COLLEGE BASKETBALL: THE 2019 POSTSEASON ROLLS ALONG

NAIA

Southwestern College Moundbuilders logoKANSAS COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this tournament’s title tilt the 2 seeds – the SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS – took the court against the top seeded OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The Moundbuilders were chasing the Eagles 36-34 at Halftime but outscored them 44-39 after the break for a 78-75 Upset. Cameron Hunt led Southwestern College with his Double Double of 29 points and 12 rebounds. * THE MOUNDBUILDERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE KCAC TOURNAMENT *

NCCAA

Johnson (TN) RoyalsMIDEAST REGION: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4th seeded JOHNSON UNIVERSITY (TN) ROYALS (formerly the Preachers) played the 2 seeds – the GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE LAKERS. The Lakers were on top 40-32 at the break but from there the Royals came storming back to win the game 84-78. Coby Jones’ 19 points led Johnson University. * THE ROYALS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Maranatha Baptist Logo bigNORTH REGION: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This was a battle of chalk versus a Cinderella. The top seeds – the MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABERCATS – did battle with the 6th seeded MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE ARCHERS. The Archers, hoping for one more Upset, were hanging around, trailing the Sabercats by just 40-35 at Halftime. After the break Maranatha Baptist University put more and more separation between themselves and Moody Bible Institute for a 72-58 triumph. Jonathan Book’s Double Double of 19 points and 11 rebounds led the victors. * THE SABERCATS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *

Trinity Baptist College Eagles BIGSOUTH REGION: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This tournament was all chalk every round. The top seeded TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE EAGLES faced the 2 seeds – the BOB JONES UNIVERSITY BRUINS – for the title. A 33-28 Eagles lead at the midpoint ultimately became a 66-55 victory for TBC over the Bruins. Seventeen points from Chandler Rivers led Trinity Baptist. * THE EAGLES ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *

Randall University Saints NEWSOUTHWEST REGION: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 2 teams left standing in this Region were the top seeds – the RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS – and the 2nd seeded ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS. The Saints went up 34-25 by Halftime and then kept the Patriots at arm’s length in the 2nd Half to win it 69-59. Antonio Wilson led Randall University with 22 points. * THE SAINTS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *

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