NCCAA DIVISION ONE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS faced the 2 seeds – the ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE REDHAWKS – for the title in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). The opening Half was a defensive epic which ended with the teams tied up at 26-26. After the break the Yellow Jackets mustered a bit of separation from the Redhawks for a 64-58 victory. Conner TenHove’s 14 points led Cedarville U. * THE YELLOW JACKETS ARE NCCAA CHAMPIONS *
NJCAA DIVISION THREE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this Tournament were the 2 seeds – the HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS – and the 5th seeded ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES. An Upset seemed to be in the offing as the Golden Eagles led 37-31 at Halftime. From there the Generals came from behind to win the game by a comfortable 72-60. Herkimer College ends the season with one lone loss. * THE GENERALS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION THREE *
NCAA DIVISION THREE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT OSHKOSH TITANS took the court against the SWARTHMORE COLLEGE GARNET. The Titans were on top of the Garnet 45-37 at the midpoint and proceeded to add to that lead in the 2nd Half. The final tally was UW-Oshkosh 96 Swarthmore College 82. Jack Flynn tossed in THIRTY-THREE points to lead the victors. * THE TITANS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE *
NCAA DIVISION TWO
DAY TWO, GAME ONE – One of the 1 seeds – the LEWIS UNIVERSITY FLYERS – got almost more than they could handle from their Region’s 8th seeded GRAND VALLEY STATE LAKERS. The Flyers were chasing the Lakers 29-25 come Halftime but from there Lewis University outscored Grand Valley State 40-34 to eke out a 65-63 win. Twenty-three points from Kendale McCullum led the way for the Flyers.
DAY TWO, GAME TWO – The 7th seeded DOMINICAN (NY) COLLEGE CHARGERS stunned the 2 seeds – the MERRIMACK COLLEGE WARRIORS yesterday. A 26-23 lead for the Warriors at the break transformed into an authoritative 64-50 rout by the Chargers. Jonathan Garcia led Dominican College in scoring with his Double Double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.
DAY TWO, GAME THREE – Another 7 seed – this time the SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE SAVAGE STORM – toppled their Region’s 2 seeds, the NORTHERN STATE WOLVES. Despite trailing the Wolves 48-35 at the Half the Savage Storm came back to force Overtime with an 89-89 tie. In the extra session Southeastern Oklahoma State outscored Northern State 26-14 to win it 115-103. Kevin Buckingham’s FORTY-THREE points led the Savage Storm.
DAY TWO, GAME FOUR – One of the 1 seeds – the NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SHARKS – squared off against the 8th seeded MILES COLLEGE GOLDEN BEARS. A tight 31-30 Halftime edge for the Sharks grew into an 80-66 victory when all was said and done. Leading the way for Nova Southeastern University was Connor Zinaich with 25 points and 9 rebounds.
DAY TWO, GAME FIVE – In a 5 seed over 4 seed Upset the (5) SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY CRIMSON STORM battled the (4) SAINT CLOUD STATE HUSKIES. The Crimson Storm were in control 40-29 by the midpoint, then proceeded to leave the Huskies even further in the dust. The final score was Southern Nazarene U 81 St Cloud State 61. THIRTY-ONE points from Noah Starkey led the Crimson Storm.
DAY TWO, GAME SIX – The 3rd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN PACERS took the court against the 6 seeds – the LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY BEARS. The Pacers were on top 39-23 at Halftime and held the Bears at arm’s length the rest of the way for an 84-71 triumph. Xzavier Barmore tossed in THIRTY-ONE points to lead USC-Aiken.
DAY TWO, GAME SEVEN – A 2 seed – the FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE MOCCASINS – faced the 7th seeded DELTA STATE STATESMEN. The Statesmen held a 35-28 advantage at the Half but then the Moccasins turned the tables to win the game 78-72. Slinky Jones put up 23 points to lead the way for Florida Southern College.
DAY TWO, GAME EIGHT – The 3rd seeded LYNN UNIVERSITY FIGHTING KNIGHTS found themselves up against the 6 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE CHARGERS. The Fighting Knights were chasing the Chargers at the midpoint by a score of 41-39. In the 2nd Half Lynn University got serious on both sides of the ball for an 81-68 comeback win led by 22 points from Michael Baez.