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WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2017 women’s college basketball champions in the divisions covered here.

oklahoma city university starsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS

Runners-Up – Lewis-Clark State Warriors

2016 Champions – Mid-America Nazarene University Pioneers Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2017 college basketball champions in the FOURTEEN divisions covered here.

Texas Wesleyan Rams

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY RAMS

Runners-Up – Life University Running Eagles

2016 Champions – Mid-America Christian University Evangels

Union tn Bulldogs logoNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO

National Champions – UNION COLLEGE BULLDOGS

Runners-Up – Cornerstone University Golden Eagles

2016 Champions – Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats   Continue reading

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FINAL TWO COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED

*** NCAA DIVISION TWO ***

nwmo1CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 2nd seeded NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS took on D2’s last surviving 1 seed  – the FAIRMONT STATE FALCONS – for the championship.

The Bearcats contained the Falcons in the 1st Half and had acquired a 32-21 lead by the break. From there it was a much tighter game but Fairmont State could not dig themselves out of the hole they had found themselves in and Northwest Missouri State won by a final score of 71-61. Justin Pitts led the Bearcats in scoring with 23 points while his teammate Chris-Ebou Ndow notched a Double Double of 17 points and 18 rebounds.  * THE BEARCATS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION TWO *   Continue reading

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NJCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED

*** NJCAA DIVISION ONE ***

Hutchinson Blue Dragons LogoCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4 seeds – the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS – took the court against the 6th seeded EASTERN FLORIDA STATE TITANS for the NJCAA Division One title.

The Blue Dragons went straight for the jugular with a 21-4 run to start the game and by Halftime led the Titans by a score of 39-16. (Yes, sixteen.) After the break Hutchinson College coasted to an 84-58 victory to earn their 3rd hoops crown. Devonte Bandoo’s 22 points led the Blue Dragons while his teammate Shakur Juiston put up a Double Double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. * THE BLUE DRAGONS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION ONE * Continue reading

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NJCAA TITLE MATCHUPS SET

*** NJCAA DIVISION TWO ***

Louisburg College Hurricanes LogoFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 3 seeds – the LOUISBURG COLLEGE HURRICANES – faced the 2nd seeded SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS for the right to advance to the Championship Game.

By Halftime the Hurricanes were threatening a mild upset with a 38-37 edge over the Bulldogs. In the 2nd Half Louisburg College made good on that threat, putting more and more distance between themselves and South Suburban College on their way to an 86-73 victory. Jordan Oakley led the Hurricanes with 17 points and 8 rebounds.   Continue reading

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NJCAA FINAL FOUR TEAMS SET

*** NJCAA DIVISION ONE ***

Eastern Florida State TitansFINAL FOUR, FIRST BERTH – The 6th seeded EASTERN FLORIDA STATE TITANS and the Cinderella 14 seeds – the MOTLOW COLLEGE BUCKS – played one of the oddest games of this year’s tournament.

The opening Half was a low-scoring defensive epic and ended with the Titans holding a 25-20 lead over the Bucks. After the break Eastern Florida State continued to smother the Motlow College offense but their own offense burst free, ultimately winning the game by a final count of 65-45. Twenty-eight points from Ahmed Ali led the Titans to victory. Continue reading

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NJCAA AND NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS CONTINUE

*** NJCAA DIVISION ONE ***

Hutchinson Blue Dragons LogoDAY THREE, GAME ONE – The 4 seeds – the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS – faced the 13th seeded SAINT PETERSBURG COLLEGE TITANS to start Day Three.

The Blue Dragons got a wake-up call, trailing the Titans 43-40 at Halftime. After the break Hutchinson College outscored St Petersburg College 55-35 to win the game by a score of 95-78. Shakur Juiston led the Blue Dragons with a Double Double of 29 points and 12 rebounds.   Continue reading

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