CVAC-Heartland Challenge Season 65 Topic

Dave, I'll write these up for you tomorrow morning if you still don't have time. If you can do it, then go ahead. 
6/17/2013 10:17 PM
Bunch, I'll grab the first three if you want to writeup the St Edwards & Marys games.
6/17/2013 11:22 PM
Drury 66, Erskine 57:  This one was a tail of two halves as Erskine had a fairly comfortable lead during most of the the first half, with Drury able to close the gap to 6 just before half.  But Drury came out focused to start the second stanza, determined to ride the broad shoulders of Johnny McNemany.  Johnny scored 14 of his team-high 21 in the second half, and Drury outscored Erskine by 15.  Erksine went 8-of-25 in the second half.

Longwood 58, Montevallo 50:  In the Jekyll & Hyde season had by Longwood so far, there's one consistency:  they play outstanding defense at home.  Unfortunately for the Mont', they traveled to Farmville, VA.  Both teams slowed the tempo to a crawl and it became apparent early that this one would be a war.  Longwood grabbed a slim early lead and never relinquished it.  This one always felt like about a 5 point deficit to Montevallo, but they could never muster a run against Longwood's stifling D that held them to 39% from the floor.  Despite the slow pace, Montevallo committed 25 fouls and Longwood made a living at the line.  Offensive stars in this one?  Nope, try again.

Barton 68, N Alabama 54:  Another matchup where the coaches decided to slow the pace and grind it out.  Barton grabbed an early 7-0 lead and the teams were evenly matched thereafter, with Barton up by 8 at the break.  Barton rapidly opened up a double-digit lead in the 2nd half, N Alabama was able to close within 7 with just under 5 minutes remaining, but Barton put their foot on the gas to win by 14.  N Alabama's Gregory Williams had a game-high 19 on an efficient 8-of-12 effort from the floor.  Barton's Jesse Street led the way with 13 for Barton.  Anybody ever seen a game where a team won by double-digits despite only pulling down 17 rebounds?  Barton helped offset their rebounding deficit with 13 steals.

Heartland 5, CVAC 5, pending the writeup results of the St Edwards & St Mary's games...
6/18/2013 8:56 AM
Pfieffer 64, St. Eds 56 - The first half was super close, with neither team having more than a 5 point lead. Pfieffer than took a 12 point lead through the 2nd half due to the heady play of PG Earl Walker and a couple of other guys hitting timely 3's. A Timothy Worm finger-roll by St. Eds capped a comeback attempt, cutting the Pfieffer lead to 4 with about 2 minutes left, but Pfieffer won the FT battle and held on for the win. Robert Wilkerson was huge for Pfieffer with 16 points and 11 rebounds. 

6/18/2013 11:07 AM
St. Mary's 73, Queens 55 - This one was never a contest, as St. Mary's raced to an 18-4 early lead and never looked back. Queens was disheartened at the beginning, and played for point differential, knowing that in a tie-breaker, the challenge is decided by points. St. Mary's was doing the same thing, making sure that the game was as close to being a blowout as possible. Matthew Gould was the POG for St. Marys with 15 points and 7 huge assists. 
6/18/2013 11:10 AM
So we have a 6-6 tie.  Going to the tiebreaker, The Heartland wins the Challenge in our closest tournament yet, with a total point margin of victory of 6 points.  St. Mary's didn't do much right in non-conference play, but that 18-point win last night was a big one.
6/18/2013 11:27 AM
To the tie-breaker we go........

Unless someone tells me different (thx bbunch), point differential it is:

I come up with total point totals of:

Heartland 807, CVAC 801. 

Someone please check my math, but St Mary's & Queens truely were playing for the Challenge title in a blowout game.  Is it Heartland by a whisker?
6/18/2013 11:29 AM
You got it right dave.  Heartland by a whopping 6 points.
6/18/2013 11:30 AM
Congrats Heartland!
6/19/2013 10:01 AM
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