NJCAA DIVISION ONE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this Tournament were the 3 seeds – the VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS – and the Cinderella 8th seeded RANGER COLLEGE RANGERS. The Trailblazers had things firmly in hand with a 50-34 Halftime advantage over the Rangers, then coasted to an 87-77 triumph. Kevin Osawe led Vincennes University with a Double Double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. * THE TRAILBLAZERS ARE NJCAA CHAMPIONS *
NJCAA DIVISION TWO
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded KIRKWOOD COLLEGE EAGLES took on the 2 seeds – the JOHNSON COUNTY COLLEGE CAVALIERS – for the NJCAA Division Two national title. The Eagles were on top of the Cavaliers 33-26 at the break. From there Johnson County College could only cut into Kirkwood’s lead by a fraction. The final score was Eagles 64 Cavaliers 58. Kirkwood College was led by Doug Wilson’s Double Double of THIRTY points and 15 rebounds. * THE EAGLES ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION TWO *
NAIA DIVISION ONE
FINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – In this game the WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS clashed with the UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS. The Drovers were threatening an Upset at the midpoint with their 51-40 lead. The Crusaders came storming back from there to force Overtime with an 86-86 tie. In the extra session William Carey University emerged with a 102-98 victory. Twenty-one points from Javontae McDavid led the Crusaders.
FINAL FOUR: SECOND BERTH – The LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS clashed with the LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS in this game yesterday. The Warriors were able to parlay a slender 33-32 Halftime edge into an 80-74 victory over the Generals. Leading the way for Lewis-Clark State was Trystan Bradley with 15 points.
FINAL FOUR: THIRD BERTH – Up next the GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS faced the ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM for the right to advance. The Tigers were up 44-38 by the break. In the 2nd Half the Firestorm could get no closer than 2 points as Georgetown College won it 80-78. Joe Burton tossed in 22 points to lead the Tigers.
FINAL FOUR: LAST BERTH – Completing this year’s Final Four was the victor of this game pitting the CARROLL COLLEGE (MT) FIGHTING SAINTS against the UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BEARS. The Fighting Saints led the Bears 37-27 at the Half, then expanded that to a 72-56 triumph. Match Burnham led the scoring for Carroll College with 20 points.