No. 6 Trine 52, UW Stout 46
No. 6 Trine (11-0) remained undefeated after holding off UW Stout (6-4) in the first game of the 2017 D3Hoops.com Classic. Trine dominated for most of the game. UW Stout attempted to mount a comeback in the third quarter outscoring Trine 13-9 but they didn’t follow through in the fourth period. Trine outperformed UW Stout in the last ten minutes, 20-15, to seal the win.
Trine faces No. 1 Amherst on Friday. UW Stout returns to action on Saturday vs. Occidental.
Hayley Martin 21 points, 12 rebounds
Katy Steers 11 points, 6 rebounds
Haley Seifert 10 points
No. 1 Amherst 64, UC Santa Cruz 43
The reigning national champions and top-ranked team in the nation Amherst (8-0) faced a challenge early on from UC Santa Cruz (2-9). The Banana Slugs were anything but sluggish in their attempts to upset the Mammoths.
Both teams had trouble scoring early on but by the end of the first quarter, UC Santa Cruz led 11-9.
It was a back and forth game for about half of the second quarter until the Mammoths began to pull away. At the break Amherst led 26-17. UC Santa Cruz failed to mount a successful comeback getting outmuscled and outscored in the last two quarters.
UC Santa Cruz plays Hamline on Saturday.
Madeline Eck 15 points, 6 rebounds
Hannah Fox 14 points, 3 rebounds
UC Santa Cruz
Kim Tom 14 points
CJ Catina 8 points, 6 rebounds
Augsburg 74, Carroll 69
Augsburg (7-2) came out on top in a close contest against Carroll (3-7). The teams were neck and neck for most of the first half. In the last minute of the first half, Augsburg kept Carroll at bay by five points and went into the break with a 35-30 lead.
The teams traded baskets in the second half, each scoring 39 points. However, since Augsburg had a five-point advantage going into the second half, they secured the victory.
Augsburg faces No. 13 Wartbug on Saturday. Carroll plays Pacific Lutheran on Friday.
Booker Coplin 23 points, 10 rebounds
Kevin McKiernan 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
Troy Howat 16 points
Ray Pierce 15 points, 5 rebounds
Tanner Zaeske 10 points, 4 rebounds
No. 14 Ohio Wesleyan 98, No. 6 Ramapo 69
No. 14 Ohio Wesleyan (9-1) put on a three-point shot clinic in their upset of No. 6 Ramapo (9-2). By the end of the first half, the Battling Bishops had 13 made treys under their belt, one more than the tournament record set by George Fox in 2013. They also led 47-35 heading into the break.
OWU continued to dominate in the second half, outscoring Ramapo 51-34 to nearly reach the century mark.
The Battling Bishops ended the game with a total of 25 made shots from beyond the arc, four more than their own program record of 21 set last season.
Seth Clark had seven treys to tie the tournament individual record. Teammate Nate Axelrod set the tournament record for assists with 7 vs. Ramapo.
OWU plays No. 1 Whitman on Saturday. Ramapo takes on Central on Friday.
Seth Clark 25 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists
Nick Heidel 17 points
Thomas Bonacum 15 points, 4 rebounds
Nick Stanek 10 points, 3 rebounds
No. 13 Wartburg 75, UW-Stevens Point 66
No. 13 Wartburg (9-1) held off UW Stevens Point (6-4) after leading by as much as 20 in the last game of the day.
Wartburg had a 40-26 lead at halftime that UWSP whittled down to 5 with just a minute left in the game. UWSP’s comeback enabled them outscore Wartbug in the second half but it was not enough for them to overtake their opponent.
Nate Woeste 16 points, 7 rebounds
Jaran Sabus 15 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
Sawyer Herman 14 points
Nate Dodge 17 points, 4 rebounds
MJ Delmore 15 points, 5 rebounds