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5/19/2014 11:21 AM
This will be the 32nd installment of The Yarnell Invitational (named after Yarnell Ice Cream in Searcy, AR). As always, it'll be a 6 team round-robin tournament that will 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: Limestone [CVAC]
Host: Harding [GulfSouth]

Formal Invitations have been extended to the following four schools:

St Mary's TX [Heartland]
Lander [Peach]
Hillsdale [GLIAC]
Northeastern St [Lonestar]



Should any invitation be declined, I'll likely look for the replacement from that conference or next in rankings.
5/19/2014 12:23 PM
We are in.
5/19/2014 12:32 PM
Seems everyone is in... so here is schedule

FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin

Game #5: Limestone @ Harding, Lander @ St Mary's TX, Northeastern St @ Hillsdale
Game #6: Harding @ Northeastern St, St Mary's TX @ Limestone, Lander @ Hillsdale
Game #7: Hillsdale @ Harding, St Mary's TX @ Northeastern St, Limestone @ Lander
Game #8: Harding @ Lander, Hillsdale @ St Mary's TX, Northeastern St @ Limestone
Game #9: St Mary's TX @ Harding, Lander @ Northeastern St, Hillsdale @ Limestone
7/14/2014 4:43 PM
Preseason Rankings
#1 Lander
#6 Harding
#23 Hillsdale
NR Limestone
NR Northeastern St
NR St Mary's TX

7/18/2014 12:14 PM
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Michael Lewis, PG, SR/5 6'1" 174 - Harding - 1st team Preseason All-American
Curtis Mabery, SF, SR/5 6'3" 191 - Lander - 1st team Preseason All-American
Frank Gotcher, PF, JR 6'11" 243 - Lander - 1st team Preseason All-American
Stephen Parrish, PF, SR 6'9" 226 - St Mary's TX - 2nd team Preseason All-American
Ognjen Zelenski, PG, SR 5'10" 185 - Lander - 3rd team Preseason All-American
Robert Williamson, PF, SR 6'8" 226 - Lander - 3rd team Preseason All-American
Oleg Zausch, PG, SR 5'11" 182 - Lander - Honorable Mention Preseason All-American
Jason Ostrander, PF, SR 6'11" 245 - Harding - Honorable Mention Preseason All-American

ROUND ONE
#1 Lander (4-0) -11 @ #24 St Mary's TX (4-0)
Limestone (3-1) +14 @ #8 Harding (3-1)
Northeastern St (2-2) +8 @ #20 Hillsdale (4-0)
7/19/2014 2:12 PM (edited)
@brianxavier I remember sinking a CV, a couple calls, and an offer in Erin Christensen a couple of recruiting seasons ago. Then your name showed up on him next cycle. I was totally shut out.  That kid had 11 off the bench last night. Your team is young. Bright future.

Lander goes into a very tough place to win and put on a clinic. SMU never threatened. Undefeated Hillsdale College is next.

STANDINGS
Harding 1-0
Hillsdale 1-0
Lander 1-0
Limestone 0-1
Northeastern St 0-1
St Mary's TX 0-1

ROUND TWO
#1 Lander (5-0) -8 @ #15 Hillsdale (5-0)
#5 Harding (4-1) -18 @ Northeastern St (2-3)
St Mary's TX (4-1) -7 @ Limestone (3-2)

ROUND ONE RESULTS
Lander 59, @St Mary's TX 52
LU: O Zelenski 21 (POG), C Mabery 13, F Gotcher 13, S Casey 11R
SMU: S Parrish 20, J Clark 11

@Harding 86, Limestone 59
HU: M Lewis 22 (POG), J Ostrander 12/9R, D Rost 12, J Wright 11, E Clare 10
LC: T Wondoloski 16, J Carrington 14, E Christensen 11

@Hillsdale 69, Northeastern St 50
HC: T Peluso 15 (POG), J Mather 13, M Spiva 12/11R
NS: P Petrin 17
7/19/2014 5:03 PM
Hillsdale is a darn tough #15 team. Should be fun to see who wins between; Lander, Harding, and Hillsdale.
7/20/2014 11:04 AM
shibby. Lander got a serious challenge to their walk through this tournament (and season) undefeated. Lander 36-point favorites in round 3. Not sure I've ever seen a line that high in the Yarnell. A buzzsaw of a team. Hillsdale travels to Harding for a Top 25 matchup.

STANDINGS
Harding 2-0
Lander 2-0
Hillsdale 1-1
St Mary's TX 1-1
Limestone 0-2
Northeastern St 0-2

ROUND THREE
#21 Hillsdale (5-1) +2 @ #5 Harding (5-1)
St Mary's TX (5-1) -10 @ Northeastern St (2-4)
Limestone (3-3) +36 @ #1 Lander (6-0)

ROUND TWO RESULTS
Lander 68, @Hillsdale 64
LU: F Gotcher 18/10R (POG), R Williamson 13, O Zelenski 12
HC: T Peluso 15, J Mather 10/10R, M Spiva 11/9R, M Sellers 10

Harding 64, @Northeastern St 54
HU: M Lewis 16 (POG), E Porter 13, J Wright 11
NS: T Michalowski 13

St Mary's TX 65, Limestone 53
SMU: S Parrish  16 (POG), J Clark 19, F Fried 11
LC: D Whitehair 16, J Carrington 13, K Burbach 10
7/21/2014 8:44 AM
Harding just couldn't get over the hump. Hillsdale led entire 2nd half except for a few ties. Last tie was 52 all with 2:18 left. End game on 9-2 run. Fantastic defense team at Hillsdale. Harding travels to Lander to attempt to revenge two losses in OT last year, the last of which was in the Elite 8.

S Parrish from St Mary's TX having an impressive run in this tournament.

That said, I think Lander may have the best 5 players in the tournament. 

STANDINGS
Lander 3-0
Hillsdale 2-1
St Mary's TX 2-1
Harding 2-1
Limestone 0-3
Northeastern St 0-3

ROUND FOUR
#13 Harding (5-2) +7 @ #1 Lander (7-0)
#18 Hillsdale (6-1) Pick @ #21 St Mary's TX (6-1)
Northeastern St (2-5) +1 @ Limestone (3-4)

ROUND THREE RESULTS
Hillsdale 61, @Harding 54
HC: T Peluso 18 (POG), M Spiva 12
HU: D Rost 13, J Wright 13, M Lewis 9/6A/4S

St Mary's TX 76, @Northeastern St 61
SMU: S Parrish 16 (POG), J Clark 14, F Fried 13, R Layton 10
NS: P Petrin 13, R Robinson 13, T Kroeger

@Lander 92, Limestone 68
LU: R Williamson 27/10R (POG), O Zelenski 20, O Zausch 15, F Gotcher 14, C Mabery 10
LC: T Wondoloski 16, J Carrington 18, K Burbach 12
7/21/2014 10:45 PM
Should be a great one Hacker. 
7/22/2014 10:48 AM
Lander held Michael Lewis scoreless in 1st half and rolled to the Yarnell title. Lewis got 19 in 2nd half, but it was too late. Fantastic team Lander.

STANDINGS
Lander 4-0
Hillsdale 3-1
Harding 2-2
St Mary's TX 2-2
Northeastern St 1-3
Limestone 0-4

FINAL ROUND
#1 Lander (8-0) -34 @ Northeastern St (3-5)
#9 Hillsdale (7-1) -20 @ Limestone (3-5)
St Mary's TX (6-2) Pick @ #22 Harding (5-3)

ROUND FOUR RESULTS
@Lander 75, Harding 60
LU: O Zelenski 24 (POG), R Williamson 22/9R, F Gotcher 12/11R
HU: M Lewis 19, D Rost 16

Hillsdale 68, @St Mary's TX 60
HC: T Peluso 21 (POG), J Mather 13/12R, M Spiva 12
SMU: S Parrish 19, D Horn 10, B Morgan 10

Northeastern St 75, Limestone 65
NS: M Wood 19 (POG), R Robinson 18, P Petrin 17, W Mosely 12R
LC: T Wondoloski 17, E Christensen 13, D Whitehair 11, K Burbach 10, D Owenby 11R
7/23/2014 11:20 AM
It never fails. Team clinches Yarnell in Round 4. Suffers shocking upset in Round 5. Fun scroll through Northeastern St / Lander game. 

STANDINGS
Lander 4-1
Hillsdale 4-1
Harding 3-2
St Mary's TX 2-3
Northeastern St 2-3
Limestone 0-5

FINAL ROUND RESULTS
@Northeastern St 68, Lander 67 OT
NS: P Petrin 21 (POG), R Robinson 14, W Mosely 14, D Sangster 10R
LU: C Mabery 30, O Zausch 11, F Gotcher 11

Hillsdale 63, @Limestone 43
HC: T Peluso 14 (POG), M Spiva 12/12R, B Virgin 11
LC: D Whitehair 15, T Wondoloski 11

@Harding 80, St Mary's TX 74
HU: M Lewis 28 (POG), D Rost 15, E Porter 13
SMU: J Clark 16, S Parrish 12, R Layton 11
7/23/2014 11:46 AM
MVP OF TOURNAMENT
O Zelenski, Lander

