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WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2018 women’s college basketball champions in the divisions covered here.

Freed Hardeman Lions logoNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY LIONS

Runners-Up – Westmont College Warriors

2017 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars 

Dakota Wesleyan logoNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO

National Champions – DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS

Runners-Up – Concordia (NE) University Bulldogs

2017 Champions – Marian University Knights 

Mid-America_Christian_2007_150NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS

Runners-Up – Concordia (MI) University Cardinals

2017 Champions – Greenville University Panthers  Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2018

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2018 college basketball champions in the divisions covered here.

Graceland U Yellow JacketsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS

Runners-Up – LSU-Alexandria Generals

2017 Champions – Texas Wesleyan University Rams 

Indiana Wesleyan WildcatsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO

National Champions – INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS

Runners-Up – University of Saint Francis Cougars

2017 Champions – Union College Bulldogs

Emmanuel College Lions logoNCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – EMMANUEL COLLEGE LIONS

Runners-Up – Southwestern Christian University Eagles

2017 Champions – Colorado Christian University Cougars   Continue reading

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MARCH MADNESS SEES TWO MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED

NCAA DIV TWO

Ferris State BulldogsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The lone remaining 1 seed – the FERRIS STATE BULLDOGS – battled the 3rd seeded NORTHERN STATE WOLVES for the NCAA Division Two title.

A fierce, furious opening Half ended with the Bulldogs clinging to a 39-37 edge over the Wolves. The 2nd Half saw the two teams put up exactly 32 points each, as Ferris State won their first ever National Championship by a score of 71-69. Zach Hankins led the victors with his 19 points.  * THE BULLDOGS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION TWO * Continue reading

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MARCH MADNESS: NJCAA FINAL FOUR ACTION

NJCAA DIV ONE

Southern Idaho Golden EaglesFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 10 seeds – the COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO GOLDEN EAGLES – set out to drag down the 3rd seeded VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS in this game.

The Golden Eagles were pursuing the Trailblazers at Halftime as they trailed them 49-36. The College of Southern Idaho regrouped in the locker room and came out ready for action, outscoring Vincennes University 44-25 from there. The final tally was Golden Eagles 80  Trailblazers 74. Charles Jones, Jr led CSI with his 22 points. Continue reading

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NJCAA FINAL FOUR AND MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACTION

NJCAA DIV ONE

South Plains College Texans NEWFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – This battle of Cinderellas pitted the 13th seeded SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE TEXANS against the 12 seeds – the CONNORS STATE COWBOYS.

The Texans seemed in control of the game with a 50-32 lead at Halftime. After the break, however, the Cowboys came alive and South Plains College wound up having to fight to survive an 80-75 thriller. Christopher Orlina of the Texans notched a Double Double of 19 points and 13 rebounds.    

Vincennes University Trailblazers logo VFINAL FOUR: SECOND BERTH – Up next the 3 seeds – the VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS – struck a blow for Chalk in their battle with the 6th seeded FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE BUCCANEERS.

By the break the Trailblazers held a 32-26 advantage over the Buccaneers. From there Vincennes University kept Florida Southwestern State at arm’s length the rest of the way, sneaking a bit more breathing room for a 76-68 triumph. Twenty-three points from Ty Gadsden led the Trailblazers.  Continue reading

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NAIA COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED, AND MORE

NAIA DIV ONE

Graceland U Yellow JacketsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Overtime was needed before a victor could be determined in the NAIA title game last night as the 5th seeded GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS took on the 4 seeds – the LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS.

The 1st Half ended with the Yellow Jackets on top of the Generals 36-28. After the break Graceland University put up exactly 36 points again while LSU-Alexandria scored 44 to end Regulation in a 72-72 tie. Continue reading

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NAIA FINAL FOUR ACTION PLUS MORE …

NAIA DIV ONE

Graceland U Yellow JacketsFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 5 seeds – the GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS – found themselves up against one of the two remaining 1 seeds, the LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (as in Riverboat Pilots).

The Pilots seemed to have the game under control as they led the Yellow Jackets 46-34 at Halftime. After the break Graceland University came out crazed for a comeback. They proceeded to hold LSU-Shreveport to just 34 points in the 2nd Half while putting up 53 themselves. L.T. Davis led the Yellow Jackets with 28 points in this 87-80 victory.  Continue reading

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