Trinity Valley beats Hutchinson for third straight women’s title; Jones County beats Indian Hills for men’s crown

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Men’s Basketball NJCAA Championships

Hutchinson, Kansas

Saturday, March 22:

5 p.m. — THIRD PLACE: #2 Vincennes 98, #13 Harcum 71

7 p.m. — CHAMPIONSHIP: #11 Jones County 87, #1 Indian Hills 77

 

SEMIFINALS:

#1 Indian Hills 97, #13 Harcum 94

#11 Jones County 76, #2 Vincennes 63

QUARTERFINALS:

#1 Indian Hills 71, #9 South Plains 70

#13 Harcum 69, #12 Trinity Valley 56

#2 Vincennes 95, #10 Columbia State 89

#11 Jones County 86, #3 Chipola 79

 

SECOND ROUND:

#1 Indian Hills 102, #16 New Mexico JC 94 (2OT)

#9 South Plains 75, #8 Paris 65

#13 Harcum 92, #4 South Georgia Tech 74 (OT)

#12 Trinity Valley 88, #5 Northeastern 85

#2 Vincennes 84, #15 Wallace State 72

#10 Columbia State 81, #7 Salt Lake 78

#3 Chipola 91, #19 State Fair 83

#13 Jones County 91, #6 Hill College 82 (OT)

FIRST ROUND:

#16 New Mexico JC 79, #17 Western Nebraska 62

#9 South Plains 93, #24 Cape Fear 81

#13 Harcum 97, #20 Walters State 80

#12 Trinity Valley 68, #21 Pratt 65

#15 Walters State 101, #18 Westchester 99 (OT)

#10 Columbia State 80, #23 Central Georgia Tech 58

#19 State Fair 111, #14 Shelton State 99 (OT)

#13 Jones County 81, #22 Highland 79

 

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Salina, Kansas

Saturday, March 22:

5 p.m. — THIRD PLACE: #2 Chipola 71, #5 Central Arizona 61

7 p.m. — CHAMPIONSHIP: #1 Trinity Valley 65, #3 Hutchinson 46

SEMIFINALS:

#1 Trinity Valley 82, #5 Central Arizona 63

#3 Hutchinson 78, #2 Chipola 71

 

QUARTERFINALS:

#1 Trinity Valley 94, #9 Northwestern Florida 63

#5 Central Arizona 86, #13 Blinn 74

#2 Chipola 64, #10 Butler 54

#3 Hutchinson 87, #11 Tyler 77

SECOND ROUND:

#1 Trinity Valley 77, #17 Western Nebraska 48

#9 Northwest Florida State 81, #8 South Georgia Tech 80 (OT)

#13 Blinn 57, #4 Walters State 52

#5 Central Arizona 62, #12 Salt Lake 61

#2 Chipola 81, #18 ASA 46

#10 Butler 51, #7 Shelton State 39

#3 Hutchinson 77, #19 Northern Oklahoma-Enid 68 (OT)

#11 Tyler 102, #6 Southern idaho 81

FIRST ROUND:

#17 Western Nebraska 63, #16 State Fair 60

#9 Northwest Flordia State 102, #24 Denmark Tech 55

#13 Blinn 82, #20 Baton Rouge 75

#12 Salt Lake 73, #21 Lake Region State 63

#18 ASA 66, #15 New Mexico JC 56

#10 Butler 69, #23 Southeast Mississippi 31

#19 Northern Oklahoma-Enid 74, #14 Eastern Arizona 67

#11 Tyler 74, #22 Southwestern Illinois 52

NJCAA title matches are set — #1 Indian Hills men vs. #11 Jones County, and #1 Trinity Valley women vs. #3 Hutchinson

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Hutchinson, Kansas

1st Round

#16 New Mexico JC 79, #17 Western Nebraska 62

#9 South Plains 93, #24 Cape Fear 81

#13 Harcum 97, #20 Walters State 80

#12 Trinity Valley 68, #21 Pratt 65

#15 Walters State 101, #18 Westchester 99 (OT)

#10 Columbia State 80, #23 Central Georgia Tech 58

#19 State Fair 111, #14 Shelton State 99 (OT)

#13 Jones County 81, #22 Highland 79

2nd Round

#1 Indian Hills 102, #16 New Mexico JC 94 (2OT)

#9 South Plains 75, #8 Paris 65

#13 Harcum 92, #4 South Georgia Tech 74 (OT)

