CHICAGOLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – The CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY WOLVES, the defending national champions of NAIA2 basketball, had a bye in the 1st Round of the CCAC tournament. Last night they took the floor for the first time this postseason against the CALUMET COLLEGE CRIMSON WAVE and used a 20-2 run to help convert a 42-39 Halftime lead into a 76-59 victory. ### The ST XAVIER UNIVERSITY COUGARS got off to a 16-0 start enroute to an 84-61 win over the ST FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS ### Meanwhile the ROBERT MORRIS (IL) EAGLES used an 11-3 run in the final minutes to defeat the HOLY CROSS COLLEGE SAINTS 78-70 ### And the ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LAKERS and the OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS were tied up at 72-72 when Regulation ended. In Overtime the Lakers pulled off the upset by a final score of 88-84.
CROSSROADS LEAGUE – The GRACE COLLEGE LANCERS pulled off one of the big upsets of the opening night for the Crossroads League Tournament. The Lancers – Rachel Laird’s favorite team in the Crossroads League – were the 6 seeds but toppled the 3rd seeded HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY FORESTERS in a 56-54 defensive epic. ### For their part the SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COUGARS were the stars of the other shocker from this conference last night. The 7th seeded Cougars dispatched the 2nd seeded ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS in a 63-55 affair. ### The 4th seeded BETHEL COLLEGE (IN) PILOTS (riverboat pilots) had no problem taking care of business and defeated the visiting 5 seeds, the MARIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS by a score of 67-52 ### And in the top spot the Continue reading