18 MEN
CEU 90, COLORADO NORTHWESTERN 74: At Twin Falls, Idaho, Darington Hobson led five Golden Eagles with 28 points and eight rebounds and Felix Casperi had a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds. The win pits them against fourth-ranked SLCC in today's 2 p.m. semifinal. The Bruins will be without point guard DaVell Jackson, who was suspended for punching CEU's Kal Bay last week.
CEU also got big games from Rafael Moreira (13 points, nine rebounds), Stephen Franklin (11 points, eight boards) and Bay (10 points).
NORTH IDAHO 74, SNOW 57: Ryan Brimley drilled five 3-pointers and scored 18 points, but his performance couldn't help Snow overcome an overall rough shooting night. The Badgers only shot 33.3 percent and only got six combined points from leading scorers Rene Farias and Rory Patterson.
Brady Hurst added a dozen points and eight rebounds for Snow. NIC, which had five guys in double digits, advances to play host Southern Idaho in the semis.
REGION 18 WOMEN
CEU 55, SNOW 45: Erin Richardson was the only CEU player in double figures with 10 points, but she got a lot of help as eight other Golden Eagles scored between three and nine points.
Down 28-16, 32-year-old Alisa Morley drilled a couple of 3-pointers to spark a big comeback. She finished with seven points, while Maquette Potts chipped in nine points, and Brandi King added eight.
CEU earned a showdown with No. 1 seed and host Southern Idaho tonight at 5:30.
Cori Nielson led Snow with 14 points.
Also, North Idaho beat CNCC to earn a match-up with SLCC today at noon in the first semifinal.