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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MORE CHAMPS CROWNED AND OTHER ACTION

*** NCCAA DIVISION TWO ***

Hillsdale Free Will Baptist Saints 2NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded HILLSDALE FREE WILL BAPTIST COLLEGE SAINTS did battle with the 3 seeds – the GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE TIGERS – for the NCCAA title. The 1st Half ended with the Saints holding a 43-35 lead but the Tigers came roaring back to force Overtime through a 77-77 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session Hillsdale thoroughly outperformed Grace and won the game 97-84. Trey Sneed led the Saints with 27 points and 9 rebounds and his teammate Antonio Wilson contributed 26 points of his own.  * THE SAINTS ARE NCCAA2 CHAMPIONS *

*** NJCAA DIVISION THREE ***

Rock Valley College Golden EaglesNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top two seeds in this Tournament faced each other for the 2016 Championship. The 1 seeds – the ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES – managed a slender 41-39 Halftime lead over the 2nd seeded ROCHESTER TECHNICAL COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS. After the break the Golden Eagles steadily put more distance between themselves and the Yellow Jackets, ultimately winning by a score of 88-75. Rock Valley College was led to their second title in three years by L.T. Davis with 25 points. * THE GOLDEN EAGLES ARE NJCAA3 CHAMPIONS *   Continue reading

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MARCH MADNESS: MORE TOURNAMENT ACTION

*** NAIA DIVISION TWO ***

Indiana East Red WolvesELITE EIGHT – FIRST BERTH – There was a mild upset in this game as the 7 seeds – the INDIANA UNIVERSITY- EAST RED WOLVES surprised the 6th seeded VALLEY CITY STATE VIKINGS. By Halftime the Red Wolves had Vikings fans nervous as they held a 41-35 advantage. After the break IU-East slowly but surely managed a bit more separation and ultimately defeated Valley City State 81-69. Vasha Davis led the Red Wolves with his 19 points.    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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MORE CHAMPIONS CROWNED PLUS NAIA FINAL FOUR ACTION

* NAIA DIVISION ONE *

dalton state roadrunnersFINAL FOUR – FIRST BERTH – The 6 seeds – the DALTON STATE ROADRUNNERS – toppled the 3rd seeded CAL STATE SAN MARCOS COUGARS in this game. The Roadrunners put the Cougars on Upset Alert by Halftime with a 40-36 lead but Cal State San Marcos tied the game late at 70-70 to force Overtime. In the extra session Dalton State emerged with an 80-76 victory to move on to the Final Four. Anthony Hilliard had 20 points to lead the Roadrunners.   Continue reading

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NJCAA FINAL FOUR ACTION PLUS MORE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

* NJCAA DIVISION ONE *

South Plains College Texans NEWFINAL FOUR – GAME ONE – This first semifinal saw the 8th seeded SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE TEXANS take on the 12 seeds – the HILL COLLEGE REBELS. In this 2015 NJCAA Tournament which has been so tough on single-digit seeds it seemed yet another upset might be in the offing as the Rebels led the Texans 40-38 at Halftime. The 2nd Half was equally tight and Regulation ended in a 79-79 tie. In Overtime the South Plains College offense exploded, outscoring Hill College 23-11 for a 102-90 victory! Andre Spight led the Texans with 22 points.   Continue reading

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NCCAA FINAL FOUR PLUS OTHER TOURNAMENT ACTION

* NCCAA DIVISION ONE *

Colorado Christian University CougarsFINAL FOUR – GAME ONE – This first semifinal pitted the 4 seeds – the COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY COUGARS – against the top seeded LEE UNIVERSITY FLAMES. The Cougars showed the Flames that they came to win, and took it to them on both sides of the ball. By Halftme Colorado Christian University had compiled a 43-26 lead over Lee University. In the 2nd Half the Cougars successfully kept the Flames from making much headway against their point deficit and bounced them by a score of 88-74. Michael Brown led CCU in this upset with 26 points and 8 rebounds.   Continue reading

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NATIONAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS CONTINUE

* NAIA DIVISION ONE *

dalton state roadrunnersDAY ONE – GAME ONE – Tipping off this year’s Division One Tournament in NAIA hoops was a game between the 6 seeds – the DALTON STATE ROADRUNNERS – and the (BD) WILEY COLLEGE WILDCATS. By Halftime the Roadrunners had built up a 47-34 lead over the Wildcats. After the break Dalton State’s  dominance continued as they kept Wiley at arm’s length for a 97-86 victory. Jordan Bowling led the Roadrunners with a Double Double of THIRTY-TWO points and SEVENTEEN rebounds.     Continue reading

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NAIA CHAMPIONS CROWNED PLUS MORE HOOPS TOURNAMENT ACTION

* NAIA2 *

cornerstoneCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 3 seeds – the CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES – rolled to their third National Championship and their second in the last four years. The 5th seeded DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS were contained by the Golden Eagles, who had their way with the Tigers on offense, too. By Halftime Cornerstone University was on top FORTY-TWO to TWENTY then coasted in the 2nd Half to a 66-45 triumph. Ben Lanning and Kyle Steigenga each had a Double Double for the Golden Eagles – Lanning with 24 points and 10 rebounds, Steigenga with 14 points and 11 rebounds. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GOLDEN EAGLES, THE 2015 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF NAIA2 BASKETBALL! *   Continue reading

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NAIA FINAL FOUR ACTION AND MORE POSTSEASON RESULTS

* NAIA2 *

Dakota Wesleyan logoFINAL FOUR – GAME ONE – The first of last night’s two Final Four clashes pitted the 5 seeds – the DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS – against the 8th seeded DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY PANTHERS. The Tigers made it clear to the Cinderella Panthers that it was LONG past midnight, leading them 43-29 by Halftime on their way to an 80-51 blowout win. Trae Bergh had 29 points to lead Dakota Wesleyan University, with his teammate Jalen Voss not far behind with 22. * THE TIGERS MOVE ON TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME * Continue reading

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