Basketball

Georgetown, Campbellsville reach men’s NAIA semifinals

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Georgetown 99, William Penn (Iowa) 80: Tony Kimbro scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and had seven assists to help the Tigers reach the semifinals of the NAIA Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Noah Cottrill and Deondre McWhorter added 26 and 21 points, respectively. Georgetown will play Mid-America Nazarene in Monday’s semifinals.

Cottrill scored 23 of his game-high 26 points in the second half.

The Tigers dominated the second half, outscoring the Statesmen, 59-38, and shooting 52.9 percent after intermission while holding William Penn to an 11-for-38 shooting clip (.289).

“We talked about sticking together at the halftime,” Georgetown Coach Chris Briggs said. “The game was tied and we knew this wasn’t going to be easy. We just wanted to keep working, take advantage of what they gave us and get going. That’s some of the best basketball we played this year.”

Campbellsville 83, Carroll (Mont.) 67: Hagen Tyler scored 21 points, including five three-pointers, in Campbellsville’s victory in the NAIA quarterfinals. Dii’jon Allen-Jordan contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Sekou Harris had 16 points and six assists.

Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 77, Cumberlands 73: D’Lando Carter and Xavier Owens scored 20 points apiece in the Patriots’ loss in the NAIA quarterfinals. Owens also had 10 rebounds.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Thomas More 74, Amherst 65: Former Boone County star Sydney Moss poured in 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Saints’ win in the Division III semifinals. Thomas More, undefeated and the defending champions, will face Tufts in the finals on April 4.

Pikeville 75, Great Falls (Mont.) 68: Pikeville’s Cinderella run continued as the Bears advanced to the semifinals of the NAIA women’s tournament in Independence, Mo. Pikeville had never won a game in three previous trips to the national tournament.

Kandice Porter emerged as the star of the game for Pikeville. The junior forward had a season-high 23 points — one point shy of tying a career-best. Porter added five rebounds with three coming on the offensive end.

“Obviously, I’m ecstatic to be among the last four,” Pikeville Coach Joanna McNamee said. “I always say this is a player’s game and I give them all the credit, as coaches we just try to prepare them the best we can. My staff has been amazing putting in the work to get these ladies in position to win. I thought it was a sloppy, back-and-forth game, but we had some players step up, it feels great.”

Benedictine (Kan.) 45, Campbellsville 36: Benedictine used a strong first half, jumping out to a 27-17 lead, to upend the Tigers in the NAIA quarterfinals. The Tigers were led in scoring by Lindsey Burd, who averaged 20.5 points and 11 rebounds at the national tournament, with a team-high 16 points and seven boards.

Mid-America Nazarene (Kan.) 60, Lindsey Wilson 44: Chanel Roberts and Kayla Styles scored 13 points apiece in Lindsey Wilson’s NAIA quarterfinals loss.

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