NCAA DIVISION THREE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS clashed with the ELMHURST UNIVERSITY BLUEJAYS for the D3 title.
This was a one-sided game dominated by the Yellow Jackets, who led 38-23 by Halftime, then left the Bluejays even further and further behind after the break. The final score was Randolph-Macon College 75 Elmhurst University 45. Josh Talbert’s Double-Double of 15 points and 11 rebounds led the Yellow Jackets, WHO LOST ONLY ONE GAME THE ENTIRE SEASON. * THE YELLOW JACKETS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE *
NJCAA DIVISION TWO
CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The PARKLAND COLLEGE COBRAS took the court against the JOHN WOOD COLLEGE BLAZERS.
A tale of two Halves was in store here, as the Cobras compiled a 49-26 advantage by the midpoint, only to be outscored by the Blazers 49-31 in the 2nd Half. Parkland College emerged with an 80-75 triumph led by 21 points from Savon Wykle. * THE COBRAS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
CENTRAL PLAINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This game pitted the SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY TECH ROCKETS against the NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI COLLEGE PIRATES.
The Rockets were up 48-38 at the break and from there kept up the pressure while piling up the points. The final tally was SAU Tech 99 North Central Missouri College 76. Donovan Vickers tossed in 25 points to lead the Rockets. * THE ROCKETS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
EAST “A” DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The SULLIVAN COUNTY COLLEGE GENERALS played the NIAGARA COUNTY COLLEGE THUNDER WOLVES.
By Halftime the Generals were on top 44-35. From there the Thunder Wolves only bit into the Sullivan County lead by two points, as the Generals won the game 87-76. Twenty-four points from Kareem Welch led the victors, while his teammate Jarell White logged a Double-Double of 14 points and 15 rebounds. * THE GENERALS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
GREAT LAKES “A” DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This title tilt saw the MUSKEGON COLLEGE JAYHAWKS take on the LANSING COLLEGE STARS.
The Stars were actually on top 45-36 at the Half, but the Jayhawks came out of the locker room primed for a comeback. They managed a 92-84 victory led by Jeff Sultzer’s 23 points. Fellow Muskegon player Jake Martinson put up a Double-Double of 15 points and 12 rebounds. * THE JAYHAWKS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
MIDWEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE STORMERS did battle with the BLACK HAWK COLLEGE AT MOLINE BRAVES.
The Stormers proved to be too much for the Braves to contain as they held a 59-37 advantage by the midpoint of the game. From there MATC kept BHC-Moline at arm’s length for a Century Club-level triumph of 107-86. Jaylin Scott led the Stormers with 23 points while Mason Johnson logged a Double-Double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. * THE STORMERS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
NORTH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this District were the DAKOTA COUNTY TECH BLUE KNIGHTS and the CENTRAL COLLEGE AT COLUMBUS (NE) RAIDERS.
This game was closer than many of the above, as the Blue Knights were on top by just 41-35 at Halftime before going on to win it 71-67. Janeir Harris’ Double-Double of 21 points and 10 rebounds led the way for Dakota County Tech and his teammate Manny Montgomery added a Double-Double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. * THE BLUE KNIGHTS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
PLAINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The ALLEN COUNTY COLLEGE RED DEVILS played the JOHNSON COUNTY COLLEGE CAVALIERS for this District crown.
The Red Devils led 32-25 at the Half but then had to hold on by their fingertips against a furious Cavaliers rally. Allen County College won the game 74-72 led by Ed Wright with THIRTY-FOUR points. * THE RED DEVILS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
SOUTH ATLANTIC “A” DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This game pitted the DAVIDSON-DAVIE COLLEGE STORM against the FAYETTEVILLE TECH TROJANS.
Come Halftime the Storm were clinging to a 31-30 edge. After the break Davidson-Davie College squeezed out a bit more separation from the Trojans for a 65-60 victory. LJ Rogers led the winners with 15 points. * THE STORM MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *
WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The SCOTTSDALE COLLEGE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES faced the GLENDALE (AZ) COLLEGE GAUCHOS.
The Fighting Artichokes were chasing the Gauchos 42-40 at the Half. From there Scottsdale College outscored their opponents 50-42 to win the game 90-84. Unisa Turay’s 27 points led the Fighting Artichokes while his teammate Carson Kelly managed a Double-Double of 20 points and 10 assists. * THE FIGHTING ARTICHOKES MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT *