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8/28/2014 2:16 PM (edited)
This will be the 34th 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: Lander [Peach] <-- IN
Host: Harding [GulfSouth]  *

Formal Invitations have been extended to the following four schools:

W Alabama [Heartland] <-- IN
Pfeiffer [CVAC] <-- IN
Hillsdale [GLIAC] <-- IN
Dominican [CACC] <-- IN

Wisconsin-Parkside [GLV] alternate
Northeastern St [Lonestar] alternate
Anybody in Heartland or CVAC - alternate

Should any invitation be declined, I'll likely look for the replacement from that conference or next in rankings or go with my go to list of schools who have played in the Yarnell in the past.
8/28/2014 2:15 PM (edited)
Pfeiffer is in. That eliminates anyone from CVAC as an alternate.
Hillsdale is in.
Lander is in.
W Alabama is in. That eliminates the slew of Heartland teams that are deserving.
Dominican is in
8/28/2014 2:15 PM (edited)
If you want to start scheduling...

FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin

Game #5: Lander @ Harding, Pfieffer @ W Alabama, Dominican @ Hillsdale
Game #6: Harding @ Dominican, W Alabama @ Lander, Pfieffer @ Hillsdale
Game #7: Hillsdale @ Harding, W Alabama @ Dominican, Lander @ Pfieffer
Game #8: Harding @ Pfieffer, Hillsdale @ W Alabama, Dominican @ Lander
Game #9: W Alabama @ Harding, Pfieffer @ Dominican, Hillsdale @ Lander
8/28/2014 11:00 AM
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10/26/2014 10:51 PM
Ok. Time to crank this up. Looks like a great field with impact players.

Preseason Rankings

#3 Hillsdale
#9 Harding
#17 Pfeiffer
#23 Dominican
NR Lander
NR W Alabama

Players To Watch
Johnnie Morrison, SG Sr. 6'4" 199 - Dominican - 1st team All American
Edgar Porter, PF Sr. 6'11" 240 - Harding - 2nd team AA
Frederick Beebe, SF Jr. 6'5" 220 - Lander - 3rd team AA
Gerald Thomas, PG Sr. 6'2" 196 - Pfeiffer - Honorable Mention AA

First Round
#19 Lander (3-1) +4 @ #2 Harding (4-0)
Dominican (1-3) +7 @ #10 Hillsdale (3-1)
#23 Pfeiffer (3-1) +1 @ W Alabama (4-0)

10/27/2014 9:14 AM
3 teams in this field are getting talked up in the Iba 75 thread. Dominican goes on the road and pulls a big upset over the perceived tournmanet favorite.

STANDINGS
Dominican 1-0
Harding 1-0
Pfeiffer 1-0
Hillsdale 0-1
Lander 0-1
W Alabama 0-1

SECOND ROUND
#2 Harding (5-0) -11 @ Dominican (2-3)
#16 Pfeiffer (4-1) Pickem @ #21 Hillsdale (3-2)
W Alabama (4-1) Pickem @ #24 Lander (3-2)

FIRST ROUND RESULTS
@Harding 63, Lander 58
HU: E Porter 19/9R (POG), G Eaton 10, 
LU: G Bennett 20, G Miller 14, J Drinski 10R, J Roan 13

Dominican 80, @Hillsdale 73
DC: R Eckles 9/5A/5S (POG), J Morrison 16, N Lord 10, J Fritts 14, E Loudermilk 11
HC: R Gerke 16/5A/2S, H Bachman 14, C Beck 11, J Johnson 10, G Marlowe 10

Pfeiffer 77, @W Alabama 67
PU: G Thomas 15 (POG), C Reade 8/10R, M Alderman 11
UWA: W Fowler 18
10/28/2014 8:41 AM
Dominican goes on a 19-4 run early in the 2nd half to break open a tight game and pulls second consecutive upset. Johnnie Morrison can fill up the stat categories. It's still anybody's tournament. The favorites in all three games on tap in round three are favored by only one point.

STANDINGS
Dominican 2-0
Harding 1-1
Hillsdale 1-1
Lander 1-1
Pfeiffer 1-1
W Alabama 0-2

THIRD ROUND
#16 Hillsdale (4-2) +1 @ #6 Harding (5-1)
#18 Lander (4-2) +1 @ #24 PFeiffer (4-2)
W Alabama (4-2) +1 @ Dominican (3-3)

SECOND ROUND RESULTS
@Dominican 83, Harding 66
DC: J Morrison 18/4R/6A/4S (POG), N Lord 12, J Fritts 12
HU: E Porter 15, G Eaton 15, L Zanders 10

@Hillsdale 74, Pfeiffer 64
HC: J Johnson 16 (POG), C Beck 15, R Gerke 11, H Bachman 10/13R, G Marlowe 10/9R
PU: W Heath 19, G Thomas 10, D Taylor 9/10R

@Lander 59, W Alabama 49
LU: J Roan 20 (POG), G Bennett 16, F Beebe 10, G Miller 11R
UWA: D Binder 10, W Fowler 11, J Cummings 9R

