1990 Division III women's basketball tournament

Photo by Hope College

Hope never had to leave Holland, Mich., in winning its first Division III women's basketball national championship. But while the Flying Dutch enjoyed the luxury of staying home, they had to overcome some adversity before winning Walnut and Bronze, as St. John Fisher broke open a 32-32 game with a 20-0 run. Hope rallied with Dina Disney hitting a 3-pointer to tie the game at 63-63 with 13 seconds left. Following a St. John Fisher turnover, Hope inbounded with five seconds left, had the ball stolen, stole it back and was fouled as time expired. Disney hit two free throws to win the game.

Championship
Hope 65, St. John Fisher 63
Holland, Mich. (att: 2,282)

All-Tournament team
Dina Disney, Hope
Holly VandenBerg, Hope
Susan Heidt, St. John Fisher
Michelle Skovrinski, St. John Fisher
Dortha Ford, Heidelberg

Third Place
Heidelberg 71, Centre 60

National Semifinals
St. John Fisher 77, Heidelberg 54
Hope 75, Centre 62

Quarterfinals
St. John Fisher 66, Scranton 60
Heidelberg 71, Southern Maine 62
Centre 70, Concordia-Moorhead 65
Hope 85, Buena Vista 79 (OT)

Regional Championship
St. John Fisher 69, Hartwick 64 (OT)
Scranton 81, Allentown 70
Southern Maine 72, Western Connecticut 65 (OT)
Heidelberg 70, Montclair State 49
Concordia-Moorhead 81, St. Thomas 77
Centre 73, Maryville (Tenn.) 63
Buena Vista 78, Wartburg 63
Hope 68, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 67

Regional Third Place Games
Buffalo State 68, Nazareth 55; Moravian 85, Franklin & Marshall 71; Eastern Connecticut 73, Salem State 69; Wittenberg 80, Kean 73; Cal State-San Bernardino 64, Colorado College 53; Roanoke 90, Marymount 83; Augustana 54, Washington U. 52; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 67, St. Benedict 59

First Round
St. John Fisher 81, Buffalo St. 77 (OT)
Hartwick 71, Nazareth 61
Scranton 87, Moravian 84
Allentown 77, Franklin & Marshall 70 (OT)
Western Connecticut 53, Salem State 51
Southern Maine 57, Eastern Connecticut 50
Heidelberg 69, Wittenberg 56
Montclair State 57, Kean 49
Concordia-Moorhead 76, Colorado College 63
St. Thomas 78, Cal State-San Bernardino 49
Centre 95, Marymount 80
Maryville (Tenn.) 64, Roanoke 62
Buena Vista 78, Washington U. 71
Wartburg 72, Augustana 57
Hope 73, St. Benedict 60
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 68, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 65