Mar
13

Week in Review – March 10

Photo: California Baptist University

After the loss of their conference standing last season, Jake Jobling’s University of West Alabama Tigers shared the regular season title in the Gulf South Conference. Unfortunately they were upset in the semi-final and did not progress to the Championship game by arch rival University of Alabama Huntsville. However they did receive an ‘At Large’ bid to the NCAA tournament, the first round of which commences Sunday 17th March AEDT.

In a similar outcome, Austin Clarke’s Concordia University Irvine (Tad Dufelmeier’s alma mater) were narrowly beaten by Conference leader Point Loma in the PacWest Championship game. They have also received a bid to the NCAA Tournament, where their first round game will be on Saturday March 16th AEDT.

Callie Bourne’s regular season concluded last weekend with the Idaho State University Bengals placing second in the Big Sky Conference. Playoffs for the Conference Tournament commence on Wednesday 13th March AEDT.

Bul Kuol and Glenn Morison’s California Baptist University Lancers have also completed their regular season. Despite being placed fifth in the Western Athletic Conference, they are ineligible for conference and NCAA post-season playoffs. However, with the win in their second-last game of the regular season, the Lancers became the most successful men’s basketball team to transition from Division 2 to Division 1 in history. They will be hosting a post-season invitational tournament which should take some of the sting out of missing the Conference tournament.

Congratulations to Annabelle Lindsay who was named in the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Academic All American Team. The Lady Movin’ Mavs have been ranked as #1 Seed for the National Tournament this weekend.

Congratulations to Mitch Brown who was also named as an NAIA National Student Athlete for his academic achievements.

LEGEND: Pts, reb, ast, blk, stl. G (game), T (team) high.

SENIORS

Pietro Badalassi

Stats in bold indicate Team or Game high.

Summary:
Pietro’s Fighting Saints made program history by progressing to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament this year. Over the season, Pietro has averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. His season highs included 17 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
Jake Jobling

Stats in bold indicate Team or Game high.

JUNIORS

Bul Kuol

Upcoming:
Thursday 21st (Invitational Tournament)
Rob Colton

Stats in bold indicate Team or Game high.

Summary:
Rob Colton’s Blues ended their season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after suffering only two defeats in the entire season. Rob averaged 4 points and 3.5 rebounds, with season highs of 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 steals.

SOPHOMORES

Annabelle Lindsay

Maris Colton

Stats in bold indicate Team or Game high.

Summary:
Maris’ Southwest Baptist Bearcats ended their season last week in the second round of the Conference tournament. Maris averaged 9.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, with season highs of 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
Austin Clarke

Stats in bold indicate Team or Game high.

FRESHMEN

Callie Bourne

Stats in bold indicate Team or Game high.

Upcoming:
Wednesday 13th (Big Sky Tournament Round 2)
Glenn Morison

Stats in bold indicate Team or Game high.

Upcoming:
Thursday 21st (Invitational Tournament)
Story: Cathy Morison
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