CENTURY CLUB (Teams scoring 100 points or more in regulation)
POINTS A-PLENTY – The BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES hosted the SALEM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TIGERS yesterday in the most offense-oriented game of the day. By Halftime the Big Blues led the Tigers 75-56, which could be a final score in most games. In the end Bluefield State won by a score of 129-110 with FIFTY-SIX of those points coming from Mark Durgan.
ALOHA MEANS ROUNDBALL – The CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY SILVERSWORDS took the court against the visiting BYU-HAWAII SEASIDERS and were far from gracious hosts. The Silverswords were on top of the Seasiders 56-39 at the break enroute to a 115-86 blowout victory. Kuany Kuany (no error) led Chaminade University in scoring by tossing in 24 of his team’s points.
ROAD VICTORY – The UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES traveled to take on the MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY BEARCATS. The Screaming Eagles had built up a 50-42 advantage by Halftime and managed a little bit more separation in the 2nd Half. The final tally was Screaming Eagles 101 Bearcats 89. TJ Tisdale led Southern Indiana with a Double-Double of 21 points and 13 rebounds.
LION ON LION VIOLENCE – The MOLLOY COLLEGE LIONS found themselves on the road against the DOWLING COLLEGE GOLDEN LIONS yesterday. Molloy College was in charge most of the game, leading 47-38 at the midpoint on their way to a 101-85 triumph. Leading the way for the Molloy Lions was Jaylen Morris with a Double-Double consisting of 25 points and 11 rebounds.
RIDDLE ME THIS – The EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EAGLES winged their way over to face the defending champions – the FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE MOCS. Embry-Riddle, who I still say should change their names to the Aeronauts, trailed Florida Southern College 49-42 at Halftime. The Eagles came out of the locker room and came roaring back for a 102-92 victory. Dalton Barnes’ Double-Double of 32 points and 10 rebounds led ERAU.
MARATHON GAME OF THE DAY – The SAN FRANCISCO STATE GATORS welcomed the SONOMA STATE SEAWOLVES for what turned out to be the longest game of the day. Regulation ended in a 55-55 tie. The 1st Overtime session ended with the score knotted up at 61-61 and the 2nd ended in a 69-69 deadlock. In the 3rd OT the Gators emerged with an 80-76 win. Warren Jackson tossed in 16 points for San Francisco State.
A DOUBLE-SHOT OF THAT OT LOVE – This game pitted the TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL DUST DEVILS against the visiting DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS. The Dust Devils came back from being down 30-29 at Halftime to tie the game 64-64. The 1st OT ended in a 72-72 tie but TAMU-International slipped past the Patriots in the 2nd for an 86-85 victory. Anthony Alston’s 34 points were the most for the Dust Devils.
DON’T MAKE ANY ASSUMPTIONS – The traveling SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE PURPLE KNIGHTS got caught in a Battle Royal with the ASSUMPTION COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS. The Purple Knights trailed their hosts 40-39 at the break but forced Overtime by tying things up at 83-83. In the extra session St Michael’s College pulled out a 96-93 triumph. Matt Bonds logged a Double-Double of 19 points and 22 rebounds.
GRUDGE MATCH – The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT PERMIAN BASIN FALCONS clashed with the LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHAPARRALS. The Falcons trailed the Chaparrals 42-27 at Halftime but put up 50 points in the 2nd Half to tie the game at 77-77. In Overtime the Falcons eked out an 85-84 squeaker. Johnnie Lacy led UT-Permian Basin with 21 points.
THE PHRACAS IN PHILLY – I know it’s “fracas” but what the heck. The CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE GRIFFINS were hammering the UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES DEVILS to the tune of 41-18 (yes, 18) at the break. After that the Griffins nearly let it all slip away as the Devils forced Overtime with a 61-61 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session Chestnut Hill College snuck out with a 73-72 win led by Gerald Evariste and Ryan Griffin with 17 points apiece.
PILE IT ON – The ROLLINS COLLEGE TARS (short for Jacktars) took it on the road against the LYNN UNIVERSITY FIGHTING KNIGHTS. A fiercely fought 1st Half ended with the Tars on top by a score of just 40-39 but after the break Rollins College got more and more separation from the Fighting Knights. Ultimately the Tars won the game 85-68. Sharif Almulla logged 22 points to lead the victors.
DEFENSIVE EPIC – Stellar defense was the name of the game in this roundball Ragnarok. The SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM visited the SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE SAVAGE STORM. A narrow 21-20 Halftime lead for the Crimson Storm held up as it turned out. Both teams scored exactly 35 points in the 2nd Half resulting in a 56-55 win for Southern Nazarene University. Deshon Portley tossed in 19 points for the Crimson Storm.
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