10/28/2014 10:07 AM
Hacker, you caught my team on the wrong night. That's the best game this team has played.
10/28/2014 4:21 PM
Posted by bvb24 on 10/28/2014 10:07:00 AM (view original):
Hacker, you caught my team on the wrong night. That's the best game this team has played.
you put a whooping on me fo sho
10/29/2014 9:24 AM
Quite the defensive battle at Harding. Very difficult to score for both teams. Gerald Eaton put Harding up 54-53 with 25 seconds left on a pull-up jumper from just outside the lane. Then in explicitly fouled Ruben Gerke with 18 seconds left. Gerke calmly hit 2 FTs in front of the Harding student section. G Marlowe added w more FTs with 8 seconds left after a Harding turnover. Then J Walker added 2 more FTs after L Zanders missed a game-tying 3 with 4 seconds left. Kudos to the road team sinking those FTs. Hillsdale's last made basket was with 7:39 left in the game... and they still won.
 
Pfeiffer battled back from a 12-point 2nd half deficit to rally to win 65-61. W Heath got an old-fashioned 3 point play when he made a turn around jumper and hit the FT to give Pfeiffer their 1st lead 54-53 with 6:35 remaining. A lead they would never give up. F Beebe hit a couple of late 3's to contribute to his game high 23 points, but they just could not get over the hump.
 
Dominican continued their winning ways led by do everything J Morrison in defeating W Alabama 63-57. Morrison followed his 16/4R/3A performance against Hillsdale and his 18/4R/6A/4S performance against Harding with a 17/6R/5A performance in this game. Not to be outdone W Alabama's W Fowler contributed 32 of W Alabama's 57 points and hit a 3 with 23 seconds remaining to make it a one-point game 57-58. But as what Hillsdale did to Harding, Dominican closed the game out from the FT line.
 
STANDINGS
Dominican 3-0
Hillsdale 2-1
Pfeiffer 2-1
Harding 1-2
Lander 1-2
W Alabama 0-3
 
FOURTH ROUND
#10 Hillsdale (5-2) -7 @ W Alabama (4-3)
#12 Harding (5-2) +1 @ #17 Pfeiffer (5-2)
#24 Dominican (4-3) +1 @ Lander (4-3)
 
THIRD ROUND RESULTS
Hillsdale 59, @Harding 54
HC: G Marlowe 16 (POG), C Beck 14, H Bachman 10R
HU: E Porter 21, G Eaton 11/9R
 
@Pfeiffer 65, Lander 61
PU: G Thomas 12 (POG), W Heath 10, D Taylor 10
LU: F Beebe 23, G Miller 13, J Roan 13
 
@Dominican 63, W Alabama 57
DC: J Morrison 17/6R/5A (POG), J Hoover 14, N Lord 10/10R, J Fritts 12
UWA: W Fowler 32
10/30/2014 9:35 AM
They serve some fine home-cooking in Misenheimer, NC. Fouls were 22 to 8 in 2nd half. 29 to 16 for game. Well done. Now they take their act on the road to Orangeburg, NY and play for the Yarnell title. bvb has owned this tournament in season's past. Good luck.

STANDINGS
Dominican 4-0
Pfeiffer 3-1
Hillsdale 2-2
Harding 1-3
Lander 1-3
W Alabama 1-3

FINAL ROUND
#14 Pfeiffer (6-2) +1 @ #16 Dominican (5-3)
W Alabama (5-3) +2 @ #18 Harding (5-3)
#19 Hillsdale (5-3) -1 @ Lander (4-4)

ROUND FOUR RESULTS
@W Alabama 63, Hillsdale 53
UWA: W Fowler 14 (POG), K Durbin 15, R Wieczorek 10
HC: C Beck 13

@Pfeiffer 69, Harding 61
PU: A Slinkard 13/9R (POG), G Thomas 10
HU: E Porter 15, L Zanders 14

Dominican 82, @Lander 70
DC: N Lord 15/10R (POG), J Hoover 15, J Fritts 12, J Morrison 11
LU: G Bennett 22, J Roan 20, G Miller 12
10/31/2014 10:52 AM
Congrats bvb24!

STANDINGS
Dominican 5-0
Hillsdale 3-2
Pfeiffer 3-2
Harding 2-3
Lander 1-4
W Alabama 1-4

FINAL ROUND
@Dominican 56, Pfeiffer 53
DC: J Fritts 12 (POG), J Morrison 10
PU: G Thomas 10

@Harding 70, W Alabama 64
HU: E Porter 19 (POG), M Register 15
UWA: W Fowler 28

Hillsdale 72, @Lander 65
HC: C Beck 15, H Bachman 12/12R, G Marlowe 12, J Walker 11
LU: F Beebe 18, G Bennett 17, J Drinski 16R, J Roan 15
10/31/2014 8:44 PM
Surprised by this tournament. I didn't think I had a team that could win it.
12/15/2014 1:55 PM
Sorry, I never put the finishing touches on this one. I'm out hunting the time of year this tournament ran.

TOURNAMENT MVP
Johnnie Morrison, SG Dominican

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
J Fritts - Dominican
N Lord - Dominican
G Marlowe - Hillsdale
C Beck - Hillsdale
G Thomas - Pfeiffer
E Porter - Harding
J Roan - Lander
W Fowler - W Alabama

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