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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NCAA D3 ROUND TWO

NCAA DIVISION THREE

Swarthmore College GarnetROUND TWO: IC VS SC – The SWARTHMORE COLLEGE GARNET took the court against the ITHACA COLLEGE BOMBERS. The 1st Half ended with the score knotted up at 44-44 but after the break the Garnet outscored the Bombers 42-34 for an 86-78 victory. Vinny DeAngelo led Swarthmore College with 21 points. 

Pomona Pitzer College Sagehens NEWROUND TWO: EU VS PPC – The POMONA-PITZER COLLEGE SAGEHENS battled the EMORY UNIVERSITY EAGLES in a game that was for the birds. The Sagehens were chasing the Eagles 34-29 at the Half but regrouped in the locker room to manage a 71-70 come-from-behind win. Micah Elan’s 20 points led Pomona-Pitzer College. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND OTHER TOURNAMENT ACTION

NJCAA DIVISION THREE

Sandhills College FlyersNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This title tilt pitted the top seeds – the SANDHILLS COLLEGE FLYERS – against the 2nd seeded MOHAWK VALLEY COLLEGE HAWKS (should be the Mohawks). The Flyers were chasing the Hawks 50-47 at Halftime but came from behind in the 2nd Half to win the game 93-89. Sayaun Dent led Sandhills College with 27 points. * THE FLYERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE NJCAA DIVISION THREE TOURNAMENT *

NCAA DIVISION THREE

christopher newport universityROUND ONE: CNU VS CC – The CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS did battle with the COLBY COLLEGE WHITE MULES. The Captains embarrassed the White Mules in the 1st Half, leading them 32-17 by the break. From there Christopher Newport University stayed out in front all the way for a 74-64 triumph. Adrian Beasley and Luther Gibbs led the Captains with 13 points each.

Yeshiva MaccabeesROUND ONE: WPI VS YU – In this game the YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MACCABEES played the WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ENGINEERS. The Maccabees put up 51 points in each Half, leading the Engineers 51-30 at the midpoint, then winning by a Century Club-level score of 102-78. Ryan Turell notched FORTY-ONE points to lead Yeshiva University. Continue reading

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NCCAA, NJCAA AND D3 CHAMPS CROWNED PLUS MORE D2 ACTION

NCCAA DIVISION ONE

Cedarville U Yellow JacketsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS faced the 2 seeds – the ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE REDHAWKS – for the title in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association). The opening Half was a defensive epic which ended with the teams tied up at 26-26. After the break the Yellow Jackets mustered a bit of separation from the Redhawks for a 64-58 victory. Conner TenHove’s 14 points led Cedarville U. * THE YELLOW JACKETS ARE NCCAA CHAMPIONS *

NJCAA DIVISION THREE

Herkimer Generals logo BIGCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this Tournament were the 2 seeds – the HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS – and the 5th seeded ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES. An Upset seemed to be in the offing as the Golden Eagles led 37-31 at Halftime. From there the Generals came from behind to win the game by a comfortable 72-60. Herkimer College ends the season with one lone loss. * THE GENERALS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION THREE * Continue reading

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FINAL FOUR ACTION IN THE NCAA AND NJCAA PLUS D2 ACTION

NCAA DIVISION THREE

Swarthmore College GarnetFIRST SEMIFINAL – The SWARTHMORE COLLEGE GARNET clashed with the CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS as D3’s Final Four action commenced. The Garnet led the Captains by a Lucky 7 points, 36-29, come Halftime and then maintained that advantage for a 70-63 triumph. Cam Wiley put up 23 points to lead Swarthmore College.

oshkosh titans logoSECOND SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT OSHKOSH TITANS against the WHEATON (IL) COLLEGE THUNDER. By the midpoint the Titans were on top of the Thunder by a score of 46-41. From there UW-Oshkosh went on to win it by a Centennial Club-level 104-85. The victors were led by Jack Flynn’s Double Double of 21 points and 15 rebounds.

