Men’s Division I
Bryant & Stratton Syracuse-84 ; Mississippi University for Women-58
Bryant & Stratton – Syracuse began with a strong first half and continued their immense production to fend off Mississippi University for Women with an 84-58 final. The Bobcats will advance in the consolation bracket. Antonio Scott was terrific from the field, going 6-7 with 14 points. Josue Oreste nearly claimed a double-double with 13 points and 9 rebounds. The Owls were led in scoring by Andrew Shepherd with 14 points. Shon Wright boasted a double-double by amassing an even 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Bobcats received a lot of help off the bench with an impressive 40 bench points that helped them coast to the victory.
Paul Quinn-78 ; Atlantis University-70
#1 Paul Quinn defeated #7 Atlantis 78-70 largely credited to Mohammed Bensalah's monster night off the bench shooting 8-9 from the field for 20 points to finish their tournament run in the consolation bracket.
Women’s Division I
Apprentice School- 64 ; Bryant & Stratton Albany-57
In a high intensity game, #6 The Apprentice School defeated #5 B&S - Albany behind a huge double-double by Jada Eleby who finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Amaya Ray led The Apprentice on the defensive end with a total of 6 steals to go along with her 6 assists. They come out victorious, 64-57.
Salem - 83; Bryant & Stratton (Buffalo) - 67
#4 Salem cruised to an upset victory, beating #1 Bryant & Stratton (Buffalo) 83-67. Emerson Wells electrified the offense, recording a team-high five triples and Nerea Arambarri-Fernandez wasn’t far behind with four for the Tigers. They sunk a total of 14 threes (12 in the first half) on just under 50% shooting (14-for-30) en route to the win. Oumy Gueye gave the Bobcats 22 points off the bench.
D’Youville-67 ; Bluefield-58
#2 Bluefield State took care of business against #3 D’Youville by a final score of 67-58. Anna Jankovic was brilliant for the Big Blue, going a near unblemished 9-for-10 from the field and finishing with a game-high 25 points. Brianne Moxley aided her impressive effort with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a double-double. For D’Youville, Dani Janutolo posted a double-double of her own with 12 points and 10 boards as the leading scorer and rebounder for the Saints. As the winner, Bluefield is set to face #4 Salem on Thursday, March 16 in primetime at 8 p.m. with the 2023 USCAA Women's DI crown on the line.
Men’s Division II
Southern Maine Community College-76 ; Villa Maria-70
#8 Southern Maine CC took down #7 Villa Maria in a fast paced thriller, 76-70, behind Jack Pyzynski’s 22 points off of an efficient 8-12 shooting from the field. Villa Maria’s full-court press cut the lead, but in the final minutes Pyzynski sank clutch free throws to close out the game.
#5 Kent State -Tuscarawas - 96; #4 Berkeley - 88
In an explosive and high scoring contest, Tuscarawas was able to get the better of Berkeley in the second round. The Golden Eagles were led by a group effort from the Shockley brothers. Senior forward Kameron produced 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists and sophomore guard Kyle contributed 15 points, five rebounds and six assists. The Knights didn’t go down without a fight and that was because all five of their starters finished with at least 10 points. Sophomore guard Tahshon Moore led the way with 17 points. Tuscarawas will play in the Division II Semifinals Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m., while Berkeley will play a consolation game at 4 p.m.
#1 Penn State Wilkes-Barre - 74; #9 PSU Greater Allegheny - 68
A battle between Penn State branch campuses went down to the wire as PSU Wilkes-Barre was able to outlast PSU Greater Allegheny to advance. Wilkes-Barre put out an all-around offensive effort with four players finishing with 10+ points. Junior forward Tyson Tanner Jr. finished the game with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double. Most of Greater Allegheny’s production came from sophomore forward Bryce Phillips and sophomore Jeremiah Miller who each finished with a double-double themselves. Phillips finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds while Miller had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre advances to the Semi-finals to face Kent State – Tuscarawas on Wednesday, March 15 at 6 p.m. Greater Allegheny will play Penn State Mont Alto in a consolation game on Wednesday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Great Bay Community College-75 ; Penn State Mont Alto-58
#10 Great Bay pulls off the upset against #2 PSU Mont Alto 75-58 behind Kingsley Breen's huge 5 three-pointers and 20 points from the field.#10 Great Bay goes on to face #3 Miami Hamilton on March 15th at Virginia State University at 8PM.
Miami Hamilton-68 ; NHTI-55
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Women’s Division II
Christendom College - 64; Central Penn - 53
A quick start by #9 Christendom College transitioned into a competitive match against #10 Central Penn that led to the Crusaders being victorious with a 64-53 score. Christendom will advance in the consolation bracket with the win. Two Crusaders finished with a double-double as Miranda Keller posted 27 points and 15 rebounds, and Catherine Thomas claimed 26 points paired with 19 rebounds. For the Knights, Tahniyaah Jackson led the way with 16 points and Sidney Green followed behind her with 12. The scoreboard read 44-40 in favor of Christendom after three quarters, but a 20-point fourth frame by the Crusaders would be enough to seal the deal.
Penn State Beaver – 56; Central Maine CC – 50
Fresh off a first-round win yesterday, No. 8 seed Penn State Beaver knocked off the top-seeded Central Maine Community College team in a tight game that came down to the wire. Kiera Baker led the Lions in scoring with 20, while Alison Boykin’s clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch helped preserve the victory. Penn State Beaver moves onto the semifinals Wednesday, Mar. 15 at 2 p.m., while Central Maine Community College will play in a consolation game Wednesday, Mar. 15 at noon at Richard Bland College.
Johnson & Wales University Charlotte – 79; Penn State Lehigh Valley – 61
No. 5 seed Johnson & Wales University Charlotte became the second lower seed in as many Women’s Division II quarterfinal games at Virginia State to grab victory, defeating Penn State Lehigh Valley 79-61. Tanaeschia Dorsey led the winning team with a monster 32-point performance, 24 of those coming in the first half. Johnson & Wales University Charlotte will play Penn State Beaver in the semifinals on Wednesday, Mar. 15 at 2 p.m., while Penn State Lehigh Valley will play in a consolation game Wednesday, Mar. 15 at 10 a.m. at Richard Bland College.
Cincinnati-Clermont-76 ; University of Maine Augusta-62
In their 76-62 win, #2 Cincinnati-Clermont takes down #7 University of Maine Augusta behind Kristi Duncan’s huge double-double of 30 pts and 13 rebounds. #2 Cincinnati-Clermont will face #3 Miami-Hamilton March 15th at 4PM at Virginia State University.
Miami Hamilton-82 ; Penn State Schuylkill-59
Laci Reihart ignites #3 Miami-Hamilton and leads them to a convincing 82-59 win over the #6 PSU Schuykill with 27 points highlighted with 6 made threes! #3 Miami-Hamilton will face #2 UC Clermont at Virginia State University at 4PM on March 15th.