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Ancilla Finishes 8th at Nationals

by | Mar 23, 2019 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Danville, IL — Rebounds. Rebounding against the much taller #3 Pima Aztecs (29-7) was #16 Ancilla’s undoing as they fell 104-101 in the 7th place game of NJCAA Men’s Division II Basketball Championship Saturday afternoon. Ancilla (24-11) finished 8th in the tournament.
Josh Alcindor had a chance for a tie at the buzzer but his half-court shot was short. Much like the Ancilla players when compared to the Pima team. Pima out rebounded the Chargers 48-36 and many of those led to three or four shots at the basket for the Aztecs. Ancilla fought back with hustle plays.
Ancilla led by as many as six points in the first half, but could not maintain the lead as Pima claimed a 54-49 advantage. The Aztecs pushed that to a 12 point lead with 14:50 of the second half. Once the Aztecs took the lead, they never gave it back.
Mike Green led Ancilla with 28 points, with Ty’Sean Sheppard adding 26 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Alcindor has 11 points and had to leave the game briefly when he fell on his tailbone in the first half. He had just made a pair of three-point baskets.
Pima 104 , Ancilla College 101
At Danville, IL
Pima (104): Abram Carrasco 10-24 5-14 26, Robby Wilson 4-10 0-2 9, Rashad Smith 8-15 3-7 20, Kennedy Koehler 12-20 9-11 35, Cole Gerken 2-4 0-0 6, Deondre Eason 3-3 1-2 8, Davonte Eason 0-0 0-0 0.TOTALS: 39-76 18-36 104.
ANCILLA (101): Albert Haskins 3-6 0-0 6, Mike Green 11-18 6-7 28, Mike Hemingway 2-6 2-4 7, Ty’Sean Sheppard 11-20 1-1 26, Jerron Tatum 1-6 2-2 5, Tyrese Walker 1-2 0-0 3, Weston Sage 3-10 0-0 7, Josh Alcindor 5-13 0-0 13, Nathan Meriweather 1-3 0-0 3, Kyreese Parker 1-4 0-0 3. TOTALS: 39-86 11-14 101.
Halftime: Pima 54, Ancilla 49. Three-point baskets: Ancilla 12-34 (Green 0-1, Hemingway 1-2, Sheppard 3-6, Sage 1-5, Tatum 1-3, Walker 1-2, Alcindor 3-10, Meriweather 1-2, Parker 1-3), Pima 8-25 (Carrasco 1-7, Wilson 1-3, Gerken 2-4, Smith 1-6, Koehler 2-4, Deo Eason 1-1). Rebounds: Ancilla 36 (Sheppard 13), Pima 48 (Koehler 17). Assists: Ancilla 11 (Hemingway 3, Haskins 3), Pima 20 (Koehler 7, Carrasco 7). Turnovers: Ancilla 15, Pima 22. Fouls (Fouled out): Ancilla 27 (Haskins), Pima 18 (Gerken), Records: Ancilla 24-11, Pima 29-7.