Men's Basketball

NAIA notes: Campbellsville men lose, women advance in NAIA

Park University (Mo.) dominated the boards and eliminated Georgetown College 83-75 in a first-round game of the men's NAIA Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

The sixth-seeded Pirates (23-9) won the rebounding battle 44-27 in charging back from an eight-point halftime deficit, 40-32.

Herschel Rogers' 24 points led a balance scoring attack for Park, which shot 64 percent in the second half (18-for-28).

Vic Moses led four players in double figures for Georgetown (26-7) with 23 points. Vincent Crutcher and Hollis Giles added 11 each.

Fresno Pacific 74, Campbellsville 61: Fresno Pacific (Calif.) broke open a tie game with a 21-3 second-half run and beat Campbellsville in the first round.

Fresno Pacific (25-8) and Campbellsville (26-8) were tied at 41 with 14 minutes remaining when Pacific put together a nearly nine-minute outburst that left it in command 62-44 with 5:16 to go.

"Defensively, we took Nestor (Colmenares) out. That's what we wanted to do," Pacific Coach Jim Saia said. "We frustrated them and made them try to make jump shots and they couldn't."

Colemenares, the Tigers' senior center and Mid-South Player of the Year, was limited to seven points and 10 rebounds.

Campbellsville led 32-30 at halftime after putting together an 18-1 run of its own.

JaVaughn Espritt had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Campbellsville.

Ballinger hits triple-double

Campbellsville 64, LSU-Shreveport 55: One day after being named NAIA Player of the Year, Whitney Ballinger posted a triple-double to lead Campbellsville in the first round of the Women's NAIA Basketball Tournament in Jackson, Tenn.

Ballinger, a 6-foot-3 junior from Carroll County, scored 25 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and blocked 11 shots to lead the Lady Tigers.

Campbellsville (32-2) advanced to the tournament's final 16, where it will meet Trevecca Nazarene (22-10), which beat William Woods (Mo.) 71-64 on Wednesday.

Ballinger scored 16 of her 25 points in the second half as Campbellsville built on its 25-21 halftime lead. Courtney Danis joined Ballinger in double figures with 10 points.