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– Since the new rankings came out on Wednesday, we have seen #7 Faulkner, #9 Morningside, #10 Providence, and #11 Bethel (IN), twice, go down inside the Top 15. We have heard that the NAIA Top 25 won’t be as big of a factor in seeding, and instead a mixture of RPI and SoS will determine that. Which is kind of funny actually, because if true, we are going to see some crazy good seeds in that 15-20 range! With that, be on the look out later today for our 1st “NAIA Bracketology Report” article. It’s a fun way to keep us entertained as we enter the last month of the regular season!
Recap of Yesterday’s Games of the Day:
11 Bethel (IN) 89 @ RV Grace 102 (Full Recap)
Grace picks up another big win at home as they have now knocked off the current #1 and #11 ranked teams this season. With the win, Grace moves to 6-5 in the Crossroads League and is in 4th place and just two spots behind Bethel for 2nd. They were led by Haden Deaton’s 22 points.
RV Oklahoma Wesleyan 86 @ McPherson 74 (Full Recap)
OKWU ended McPherson’s 9 game win streak by going on the road and picking up a good KCAC road win. The Eagles remain just 1 game back in the loss column to league leader #22 Bethel (KS). They put 5 guys into double figures last night led by Brooks Haddock with 15pts.
Mayville State 68 @ RV Valley City State 94 (Full Recap)
Valley City State ROLLED Mayville State to avenge one of their previous losses on the season. The win puts VCSU, Mayville State and Bellevue into a 3-way tie for 1st place in the NorthStar. Kevin Schramm had a big night with a 26pt, 10reb double-double to lead the way for the Vikings.
All Scores from Saturday’s HUGE Slate of Games:
|(H) Montana Tech||def||(A) Montana Western||88-78|
|(A) Bellevue (Neb.)||def||(H) Trinity Christian (Ill.)||109-74|
|(H) St. Andrews (N.C.)||def||(A) Kentucky Christian||81-78|
|(H) Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)||def||(A) Huntington (Ind.)||102-85|
|(H) 1 Indiana Wesleyan||def||(A) RV Saint Francis (Ind.)||100-83|
|(H) RV Grace (Ind.)||def||(A) 11 Bethel (Ind.)||102-89|
|(H) Spring Arbor (Mich.)||def||(A) Goshen (Ind.)||89-76|
|(H) Ohio Christian||def||(A) Carlow (Pa.)||91-69|
|(H) 18 Marian (Ind.)||def||(A) Taylor (Ind.)||82-78|
|(A) 6 Shawnee State (Ohio)||def||(H) Life (Ga.)||81-77|
|(A) Trinity International (Ill.)||def||(H) Maranatha Baptist University||78-73|
|(A) RV Indiana Tech||def||(H) Aquinas (Mich.)||79-67|
|(H) 3 William Penn (Iowa)||def||(A) Evangel (Mo.)||103-68|
|(A) 14 Talladega (Ala.)||def||(H) Southeastern Baptist College||74-61|
|(H) MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||def||(A) Mount Mercy (Iowa)||104-94|
|(A) Asbury (Ky.)||def||(H) Alice Lloyd (Ky.)||79-76|
|(H) Point Park (Pa.)||def||(A) Rio Grande (Ohio)||77-74|
|(A) Madonna (Mich.)||def||(H) Cornerstone (Mich.)||108-102|
|(H) Concordia (Mich.)||def||(A) Siena Heights (Mich.)||81-66|
|(A) Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||def||(H) Judson (Ill.)||102-66|
|(H) Clarke (Iowa)||def||(A) Graceland (Iowa)||88-71|
|(A) 7 Faulkner (Ala.)||def||(H) Middle Georgia State||87-82|
