FINAL FOUR NJCAA ACTION, NAIA ELITE EIGHT SET

NJCAA DIVISION ONE

Vincennes University Trailblazers logo VFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 3 seeds – the VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS – faced the 2nd seeded SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE TEXANS. The Trailblazers put the Texans on Upset Alert by Halftime with their 38-31 advantage. After the break Vincennes University left South Plains College further and further behind, ultimately defeating them by a final tally of 85-67. Kevin Osawe’s 22 points led the Trailblazers.

Ranger College RangersSECOND SEMIFINAL – In this game the 8th seeded RANGER COLLEGE RANGERS took the court against the 4 seeds – the COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS. The Rangers provided another Upset, leading the Red Ravens 38-30 at the Half before polishing them off 84-61. Brayan Au led Ranger College with his 27 points.

NJCAA DIVISION TWO

Johnson County College CavaliersFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 2 seeds – the JOHNSON COUNTY COLLEGE CAVALIERS – found themselves facing the 14th seeded CECIL COLLEGE SEAHAWKS. The Cavaliers were chasing the Seahawks 29-28 at the end of a defense-oriented opening Half. From there Johnson County College came back to force Overtime with a 68-68 tie. In the extra session the Cavaliers emerged with an 81-78 victory. Twenty three points from General Williams led Johnson County College.

Kirkwood College Eagles NEWSECOND SEMIFINAL – Joining the Cavs in the title game would be the winners of this clash between the top seeded KIRKWOOD COLLEGE EAGLES and the 4 seeds – the ERIE COLLEGE KATS. The Eagles were clobbering the Kats FIFTY to 29 come Halftime before coasting to an 84-70 triumph. Kirkwood College was led by 27 points from Doug Wilson.

NAIA DIVISION ONE

Arizona Christian University Firestorm BIGELITE EIGHT: FIRST BERTH – The ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM squared off against the LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLF PACK yesterday. The Firestorm had the Wolf Pack worried at the midpoint with their 40-36 advantage. In the 2nd Half Arizona Christian University carried through with an 83-77 victory. Shane Carney tossed in 23 points to lead the way for the Firestorm.

USAO Drover newELITE EIGHT: SECOND BERTH – The UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS battled the WILEY COLLEGE WILDCATS. The Drovers were chasing the Wildcats 32-28 come Halftime but overtook them for a 76-63 win. Geno Artisan from USAO put up 22 points to lead the Drovers in this comeback victory.

LSU-Alexandria GeneralsELITE EIGHT: THIRD BERTH – Up next the LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS took on the BETHEL (TN) WILDCATS. It was not a good day to be called Wildcats apparently, as the Generals led Bethel 39-33 at the break before defeating them 78-73. William Claiborne led the way for LSU-Alexandria by notching a Double Double of 22 points and 13 rebounds.

William Carey University BIGELITE EIGHT: FOURTH BERTH – The WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS faced the MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS in this game. The Evangels were out in front of the Crusaders 34-29 at Halftime. William Carey University came roaring back from there to win this 62-60 Instant Classic. Adrian Williams scored 14 points to lead the Crusaders.

Lewis Clark State Warriors BESTELITE EIGHT: FIFTH BERTH – Next came the clash between the LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS and the WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN. By the midpoint of the game the Warriors were on top 40-36. In the 2nd Half the Statesmen inched a tad closer but still lost to Lewis-Clark State 88-86 in a game for the ages. Dana Abe’s THIRTY-TWO points led the Warriors.

PikevilleELITE EIGHT: SIXTH BERTH – It took TWO OVERTIMES to determine a winner in the game pitting the UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS against the BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS. The Bears were on top 33-22 at Halftime but the Ravens came back to tie things up 64-64. The 1st Overtime ended in a 72-72 deadlock but the 2nd ended in an 83-79 University of Pikeville victory. Jovontae Carleton led the Bears with his Double Double of 24 points and 13 rebounds.

CC Fighting SaintsELITE EIGHT: SEVENTH BERTH – The CARROLL COLLEGE (MT) FIGHTING SAINTS took on the OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS. The Fighting Saints converted a 39-35 lead over the Stars into an 80-69 win. Leading the way in scoring for Carroll College was Match Burnham with a Double Double of THIRTY-FOUR points and 11 rebounds.

Georgetown College TigersELITE EIGHT: FINAL BERTH – The GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS played the LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots). The Tigers managed a 40-32 advantage over the Pilots by the break. From there LSU-Shreveport held on to win the game by a count of 82-79. Seventeen points from Troy Steward led Georgetown College. 

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6 responses to “FINAL FOUR NJCAA ACTION, NAIA ELITE EIGHT SET

  1. Lonny

    Arizona Christian University rocks!

  2. Santos

    Good site you have here for small college sports.

  3. Micah

    My cousing will be playing at Arizona Christian next year!

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