Sophomore Jenna Dockter scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half as the host and No. 8-ranked Tommies shocked No. 1-ranked UW-Stevens Point, 73-70, in Sunday's non-conference women's basketball game at Schoenecker Arena.
The Tommies (2-1), who ran their home-court win streak to 16, played without injured All-America forward Taylor Young and injured All-Region center Maggie Weiers.
UST, which forced 22 turnovers, was led by senior guard Kellie Ring, who had 16 points and four assists plus a career-best eight steals. Sophomore center Anna Smith had 11 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
St. Thomas, which trailed 33-30 at halftime, fell behind 46-33. But a 20-2 run, with points from seven different players, put the Toms ahead to stay. Point hit two late 3-pointers and missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Sam Barber that would have forced overtime had it gone in.
Barber scored a game-high 20 points and added six rebounds. Myranda Tyler had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Pointers (3-1).
The Pointers had vaulted into the No. 1 ranking after their 21-point win over previous No. 1 Calvin on Nov. 17. one night earlier, St. Thomas lost 78-72 to Calvin.
Sunday was UST's fourth opponent in the last five games dating back to last March that was either ranked No. 1 or soon to be No. 1. The Tommies played in the 2012 Final Four and lost to eventual national champion Illinois Wesleyan and beat No. 1 Amherst. This season, two of its three opponents have been ranked No. 1.
The Tommies play five MIAC games in a 14-day stretch starting Wednesday against Macalester.
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