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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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NCCAA SEMIFINALS, PLUS NJCAA FINAL FOUR SET

NCCAA DIVISION ONE

Roberts Wesleyan College RedhawksFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 2 seeds – the ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE REDHAWKS – took the court against the 3rd seeded HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE UNIVERSITY TROJANS. The Redhawks found themselves chasing the Trojans at Halftime as they faced a 35-22 deficit. After the break Roberts Wesleyan College mounted a massive comeback, winning the game 63-61 led by 19 points from Peyton McLaurin. 

Cedarville U Yellow JacketsSECOND SEMIFINAL – Up next the top seeded CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS clashed with the 4 seeds – the BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS. The Yellow Jackets put up 36 points in each Half, leading the Rambling Rams 36-27 at the midpoint before winning it by a final tally of 72-59. Conner TenHove tossed in 20 points to lead Cedarville U.

NJCAA DIVISION THREE

Herkimer Generals logo BIGFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – The 2 seeds – the HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS – squared off against the 7th seeded SANDHILLS COLLEGE FLYERS yesterday. The Generals were clobbering the Flyers to the tune of 40-22 at the break, then kept them at arm’s length in the 2nd Half for a 76-64 victory. Arnold Agard, Derrick Felder and Musa Pough led Herkimer College with 14 points each. Continue reading

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NCCAA DIVISION ONE COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS

NCCAA DIVISION ONE

Cedarville U Yellow JacketsDAY ONE, GAME ONE – The top seeds – the CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS – took on the 8th seeded NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE SENTINELS (formerly the Parsons). The Sentinels were never really in this game as the Yellow Jackets held a 41-28 Halftime lead and then parlayed that into an 80-58 blowout win. Branden Maughmer scored 20 points to lead Cedarville University.  

Roberts Wesleyan College RedhawksDAY ONE, GAME TWO – The 2nd seeded ROBERTS WESLEYAN COLLEGE REDHAWKS clashed with the 7 seed – the PIEDMONT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BRUINS (formerly the Conquerors). The Redhawks were clinging to a close 34-31 edge at the Half. After the break Roberts Wesleyan College squeezed out a bit more separation from the Bruins to win it 70-60. Peyton McLaurin led the Redhawks with his 23 points.  Continue reading

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USCAA & NCCAA CHAMPS CROWNED PLUS NAIA FINAL FOUR SET

USCAA DIVISION ONE

Oakwood AmbassadorsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this tournament were the 4th seeded OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS and the Cinderella 7 seeds – the BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES. The opening Half was a tale of stellar defense from both teams and ended with the Ambassadors on top 26-22. After the break each team went basket for basket, putting up 35 more points. Oakwood University won the game 61-57 led by 20 points from Edmen Stewart. * THE AMBASSADORS ARE USCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

NCCAA DIVISION TWO

Grace Bible College Tigers BESTCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this tournament’s title tilt the 2 seeds – the GRACE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS – did battle with the 4th seeded GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS. The Tigers seemed in control with a 55-38 Halftime lead but from there the Crusaders came back to force Overtime with a 75-75 tie. In Overtime Kellum Bridgeforth hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to give Grace Christian University an 84-83 win. Bridgeforth led his team with 21 points. * THE TIGERS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF NCCAA DIVISION TWO *

NAIA DIVISION TWO

hustlin-owls1FINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – The OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS clashed with the INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS. An action-packed 1st Half ended with the Hustlin’ Owls holding a 47-44 edge over the Wildcats. After the break Oregon Tech got more and more separation, ultimately winning the game by a Century Club level score of 107-93. Mitchell Fink notched THIRTY-FOUR points to lead the Hustlin’ Owls. Continue reading

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FINAL FOUR IN THE USCAA & NCCAA PLUS THE NAIA ELITE 8 SET

USCAA DIVISION ONE

Oakwood AmbassadorsFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4 seeds – the OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS – faced the top seeded FLORIDA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CONQUISTADORS. The Conquistadors were on top 36-33 come Halftime but from there the Ambassadors outscored FNU 49-30 for an 82-66 Upset win. Michael Middleton scored 23 points to lead Oakwood University.

Bluefield State Big Blues logoSECOND SEMIFINAL – In this game the 7th seeded BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES took the court against the 3 seeds – the BRYANT & STRATTON COLLEGE (Buffalo) BOBCATS. The Big Blues put the Bobcats on Upset Alert at the break with their 28-26 edge. In the 2nd Half Bluefield State mustered a tad more separation to win the game 65-62. Twenty-eight points from Korey Williams led the Big Blues.

NCCAA DIVISION TWO

Great Lakes Christian College CrusadersFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4 seeds – the GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS – squared off against the 8th seeded MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABERCATS. By the midpoint of the game the Crusaders were in control with a 40-28 advantage over the Sabercats. From there Great Lakes Christian College methodically left Maranatha Baptist further and further behind, ultimately defeating them 81-61. Isiah Reed of the Crusaders tossed in 20 points to lead his team. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS CONTINUE

USCAA DIVISION ONE

bryant and stratton college bobcatsDAY ONE, GAME ONE – The 3 seeds – the BRYANT & STRATTON (Buffalo) BOBCATS – played the 6th seeded CLINTON COLLEGE GOLDEN BEARS to tip off the Division One Tournament in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). By Halftime the Golden Bears had spooked the Bobcats with a 38-29 lead but after the break Bryant & Stratton came roaring from behind to win the game 80-73. Nicc (sic) Johnson’s 19 points led the Bobcats. 

Bluefield State Big Blues logoDAY ONE, GAME TWO – Up next the 7th seeded BLUEFIELD STATE BIG BLUES took on the 2 seeds – the STRATFORD UNIVERSITY CARDINALS. This was a defensive epic which had the Cardinals on top 27-24 at the Half before the Big Blues rallied. Bluefield State outscored Stratford 28-20 in the 2nd Half for a 52-47 Upset victory. Teyon Henry tossed in 15 points to lead the Big Blues.  Continue reading

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