#12 Trinity Valley 88, #5 Northeastern 85

#2 Vincennes 84, #15 Wallace State 72

#10 Columbia State 81, #7 Salt Lake 78

#3 Chipola 91, #19 State Fair 83

#13 Jones County 91, #6 Hill College 82 (OT)

Thursday, March 20

Quarterfinals 

#1 Indian Hills 71, #9 South Plains 70

#13 Harcum 69, #12 Trinity Valley 56

#2 Vincennes 95, #10 Columbia State 89

#11 Jones County 86, #3 Chipola 79

Friday, March 21

Semifinals

#1 Indian Hills 97, #13 Harcum 94

#11 Jones County 76, #2 Vincennes 63

Saturday, March 22

5 p.m. — THIRD PLACE: #13 Harcum vs. #2 Vincennes

7 p.m. — CHAMPIONSHIP: #1 Indian Hills vs. #11 Jones County

 

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Salina, Kansas

1st Round

#17 Western Nebraska 63, #16 State Fair 60

#9 Northwest Flordia State 102, #24 Denmark Tech 55

#13 Blinn 82, #20 Baton Rouge 75

#12 Salt Lake 73, #21 Lake Region State 63

#18 ASA 66, #15 New Mexico JC 56

#10 Butler 69, #23 Southeast Mississippi 31

#19 Northern Oklahoma-Enid 74, #14 Eastern Arizona 67

#11 Tyler 74, #22 Southwestern Illinois 52

2nd Round

#1 Trinity Valley 77, #17 Western Nebraska 48

#9 Northwest Florida State 81, #8 South Georgia Tech 80 (OT)

#13 Blinn 57, #4 Walters State 52

#5 Central Arizona 62, #12 Salt Lake 61

#2 Chipola 81, #18 ASA 46

#10 Butler 51, #7 Shelton State 39

#3 Hutchinson 77, #19 Northern Oklahoma-Enid 68 (OT)

#11 Tyler 102, #6 Southern idaho 81

Thursday, March 20

Quarterfinals 

#1 Trinity Valley 94, #9 Northwestern Florida 63

#5 Central Arizona 86, #13 Blinn 74

#2 Chipola 64, #10 Butler 54

#3 Hutchinson 87, #11 Tyler 77

Friday, March 21

Semifinals

#1 Trinity Valley 82, #5 Central Arizona 63

#3 Hutchinson 78, #2 Chipola 71

Saturday, March 22

5 p.m. — THIRD PLACE: #5 Central Arizona vs. #2 Chipola

7 p.m. — CHAMPIONSHIP: #1 Trinity Valley vs. #3 Hutchinson

 

Huge rebound edge pushes South Plains College past Paris, 75-65, at NJCAA tournament in Hutchinson

Paris Dragons LogoHUTCHINSON, Kan. – Andre Spight scored a game high 22 points and Roderick Lawrence added 19 and eight rebounds as the South Plains College Texans beat Paris Junior College 75-65 Tuesday afternoon during second-round action of the NJCAA National Tournament at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m., the contest started nearly two hours late due to two earlier games going into overtime, including the double-overtime game between Indian Huills and New Mexico Junior College.

Trevon Seymore scored 15 points to lead Paris, which ended its season at 26-8. For the fourth game — including all three games of the Region 14 tournament two weeks ago at Tyler, he scored 10 or more points in the first half. Delvin Dickerson added 14 points and Xavier Dupree 10.

South Plains (29-5) took an early 8-2 lead as PJC went almost four minutes before getting its first field goal. But Seymore scored and added a free throw, and Ronnie White added a slam dunk to pull Paris to within 8-7 with 15:19 to play in the first half.

Qua Doster’s 3-pointer and Joe Haynes’ goal and follow-up free throw tied the game at 17-all midway through the first half. But Spight scored five straight points and the Texans went on to a six-point halftime lead at 34-28.

South Plains came out firing to start the second half, scoring the first nine points for a 43-28 lead from which the Dragons were unable to recover.

Lawrence knocked down an early 3 and moments later turned a steal into a layup to put the Texans up 39-28. Sekou Harris and Spight also converted field goals before Paris was able to get on the board.

“We said in the locker room that we wanted to come out aggressive and put our foot on the pedal and really take it to them,” Spight said.

Paris would get back to within six inside eight minutes to go in the game when the Dragons slowed South Plains down with a 12-4 run of their own — trimming a 52-37 Texans lead to 60-54 with just under seven minutes to play.