|(H) Rochester (Mich.)||def||(A) Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||83-66|
|(H) Campbellsville (Ky.)||def||(A) RV Cumberlands (Ky.)||69-65|
|(H) St. Thomas (Fla.)||def||(A) Webber International (Fla.)||74-70|
|(H) Central Baptist (Ark.)||def||(A) Williams Baptist (Ark.)||86-77|
|(A) St. Ambrose (Iowa)||def||(H) LC (Ill.)||93-92|
|(H) St. Francis (Ill.)||def||(A) Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||84-67|
|(H) Crowley’s Ridge (Ark.)||def||(A) Lincoln Christian (Ill.)||93-65|
|(H) Missouri Baptist||def||(A) Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)||65-53|
|(A) Milligan (Tenn.)||def||(H) Reinhardt (Ga.)||80-73|
|(A) RV Oklahoma Wesleyan||def||(H) McPherson (Kan.)||86-74|
|(H) Saint Xavier (Ill.)||def||(A) Calumet (Ind.)||86-50|
|(H) 17 Georgetown (Ky.)||def||(A) Pikeville (Ky.)||78-58|
|(H) Tennessee Wesleyan||def||(A) 25 Point (Ga.)||67-59|
|(H) Bluefield (Va.)||def||(A) Bryan (Tenn.)||87-78|
|(H) Oklahoma City||def||(A) John Brown (Ark.)||75-74|
|(H) Keiser (Fla.)||def||(A) Coastal Georgia||94-71|
|(H) Truett-McConnell (Ga.)||def||(A) Union (Ky.)||103-99 (OT)|
|(A) Oklahoma Panhandle State||def||(H) Central Christian (Kan.)||88-83|
|(A) 20 Thomas More (Ky.)||def||(H) Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||78-63|
|(A) 16 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)||def||(H) Hastings (Neb.)||92-76|
|(A) 9 Morningside (Iowa)||def||(H) Mount Marty (S.D.)||78-71|
|(A) RV Park (Mo.)||def||(H) Culver-Stockton (Mo.)||83-73|
|(H) Florida College||def||(A) Brewton-Parker (Ga.)||59-48|
|(A) 19 Texas A&M Texarkana||def||(H) Jarvis Christian (Texas)||62-61|
|(H) Langston (Okla.)||def||(A) Wayland Baptist (Texas)||80-45|
|(H) Sterling (Kan.)||def||(A) York (Neb.)||105-81|
|(A) Northwestern (Iowa)||def||(H) Midland (Neb.)||85-56|
|(H) 21 LSU Alexandria (La.)||def||(A) Southwest (N.M.)||111-89|
|(A) Bethany (Kan.)||def||(H) Southwestern (Kan.)||80-66|
|(H) RV Valley City State (N.D.)||def||(A) Mayville State (N.D.)||94-68|
|(H) Dakota State (S.D.)||def||(A) Waldorf (Iowa)||90-51|
|(H) Dickinson State (N.D.)||def||(A) Presentation (S.D.)||74-56|
|(A) San Diego Christian (Calif.)||def||(H) Life Pacific (Calif.)||90-88 (OT)|
|(H) Florida Memorial||def||(A) Southeastern (Fla.)||65-52|
|(H) Friends (Kan.)||def||(A) Avila (Mo.)||84-64|
|(A) Ottawa (Kan.)||def||(H) Tabor (Kan.)||84-70|
|(A) Montana State-Northern||def||(H) 10 Providence (Mont.) (Mont.)||96-85|
|(H) Vanguard (Calif.)||def||(A) Saint Katherine||53-52|
– Congrats to all of the players who joined the 1k Scoring Club yesterday:
– Congrats to this group who also set new school records!
– Kaytlen Johnson of USAO is the new Drover Assist Queen.
– Indiana Wesleyan broke the school record for most 100pt games in a season.
– JaMiah Haynes becomes the ALL-Time Leading Scorer in Sterling College history!
- – Eddie Daily breaks the school record for most wins in a career at 98 yesterday for William Penn.
– Leasia Linton of Union snatches up rebound #300 in her career!
– Once again, be on the look out for our 1st edition of our NAIA Bracketology Report that will be released later today!