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Men's Basketball: Phoenix @ Central CC-Columbus (NE) (NJCAA Division II Tournament Semifinals)
March 21, 2014
Friday @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Danville, IL
Mary Miller Center (Danville Area CC)

Results

PC Score: 
73
Opponent Score: 
72
Results: 
Win

NJCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL FINAL

(at Mary Miller Center, Danville Area CC, Danville, IL)

2014 NJCAA DIVISION II MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINALS

                                                                                                1              2              Final

Central-Columbus (NE)                                                           35           37              72

(15) Phoenix                                                                           42           31              73

 

High Scorers:

PHX:               Derreck Brooks/Brandon Brown 22, Brendon Pineda-Morales 11

CEN:              Tra-Deon Hollins/Tyron Criswell 27

 

Records:

PHX:               27-8 Overall, 16-6 ACCAC

CEN:             25-10 Overall

         

Coach’s Quote:

Matt Gordon:  “Excited.  That’s the first word I would use to describe this.  This is such a great accomplishment for our program and our kids.  Our guys are so mentally tough that they seem to be able to handle any situation.  Remember, our preparation for this moment didn’t start this week; they’ve been preparing and growing throughout the season to get to this point.”

 

PHX’s Next Game: 

Men:                    vs. Essex County (NJ) Saturday 5:30PM (AZ time)

(NJCAA Division II Tournament Championship-Danville, IL)

 

Game Notes:

-BEARS ADVANCE TO NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIPH GAME FOR FIRST TIME IN 92-YEAR HISTORY OF MEN’S BASKETBALL PROGRAM

-Bears scored first 7 points of game; led for first 17:58 of 1st half

-CEN used 26-13 run to take 35-34 lead with 2:02 left in 1st half; PHX closed out half on 8-0 run

-Criswell’s 3-point play with 2:05 left in game gave CEN only lead of 2nd half (70-68)

-Brandon Brown’s 3-pointer (5 steps behind 3-pt line) gave PHX lead for good at 71-70

-Brooks’ block of Criswell’s fallaway jumper at buzzer iced victory

-Largest leads:  PHX 12 (21-9), CEN 2 (70-68)

-Rebounds:  PHX 42 (Brooks 12, Pineda-Morales 11, Brown 10), CEN 35 (Hollins 16, Criswell 14)

-3-ptrs:  PHX 6-for-10 (Brown/Steven Green 2), CEN 8-for-21 (Hollins 5)

-FG Shooting:  PHX 48% (22-for-46), CEN 42% (25-for-60)

-FT Shooting:  PHX 23-for-29 (Pineda-Morales 6-for-6), CEN 13-for-20 (Criswell 7-for-11)

-Bears’ 12th straight win