USCAA DIVISION TWO
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The title tilt in Division Two of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) pitted the 3rd seeded PENN STATE AT WILKES-BARRE LIONS against the 5 seeds – the JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY WILDCATS. By Halftime the Lions were well and truly in charge, leading the Wildcats by a count of 47-27. From there PSU-Wilkes-Barre coasted to an 86-64 blowout win led by Jordan Williams with his Double Double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. * THE LIONS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE USCAA DIVISION TWO *
DAY ONE, GAME ONE – The UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES took the court against the SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE in this game. The Jimmies had managed a 47-39 advantage at the break before leaving the Fire coughing and choking in their dust with a Century Club level 106-85 smackdown. Terrell Alfred led the University of Jamestown with a Double Double of THIRTY points and 10 rebounds.
DAY ONE, GAME TWO – The INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST RED WOLVES battled the BETHEL (IN) COLLEGE PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots). The Red Wolves and the Pilots exchanged blow for blow and basket for basket. A 39-39 tie at the Half became a 73-73 deadlock to end Regulation. In the Overtime session Indiana University East emerged with an 83-81 triumph. Aaron Thomas of the Red Wolves led his team with a Double Double of 21 points and 12 rebounds.
DAY ONE, GAME THREE – Next the SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COUGARS faced the INDIANA TECH WARRIORS (Should be the Hoplites). A blowout was in the offing as the Cougars dominated on both sides of the ball, parlaying a 44-24 Halftime lead into an 85-50 victory. Brandon Durnell tossed in 19 points to lead Spring Arbor University.
DAY ONE, GAME FOUR – The UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS played the OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The Fighting Saints put the Eagles on Upset Alert with a 26-25 edge at the end of a Defense-heavy opening Half. After the break the University of Saint Francis eked out a little more room to win it 74-70 led by 12 points from Reilly Goulet.
DAY ONE, GAME FIVE – Up next the INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS squared off against the WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY SHOCK. The Wildcats were chasing the Shock at the midpoint by a count of 37-35. From there Indiana Wesleyan University came tearing back to win the game 87-81. The Wildcats were led by Kyle Mangas’ 29 points.
DAY ONE, GAME SIX – The DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS (Should be the Blue Tigers) found themselves up against the WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS. The Tigers were on top of the Royals 32-23 come Halftime and then left Warner U further and further behind on their way to a 79-65 victory. FORTY-THREE points from Ty Hoglund led the way for Dakota Wesleyan.
DAY ONE, GAME SEVEN – Another Upset came next as the INDIANA UNIVERSITY AT KOKOMO COUGARS tangled with the UNION COLLEGE BULLDOGS. This battle of cats and dogs saw the Cougars up 35-31 at the break. In the 2nd Half IU-Kokomo squeezed out a bit more breathing room for an 89-83 triumph. Trequan Spivey notched 28 points to lead the Cougars.
DAY ONE, GAME EIGHT – Day One wrapped up with this game pitting the OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS against the UNIVERSITY OF ANTELOPE VALLEY PIONEERS. The Hustlin’ Owls dismembered the Pioneers in the 1st Half, leading them 45-24 by the midpoint. After that the University of Antelope Valley attempted a comeback but fell far short as Oregon Tech won it 75-65. Twenty-two points from Mitchell Fink led the Hustlin’ Owls.