Dupree led the Dragon comeback, hitting three shots, including two from outside the 3-point arc, and Dickerson knocked down two 3-pointers.

Spight and company responded, not allowing the Dragons to creep any closer and ultimately winning by a 10-point margin by knocking down 7-of-8 free throws in the last three minutes when PJC was forced to foul.

The Texans pulled down 19 offensive rebounds, leading to 17 second-chance points. Overall, South Plains enjoyed a 45-29 rebounding edge.

“I think it was the difference in the game,” Texan head coach Steve Green said.  “There are a whole lot of good things that happen when you get second shots.”

Paris head coach Chuck Taylor agreed.

“They are very well coached and a very good team,” Taylor said.  “They rebound the ball at an extremely high level, and they did that tonight.

“We like to say ‘eight or less’ on second-chance opportunities, I’m pretty sure they got more than 10.”

On one possession that proved especially frustrating for the Dragons, South Plains attempted five shots under the goal — each one unsuccessful but the Texans pulled down every rebound and went back up, getting fouled on the sixth attempt.

With the win, South Plains moved into the quarterfinals and a noon Thursday match against top-ranked and No. 1 tournament seed Indian Hills, which survived the double overtime scare from New Mexico JC in the previous game.

Indian Hills held on to defeat New Mexico 102-94.  The T-Birds led by as many as 16 in the second half but saw their advantage cut to 81-79 as the game entered its final minute.  Over the final 48 seconds, New Mexico made only 1-of-4 shots from the free throw line, allowing Indian Hills to send the game to extra periods and, eventually, win.

“They are very athletic.  Shot blockers, they shoot the ball well,” Green said of the team that finished the regular season ranked No. 1.  “I think they want it to be a full-court game, which I think we are OK with that.”

South Plains scrimmaged the Warriors in October, before the regular season began.

“It was very challenging, it was good for us,” Green said before adding, “We’ve both been through a lot to get to this point.  They are probably better now than they were and I hope we are too.”

South Plains (29-5)
Andre Spight 8-15 4-4 22, Billydee Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Sekou Harris 2-5 0-0 5, Malik Nichols3-6 0-1 6, Clayton Jones 0-2 3-4 3, Emmanuel Omogbo 3-9 4-6 10, Roderick Lawrence 6-13 4-4 19, Cedrick McAfee 0-0 0-0 0, Ryan Martin 1-5 2-2 4, Michael Karena 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 26-62 17-21 75

Paris JC (26-8)
Jovan Austin 1-6 6-6 8, Brandon Scott 0-3 0-0 0, Joe Haynes 1-7 4-6 6, Keith Shivers 0-1 0-0 0, Trevon Seymore 5-7 5-7 15, Qua Doster 1-3 0-0 3, Ronnie White 2-2 4-4 8, Delvin Dickerson 5-10 2-2 14, Xavier Dupree 4-9 0-0 10, Nouhoum Bocoum 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 19-51 22-27 65

Halftime: South Plains 34, Paris 28.

FG%: South Plains .419, Paris JC .373. 3-pt FG: South Plains 6-19 (Spight 2-6, Williams 0-2, Harris 1-3, Jones 0-1, Lawrence 3-6, Martin 0-1), Paris JC 5-21 (Austin 0-2, Scott 0-1, Haynes 0-3, Doster 1-2, Dickerson 2-7, Dupree 2-6). Rebounds: South Plains 44 (Omogbo 10), Paris JC 29 (Seymore 6, Dupree 6). Fouls: South Plains 20, Paris JC 18. Fouled out: none. Technical: none. Assists: South Plains 12 (Harris 7), Paris JC 10 (Austin 4, Seymore 4). Steals: South Plains 5 (Spight 2, Lawrence 2), Paris JC 4 (Scott 1, Haynes 1, Seymore 1, Dupree 1). Blocked shots: South Plains 2 (Omogbo 1, Martin 1), Paris JC 4 (White 2, Dupree 2). Turnovers: South Plains 10, Paris JC 9.

