Men’s college basketball
Ball State ends season, Davis ends college career
The Ball State men’s basketball team saw its 2011-12 season come to an end as the ninth-seeded Cardinals dropped a 69-63 contest against eighth-seeded Western Michigan Monday night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at University Arena.
The loss ends the Cardinals’ season at 15-15 on the year while the Broncos advance to Cleveland for the second round.
Plymouth product Randy Davis knocked down 6 of 6 free throws and dished out four assists in the loss.
The game is the final contest in the careers of Ball State seniors Davis, Jarrod Jones and Pierre Sneed. The trio has played in 342 career games with 257 career starts and has led the Cardinals to 63 victories during their career.
Ancilla men close regular season with loss
A 3-point shot for the lead at the halftime buzzer by Glen Oaks Community College’s Karvel Anderson gave the host Vikings momentum as they held off the Ancilla College Chargers in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play last Wednesday. The Chargers lost their final game of the regular season 75-67.
Ancilla (11-15, 5-11 MCCAA West) stayed close through most of the second half, but couldn’t pass the Vikings down the stretch. The Chargers gave up 23 offensive rebounds and only shot seven free throws in the game compared to 16 free throw attempts for Glen Oaks.
Alexander Hutson led Ancilla with 22 points and eight assists. Joby Renbarger added a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Ancilla finishes the MCCAA West season in sixth place tying for the second most conference wins in school history. The Chargers will enter the NJCAA District 8 tournament as the No. 6 seed and will play at third-seeded Muskegon tonight at 7:30 p.m. in quarterfinal action.
Women’s college basketball
Lady Chargers stayclose in loss to Glen Oaks
The Ancilla College Lady Chargers battled hard in their game against the Glen Oaks Lady Vikings in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play, but turnovers proved to be too costly, and the Lady Chargers lost their final game of the season, 55-50.
The Lady Chargers (2-23, 2-14 MCCAA West) had 21 turnovers in the game against weak pressure from the Lady Vikings.
The Lady Chargers kept the game close in the first half and tied it up late in that stanza, but the Lady Vikings sunk a pair of 3-pointers to close out the half and take the lead.
The Chargers were led by Brittany Cook with 15 points and 10 rebounds followed by Katrina Vannoy with 14 points and 12 rebounds. North Judson product Rebecca Bunkowfst added another 12 points and 10 rebounds for Ancilla.