The Brookdale Jersey Blues came back from a 16 point half time deficit to defeat the Eastfield Harvesters 82-74.
Notes: Joe Nickerson, the MVP of last year’s cchampionship, finished with 24 points. Jaimik Moore finished with 23 points and 9 rebounds and received all-tournament honors following the game.
Ricardo Artis finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds.
Ricardo Artis racked up 17 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Eastfield Harvesters to a 53-36 lead at halftime of their third place game against the Brookdale Jersey Blues.
At 5 PM (ET) the Eastfield Harvesters will take on the Brookdale Jersey Blues in a rematch of last year’s national championship game.
The winner will take home the third place trophy from this year’s NJCAA Division III Elite Eight tournament.
Following their game, the Caldwell Cobras (NC) will take on Rock Valley (IL) in the national championship.
All-tournament honors will be handed out following the championship game.
The Eastfield Harvesters lost their second round game against Caldwell 72-68.
The Harvesters play the loser of the Brookdale (NJ) vs. Rock Valley (IL) semi-final tomorrow.
Notable stats for Caldwell: TJ Wilson 21 points, 7 rebounds
Lawrance Jacksonn 17 points, 3 rebounds
Justin Parham 15 points
Notable stats for Eastfield: Andrew Maxie, 15 points, 5 rebounds
Ricardo Artis, 14 points, 7 rebounds
DJ Jordan, 13 points
The Eastfield harvesters built as much as an 8 point lead in the first half, but are down 4 to the Caldwell Cobras at halftime of their game. Winner plays in championship tomorrow.
The Harvesters will take the floor for their semifinal game against Caldwell (NC) in less than an hour. The teams played each other in the first round of the national tourney last year and Eastfield came away with a two point win. I will be posting an update at halftime.
Ricardo Artis scored 31 points and added 10 rebounds to help the Eastfield Harvesters defeat the Anoka-Ramsey Rams 88-73 and advance to the semi-finals
The Harvesters will play the winner of Game 2 between Herkimer (NY) and Caldwell (NC) which just got underway.
WiFi isnt working on my computer right now, but ill have pictures and a full game story up ASAP.
Other notable stats:
Tevin Corprew 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists
Sheldon Yearwood 11 points, 4 rebounds
Andrew Maxie 9 points, 6 rebounds
Eastfield Harvesters – 26-6
Key players: Andrew Maxie averages 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists
Ricardo Artis averages 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 steals
D.J. Jordan averages 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists
Anoka-Ramsey Rams – 23-8
Key players: Joey Weldon averages 18 points, and 14 rebounds
Trent Pollard averages 18 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds
Lemuel Doe averages 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists
Important stat: Both teams are Top 10 in the nation in 3-Point field goals made.
Note: The game starts at 12 (ET) and can be viewed live at http://www.njcaatv.com/menbkbchamp/
Weather is slowly getting worse in Loch Sheldrake.
Due to Wi-Fi problems, I wasn’t able to post a player diary today.
The team had to be up in time to make it for the start of breakfast at 8:15.
After breakfast, the team walked back to their rooms in the snow. Not the typical scene for the Harvesters.
At 11:00, the team began practice. They covered their playbook on offense for most of the 50 mminute practice.
The team traveled to Wal Mart for another round of grocery shopping. I bought an orange tie to go with my outfit for the banquet.
Speaking of the banquet, the team had a couple hours to rest before they went to the NJCAA Elite Eight banquet.
The highlight of the day was coach Anthony Fletcher receiving District 3 Coach of the Year award. This is Fletcher’s second straight COY award.
Due to WiFi problems at the hotel im not able to post pictures tonight but i will post ASAP.
Don’t forget the team’s first round game is tomorrow at noon (ET) against Anoka-Ramsey. You can watch the game live at ihigh.com/gogenerals
I will also post a preview of the game tomorrow morning.