Welcome to the Day After Christmas Blog Binge… there are four posts ahead of you today, all going up one hour apart, just to avoid spamming your inboxes that much, because stuff is about to get real here in the GNAC.
First things first: Non Las Vegas games.
Chaminade 82, MSU-Billings 65
At least this loss is out of the way. No one played particularly well, but Momir Gataric at least went 6-6 on free throws; make them count, right?
Hawaii Pacific 73, MSU-Billings 45
Is it over yet? Can we unplug our ears? Good. Uh oh. At least they had 28 rebounds as a team? There’s something okay.
CSU Monterey Bay 75, Northwest Nazarene 68
There were so many great things about watching NNU actually play cohesively as a team. When you play like that, upsets almost happen; when you play like that, everyone’s stats look pretty okay. Both Keven Rima AND Matyas Hering had a double-double; Mike Wright had 18 points, seven assists, and five boards; Erik Kinney had 15 points and four rebounds; David Shedrick had 11 points off the bench.
Northwest Nazarene 60, Dominican 51.
Erik Kinney had a great game; Alex Birketoft had a full house; Bouna N’Diaye was finally productive again. Awesome win for the Crusaders, for whom wins have been far and few in between.
Up next: A conference ranking in order of how things stand now.