FINAL FOUR SET IN THE NJCAA PLUS DAY TWO ACTION IN THE NAIA

NJCAA DIVISION ONE

Ranger College RangersFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – The 8 seeds – the RANGER COLLEGE RANGERS – took on the top seeded NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE RAIDERS. Stifling defense was the theme of the opening Half, which ended with the Rangers chasing the Raiders 29-26. From there Ranger College outscored Northwest Florida State 40-34 for a comeback win in this 66-63 Upset. Jaren English led the Rangers with 24 points.

Coffeyville College Red Ravens logo NEWFINAL FOUR: SECOND BERTH – In this game the 4th seeded COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS did battle with the 5 seeds – the NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI PIRATES. A 32-31 Halftime edge for the Pirates wound up as a 60-60 tie to end Regulation. In Overtime the Red Ravens emerged with a 67-66 triumph. Keon Queen led Coffeyville with a Double Double of 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Vincennes University Trailblazers logo VFINAL FOUR: THIRD BERTH – The 3 seeds – the VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS – faced the 6th seeded ODESSA COLLEGE WRANGLERS. The Trailblazers were dominating the Wranglers on both sides of the ball for a 40-21 lead at the break. From there Vincennes U coasted to a 72-60 triumph. Leading the way for the Trailblazers was Keith Clemons with 17 points.

South Plains College Texans NEWFINAL FOUR: LAST BERTH – Fighting it out for this last berth in the 2019 Final Four were the 2nd seeded SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE TEXANS and the 10 seeds – the EASTERN FLORIDA STATE TITANS. The Texans grabbed a healthy 45-29 midpoint break, then held on for an 82-74 victory. Twenty-three points from Chris Orlina led South Plains College.

NJCAA DIVISION TWO

Johnson County College CavaliersFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – A 2 seed versus 10 seed clash started the action for Division 2 of the NJCAA. The (2) JOHNSON COUNTY COLLEGE CAVALIERS took the court against the (10) LAKELAND COLLEGE LAKERS. In this game for the ages the Cavaliers held a slender 43-41 Halftime edge before hanging on by their fingernails to win it 73-72. JaQuaylon Mays tossed in 20 points to lead Johnson County College.

Kirkwood College Eagles NEWFINAL FOUR: SECOND BERTH – The top seeded KIRKWOOD COLLEGE EAGLES found themselves squaring off against the 9 seeds – the NIAGARA COUNTY COLLEGE THUNDER WOLVES. The Eagles parlayed a 35-31 lead over the Thunder Wolves at the break into an 80-65 victory. Doug Wilson led Kirkwood College with his 22 points.

Cecil College Seahawks logoFINAL FOUR: THIRD BERTH – An Upset was in the offing in this game which pitted the 14 seeds – the CECIL COLLEGE SEAHAWKS – against the 11th seeded JOHN WOOD COLLEGE TRAIL BLAZERS. The Seahawks put the Trail Blazers on Upset Alert at Halftime with a 48-43 lead before carrying through with a 90-88 triumph. Jacob Falko’s 26 points led Cecil College in scoring.

Erie Kats logoFINAL FOUR: LAST BERTH – Rounding out the Final Four was the winner of this battle between the 4th seeded ERIE COLLEGE KATS and the 5 seeds – the MILWAUKEE AREA TECH STORMERS. The Kats managed a 42-36 advantage by the break, then expanded that into a 95-80 defeat of the Stormers. Erie College was led by Kyle Harris with 19 points.

NAIA DIVISION ONE

Midamerica Christian University Evangels BESTDAY TWO, GAME ONE – The MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS played the TOUGALOO COLLEGE BULLDOGS yesterday. The Evangels proclaimed their intention to upset the Bulldogs with a 39-35 Halftime lead. From there Mid-America Christian University got a bit more separation to win the game 73-64. Seventeen points from Anthony Black led the Evangels.

USAO Drover newDAY TWO, GAME TWO – Up next the UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS went head to head with THE MASTER’S UNIVERSITY MUSTANGS. The Drovers were on top of the Mustangs 30-28 at the break. After that USAO inched away just enough to defeat TMU by a final tally of 78-75. Dedrian Parmer put up 25 points to lead the way for the Drovers.

Oklahoma City University Stars NEWDAY TWO, GAME THREE – This game pitted the OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS against the STILLMAN COLLEGE TIGERS. The Stars got out to a healthy 59-43 advantage by the end of the opening Half. From there they kept the Tigers at arm’s length, going on to win the game by a Century Club-level score of 101-84. Chris Williams of Oklahoma City University led his team with 27 points.

William Carey University BIGDAY TWO, GAME FOUR – The WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS took on the PERU STATE BOBCATS for the right to advance to the next round. A 48-43 Crusaders lead at the midpoint of the game ultimately turned into a 95-89 defeat of the Bobcats. Cameron Douglas notched 19 points to lead William Carey University.

Benedictine Ravens logoDAY TWO, GAME FIVE – The clash between the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS and the WESTMONT COLLEGE WARRIORS (should be the Guardians) came next. The Ravens were chasing the Warriors at Halftime by a score of 38-37 but came from behind for a 90-85 victory. Leading the way for Benedictine College was Jaiden Bristol with THIRTY-SIX points.

PikevilleDAY TWO, GAME SIX – Following that came the UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS doing battle with the TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES. A Bears lead of 38-34 brought the 1st Half to a close. Both teams put up 31 points in the 2nd Half as the University of Pikeville won the game 69-65. Chase Parsley led the Bears with his 19 points.

CC Fighting SaintsDAY TWO, GAME SEVEN – The CARROLL COLLEGE FIGHTING SAINTS played the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS (TX) CELTS. The Celts were on top of the Fighting Saints 34-32 at the Half, but after the break Carroll College came storming from behind for a 71-65 triumph. Nineteen Points from Match Burnham led the Fighting Saints.

Wiley College WildcatsDAY TWO, GAME EIGHT – And lastly the WILEY COLLEGE WILDCATS tested themselves against the UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS. The Wildcats scored 34 points in each Half, giving them a 34-22 advantage over the Patriots at the midpoint and a 68-56 victory over them at game’s end. The leading scorer for Wiley College was Traylin Prejean with a Double Double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. 

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4 responses to “FINAL FOUR SET IN THE NJCAA PLUS DAY TWO ACTION IN THE NAIA

  1. Ross

    Coffeyville College is so awesome!

  2. Liggy

    The Red Ravens logo looks like really old Woody Woodpecker cartoons.

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