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.
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.
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.
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.
Luke Finley 12 points, 10 rebounds
Kyle Smith 12 points, 4 rebounds
Jamel McKnight 10 points, 3 rebounds
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.
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
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