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
F Gotcher, Lander
R Williamson, Lander
C Mabery, Lander
T Peluso, Hillsdale
M Spiva, Hillsdale
J Mather, Hillsdale
M Lewis, Harding
S Parrish, St Mary's TX
J Clark, St Mary's TX
P Petrin, Northeastern St
T Wondoloski, Limestone
7/23/2014 11:57 AM
TOURNAMENT HISTORY
Season Champion Coach Runnerup MVP
73 Lander 2 getbedarded Hillsdale Ognjen Zelenski, PG, Lander
72 Lander NC getbedarded Grand Canyon Ognjen Zelenski, PG, Lander
71 Limestone 2 NC brianxavier Dominican Eddie Graham, SG, Limestone
70 Limestone brianxavier Wisconsin, Parkside William Hussey, PF, Limestone
69 St Marys TX 6 mduncanhogs Hillsdale Mark Murphy, C, St Marys TX
68 St Marys TX 5 mduncanhogs Hillsdale RU Mark Murphy, C, St Marys TX
67 St Marys TX 4 RU mduncanhogs UIndy Johnny Barrows, PG, St Marys TX
66 UIndy 2 pete2205 Longwood James Buck, PG, UIndy
65 UIndy pete2205 Harding Richard Crooker, PG, Harding
64 Cal St Stanislaus zagman Longwood Lonnie Cook, SF, St Marys TX
63 St Marys TX 3 mduncanhogs Harding Terry Coombs, PG, St Marys TX
62 Longwood 3 bbunch UIndy Michael Schwizer, PG, Longwood
61 Belmont Abbey crashdive Seattle Kenneth Guin, SG, Belmont Abbey
60 Harding 3 RU hackerhog Seattle Darius Turnipseed, C, Harding
59 St Marys TX 2 mduncanhogs Bowie State Harold Baker, PF, St Marys TX
58 Longwood 2 bbunch New Jersey Tech Arthur Brown, PG, Longwood
57 St Marys TX mduncanhogs Longwood Ronald Golden, SG, New Jersey Tech
56 Harding 2 hackerhog Longwood Joseph Stone, C, Harding
55 Longwood RU bbunch Bowie State NC Robert Coffey, PG, Longwood
54 Northeastern St 2 burkboyz N Florida Gary Elzey, PG, Northeastern St
53 Northeastern St RU burkboyz Gannon Jacob Ellis, SF, Northeastern St
52 Incarnate Word davefilby Harding Mitchell Bridwell, C, Incarnate Word
51 Gannon 4 bvb24 Longwood Don Graves, PG, Gannon
50 N Florida pinkeye Gannon NC Thomas Johnson, PG, N Florida
49 Gannon 3 bvb24 Longwood Richard Winslow, C, Gannon
48 Caldwell 3 RU furry_nipps SE Oklahoma St Robert Hibbert, SG, Caldwell
47 Gannon 2 RU bvb24 Caldwell NC Charlie Hagerman, PG, Gannon
46 Caldwell 2 furry_nipps Concord Stanley Underhill, SF, Caldwell
45 Gannon bvb24 Concord Danny Brown, SG, Gannon
44 Harding hackerhog Bellarmine Harold Nolan, SF, Harding
43 Caldwell RU furry_nipps Concord Ralph Demar, PG, Caldwell
42 Bellarmine NC greenhawks Caldwell Wayne Pam, PG, Bellarmine

Legend
# - Yarnell Titles
NC - National Champion that season (The last two Yarnell champs have gone on to win the NC)
RU - Runner Up that season

OVERALL TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Team W L % Titles
Belmont Abbey 4 1 0.800 1
Grand Canyon 4 1 0.800 0
Caldwell 23 12 0.657 3
Gannon 39 21 0.650 4
Lander 13 7 0.650 2
St Marys TX 48 32 0.600 6
New Jersey Tech 12 8 0.600 0
Dominican 3 2 0.600 0
Longwood 50 35 0.588 3
Seattle 17 13 0.567 0
Limestone 14 11 0.560 2
UIndy 14 11 0.560 2
Pfeiffer 13 12 0.520 0
Concord 10 10 0.500 0
Hillsdale 22 23 0.489 0
Incarnate Word 12 13 0.480 1
Cal St Stanislaus 7 8 0.467 1
N Florida 16 19 0.457 1
Bowie St 16 19 0.457 0
Northeastern St 25 30 0.455 2
Harding 71 89 0.444 3
SE Oklahoma St 6 9 0.400 0
Wisconsin-Parkside 6 9 0.400 0
UC San Diego 4 6 0.400 0
Bellarmine 19 31 0.380 1
U of Sciences 3 7 0.300 0
Chico St 3 12 0.200 0
Goldey-Beacom 3 12 0.200 0
Mercy 2 8 0.200 0
Abilene Christian 1 4 0.200 0
Charleston 0 5 0.000 0

7/23/2014 4:13 PM
Posted by hackerhog on 7/23/2014 11:46:00 AM (view original):
MVP OF TOURNAMENT
O Zelenski, Lander

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
F Gotcher, Lander
R Williamson, Lander
C Mabery, Lander
T Peluso, Hillsdale
M Spiva, Hillsdale
J Mather, Hillsdale
M Lewis, Harding
S Parrish, St Mary's TX
J Clark, St Mary's TX
P Petrin, Northeastern St
T Wondoloski, Limestone
Thanks for throwing Wondoloski a bone... Limestone vastly undermanned this season!
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