Men’s Division I
Bryant & Stratton College- Buffalo- 77 ; The Apprentice School- 75 (2OT)
It took double-overtime to get the job done but #2 seed Bryant & Stratton College- Buffalo came back to advance against #3 seed Apprentice School. The Bobcats had two 20-point scorers in the game with DJ Little leading with 23 points. Sam Dorissaint had 23 points of his own to go along with 15 rebounds. That was enough to outdo a 30-point game from Shawn Eley on the other side who was the lone double-digit scorer for the Builders. With the win, the Bobcats advance to theUSCAA Men’s Division 1 Championship game on Thursday.
Salem University- 96 ; Bluefield State- 86
#4 seed Salem University punched its ticket to the USCAA Men’s Division 1 Championship and
a date with Bryant & Stratton- Buffalo after Wednesday’s win. Stan Smith was lights out in the win for the Tigers finishing with a 31-point day hitting five 3-pointers. Smith was one of five
double-digit scorers for the Knights. Jordan Hinds led #8 seed Bluefield State with 28 points
while also picking up 10 rebounds but his efforts weren’t enough to garner an upset.
Men’s Division II
Berkeley College-83 ; Penn State Greater Allegheny-75
Berkeley College took down Penn State Greater Allegheny in the Men’s Division II consolation game today 83-75. The Knights were paced by 4 players in double digits, led by Rashid Abdullin who recorded 15 points on 5-9 shooting from the floor.
NHTI-68 ; Penn State Mont Alto-67
NHTI squeezed past Penn State Mont alto 68-67 with a buzzer beater in a consolation game at Richard Bland College. The Lynx's were guided by strong performances from Anthony Gauthier and Jonathan Hernandez who scored 18 and 11 points respectively.
#1 Penn State Wilkes-Barre – 77; #5 Kent State Tuscarawas – 72
Tuscarawas found itself in another close contest but couldn’t come out on top this time. Wilkes-Barre had a group effort from its squad as four players finished with at least 10 points. Junior guard Anthony Picott led the charge as he posted 18 points and went 4-9 from beyond the arc. Tuscarawas’s sophomore guard Kyle Shockley gave it his all in the loss as he scored a season high 35 points on the night. Wilkes-Barre will play in the USCAA Division II Men’s National Championship on Thursday, March 15 at 8:15 p.m.
Miami Hamilton-66 ; Great Bay Community College-61
#10 Great Bay’s Cinderella run came to an end at the hand of #3 Miami-Hamilton, 69-61. Ryan Marchal was magnificent for the Harriers, scoring 25 points and shooting 5-for-12 from three. The Herons exhibited an excellent effort, despite the loss. Kingsley Breen was the team's leading scorer tallying 22 points on 6-for-14 from long range, and Theodore Wolfe tacked on a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. It all comes down to the championship game on Thursday, March 16 at 8:15 p.m. where the Harriers will go head to head against top-seeded Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
Women’s Division II
Central Maine Community College-65 ; Penn State Schuylkill-59
#1 Central Maine Community College got down by 12 points early to #6 Penn State Schulykill, but was able to overcome the deficit by stellar defense led by Jade Smedburg (4 steals) and Emily Strachan (5 steals & 13 points) to lead #1 CMCC to a 65-59 victory.
University of Maine Augusta-68 ; Penn State Lehigh Valley-67
#7 Maine Augusta scraped by #4 PSU Lehigh Valley 68-67 behind Alisyn Alley’s go ahead bucket and huge performance (21 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds) to finish their run in the consolation bracket.
Johnson & Wales University Charlotte - 70; Penn State Beaver - 67
A close back-and-forth game between #8 Penn State Beaver and #5 JWU Charlotte ended with the Wildcats being victorious with a 70-67 final. JWU Charlotte now heads to the USCAA Women’s Division II Championship on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Wildcat guard Jordan Durant was feeling good beyond the arc with four 3-pointers and 21 points total. Tanaeschia Dorsey followed behind with 16 points and Jayla Lovett claimed 15 off the bench. For the Nittany Lions, Makitah Logan was efficient by shooting 7-9 from the field and going 5-6 from three-point range. She totaled 20 points. Kiera Baker had 15 and Alison Boykin posted 13. JWU Charlotte had 14 fast-break points that helped towards the win.
Cincinnati-Clermont – 86; Miami-Hamilton – 77
No. 2 seed Cincinnati-Clermont took late control of a back-and-forth game with No. 3 seed
Miami-Hamilton to advance to the Women’s Division II Championship Game. Kristi Duncan
scored 32 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, to help propel the
Cougars to the victory. Cincinnati-Clermont will face off with Johnson & Wales University
Charlotte in the Championship Game on Thursday, Mar. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia State