USCAA DIVISION ONE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – A pair of Cinderellas vied for the Division One title in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). The 5th seeded ROCHESTER COLLEGE WARRIORS played the 6 seeds – the OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS.
The Warriors grabbed a 35-25 lead by Halftime and after the break kept getting more and more separation from the Ambassadors. The final score in this game was Rochester College 80 Oakwood University 61. Justin Nafso’s 27 points led the victors. * THE WARRIORS ARE USCAA CHAMPIONS *
USCAA DIVISION TWO
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded BERKELEY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK KNIGHTS were trying for a fourth consecutive national championship as they took on the 3rd seeded VILLA MARIA COLLEGE VIKINGS.
The 1st Half was very competitive and ended with the Knights clinging to a mere 40-38 edge. From there Berkeley College seized control, outscoring the Vikings 53-39 for an authoritative 93-77 triumph. Michael Taylor of the Knights led his team with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, falling just short of a Triple Double. * THE KNIGHTS FOURPEAT AS USCAA DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONS *
BIBLE COLLEGE NIT
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4 seeds – the MID-ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS – did battle with the top seeded TRINITY COLLEGE OF FLORIDA TIGERS, who had a Bye in the previous day’s Opening Round.
The Mustangs trailed the Tigers most of the game but with just 38 seconds left to play Mid-Atlantic Christian University finally managed to tie things up at 54-54. Regulation ended in a 56-56 deadlock, and from there the Mustangs defeated Trinity College of Florida in Overtime 70-67.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the 2nd seeded TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE EAGLES against the 3 seeds – the JOHNSON UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SUNS.
The Eagles and Suns engaged in a real Battle Royal and by Halftime the score was knotted up at 37-37. The 2nd Half was also very tight but in the end Trinity Baptist College slipped by Johnson University of Florida for a 71-68 victory. Marquis Duncanson put up 24 points to lead the Eagles.