Trinity Bantams logoIn 2nd Round action in the D3 National Tournament the TRINITY (CT) COLLEGE BANTAMS and the SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SEA GULLS played a defensive epic. At Halftime the score was a shocking 29-16 in favor of the Bantams. After the break Trinity kept up the pressure on both sides of the ball and wound up winning the game 60-47. Jaquann Starks led the Bantams with 18 points.  

Virginia Wesleyan MarlinsIn other 2nd Round action the VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE MARLINS were determined to upset the WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY PIONEERS. The Marlins made a statement by seizing a 43-31 lead over the Pioneers by the break. In the 2nd Half  Virginia Wesleyan had to hold tight against the William Paterson comeback, ultimately prevailing 77-74. Khory Moore led the Marlins with FORTY-ONE points.

stolaf-on-blackAnd speaking of upsets the SAINT OLAF COLLEGE OLES were taking on the heavily favored DEFIANCE COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS. The Oles had to come back from a 37-30 Halftime deficit to win by a final score of 68-63. Saint Olaf College’s Justin Pahl led his team in points and rebounds with 20 and 6 respectively.  

Stevens Point Pointers logo1The UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT STEVENS POINT POINTERS took the court against the ILLINOIS WESLEYAN COLLEGE TITANS. At the midpoint of the game the Pointers held a slight 35-34 edge over the Titans but in the 2nd Half UW-Stevens Point got more and more separation from Illinois Wesleyan, with the final result being a 70-53 win for the Pointers. Joe Ritchay’s 19 points led Stevens Point.  

HOPKINS-W-BLUE-JAY-HEAD-400The JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLUE JAYS almost got more than they could handle from the SKIDMORE COLLEGE THOROUGHBREDS. By Halftime the two teams had fought to a 27-27 tie. This edge-of-your- seat game went all the way down to the buzzer, but when all was said and done the Blue Jays advanced with a 61-58 victory. Jimmy Hammer tossed in 16 points for Johns Hopkins University. 

Dickinson Red Devils logoAn absolute Instant Classic was in the offing in the roundball clash between the DICKINSON COLLEGE RED DEVILS and the ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE FALCONS. The Red Devils were trailing the Falcons 44-42 at the break but by game’s end had edged in front for a final tally of 74-72. Ted Hinnenkamp led Dickinson College with a Double Double of 28 points and 13 rebounds. 

Bates Bobcats logoAn upset seemed in the air in the game between the BATES COLLEGE BOBCATS and the favored RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY OSPREYS. By Halftime the Bobcats held a 33-23 lead over the Ospreys but when Regulation ended the score was knotted up at 55-55. In the Overtime session Bates consummated the upset, emerging with a 68-59 triumph. Mike Boornazian led the Bobcats with 18 points.  

marietta pioneers_logoThe MARIETTA COLLEGE PIONEERS and the COLLEGE OF WOOSTER SCOTS played an unquestioned game for the ages against each other. A tight 45-42 lead for the Pioneers over the Scots was where things stood at the intermission. After an equally thrilling and nail-biting 2nd Half Marietta College wound up winning by a final tally of 88-86. Raneal Ewing of the Pioneers notched 24 points.   

MTUNIONThe UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION PURPLE RAIDERS found themselves going at it with the CALVIN COLLEGE KNIGHTS. The Purple Raiders led the Knights by a score of 38-30 on their way to an 81-69 victory to go on to the next round. Mount Union’s Nate Jacubec led the way for his teammates with his 19 points. 

East Texas Baptist Tigers logoThe EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY TIGERS got a 2nd Round scare from the ever-tough CLAREMONT-MUDD- SCRIPPS STAGS. Though the Stags hinted at an upset with their 45-37 lead at the midpoint the Tigers fought their way back in front, going on to win the game by a final tally of 80-75. Jason Harrington’s 18 points led East Texas Baptist University.

Randolph Macon Yellowjackets logoA fun but predictable game between the RANDOLPH MACON COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS and the CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY CARDINALS. The Yellow Jackets were favored and as the game progressed they led the Cardinals at Halftime by a score of 35-30 on their way to an eventual win by a count of 78-65. Chris Hamilton tossed in 18 points for Randolph Macon College. 

Babson College BeaversIs rugged roundball defense more your liking? For a true masterpiece of defensive play you should have caught the game between the BABSON COLLEGE BEAVERS and the UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON ROYALS. At Halftime a low 23-19 score in favor of the Beavers was where things stood. After anothing Half of suffocating defense the final tally was Beavers 54  Royals 47. Babson College’s Joey Flannery led his team with 19 points.  

St John Fisher Cardinals logoIn the hardcourt clash between the SAINT JOHN FISHER COLLEGE CARDINALS and the AMHERST COLLEGE LORD JEFFS the favored Cardinals had moved out to a 47-34 advantage by the break. When all the dust had settled Saint John Fisher left with an authoritative 87-70 victory. Optimystik Kinard looked on the bright side and had 22 points for the Cardinals. 

Emory University EaglesThe EMORY UNIVERSITY EAGLES squared off against the WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY PIRATES in what turned out to be a tight one-point wonder. The Eagles trailed the Pirates 40-37 at Halftime but came back in the end for an 85-84 triumph. Alex Foster was the leader for Emory University with his 27 points and 9 rebounds. 

Augustana IL Vikings logoThe AUGUSTANA (IL) COLLEGE VIKINGS continued to impress here in the 2nd Round against the DEPAUW UNIVERSITY TIGERS. A 34-29 Viking lead at the Half ultimately turned into a tight 68-66 victory for this Augustana College team that are playing their best basketball of the season. The leader for the Vikings was Hunter Hill with 16 points and 4 assists.   

Northwestern (MN) logoWe’ll close out 2nd Round action with another upset, this one involving the NORTHWESTERN (MN) EAGLES and their opponents the ELMHURST COLLEGE BLUEJAYS. The favored Bluejays held a slender 35-32 advantage at Halftime but the Eagles refused to go away and ultimately notched a come-from-behind win by a final score of 84-75. Northwestern’s Porter Morrell tossed in 20 points to lead his team.  


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  1. Tony

    The Marlins never seem to have any consistency.

  2. Claude


  3. Oscar K

    Thanks for your post.

  4. Sebastian

    These teams all suck.

  5. Philip

    Love me that roundball!

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