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Kansas Wesleyan University

A healthy, rested and resurgent Kansas Wesleyan basketball team was more than ready for its early-morning challenge.

The No. 15 Coyotes took control of the game early on and never looked back in rolling an 86-64 victory over No. 17 Mayville State, N.D., Wednesday morning in a first-round game of the NAIA Division II Women’s National Championship at Tyson Events Center.

The Coyotes advance to the second round and a game against Concordia, Neb., at noon Friday. The Bulldogs (32-2) are the defending national champions, the top overall seed team in the tournament and top-ranked team in Division II. Concordia defeated Wilberforce, Ohio, 75-57 in the first round Wednesday.

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