UNION, Pa. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre outlasted Central Maine CC in overtime with the help of Colin Nurse’s 26 points, narrowly beating CMCC, 70-69, in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Division II men’s basketball national championship Thursday.
Central Maine took command in the first half, building a 40-27 lead by halftime.
The gamet featured several lead changes and physical play, With Wilkes-Barre leading 62-65, Cam Angell hit a 3-pointer as time expired to send the game into overtime.
In the extra period, Wilkes-Barre held Central Maine to only one basket, and received key shots from Nurse and John Sanderson to hold on for a victory. Frank Peters added 16 points and 12 rebounds for Wilkes-Barre. They will advance to play either Penn State Beaver or World Harvest Bible College on Friday at 6 p.m.
Central Maine received 17 points and 11 rebounds from Tyler Smithgall. Matt Sceviour also scored 17 points CMCC also received13 points from Angell. Mark Truss dropped in 10 points.
Williamson 72, UMA 57
UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Kareen Walls scored 20 points and Nate Armstrong added 19 as Williamson dropped the University of Maine at Augusta with a 72-57 victory in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Division II men’s basketball national championship Thursday.
Williamson lead 36-3o at halftime. For UMA, Jawaan Stalling and Moses Brathwaite each scoredd 19 points, with Brathwaite pulling down 23 rebounds.
UMA take on New Hampshire Tech today in a consolation round.