D3hoops.com Classic Recap Day 3

D3hoops.com Classic Recap Day 3


UC Santa Cruz 71, Hamline 51

UC Santa Cruz (3-9) recovered from a loss to Amherst on Thursday by obtaining a victory on the last day of the tournament. However, they had to overcome an early game deficit first.

Hamline earned a 15-4 lead in the first quarter shooting 40 percent from the field compared to an abysmal 15.4 percent by the Banana Slugs.

The tide turned in the second quarter as UCSC came from behind to overtake Hamline with a 23-point effort compared to 13 points from the Pipers. At the half, Santa Cruz led 32-28. The Banana Slugs didn’t look back as they outscored Hamline in the remaining quarters.

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UC Santa Cruz

Kim Tom 24 points

Katie Young 23 points


Reilly Geistfeld 15 points, 8 rebounds

Alaina Quaranta 12 points, 7 rebounds

UW-Stout 60, Occidental 54

From early game indicators, it appeared as if Occidental would go home with two victories in the tournament as the Tigers defeated Hamline on Friday. However, UW-Stout had other plans for their opponent.

After Occidental gained a 20-14 advantage in the first quarter, UW-Stout came alive to blast the Tigers 21-11 in the second period and never looked back.

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Kyncaide Diedrich 12 points, 7 rebounds

Bailey Diersen 14 points, 4 rebounds


Triana Anderson 12 points, 6 rebounds

Kendahl Wallis-Lang 10 points, 5 rebounds

Women's all-tournament team
Hannah Fox, Amherst, Most Outstanding Player
Triana Anderson, Occidental
Kyncade Diedrich, UW-Stout
Reilly Geistfeld, Hamline
Hayley Martin, Trine
Kim Tom, UC Santa Cruz


Augsburg 68, No. 13 Wartburg 64

The first men’s game of the day was an exciting matchup as Augsburg upset No. 13 Wartburg. It was a close game for much of the first half except for one stretch when Augsburg built a nine-point lead at 10:47. Wartburg fought back and tied the game up with about three minutes left in the half.

Augsburg went into the break with a 28-25 lead over the Knights.

The tight game continued well into the second half as the game was tied at 64 all with just 53 seconds left.

Senior forward Chany Pal broke the tie to give Augsburg the lead. He also made late game free throws to increase his team’s lead as time ran out for Wartburg.

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Collin Olmscheid 18 points, 8 rebounds

Harry Sonie 15 points, 4 rebounds

Chany Pal 10 points, 10 rebounds


Sawyer Herman 23 points, 5 rebounds

Jaran Sabus 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists

Central, Pacific Lutheran

Coming off a big victory over No. 6 Ramapo on Friday, Central had the confidence to knock off Pacific Lutheran with ease on Saturday. From the outset, Central dominated racing out to a 21-8 lead in the game’s first minutes. The Dutch went into halftime with their large lead intact4, 33-17.

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Luke Finley 12 points, 10 rebounds

Kyle Smith 12 points, 4 rebounds

Jamel McKnight 10 points, 3 rebounds

Pacific Lutheran

Glenn Markus 9 points

Joshua Baird 9 points

Whitman 92, Ohio Wesleyan 90

Upset-minded No. 14 Ohio Wesleyan (9-1) put No. 1 Whitman (10-0) to the test in the last and most exciting game of the day. The Battling Bishops of OWU had already toppled a top ten team on Thursday to open the tournament with a convincing 98-69 victory over No. 6 Ramapo.

Facing Whitman was no problem in the first half as the Blues struggled against the speedy and fast-shooting Ohio Wesleyan players. Heading into halftime, the Battling Bishops had a 57-46 lead.

The tables did not turn permanently until the last 2:54 when after a massive comeback, the Blues tied the game at 84 all. OWU took the lead again briefly before Whitman’s Tim Howell nailed a jumper to give his team a one-point lead at 2:21. It was all downhill from there for OWU as they failed to catch up and steal an upset.

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Joey Hewitt 23 points, 9 rebounds

Tim Howell 21 points, 7 rebounds

Cedric Jacobs-Jones 11 points, 4 rebounds

Darne Duckett 10 points, 8 rebounds

Ohio Wesleyan

Nate Axelrod 24 points, 9 rebounds, 11 assists

Nick Heidel 22 points, 5 rebounds

Seth Clark 19 points, 9 rebounds

 Men's all-tournament team

Joey Hewitt, Whitman, Most Outstanding Player
Nate Axelrod, Ohio Wesleyan
Thomas Bonacum, Ramapo
MJ Delmore, UW-Stevens Point
Markus Glenn, Pacific Lutheran
Jaran Sabus, Wartburg
Kyle Smith, Central
Harry Sonie, Augsburg
Tanner Zaeske, Carroll