NJCAA DIVISION THREE

Herkimer Generals logo BIGFIRST SEMIFINAL – In the 2 spot the HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS tangled with the 3rd seeded RICHLAND COLLEGE THUNDERDUCKS. Smothering defense was the key to the opening Half, which ended with the Generals up 27-21. After the break the Thunderducks could only edge an inch closer as Herkimer College emerged with a 63-59 triumph. Derrick Felder led the Generals with 17 points. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DIVISION THREE FINAL FOUR SET PLUS MORE

NCAA DIVISION THREE

christopher newport universityFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – The CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS squared off against the WILLIAMS COLLEGE EPHS (“eephs”). By Halftime the Captains were clinging to a slight 32-30 edge over the Ephs. After the break Christopher Newport University inched further and further away from their opponents, ultimately winning the game by a score of 79-70. Marcus Carter led the Captains with 27 points.

Swarthmore College GarnetFINAL FOUR: SECOND BERTH – In this game the SWARTHMORE COLLEGE GARNET played the NICHOLS COLLEGE BISON. The Garnet were on top of the Bison 32-23 at the midpoint. In the 2nd Half Nichols College rallied but Swarthmore College held them off for a 69-65 victory. Twenty points from Zac O’Dell led the way for the Garnet. Continue reading

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TWO MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS CROWNED

NCAA DIV THREE

NebraskaWesleyenPrairieWlvsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRAIRIE WOLVES – a team Balladeer’s Blog has covered since their NAIA years – did battle with the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT OSHKOSH TITANS for the D3 title.

A thrilling and high-scoring 1st Half ended with the Prairie Wolves clinging to a 45-43 edge. After the break Nebraska Wesleyan University inched a little bit more away from the Titans, winning it all by a score of 78-72. Cooper Cook put up 16 points to lead the victors.  * THE PRAIRIE WOLVES ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE * Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS: FEBRUARY 14th

 

christopher newport universityDivision Three

1. CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS    ###     2. BABSON COLLEGE BEAVERS    ###    3. RAMAPO COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS    ###    4. SALISBURY UNIVERSITY SEA GULLS    ###    5. TUFTS UNIVERSITY JUMBOS    ###

marietta pioneers_logo6. MARIETTA COLLEGE PIONEERS    ###     7. SAINT NORBERT COLLEGE GREEN KNIGHTS    ###     8. SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY RIVER HAWKS    ###    9. HOPE COLLEGE FLYING DUTCHMEN    ###      10. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT WHITEWATER WARHAWKS    ###    

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS: THE LATEST

North Central CardinalsNUMBER TWO TAKES A FALL – The 25th ranked NORTH CENTRAL (IL) CARDINALS  provided a shocker yesterday as they hosted the number 2 team in the nation – the ELMHURST COLLEGE BLUE JAYS. The Cardinals parlayed a 36-25 Halftime lead into an 80-62 upset victory. Jagger Anderson led North Central with 20 points. 

Colby White MulesOTHER UPSETS IN THE TOP TWENTY-FIVE – The COLBY COLLEGE WHITE MULES edged the visiting (8) AMHERST COLLEGE LORD JEFFS in a 66-64 Instant Classic     ###     And the PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY LUTES took it on the road, toppling the (16) WHITMAN COLLEGE MISSIONARIES by the tight final score of 79-74. Continue reading

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WOMEN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2015

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2015 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 – Campbellsville University Tigers

2014 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars  Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2015

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2015 college basketball champions in the FOURTEEN divisions covered here.

dalton state roadrunnersNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE 

National Champions – DALTON STATE ROADRUNNERS

Runners-Up – Westmont College Warriors

2014 Champions – Vanguard University Lions

cornerstoneNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO

National Champions – CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES

Runners-Up – Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers  

2014 Champions – Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats Continue reading

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