BIBLE COLLEGE NIT
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 2 seeds – the BLUE LIGHTS COLLEGE OF APEX THOROUGHBREDS – took the court against the 3rd seeded APPALACHIAN BIBLE COLLEGE WARRIORS. The Thoroughbreds proceeded to fold, spindle and mutilate the Warriors. Appalachian Bible College never knew what hit them as Blue Lights College obliterated them by a Century Club-level score of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY to SIXTY-THREE!
SECOND SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the top seeded TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE EAGLES against the 4 seeds – the DAYSPRING BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY EAGLES (Have I mentioned there are WAY too many college sports teams called Eagles?). This was another blowout, as Trinity Baptist College made Dayspring their prison brides, hammering them by a Century Club-level tally of ONE HUNDRED ONE to FORTY-THREE!
NJCAA DIVISION THREE
QUARTERFINAL ONE – The 3 seeds – the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS – played the 11th seeded SAINT CLOUD TECHNICAL COLLEGE CYCLONES. The Harvesters were in charge all the way, parlaying a 47-35 Halftime lead over the Cyclones into a 96-63 triumph when all was said and done. Dajuan Ridgeway led Eastfield College with 22 points. Continue reading
BIBLE COLLEGE NIT
PLAY-IN GAME – In this game the 4 seeds – the DAYSPRING BIBLE COLLEGE & SEMINARY EAGLES – squared off against the 5th seeded WORD OF LIFE COLLEGE HUSKIES for the right to advance to the tournament proper. The Eagles were on top of the Huskies 40-33 come Halftime then got more separation from their opponents from there to win it 82-67.
NJCAA DIVISION THREE
DAY ONE: GAME ONE – The 8th seeded HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS took on the 9 seeds – the COLUMBUS (OH) STATE COUGARS. The Generals were chasing the Cougars 31-26 at the Half but regrouped in the locker room for a 61-58 comeback victory. Ty Desinor led Herkimer College with a Double-Double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.
DAY ONE: GAME TWO – Next the 5 seeds – the RICHLAND COLLEGE THUNDERDUCKS – did battle with the 12th seeded COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND KNIGHTS. The dominant Thunderducks parlayed a 46-38 advantage over the Knights by the break into a 91-75 smackdown win. Donovan Souter tossed in 23 points to lead Richland College. Continue reading
USCAA DIVISION TWO
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this title game the 4 seeds – the NEW HAMPSHIRE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE LYNX – took on the Cinderella 10th seeded PENN STATE AT GREATER ALLEGHENY LIONS. The Lynx were chasing the Lions 39-35 at Halftime. After the break NHTI came from behind to win by a final tally of 74-70. Sean Riley and J’Quavious Thurmond led the Lynx with 19 points each. * THE LYNX ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF USCAA DIVISION TWO *
USCAA DIVISION ONE
DAY ONE: GAME ONE – The 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS (TX) CELTS played the 7 seeds – the NEWPORT NEWS APPRENTICE SCHOOL BUILDERS. The Celts were on top 35-27 at the Half then kept the Builders at arm’s length from there for a 74-65 triumph. Freddie Ricks III tossed in 17 points to lead the way for the University of Saint Thomas. Continue reading
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This title tilt pitted the 4 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF DIVINITY BEARS – against the 6th seeded OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE AMBASSADORS. A shootout of a 1st Half ended with the Bears on top of the Ambassadors 52-45 before they went on to win it by a final score of 97-89. Jerron Wilbut led ULACOD with THIRTY-ONE points. * THE BEARS ARE ACCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS *
USCAA DIV TWO FINAL FOUR
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4th seeded NEW HAMPSHIRE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE LYNX took on the top seeds – the JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY WILDCATS. The Lynx had the Wildcats on Upset Alert at Halftime with a 40-38 edge. From there New Hampshire Tech got more and more separation from their opponents for a 98-76 triumph. Sean Riley tossed in 22 points to lead the Lynx. Continue reading
The college basketball postseason rolls along:
USCAA DIVISION TWO
DAY ONE: GAME ONE – The 6 seeds – the VERMONT TECH GREEN KNIGHTS – took the court against the 3rd seeded UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS. This shootout found the Green Knights on top of the favored Cougars 50-39 by Halftime. From there Vermont Tech held off their opponents for a Century Club-level 108-100 Upset win. Drake Perry’s THIRTY points led the Green Knights.
DAY ONE: GAME TWO – In this game the 4th seeded NEW HAMPSHIRE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE LYNX faced the 5 seeds – the PENN STATE AT MONT ALTO LIONS. In businesslike fashion the Lynx led 32-27 at the Half on their way to a 76-70 victory over the Lions. Shaquille Barrett led the way for New Hampshire Tech with 18 points.
