Manhattan Christian College Women advanced past the opening round of the national tournament Thursday by defeating Arlington Baptist 86-56.
The Crusaders led 45-26 at halftime. They extended the lead in the second half by outscoring Arlington 41-30.
Ashley Valentine had a triple double for MCC with 23 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 blocks.
Anderson, Whitte, and Wenger added 15, 14 and 12 points for the Crusaders.
Manhattan advanced to the semifinal game against defending national champion Kentucky Christian tonight at 7.