FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 5 seeds – the SHAWNEE STATE BEARS – clashed with the 9th seeded UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS.
At Halftime the two teams were knotted up at 40-40. After the break the Bears outscored the Cougars 42-37 for an 82-77 victory and a spot in the title game. Donovan Carlisle led Shawnee State with 19 points while his teammate James Jones managed a Double-Double of 17 points and 11 assists.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the 3rd seeded LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS (should be the Explorers) against the 7 seeds – the SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS.
The Warriors were all business, taking control quickly and holding a 50-35 advantage by the Half. From there Lewis-Clark State kept up the pressure, ultimately defeating SAGU by a final tally of 83-56. Hodges Bailey tossed in 25 points for the victors. IT WILL BE BEARS VS WARRIORS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.