NAIA DIVISION ONE
DAY ONE, GAME ONE – The LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots) clashed with the WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY WARRIORS. The Pilots were chasing the Warriors 32-29 at Halftime but outscored them 54-33 after the break for an 83-65 comeback win. LSU-Shreveport was led by Jeff Garrett with his Double Double of 20 points and 13 rebounds.
DAY ONE, GAME TWO – In this game the ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM took on the WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS (should be the Flying W’s). The Firestorm held a slight 41-40 edge at the Half then left the Pioneers a bit further behind to defeat them 81-73. Callum Lawson led the way for Arizona Christian University with a Double Double of 23 points and 11 rebounds.
DAY ONE, GAME THREE – The WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN faced the VANGUARD UNIVERSITY LIONS. The defenses dominated in the opening Half, which ended with the Statesmen clinging to a 29-28 lead. After the break William Penn U got some more separation from the Lions for a 69-53 victory. Sixteen points from Abrian Edwards led the way for the Statesmen.
DAY ONE, GAME FOUR – Up next the LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS squared off against the CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE MUSTANGS. The Generals parlayed a slender 34-32 Halftime edge over the Mustangs into an 81-74 triumph by game’s end. William Claiborne tossed in 20 points to lead LSU-Alexandria.
DAY ONE, GAME FIVE – The GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS played the ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS. The teams went basket for basket at first, resulting in a 35-35 tie at the Half. After the break the Tigers dominated on both sides of the ball, handing the Battlin’ Bears a 77-57 defeat. Eljay Cowherd’s Double Double of 28 points and 11 rebounds led Georgetown College.
DAY ONE, GAME SIX – The LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS and the CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS went at each other next. The Warriors were trailing the Tigers 36-30 at the midpoint but ultimately came back from there to win this 71-70 Instant Classic. Dana Abe led Lewis-Clark State by putting up 18 points.
DAY ONE, GAME SEVEN – The LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLF PACK played the MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SPARTANS in this game. The 1st Half ended with the Spartans on top 42-39. After the break the Wolf Pack came from behind for a thrilling 68-67 triumph. Loyola U was led in scoring by Ethan Turner with 17 points.
DAY ONE, GAME EIGHT – Closing out Day One was this tilt between the BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS and the JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES (should be the Abolitionists). The Wildcats were in charge most of the way, leading the Golden Eagles 34-24 at the break, then putting them away by a final score of 77-57. Twenty-eight points from Isaac Edmondson led Bethel.
NJCAA DIVISION ONE
DAY TWO, GAME ONE – Tipping off Day Two in this Tournament the 4th seeded COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS faced the 20 seeds – the KASKASKIA COLLEGE BLUE ANGELS. The Red Ravens managed a 38-32 advantage by the Half, then held off the rallying Blue Angels for a 76-73 victory. Coffeyville College was led by Tevin Brewer with 15 points.
DAY TWO, GAME TWO – Up next the 6 seeds – the ODESSA COLLEGE WRANGLERS – went up against the 11th seeded PEARL RIVER COLLEGE WILDCATS. The Wranglers spanked the Wildcats in the 1st Half, leading them 35-20. Pearl River College made it a bit closer in the 2nd Half before falling to Odessa College 69-61. Anthony Johnson and Jawaun Daniels had 13 points each to lead the Wranglers.
DAY TWO, GAME THREE – The 3rd seeded VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS played the 14 seeds – the MOBERLY AREA COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS. A 41-29 midpoint advantage for the Trailblazers wound up as an 81-74 win for them when all was said and done. Lony Francis notched a Double Double of 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Vincennes University.
DAY TWO, GAME FOUR – Wrapping up the day was a clash between the 5 seeds – the FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE BUCCANEERS – and the 12th seeded INDIAN HILLS COLLEGE WARRIORS. Stifling defense from both teams resulted in a mere 28-27 edge for the Buccaneers by Halftime. The 2nd Half was an offensive explosion with Florida Southwestern State pulling away for a 77-71 victory led by Charles Manning, Jr’s 22 points.