DAY ONE: GAME THREE – The 8 seeds – the SOUTHERN MAINE COLLEGE SEAWOLVES – tangled with the 9th seeded PENN STATE AT WILKES-BARRE LIONS. This Instant Classic saw the Seawolves holding a mere 37-36 edge at the break before eking out a tiny bit more separation from there to win out 70-68. Twenty-five points from Anthony Lobor led Southern Maine College. Continue reading
ACCA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
ROUND ONE: GAME ONE – The 6 seeds – the OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE AMBASSADORS – faced the 3rd seeded RHEMA BIBLE COLLEGE EAGLES. The Ambassadors made it clear they were in it to win it with their 50-36 Halftime lead which wound up as a 93-87 Upset victory. Parker Sutton’s 21 points led Ozark Christian College while teammate Brett Campbell notched a Double-Double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.
ROUND ONE: GAME TWO – The 7th seeded KANSAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FALCONS took on the 10 seeds – the FREE LUTHERAN BIBLE COLLEGE CONQUERORS. The Falcons were manhandling the Conquerors 48-21 at the Half, then coasted from there to an 87-56 blowout win. Jouvens Hyacinthe and Stephone Jackson led Kansas Christian College with 14 points each. Continue reading
GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4 seeds – the ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM – took on the top seeded WESTMONT COLLEGE WARRIORS (should be the Guardians). The Firestorm put the Warriors on Upset Alert by Halftime with a 50-41 advantage, then carried through, winning by a Century Club-level score of 102-86. De’Ron Kyle put up 29 points to lead Arizona Christian University.
GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: SECOND SEMIFINAL – In this game the 6th seeded HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ROYALS clashed with the 3 seeds – the MENLO COLLEGE OAKS. The Oaks were on top 37-28 at the Half but after the break the underdog Royals came roaring back for a 77-72 comeback victory. Michael Fry’s 17 points led the way for Hope International.
MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE: PLAY-IN GAME – The 9 seeds – the LIFE UNIVERSITY RUNNING EAGLES – played the 8th seeded CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY PHOENIX for the right to advance. The Running Eagles were on top 37-31 by the midpoint, then held off the Phoenix to win the game 69-65. Life University (not affiliated with the School of Hard Knocks) was led by 20 points from Antwan Maxwell. Continue reading
More tickets punched to national tournaments.
CALIFORNIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last teams standing in this tournament were the top seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF ANTELOPE VALLEY PIONEERS – and the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT MERCED GOLDEN BOBCATS. The Pioneers (should be the Antelopes) had doubled-up on the Golden Bobcats by Halftime, leading them 46-23. UAV stayed on top the rest of the way for an 84-66 victory led by Ronnie Rousseau III’s 25 points. * THE PIONEERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT *
CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This title tilt pitted the top-seeded COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES against the 3 seeds – the OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS. The Coyotes were out in front 44-36 at the Half, then held on against the never-say-die Hustlin’ Owls to win it 82-77. Talon Pinckney led the way for the College of Idaho with 23 points. * THE COYOTES ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT * Continue reading
THE SUN CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeds – the SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE – took on the 3rd seeded SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY BOBCATS (should be the Tomcats). The Fire were on top 34-25 at Halftime only to see the Bobcats charge back, forcing Overtime with a 68-68 tie. In the extra session Southeastern U won the game 78-73. Riley Minx notched THIRTY-ONE points to lead the victors. * THE FIRE ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE SUN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT *
NORTH STAR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 2nd seeded MAYVILLE STATE COMETS faced the Cinderella 5 seeds – the WALDORF UNIVERSITY WARRIORS. By the Half the Comets had taken a 30-24 advantage but had to hold on tight from there against a furious Warriors rally. Mayville State won it 65-62 led by 22 points from Demitrius Martin. * THE COMETS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE NSAA TOURNAMENT *
MID-ATLANTIC DISTRICT: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The SANDHILLS COLLEGE FLYERS clashed with the ANNE ARUNDEL COLLEGE RIVERHAWKS. The Flyers led the Riverhawks 40-36 at the midpoint. The explosive 2nd Half ended with Sandhills College winning by a Century Club-level score of 108-92. Sayaun Dent tossed in 18 points to lead the Flyers. * THE FLYERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC DISTRICT TOURNAMENT * Continue reading
NORTH STAR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 2 seeds – the MAYVILLE STATE COMETS – squared off against the 3rd seeded VITERBO UNIVERSITY V-HAWKS. The Comets had taken a 41-29 advantage by Halftime, then kept the V-Hawks at arm’s length the rest of the way for a 75-62 triumph. Max Cooper led the way for Mayville State with his 20 points.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – In this game the 5th seeded WALDORF UNIVERSITY WARRIORS clashed with the top seeds – the BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY BRUINS. The Bruins held a 34-31 edge at the Half, but the Warriors came from behind to win the game 68-66. Demitrius Martin tossed in 27 points to lead Waldorf University in this Upset.
REGION 303: FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 3 seeds – the HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS – took the court against the 2nd seeded ONONDAGA COLLEGE LAZERS. The Generals were all over the Lazers, leading 35-20 at the break on their way to a 68-48 smackdown victory. Shykell Brown’s 21 points led Herkimer College. Continue reading