Blue Knights beat CCC Raiders to advance to national tournament
The Blue Knights basketball team (14–14) at Dakota County Technical College pulled off a come-from-behind victory to slip past the Central Community College Raiders (18–14) 68–65 and become NJCAA DII District 7 champions. The game was played Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Columbus, Nebraska, on Central’s home court. The win propels DCTC to the NJCAA DII Men’s Basketball Tournament March 21–25, 2017, at the Mary Miller Center in Danville, Illinois. The Blue Knights are one of 16 teams competing in the tournament.
DCTC led the Raiders at halftime 39–38, but the Blue Knights were down nine points late in the game. Joey Johnson, 6-3 freshman forward, scored three points with six seconds left to put the Knights ahead for good. For DCTC vs CCC game stats, visit BOX SCORE.
Starter Adreon Wadlington, 5-10 freshman guard, led all scorers with 24 points, including five 3-pointers. Wadlington also had five defensive rebounds and two steals. Cole Murray, 6-8-freshman post, completed a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Termaine Daniels, 6-0 freshman guard, and Martez Rodgers, 6-0 freshman guard, added 12 points and 10 points, respectively.
DCTC reached the District 7 championship by defeating the United Tribes Technical College Thunderbirds (16–14) from Bismarck, North Dakota, 86–81, March 5, 2017, at Inver Hills Community College to take home the NJCAA DII Region 13 Championship.
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