With the National Tournament about to start in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) let’s take a look at some more Conference Tournaments.
CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This Conference tourney was almost all-chalk, all the time and even came down to the top two seeds duking it out for the title. The top seeded COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES squared off against the 2 seeds – the WARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE KNIGHTS.
The Coyotes seemed in charge and held a 33-27 advantage at Halftime. From there the Knights came roaring back, outscoring the College of Idaho 46-42 in the 2nd Half. The Coyotes held on for a 75-73 triumph, led by Nate Bruneel with 16 points. * THE COYOTES ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE 2018 CCC TOURNAMENT *
RIVER STATES CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – A pair of One Seeds went at each other in this game, as the INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST RED WOLVES – the top seeds in the River States East Division – played the INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST GRENADIERS – the top seeds in the River States West Division.
The storied Grenadiers were on top 36-33 by the break, but in the 2nd Half the Red Wolves came from behind for a 79-75 victory. Nineteen points from Kendall Rollins led the way for the win for Indiana University East. * THE RED WOLVES ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE 2018 RSC TOURNAMENT *
THE SUN CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The Cinderella 5 seeds – the SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE – did battle with the 2nd seeded KEISER UNIVERSITY SEAHAWKS. In the previous round the Fire upset the top seeded Saint Thomas (FL) University and now set their sights on the team in the 2 spot.
Southeastern University reached Halftime clinging to a slender 34-32 edge over the Seahawks, who went on to force Overtime with a 70-70 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session the Fire outscored Keiser U 17-10 for an 87-80 triumph. Ryan Atkins tossed in THIRTY points to lead Southeastern University. * THE FIRE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE 2018 SUN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT *