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10/31/2013 3:09 PM (edited)
We had a really good tournament last season. Check it out here.

This will be the 
28th season of The Yarnell Invitational (named after Yarnell Ice Cream in Searcy, AR). As always, it'll be a 6 team round-robin tournament that'll occur in weeks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the non-conference schedule. Harding University will be the tournament host. The defending champ from the previous year is an automatic qualifier. The remainder of the field is invitation only partly based on alblack's dynasty rankings. Link to latest and greatest is at:

alblack's Dynasty Rankings

IF YOU ARE AT OR CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THE DYNASTY RANKINGS AND INTERESTED IN PLAYING IN THIS TOURNAMENT, KEEP NON-CONF GAME #'s 5 THROUGH 9 OPEN UNTIL NOTICE THIS TOURNAMENT IS FULL.

Formal Invitations will be sent out sometime after job application period is over, but you can reply now if you plan to play in this tournament.

FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin
Game #5: DC @ Host, #2 @ #1, #4 @ #3
Game #6: Host @ #4, #1 @ DC, #2 @ #3
Game #7: #3 @ Host, #1 @ #4, DC @ #2
Game #8: Host @ #2, #3 @ #1, #4 @ DC
Game #9: #1 @ Host, #2 @ #4, #3 @ DC

Defending Champ: St Mary's TX [Heartland]
Host: Harding [GulfSouth]

Formal Invitations have been extended to the following four schools:
Limestone [CVAC]
UW-Parkside [GLV]
UC San Diego [CCAA]
Hillsdale [GLIAC]

Should any invitation be declined, I'll likely look for the replacement from that conference or next in rankings.

10/31/2013 3:26 PM
St. Mary's is in.
10/31/2013 5:00 PM (edited)
UC San Diego [CCAA] - IN
Hillsdale [GLIAC] - IN
10/31/2013 7:31 PM
Limestone is in
11/1/2013 9:25 AM
ok. everyone's in right now but UWP. He's considering not coming back to his school, but I still want him anyway. So waiting on the counter offer. Let's go ahead and schedule the other games and if UWP doesn't come to his senses, we'll find another team.

FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin

Game #5: St Marys TX @ Harding, UC San Diego @ Limestone, TBA @ Hillsdale
Game #6: Harding @ TBA, Limestone @ St Marys TX, UC San Diego @ Hillsdale
Game #7: Hillsdale @ Harding, Limestone @ TBA, St Marys TX @ UC San Diego
Game #8: Harding @ UC San Diego, Hillsdale @ Limestone, TBA @ St Marys TX
Game #9: Limestone @ Harding, UC San Diego @ TBA, Hillsdale @ St Marys TX
11/1/2013 11:52 AM
Let's roll with Lander at the TBA spot. Start scheduling.
12/27/2013 12:54 AM
Yarnell schools in preseason rankings

#5 St Marys TX
#6 Hillsdale
#18 Lander
#24 UC San Diego
NR Harding
NR Limestone

12/27/2013 1:00 AM
Players to watch:

Mark Murphy, C, SR, 6-10, 220 lb - St Marys TX - 1st team All-American
Joseph Latimer, PG, SR, 5-9, 152 lb - Hillsdale - 2nd team AA
Theron Frazier, PG, SR, 6-0, 180 lb - Lander - 3rd team AA
Richard Haws, SG, JR, 5-11, 188 lb - Lander - Honorable Mention AA
Thomas Wells, SF, SR, 6-5, 199 lb - UC San Diego - HM AA
Peter Shepherd, C, SR, 6-11, 248 lb - Limestone - HM AA
12/30/2013 10:07 AM
St Mary's looking for a threepeat with Yarnell 68 MVP Mark Murphy back to defend the title.

All the home teams are underdogs in round 1. Confucius say at least one of those underdogs will not only cover but win straight out.

