KCU Hosts NCCAA-II Women's Mid-East Regional Tournament
The Women's Championship was played at 1 PM on Saturday, and it turned out to be exactly what it was, the #2 team in the country playing against the #1. Ohio Christian led nearly the whole game, once by as much as 19, and by 10 at the half. But Kentucky Christian did not give up, and their defensive pressure eventually slowed down the OCU scoring deluge, and the Lady Knights fought back into it. With about 6 minutes to go in the game, KCU managed to tie things up, and when time expired they had stretched the lead to 9 points, at 86-77. Tanya Bowens led KCU's offense with 35, while Jana Glick and Monica Stevens each added 12 points and 17 rebounds between them. OCU's Asia Woodson had 29 and Shekinah Alexander dropped in 20.
Kentucky Christian's Lady Knights will advance to the National Championship tournament being held in Joplin, MO in two weeks.
On Friday evening the semi-final round game of the tournament was played between Ohio Christian University and Johnson University. It was a well-played game on both sides, with OCU jumping out to a small but comfortable lead early, and then never letting Johnson cut that lead below about 6 points. Several times during the game each team experienced scoring runs, but Johnson could never close the gap. Ohio Christian University won by 21, at 78-57. The Royals Whitney Moore had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Madi Phillippe dropped in 14. The Trailblazers of Ohio Christian were led by Shekinah Alexander's 22 and Asia Woodson's 15.
The Trailblazers will advance to meet host Kentucky Christian University's Lady Knights on Saturday at 1 PM.
Kentucky Christian University has been chosen as the site for the 2014 NCCAA-II Mid-East Region Basketball tournament. The Regional competition will feature 3 teams that are all currently ranked in the National Christian College Athletic Association's Division II nation-wide rankings. Host team Kentucky Christian is currently the national #1, followed closely by Ohio Christian University of Circleville, OH, the national #2, and the only other school to hold the #1 this season besides KCU. Currently #7 in the country is Johnson University of Knoxville, TN, the third team in the regional event. It is sure to be an exciting weekend.
On Friday evening, February 28, Ohio Christian University will host Johnson University. The winner of that game will advance to meet Kentucky Christian on Saturday, March 1, at 1 PM.