 

NJCAA Basketball — Men’s & Women’s Scores & Schedule

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Hutchinson, Kansas

1st Round

#16 New Mexico JC 79, #17 Western Nebraska 62

#9 South Plains 93, #24 Cape Fear 81

#13 Harcum 97, #20 Walters State 80

#12 Trinity Valley 68, #21 Pratt 65

#15 Walters State 101, #18 Westchester 99 (OT)

#10 Columbia State 80, #23 Central Georgia Tech 58

#19 State Fair 111, #14 Shelton State 99 (OT)

#13 Jones County 81, #22 Highland 79

2nd Round

#1 Indian Hills 102, #16 New Mexico JC 94 (2OT)

#9 South Plains 75, #8 Paris 65

#13 Harcum 92, #4 South Georgia Tech 74 (OT)

#12 Trinity Valley 88, #5 Northeastern 85

#2 Vincennes 84, #15 Wallace State 72

#10 Columbia State 81, #7 Salt Lake 78

#3 Chipola 91, #19 State Fair 83

#13 Jones County 91, #6 Hill College 82 (OT)

Thursday, March 20

Quarterfinals 

Noon — #1 Indian Hills vs. #9 South Plains

2 p.m. — #12 Trinity Valley vs. #13 Harcum

6 p.m. — #2 Vincennes vs. #10 Columbia State

8 p.m. — #3 Chipola vs. #11 Jones County

Friday, March 21

Semifinals

6 p.m. — Thursday afternoon quarterfinals winners

8 p.m. — Thursday evening quarterfinals winners

Saturday, March 22

Finals 

5 p.m. — Semifinals losers

7 p.m. — Semifinals winners

 

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Salina, Kansas

1st Round

#17 Western Nebraska 63, #16 State Fair 60

#9 Northwest Flordia State 102, #24 Denmark Tech 55

#13 Blinn 82, #20 Baton Rouge 75

#12 Salt Lake 73, #21 Lake Region State 63

#18 ASA 66, #15 New Mexico JC 56

#10 Butler 69, #23 Southeast Mississippi 31

#19 Northern Oklahoma-Enid 74, #14 Eastern Arizona 67

#11 Tyler 74, #22 Southwestern Illinois 52

2nd Round

#1 Trinity Valley 77, #17 Western Nebraska 48

#9 Northwest Florida State 81, #8 South Georgia Tech 80 (OT)

#13 Blinn 57, #4 Walters State 52

#5 Central Arizona 62, #12 Salt Lake 61

#2 Chipola 81, #18 ASA 46

#10 Butler 51, #7 Shelton State 39

#3 Hutchinson 77, #19 Northern Oklahoma-Enid 68 (OT)

#11 Tyler 102, #6 Southern idaho 81

Thursday, March 20

Quarterfinals 

Noon — #1 Trinity Valley vs. #9 Northwestern State

2 p.m. — #5 Central Arizona vs. #13 Blinn

6 p.m. — #2 Chipola vs. #10 Butler

8 p.m. — #3 Hutchinson vs. #11 Tyler

Friday, March 21

Semifinals

6 p.m. — Thursday afternoon quarterfinals winners

8 p.m. — Thursday evening quarterfinals winners

Saturday, March 22

Finals 

5 p.m. — Semifinals losers

7 p.m. — Semifinals winners

It’s PJC’s Dragons (26-7) vs. South Plains (28-5) at 4:30 p.m. today in NJCAA Men’s Tournament

NJCAA Men's Logo smallHUTCHINSON, Kan. — Paris Junior College (26-7) will play South Plains College (28-5) at 4:30 p.m. today in the second round of the NCJAA national men’s basketball championships.

The game will be televised live on the Internet by www.njcaatv.com.

Members of the Paris Dragons basketball team are shown on the bus prior to leaving Sunday for Hutchinson. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

Members of the Paris Dragons basketball team are shown on the bus prior to leaving Sunday for Hutchinson. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

The Dragons got a first-round bye thanks to their top-8 seed, and head coach Chuck Taylor, his assistants, and the PJC players watched as South Plains College beat Cape Fear, N.C. in the tournament’s second game on Monday.

Six teams were eliminated in Monday’s first round, and two more teams will be sent home in today’s 10 a.m. and noon games, setting up a 16-team second round.

Paris and South Plains met in the Dragons’ first game of the season back on Nov. 2, in a tournament game hosted by Collin County Community College in Plano.

Paris led with 2:38 to go, but lost in the final minute, 69-65.

The Dragons have been starting 6-1 Jovan Austin, 6-1 Joe Haynes, 6-6 Delvin Dickerson, 6-4 Keith Shivers, and 6-0 Nouhoum Bocoum.