ROUND ONE
#3 St Mary's TX (4-0) -8 @ Harding (3-1)
#21 Lander (3-1) -2 @ Hillsdale (2-2)
#22 UC San Diego (3-1) -4 @ Limestone (3-1)
12/31/2013 7:07 AM (edited)
Nothing but one-and-done's for my Harding team vs St Marys. 7 offensive boards for the game. Only 2 in the 2nd half. Outrebounded 33-21 for the game. In a game of athleticism vs speed. Athleticism won. Preseason all-american Mark Murphy overcame foul trouble to earn player of the game with 16 points and 6 of those boards. Tyrone Dorr was big off the bench with 4-10 3-point shooting for 12 points and led a key run in the 2nd half to push a 2-point lead to double-digits. Derrick Cook scored a season high 17 for Harding.

Hillsdale College owned the end of the first half and beginning of second half to take control of a competitive game at home. Hillsdale led 29-28 with 5 min left in first half and closed it on a 10-4 run to lead 39-32 at the half. This was pushed to 11 points in the first 3 minutes of the 2nd half. Lander rallied to cut it back to 2 with 10 minutes left. But that's when the inside/outside combination of Ransom/Latimer took over for Hillsdale. Joseph Latimer earned player of the game with 14 points. This has to be Latimer's 17th season at Hillsdale.

The Limestone students were about the only fans left and were left crushed after watching their team rally from down 18 to lead by 1 only to lose in the end. The UCSD backcourt led by player of the game Joseph Jordan pushed a 12 point halftime lead to 18 at 50-32 with 11 minutes left in the game and the crowd got up and left. But that's when noted alum Gaylord Perry got up out of his posh box seat and went down to the Limestone student section and urged them to move behind the UCSD goal. It worked. With 1:20 left in the game, Limestone PG Dan Wilson made a 3-pointer to complete a 26-7 run to put them up 58-57. After a UCSD basket and Limestone FT, UCSD held the ball for the final shot and Jordan was the hero as he took Wilson off the dribble and scored with 6 seconds left and was fouled. He made the FT to make the final margin. E Graham missed a game-tying 3 out of the left corner at the buzzer.

STANDINGS
UC San Diego 1-0
Hillsdale 1-0
St Marys TX 1-0
Harding 0-1
Lander 0-1
Limestone 0-1

ROUND TWO
Limestone (3-2) +17 @ #3 St Marys TX (5-0)
#17 UC San Diego (4-1) -1 @ Hillsdale (3-2)
Harding (3-2) Pickem @ Lander (3-2)

ROUND ONE RESULTS
St Marys TX 72, @Harding 60
SMU: M Murphy 16 (POG), T Dorr 12, A Gallo 10
HU: D Cook 17, H Woodard 11

@Hillsdale 69, Lander 56
HC: J Latimer 14 (POG), C Poque 11, R Wolters 11, D Ransom 10/9R
LU: T Frazier 21, R Haws 12, A Moore 10R, O Brown 9R

UC San Diego 62, @Limestone 59
UCSD: J Jordan (POG) 12, T Wells 14, G Acker 13
LC: P Shepherd 16, S Murphy 10/10R
1/1/2014 1:40 PM
twas a late night. No summaries today.

STANDINGS
Hillsdale 2-0
St Marys TX 2-0
UC San Diego 1-1
Lander 1-1
Harding 0-2
Limestone 0-2

ROUND THREE
#2 St Marys TX (6-0) -8 @ UC San Diego (4-2)
Hillsdale (4-2) -4 @ Harding (3-3)
Limestone (3-3) +6 @ Lander (4-2)

ROUND TWO RESULTS
@St Marys TX 75, Limestone 55
SMU: A Gallo 18 (POG), T Dorr 15, M Murphy 14
LC: P Shepherd 17/9R, J Iliff 10

@Hillsdale 70, UC San Diego 62
HC: D Ransom 13 (POG), J Latimer 12, D Stolle 11, R Wolters 10
UCSD: G Acker 24

