*** NJCAA DIVISION THREE ***
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The Cinderella 5 seeds – the NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS – were still dancing and took on the 2nd seeded ELGIN COUNTY COLLEGE SPARTANS for the title.
The Blazers put the Spartans on Upset Alert by Halftime with a 31-25 advantage. After the break North Lake College carried through on that warning, defeating Elgin County College by a final tally of 69-59. Ayo Dada led the Blazers with 16 points and his teammate Dare Brazeal notched a Double Double of 11 points and 12 rebounds. * THE BLAZERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION THREE *
*** NCAA DIVISION THREE ***
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This title tilt pitted the BABSON COLLEGE BEAVERS against virtual Championship Game regulars the AUGUSTANA (IL) VIKINGS.
The Beavers seemed well on their way to their very first basketball crown, leading the Vikings 41-31 at the midpoint. Augustana College came out of the locker room on FIRE, forcing Babson College to withstand a furious 2nd Half rally. The Beavers held on by their fingertips for a 79-78 triumph led by Joey Flannery’s 23 points. * THE BEAVERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE *