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NAIA Morning Bullet Points: Joel Adese, Ty Hoglund, Brock Gardner, Game Recaps, and More


  • Good Morning NAIA Hoops Nation!!! Happy Friday The 13th! Really hope you’re all enjoying the Morning Bullet Points. We were looking for a way to give out daily information, and share articles from across the NAIA. Giving you quick blurbs, and attaching the article we feel is the best way to do it. A lot of great SID’s and sportswriters out there, who do a great job of covering NAIA Hoops.
  • We start you off today with a great article we read yesterday from the Circuit writer Liam Keating (thanks for tagging us Liam) entitled From shoeless in Africa to the bluff of Atchison. It is a great read about Joel Adese from Benedictine (KS). Everyone’s journey is different in life, and we wish Joel the best of luck as he continues his journey, and hope one day, when he’s a lawyer back in Africa, we can get a follow up article about the impact he’s having on others!!
  • There was another great story on one of the best players in NAIA DII, Ty Hoglund, last night. Ty is a returning All-American from Dakota Wesleyan. KSFY’s Erik Thorstenson did a great job with this piece about Hoglund’s historic DWU career
  • I understand JJ Culver scored 100 points in a single game this week, but I am not sure that anyone is playing as well as Brock Gardner from The Master’s (CA) is right now. Last night he had his 3rd 40 point game in his last 5 games.
  • Game Recaps from 12/12
  • Vanguard (CA) 90 – Life Pacific (CA) 59
    • A game in which Vanguard led 37-33 at halftime, really opened up in the 2nd half, as Vanguard held Life Pacific scoreless for the first 7 minutes of the 2nd half. Andre Allen of Life Pacific had a game high 23 points, but the balanced attack from Vanguard was the difference, as they were led by Jon Scherer who came off the bench to lead the Lions in scoring with 17 points. Full Recap. Box Score
  • LSU-A 105 – Texas A&M – Texarkana 80
    • LSU-A once again went over 40 3 point attempts as they finished the game with 46 total shot. The Fort has been kind to them as Head Coach Larry Cordaro will tell you they have only dropped one game in the fort in the entire 2019 calendar year. Larry Cordaro also issued a statement after the game to challenge his assistant coaches to find them another Chris Vickers in recruiting. Vickers is off to a great start on the year, and finished last night with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Full Recap. Box Score
  • LSU-S 88 – Wiley (TX) 65
    • Wiley actually battled for most of the game, and had it to 10 points with just under 4 minutes left in the game. LSU-S went on a huge run to end the game to make this score look a little worse then it actually was. With that being said, LSU-Shreveport looked like the real deal last night on both ends of the floor. The two headed monster of Gilbert Thomas and Tra’Quan Knight will be a handful for anyone. Knight finished the game with 24 points, while Gilbert Thomas had an impressive double double of 22 points and 17 rebounds. Taylan Grogan continued to carry Wiley with a game high 25 points. Full Recap. Box Score
  • We only had one NAIA DII game highlighted for last night.
  • IU Northwest 69 – Huntington (IN) 77
    • Huntington is one of those teams who we feel is better then their 6-5 record. They have played a tough schedule already, and it helped prepare them for last nights tough road test against IU Northwest. IU Northwest held a 34-32 lead at halftime, but Huntington took the lead early in the 2nd half, and didn’t look back. Peyton West had a game high 23 points for the victors, while Marshaud Watkins led IU Northwest with 16 points. Full Recap. Box Score
  • Some great plays from last night:
  • The Top Plays from last week according to the NAIA

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