Norwich 49 @ Texas Tyler 72
Texas Lutheran 86 @ Loras 73
Puget Sound 79 @ Dominican 62
Paced by SF Ross Anderson and SG Jon Hill's 19 and 16 pts, Texas Tyler was able to break open a tight game at halftime to pull away for a 23 point win. Turnovers were the important factor in the Texas Tyler win, as they forced ten more than they committed, leading to a 9 shot advantage (as well as a 12 FTA advantage). Long scoring droughts in the second half doomed Norwich, as Texas Tyler clamped down to get the victory.
SF Glenn Young's 13 points paced a balanced Lutheran attack which featured five players in double figures in their 13 point victory over Loras. A tight first half was followed by some strong play by Loras to open the second, as they outscored the Lutherans by 10 in the first 5:30 minutes of the second half to open a six point advantage at 54-48. From then on, it was all Tx Lutheran, however, as they answered with a 9-0 run from 14:30-12:35, and went on to outscore Loras by ten over the remainder of the contest. Loras was led by John Mack's 19 points in the losing effort.
Puget Sound/ Dominican
Led by Player of the Game Garry Bullin's 17 point, 6 rebound effort, the Sounders were able to ride a strong first half and stifling defense to an easy victory. Dominican could not convert advantages in FG Att, FT Att and ORB to the win because they were held to a .386% shooting night by the stifling M2M defense. The Sounders, however, were quite successful in all aspects of their shooting, making more FG's and FT's, both in less attempts. Dominican was led by Russell Davies 13 in the losing effort.