NAIA DIV TWO
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The lone 1 seeds remaining – the INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS – clashed with the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS COUGARS in a title tilt that I know regular readers are assuming I’ll label “a catfight.”
The Wildcats – trying for their 3rd National Championship in the last 5 years – led the Cougars 40-29 by Halftime. From there Indiana Wesleyan University kept USF at a distance, ultimately emerging with an 84-71 victory. Kyle Mangas once again led the Wildcats, this time with 23 points. * THE WILDCATS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NAIA DIVISION TWO *
DISTRICT 6: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The Top Two seeds in this District met in the title game for the Championship AND the automatic bid to the National Tournament. The (1) COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS faced the (2) HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS.
The score was deadlocked at 40-40 by the midpoint of the game. The 2nd Half was just as tight and competitive, but in the end the Red Ravens snuck by the Blue Dragons by a final count of 82-80. Travis Washington’s 19 points led Coffeyville College. * THE RED RAVENS ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 6 *
DISTRICT 7: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this District’s title tilt the 2 seeds – the MOTLOW COLLEGE BUCKS – took the court against the top seeded SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COLLEGE SALUQIS.
The Bucks put the Saluqis on Upset Alert by Halftime with their 39-30 lead, then went on to consummate the deal with a 78-61 triumph. Nineteen points from Isaiah Hart led Motlow State. * THE BUCKS ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 7 *
DISTRICT 10: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The CAPE FEAR COLLEGE SEA DEVILS found themselves battling the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SALKEHATCHIE INDIANS in this game.
The Sea Devils were trailing the Indians 33-28 at the break, then completely flipped that offensive output in the 2nd Half to end Regulation in a 61-61 tie. In the Overtime session Cape Fear College went on to outscore USC-Salkehatchie to the tune of 15-4 for a 76-65 win. Jerick Haynes tossed in 16 points to lead the Sea Devils. * THE SEA DEVILS ARE CHAMPIONS OF DISTRICT 10 *