GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
QUARTERFINAL ONE – In this game of the GPAC Conference Tournament the 8th seeded MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE LANCERS battled the top seeds – the MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS.
The Lancers put the vaunted Mustangs on Upset Alert by Halftime with a commanding 45-30 advantage, then held on by their fingertips in the 2nd Half for a 76-73 triumph. In this shocker Chad Moran led Mount Marty College with 22 points.
QUARTERFINAL TWO – The 3 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES – took on the 6th seeded DORDT COLLEGE DEFENDERS in this Quarterfinal.
By the Half the Jimmies were clinging to a tight 41-38 edge. After the break the University of Jamestown went medieval on the Defenders, outscoring them 48-30 to win the game by a final score of 89-68. Mason Walters led the victorious Jimmies with his Double-Double of 23 points and 11 rebounds.
QUARTERFINAL THREE – The 2nd seeded NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS clashed with the 7 seeds – the BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS.
The Red Raiders got almost more than they could handle from the Chargers and led them by a mere 43-41 at the midpoint of the game. From there Northwestern College got a little more separation from their opponents, ultimately winning it 83-77. Alex Van Kalsbeek led the Red Raiders with THIRTY TWO points while teammate Craig Sterk notched a Double-Double of 11 points and 12 rebounds.
QUARTERFINAL FOUR – The 4 seeds – the DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS (should be the Blue Tigers) – took the court against the 5th seeded CONCORDIA (NE) BULLDOGS.
In an incredible scoring rarity the two teams put up the exact same amount of points in both Halves. The Tigers put up 35 points to the 29 tossed in by the Bulldogs, then after the break Dakota Wesleyan U again scored 35 with Concordia nabbing 29. Nineteen points from Nick Harden led the Tigers in scoring and a Double-Double of 11 points and 12 rebounds was logged by Jeffrey Schuch.
SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
QUARTERFINALS – The 4th seeded MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS faced the 5 seeds – the TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY RAMS. The Evangels found themselves chasing the Rams 38-30 at Halftime but came roaring back from there to force Overtime with a 62-62 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session MACU won out 70-66 with Terrance Jones’ 21 points leading the team. ### Meanwhile the (1) SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS downed the (8) OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE AGGIES 84-78 ### And the (6) JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES toppling the (3) WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PIONEERS 66-55.
NOTE: The Quarterfinal pitting the (2) UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & ARTS OF OKLAHOMA DROVERS against the (7) SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES has been postponed til Friday.