March 7, 2023 · 9:16 pm
March Madness continues here at Balladeer’s Blog with a look at the District champs in the NJCAA Division Three.
NORTH ATLANTIC DISTRICT – The BROOKDALE COLLEGE JERSEY BLUES battled the NORTHAMPTON COLLEGE SPARTANS for this District title. By Halftime the underdog Jersey Blues were on top 46-38, and from there they maintained separation from the Spartans for a 90-84 victory. Darnell Askew led Brookdale College with a Double Double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. * THE JERSEY BLUES ARE NORTH ATLANTIC DISTRICT CHAMPIONS *
MIDATLANTIC DISTRICT – The last two teams standing in this District were the SANDHILLS COLLEGE FLYERS and the BUTLER COUNTY COLLEGE PIONEERS. The Flyers held a comfortable 53-36 advantage at Halftime. After the break, Sandhills kept up the pressure, ultimately defeating the Pioneers by a Century Club score of 114-91. Joey McMullin’s 22 points led the victors, & his teammate Jaquan Thurman logged a Double Double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. * THE FLYERS ARE MIDATLANTIC DISTRICT CHAMPIONS * Continue reading →
January 22, 2023 · 3:40 pm
KNOCKING OFF NUMBER ONE – The TALLAHASSSEE COLLEGE EAGLES (should be the Laddies) hosted the number 1 team in the nation – the CHIPOLA COLLEGE INDIANS. At Halftime the score was knotted up at 24-24 but after the break the Eagles made their move, ultimately toppling the Indians 62-54. Tallahassee’s Addison Patterson led the victors with 13 points.
CENTURY CLUB – Teams notching 100 or more points in Regulation: The ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS downed the PHOENIX COLLEGE BEARS 109-80 ### Meanwhile, the LEE COLLEGE REBELS won 111-78 at the JACKSONVILLE COLLEGE JAGUARS ### And the INDIAN RIVER STATE PIONEERS routed their hosts the STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA MANATEES 103-69. Continue reading →
April 23, 2022 · 6:59 am
Here is my recap of the National Championship Game in the last of the divisions of college basketball covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.
NJCAA DIVISION ONE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this tournament were the Cinderella 10 seeds – the NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE RAIDERS – and the top seeded SALT LAKE CITY COLLEGE BRUINS.
The Bruins were trying to make it all the way through the 2021-2022 season and post-season with only one loss on their record. The Raiders were closing in on their third national title. Continue reading →
April 19, 2022 · 1:00 pm
NCAA DIVISION TWO
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS battled the AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY JAGUARS for the D2 title.
The Bearcats – going for their third national championship in a row – led the Jaguars 39-28 at Halftime, then kept them at arm’s length the rest of the game. Northwest Missouri State won by a final score of 67-58 led by THIRTY-ONE points from Trevor Hudgins. * THE BEARCATS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION TWO *
NJCAA DIVISION ONE
WORKIN’ OVERTIME – In this game from the NJCAA National Tournament the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS went up against the CONNORS STATE COWBOYS.
The Cowboys were on top 46-39 by the Half, but from there the Blue Dragons forced Overtime with a 90-90 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session Hutchinson College prevailed 101-98. Angelo Stuart of the Blue Dragons led his team with THIRTY points. Continue reading →
April 14, 2022 · 12:59 am
NCAA DIVISION TWO
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS fought it out with the BLACK HILLS STATE YELLOW JACKETS in this game.
Suffocating defense from the Bearcats was the story of the game as Northwest Missouri State led 36-26 at Halftime. From there the Bearcats kept Black Hills State at arm’s length to win by a final score of 70-57. Luke Waters led the victors with 17 points while his teammate Wes Dreamer notched a Double-Double of 11 points and 12 rebounds. Continue reading →
April 10, 2022 · 2:20 pm
NJCAA DIVISION TWO
FINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – In this game the 3 seeds – the SULLIVAN COUNTY COLLEGE GENERALS – took on the 6th seeded CECIL COLLEGE SEAHAWKS.
The Seahawks put a scare into the Generals with their 44-39 Halftime lead. After the break, Sullivan County College outscored Cecil College 51-35 to win the game 90-79. Jalen Reneau tossed in 21 points to lead the Generals in scoring. Continue reading →
April 7, 2022 · 12:15 pm
NCAA DIVISION THREE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS clashed with the ELMHURST UNIVERSITY BLUEJAYS for the D3 title.
This was a one-sided game dominated by the Yellow Jackets, who led 38-23 by Halftime, then left the Bluejays even further and further behind after the break. The final score was Randolph-Macon College 75 Elmhurst University 45. Josh Talbert’s Double-Double of 15 points and 11 rebounds led the Yellow Jackets, WHO LOST ONLY ONE GAME THE ENTIRE SEASON. * THE YELLOW JACKETS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE *
NJCAA DIVISION TWO
CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The PARKLAND COLLEGE COBRAS took the court against the JOHN WOOD COLLEGE BLAZERS.
A tale of two Halves was in store here, as the Cobras compiled a 49-26 advantage by the midpoint, only to be outscored by the Blazers 49-31 in the 2nd Half. Parkland College emerged with an 80-75 triumph led by 21 points from Savon Wykle. * THE COBRAS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT * Continue reading →
April 3, 2022 · 9:46 pm
NCAA DIVISION THREE
FIRST SEMIFINAL – In this game the ELMHURST UNIVERSITY BLUEJAYS played the WABASH COLLEGE LITTLE GIANTS.
By Halftime the basketball machine which IS the Bluejays program was on top 48-34. After the break Elmhurst University left the Little Giants further and further behind on their way to a 90-68 triumph. Jake Rhode’s THIRTY-TWO points led the Bluejays. Continue reading →
March 31, 2022 · 7:57 pm
NJCAA DIVISION THREE
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4th seeded NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS ended the Cinderella run of the 8 seeds – the ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES.
At Halftime the Blazers were chasing Rock Valley College, who held a 31-28 edge. From there North Lake College came roaring back, ultimately winning the game by a final score of 66-65. Gregory Crawford led the Blazers with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Continue reading →
March 28, 2022 · 3:52 pm
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Fighting it out for the 2022 title in the NAIA were the LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLFPACK and the TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES.
By Halftime the Wolfpack had managed a 36-21 advantage over their opponents. After the break Loyola U and the Tornadoes put up 35 points each, as the Wolfpack won out 71-56. Zach Wrightsil led Loyola with his Double-Double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while fellow Wolfpack player Myles Burns notched a Double-Double of his own with 17 points and 17 rebounds. * THE WOLFPACK ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF THE NAIA *
NJCAA DIVISION THREE DISTRICT FINALS
SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this game the 2 seeds – the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS – faced the top seeded NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS.
The Harvesters put the Blazers on Upset Alert at the Half with their 33-28 lead. From there Eastfield College had to hold on by their fingertips against an NLC rally, emerging with an 84-83 triumph. Twenty-three points from Geontay Davis led the victors in scoring. * THE HARVESTERS MOVE ON TO THE NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT * Continue reading →