COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NAIA, NCCAA AND USCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS

NCCAA DIVISION TWO

crown college purple stormFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – The 4 seeds – the CROWN COLLEGE PURPLE STORM – went up against the 5th seeded ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS.

At Halftime the Purple Storm were out in front by a score of 38-31. From there Crown College got more and more distance from ABU, ultimately winning the game 82-63. Cade Carroll led the Purple Storm in scoring with his 23 points. 

great lakes christian college crusadersFINAL FOUR: SECOND BERTH – Up next the top seeded GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS played the 8 seeds – the EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE EAGLES.

The Crusaders dominated this game from start to finish. By the midpoint Great Lakes Christian College held a 42-27 advantage before going on to beat the Eagles by a blowout score of NINETY to SIXTY-THREE. Thirteen points from Whitney Harris of the Crusaders led this team effort. 

manhattan christian college thunderFINAL FOUR: THIRD BERTH – The 3 seeds – the MANHATTAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE THUNDER – took the court against the 6th seeded BOB JONES UNIVERSITY BRUINS.

This was a tale of two Halves, as the Thunder seemed in complete control of the game by the Half with their 44-27 lead. After the break, however, the Bruins outscored Manhattan Christian College 46-37, forcing the Thunder to hold on for an 81-73 victory. Taymont Lindsey tossed in 16 points to lead MCC. 

campbellsville at harrodsburg pioneersFINAL FOUR: LAST BERTH – This game pitted the 2nd seeded CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY AT HARRODSBURG PIONEERS against the 7 seeds – the OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE AMBASSADORS.

The Pioneers were showing laser focus offensively in the opening Half, seizing a 47-30 advantage over the Ambassadors before the buzzer sounded. From there Campbellsville U-Harrodsburg managed even more separation from their opponents, defeating Ozark Christian College 91-67. All but one Pioneer scored, with Antoine Darby’s 13 points leading the victors.

USCAA DIVISION ONE

paul quinn college tigersCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Fighting it out for the title were the top seeds – the PAUL QUINN COLLEGE TIGERS – and the 3rd seeded BRYANT & STRATTON COLLEGE AT BUFFALO BOBCATS.

The Tigers were on top by a tight 38-34 score come Halftime. After the break Paul Quinn College muscled their way further ahead of the Bobcats, ultimately winning out 80-69 in this entertaining clash. Ja’Mare Redus of the Tigers led his team with 18 points.  * THE TIGERS ARE THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF THE USCAA *

USCAA DIVISION TWO

southern maine college seawolvesFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 5th seeded SOUTHERN MAINE COLLEGE SEAWOLVES stunned the top seeds – the PENN STATE AT MONT ALTO NITTANY LIONS – in this defensive epic.

The Seawolves very bluntly put the Nittany Lions on Upset Alert by Halftime, leading them THIRTY-THREE to SIXTEEN! From there Southern Maine College and Penn State-Mont Alto went blow for blow and point for point as the Seawolves got a 61-44 triumph. Zachary Mickle put up 27 points to lead SMC.

johnson and wales charlotte wildcatsSECOND SEMIFINAL – In this game the 7 seeds – the JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY AT CHARLOTTE WILDCATS – took on the 3rd seeded PENN STATE AT YORK NITTANY LIONS.

At the Half the Wildcats held a 35-23 advantage over the Nittany Lions. After the break Johnson & Wales-Charlotte kept York at arm’s length as they went on to win the game 81-69. Anthoney Ray tossed in THIRTY-FIVE points for the Wildcats while his teammate Fred Patterson logged a Double-Double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.   

NAIA FIRST ROUND

huntington u forestersMARCH UPSET – The 12th seeded HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY FORESTERS provided one of March’s perennial 12 seed over 5 seed Upsets, in their case over the (5) GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS.

At Halftime the score was knotted up at 40-40, but from there the Foresters dominated the Tigers on both sides of the ball to win the game 80-69. Caleb Middlesworth scored 24 points to lead Huntington University.

ottawa u az spiritTEAM SPIRIT – The 6th seeded OTTAWA UNIVERSITY (AZ) SPIRIT took on the 11 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SOUTHERN FIREHAWKS.

The Spirit smothered the Firehawks on both sides of the ball in the opening Half, leading them 44-29 by the break. From there Ottawa University (AZ) gradually got more and more separation from their opponents for a comfortable 90-67 victory. Josiah De’laCerda led the Spirit with his Double-Double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. 

grace college lancersSTATE OF GRACE – This game pitted the 7 seeds – the GRACE COLLEGE LANCERS – against the 10th seeded UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS PATRIOTS.

A very tight game was the result as the Lancers held a 40-34 Halftime lead but had to hold on tight against a furious Patriots comeback attempt after the break. The final score was Grace College 73  University of the Cumberlands 71. Eighteen points from Frankie Davidson led the Lancers.   

kansas wesleyan university coyotesNINE OVER EIGHT – The 9th seeded KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY COYOTES faced the 8 seeds – the INDIANA UNIVERSITY AT SOUTH BEND TITANS.

The Coyotes grabbed a 36-23 advantage by the midpoint of the game. From there the Titans outscored Kansas Wesleyan U 53-49 but still fell short as the Coyotes went on to an 85-76 triumph. KWU was led by Cory Kaplan, Tyus Jeffries and Marcel Dean with 12 points each.

ariz christian university firestormCOMEBACK OR BACKDRAFT? – This game pitted the 1-seeded ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM against their quadrant’s 9 seeds – the XAVIER UNIVERSITY (LA) GOLD RUSH.

At Halftime the Gold Rush had the Firestorm faithful nervous with their 33-29 edge. After the break Arizona Christian University came roaring back to win the game by a healthy margin of 75-63. Angelo Johnson tossed in 16 points to lead the Firestorm. 

Bethel KS Threshers logoFIVE OVER TWELVE – The 5 seeds – the BETHEL (KS) THRESHERS – took on the 12th seeded BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS.

An action packed 1st Half ended with the Threshers on top 46-39, following which Bethel College put more and more distance between themselves and the Chargers for an 86-70 victory. The Threshers were led by Jaylon Scott, who logged a Double-Double of 28 points and 15 rebounds. 

hustlin-owls1UPSETTIN’ OWLS – In this game the 11th seeded OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS did battle with the 6 seeds – the HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ROYALS.

The Royals were clinging to a tight 35-31 lead come Halftime. After the break the Hustlin’ Owls outscored Hope International 56-50 for a thrilling 87-85 Upset win. Scotty Burge put up 17 points to lead Oregon Tech.

jamestown college jimmiesSIX OVER ELEVEN – Meanwhile, in a different quadrant, the 6 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN JIMMIES – defeated the 11th seeded LEWIS-CLARK STATE WARRIORS (should be the Explorers).

It seemed like anybody’s game at the Half with the Jimmies on top by a mere 37-35. From there the University of Jamestown floored it, leaving the Warriors further behind as they won the game 84-70. The Jimmies were led by Mason Walters with his Double-Double of THIRTY-FIVE points and 12 rebounds. His teammate Marc Kjos notched a Double-Double of his own with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

LSU Shreveport Pilots NEWPILOTING TO A WIN – The 5th seeded LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots) faced the 12 seeds – the MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SPARTANS.

This was one of the games of the day as the Pilots held a Halftime lead of just 39-38. In the 2nd Half LSU-Shreveport squeezed out some breathing room as they downed the Spartans by a final tally of 83-77. Leondre Washington led the Pilots with THIRTY points. 

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