BIBLE COLLEGE NIT
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 2 seeds – the BLUE LIGHTS COLLEGE OF APEX THOROUGHBREDS – took the court against the 3rd seeded APPALACHIAN BIBLE COLLEGE WARRIORS. The Thoroughbreds proceeded to fold, spindle and mutilate the Warriors. Appalachian Bible College never knew what hit them as Blue Lights College obliterated them by a Century Club-level score of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY to SIXTY-THREE!
SECOND SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the top seeded TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE EAGLES against the 4 seeds – the DAYSPRING BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY EAGLES (Have I mentioned there are WAY too many college sports teams called Eagles?). This was another blowout, as Trinity Baptist College made Dayspring their prison brides, hammering them by a Century Club-level tally of ONE HUNDRED ONE to FORTY-THREE!
NJCAA DIVISION THREE
QUARTERFINAL ONE – The 3 seeds – the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS – played the 11th seeded SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE CYCLONES. The Harvesters were in charge all the way, parlaying a 47-35 Halftime lead over the Cyclones into a 96-63 triumph when all was said and done. Dajuan Ridgeway led Eastfield College with 22 points.
QUARTERFINAL TWO – Next the top seeded SANDHILLS COLLEGE FLYERS did battle with the 8 seeds – the HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS. At the Half the Generals held a 30-28 edge but the Flyers clamped down after the break. In the end Sandhills College advanced to the Final Four by a score of 65-55. Sayaun Dent’s Double-Double of 15 points and 10 rebounds led the Flyers.
QUARTERFINAL THREE – This was a clash between the 2 seeds – the MOHAWK VALLEY COLLEGE HAWKS (should be the Mohawks) – and the 10th seeded NASSAU COUNTY COLLEGE LIONS. The Hawks were on top 40-35 by the break then kept the Lions at bay for a Century Club-level win of 101-93. Jonathan Dean tossed in 29 points to lead Mohawk Valley College.
QUARTERFINAL FOUR – Fighting it out for the final berth in this year’s Final Four were the 4th seeded ROCHESTER TECHNICAL COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS and the 5 seeds – the RICHLAND COLLEGE THUNDERDUCKS. The Yellow Jackets were chasing the Thunderducks at Halftime 47-41 but came from behind after that to win out 90-83. Rochester Tech’s Ray Adams led his team with 26 points.
NJCAA CONSOLATION BRACKET – The 6 seeds – the HOSTOS COLLEGE CAIMANS – played the 7th seeded MONTGOMERY COUNTY COLLEGE MUSTANGS in this game. The Caimans had managed a 38-35 edge by the Half and maintained that distance from the Mustangs the rest of the way for a 75-72 win. Reggie Quezada’s THIRTY-TWO points led Hostos College.