@Lander 72, Harding 57
LU: M Young 22 (POG), G Mojica 14, T Frazier 11, R Haws 11
HU: R Armstrong 11, D Cook 10, A Seybert 10/9R
1/2/2014 10:50 AM
Anyone notice that there was a Hangover marathon all day yesterday? Well played TBS. Well played. If I'm looking at the tournament right, tonight's games do not even matter. The tournament championship will be the next night when Hillsdale College travels to San Antonio to take on SMU

STANDINGS
Hillsdale 3-0
St Marys TX 3-0
UC San Diego 1-2
Limestone 1-2
Lander 1-2
Harding 0-3

ROUND FOUR
Lander (4-3) +12 @ #2 St Marys TX (7-0)
#21 Hillsdale (5-2) -5 @ Limestone (4-3)
Harding (3-4) +3 @ UC San Diego (4-3)

ROUND THREE RESULTS
St Marys TX 65, @UC San Diego 54
SMU: M Murphy 15/9R (POG), T Dorr 13, J Luberger 11
UCSD: G Acker 13, J Dudley 13

Hillsdale 59, @Harding 45
HC: J Latimer 18 (POG), D Ransom 11R
HU: D Cook 14

Limestone 60, @Lander 50
LC: P Shepherd 21/9R (POG), S Murphy 10
LU: T Frazier 15, M Young 12, G Mojica 11
1/3/2014 2:35 PM
Harding led 24-7 at 10 min mark, 30-21 at half, 42-32 with 12 min left in game, tied at 44 with 7 min left, and lost 54-64. Unreal.

Think about that. I won the 1st 32 minutes 42-32. And lost the last 8 minutes 32-12.

Good luck to SMU and Hillsdale College tonight

STANDINGS
St Marys TX 4-0
Hillsdale 3-1
UC San Diego 2-2
Limestone 2-2
Lander 1-3
Harding 0-4

FINAL ROUND
Hillsdale (5-3) +9 @ #2 St Marys TX (8-0)
UC San Diego (5-3) -1 @ Lander (4-4)
Limestone (5-3) -2 @ Harding (3-5)

ROUND FOUR RESULTS
@St Marys TX 72, Lander 64
SMU: R Blair 19/10R (POG), M Murphy 15, A Gallo 14, T Abron 10
LU: T Frazier 27, M Young 14, R Haws 12

@Limestone 56, Hillsdale 47
LC: P Shepherd 13/11R (POG), S Murphy 12/9R
HC: D Stolle 19, J Latimer 11

@UC-San Diego 64, Harding 54
UCSD: J Dudley (POG) 13, J Jordan 11
HU: H Woodard 14, D Lemay 12
1/4/2014 11:53 AM

It took THREE OVERTIMES for the THREEPEAT. WOW! What a game!

Perhaps we should change the name of this tournament to the St Mary's Invitational

FINAL STANDINGS
St Marys TX 5-0
Hillsdale 3-2
Lander 2-3
Limestone 2-3
UC San Diego 2-3
Harding 1-4

FINAL ROUND RESULTS
@St Marys TX 96, Hillsdale 88 3OT
SMU: M Murphy 12/14R (POG), R Blair 16/10R, A Gallo 21, T Abron 16, J Fralick 13
HC: J Latimer 15, R Wolters 13, D Stolle 12, D Ransom 11, S Cornett 10

@Lander 69, UC San Diego 54
LU: G Mojica 21/10R (POG), T Frazier 21, M Young 14
UCSD: N/A

@Harding 71, Limestone 65 OT
HU: D Lemay 22 (POG), D Cook 12/10R, N Armstrong 12, H Woodard 11
LC: P Shepherd 38/9R
1/4/2014 12:23 PM
Nice job St. Marys.

I was totally out coached vs. Harding - nice job by hackerhog, going with the 3-2 which I was completely unprepared for -- leading to the strange 38 point line by Shepherd - since I didn't set my distro for 3-2 zone (not making excuses, total fail on my part not to prepare for that option)
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