NJCAA DIVISION THREE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This title tilt pitted the top seeds – the SANDHILLS COLLEGE FLYERS – against the 2nd seeded MOHAWK VALLEY COLLEGE HAWKS (should be the Mohawks). The Flyers were chasing the Hawks 50-47 at Halftime but came from behind in the 2nd Half to win the game 93-89. Sayaun Dent led Sandhills College with 27 points. * THE FLYERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE NJCAA DIVISION THREE TOURNAMENT *
NCAA DIVISION THREE
ROUND ONE: CNU VS CC – The CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS did battle with the COLBY COLLEGE WHITE MULES. The Captains embarrassed the White Mules in the 1st Half, leading them 32-17 by the break. From there Christopher Newport University stayed out in front all the way for a 74-64 triumph. Adrian Beasley and Luther Gibbs led the Captains with 13 points each.
ROUND ONE: WPI VS YU – In this game the YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MACCABEES played the WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ENGINEERS. The Maccabees put up 51 points in each Half, leading the Engineers 51-30 at the midpoint, then winning by a Century Club-level score of 102-78. Ryan Turell notched FORTY-ONE points to lead Yeshiva University.
ROUND ONE: BC VS IC – The ITHACA COLLEGE BOMBERS clashed with the BABSON COLLEGE BEAVERS in this affair. The Beavers held a 42-39 Halftime edge but the Bombers forced Overtime with a 78-78 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session Ithaca College outscored Babson 16-10 for a 94-88 victory. Twenty-seven points from Skylar Sinon led the Bombers.
ROUND ONE: CC VS PPC – The teams competing in this game were the POMONA-PITZER COLLEGE SAGEHENS and the CENTRE COLLEGE COLONELS. By the Half the Sagehens had taken a comfortable 45-31 advantage over the Colonels then got a little more distance from there to win it 84-64. Micah Elan led Pomona-Pitzer College with 23 points.
ROUND ONE: UST VS SNC – The UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS TOMMIES did battle with the SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE GREEN KNIGHTS. The Tommies watched a commanding 43-25 Halftime lead melt away after the break, but held on for a 67-60 victory. Anders Nelson tossed in 27 points to lead the University of Saint Thomas.
ROUND ONE: WU VS NWU – The NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRAIRIE WOLVES and the WEBSTER UNIVERSITY GORLOKS went at each other here. The Gorloks led 37-29 at the Half, only to see the Prairie Wolves come from behind to win the game 77-73. Clay Reimers led Nebraska Wesleyan University with 29 points.
ROUND ONE: SU VS BU – In a game that was truly for the birds, the SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY RIVER HAWKS played the BENEDICTINE (IL) UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The River Hawks were chasing the Eagles at the break by a count of 33-26 but regrouped in the locker room for a 64-59 comeback win. Lukas Yurasits put up 20 points to lead Susquehanna U.
ROUND ONE: WCSU VS TU – The TUFTS UNIVERSITY JUMBOS squared off against the WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLONIALS. An Upset seemed to be in the offing when the Colonials led the Jumbos 46-27 at Halftime but Tufts University stormed back to win a 74-72 squeaker. Luke Rogers led the Jumbos with his Double-Double of 15 points and 16 rebounds.
ROUND ONE: RC VS SJU – The SAINT JOHN’S UNIVERSITY JOHNNIES took on the RIPON COLLEGE REDHAWKS in this contest. The outcome was almost never in doubt, as the Johnnies were on top of the Redhawks 45-22 by the Half before winning the game by a final score of 87-75. Twenty points from Colton Codute led the way for Saint John’s U.
ROUND ONE: NEC VS RPI – The RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ENGINEERS faced the NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE PILGRIMS. The defenses utterly dominated the 1st Half, with the Pilgrims leading the Engineers 26-18 at the break. From there Rensselaer mounted a furious comeback to wind up on top 58-57 in this nail-biter. Jonny Angbazo and Mason Memmelaar led the Engineers with 15 points each.