Quick off the bench have been 6-3 Trevon Seymore, 5-10 Brandon Scott, 6-1 Qua Doster, 6-9 Ronnie White and 6-9 forward Xavier Dupree.

Seymore was the most valuable player of the Region 14 tournament that Paris won on March 8 in Tyler, with Haynes and Dickerson joining him on the all-tournament team.

It’s Paris’ first appearance in the national junior college tournament since 2008, when the Dragons lost in the first round, then won their next two games before losing to Chipola, Fla., in the consolation championship game.

Three years earlier, the Dragons came into Hutchinson unranked and proceeded to win the national championship under head coach Bill Foy.

The tournament was double-elimination through 2012, with the 16 regional champions, but eight teams were added beginning last year, forming a 24-team single-elimination field.

From the 16 regional champions, eight teams were selected for first-round byes. Then the remaining 16 teams were seeded and paired for first-round games.

The top seeds prevailed Monday in the six first-round games. Today’s 10 a.m. and noon games will complete the first round and set up the bracket for the 16 remaining teams.

In Monday’s first-round games, it was:

  • No. 16 seed New Mexico Junior College (27-6) over No. 21 seed Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 79-62.
  • No. 9 seed South Plains (28-5) over No. 24 seed Cape Fear, N.C., 93-81.
  • No. 13 seed Harcum College (30-3) over No. 20 seed Walters State, 97-80.
  • No. 12 Trinity Valley (28-6) over No. 21 seed Pratt, Kan., 68-65.
  • No. 15 Wallace State (28-6) over Westchester, N.Y., 101-99.
  • No. 10 Columbia State (27-3) over No. 23 Central Georgia Tech 80-58.

Today’s final two first-round games will pit No. 14 Shelton State (28-5) against No. 19 State Fair (25-6) at 10 a.m., followed by No. 11 Jones (23-5) vs. No. 22 Highland (27-7) at noon.

Indian Hills C.C. (31-2) of Otumwa, Iowa, ranked No. 1 in the final NJCAA poll, will open second-round play at 2 p.m. against New Mexico JC.

Paris and South Plains will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the first of a three-game evening set at the Hutchinson Sports Arena, setting up a quarterfinal game at noon Thursday against the Indian Hills-New Mexico JC winner.

On the bottom of the bracket, No. 4 seed South Georgia Tech (29-4) will play Harcum at 6:30 p.m., and No. 5 seed Northeastern (31-3) will play Trinity Valley at 8:30 p.m. The two winners will meet in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The four quarterfinal games on the other side of the bracket will be played on Wednesday:

  • No. 2 seed Vincennes (31-2) vs. Wallace State.
  • No. 7 seed Salt Lake (27-6) vs. Columbia State.
  • No. 3 seed Chipola (25-5) vs. the winner of Tuesday’s 10 a.m. game between No. 14 Shelton State (28-5) vs. No. 19 State Fair (25-6).
  • No. 6 seed Hill College, Texas, (26-7) vs. the winner of Tuesday’s noon game between No. 11 Jones (23-5) vs. No. 22 Highland (27-7).

Trinity Valley led Pratt 25-14 with 6:51 left in the first half before the Kansas team, cheered on by a loud partisan crowd, ended the first half on a 13-3 run to cut the deficit to 28-27.

Led by Kevin Allen, who had 31 points and 17 rebounds, Pratt took a 51-45 lead over Trinity Valley midway through the second half.

But Trinity Valley’s 6-10 center Octavius Ellis, Region 14’s most valuable player, brought the Cardinals back.

Playing with four fouls, Ellis scored six points in a 9-0 run that put TVCC ahead 64-59 with 2:05 to play.

In the final half-minute, Trinity Valley led 66-62, but Pratt’s Taylor Schieber hit a 3-pointer to make it a one-point game with 12 seconds left in the game.

The Beavers fouled Malcolm Riley immediately. He made his first free throw to make it 67-65, but when he missed the second shot, Pratt had possession and a chance to tie or go ahead.

The ball again went to Schieber, whose 3-pointer and potential game-winner looked good, but didn’t fall.

The rebound went to Trinity Valley, and Pratt again fouled Riley, this time with less than three seconds left on the clock.

Again, he made one of two free throws, for a 68-65 lead, and Javis Flynn’s half-court shot hit the backboard and rim, but didn’t fall. Flinn had made a half-court shot against Seward County in the Region 6 semifinals, but it was not to be against Trinity Valley.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra