Manhattan, KS – The Barclay College Lady Bears hit the road again for an away game against Manhattan Christian Crusaders on Tuesday, November 27th.

The Lady Bears found themselves in a hole a couple times in the first half. “Manhattan came out and got really physical with us,” said Head Coach Brad Lingafelter. However, the Lady Bears managed to dig themselves out trailing by only 7 at the half, 28-21.

The second half looked promising when the Lady Bears came out with lots of intensity as they began to chip away at the Lady Crusaders lead. In the end, Barclay could not hang with Manhattan’s deep bench. The Crusaders were able to pull away and win 67-44.

High scorers for the Bears were Senior Artaya Climes (Lawton, OK) with 11 points and Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) with 10 points.

The Lady Bears are back at home this weekend hosting Grace University (Omaha, NE) on Friday November 30th at 5:30 PM CST and on Saturday they will face Dallas Christian at home at 4:00 PM CST.

Manhattan, KS – Two weeks prior the BC Men’s Basketball Team hit a last second shot in their first regular season game of the year to beat Rhema Bible Training College 118-117 and then on Tuesday, November 27th, the Bears were able to make it happen again, this time on the road to beat Manhattan Christian College 78-77.

It was neck and neck through the early stages of the first half. The Bears seemed to be in control but the Crusaders of Manhattan were able to make a late surge to take the lead 34-33 at the halfway point.

In the second half, the Bears came out with energy and built a double digit lead with scrappy defense and strong interior play on offense. The Crusaders, however, once again closed the gap late in the game and after Senior Toney Hatton hit on one of his two free throws to give the Bears a one point lead, the Crusaders transitioned quickly. They attacked the basket and were able to make a lay-up with only five seconds left to give them a one point edge. This time Sophomore Charles Brodhead in-bounded up the sideline to a streaking Tanner Stevens who attacked the basket but missed the lay-up but Brodhead was there for two of his 18 points to tip it in as the buzzer sounded to give the Bears a huge MCCC road win.

“I am very proud of our guys efforts and their perseverance to stick with it,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “We will continue to grow as a team, and get better at end of game situations so that I don’t die young with all these nail-bitters.”

Senior post players Hatton and Shane Brown controlled the paint. Hatton scored 25 points on 7-9 shooting and led the Bears on the boards with 8 while Brown chipped in another 12 points on 5-8 shooting. The Bears shot 55% from the field on the game.

The Bears (4-0, 3-0) are back in action this weekend at Hockett Auditorium on the campus of Barclay College. On Friday they will host Grace University (Omaha, NE) at 7:30 PM CST and on Saturday they will face NCCAA Southwest Region opponent Dallas Christian at 6:00 PM.

The ACCA National Tournament kicked off on November 1st with a banquet prior to competitions into the weekend. The Barclay Bear Volleyball team finished out their season facing some familiar opponents at the tournament in Hillsdale Freewill Baptist, Central Christian College of the Bible (CCCB), Arlington Baptist and Champion Baptist.

 

In pool play the faced off against Hillsdale Freewill Baptist first. The Saints were able to win 13-25, 17-25 and 15-25. The Bears next opponent was the Patriots of Arlington Baptist. The Patriots proved too much for the Bears as well and won 11-25, 18-25 and 17-25. Arlington Baptist would go on to win the 2012 ACCA National Tournament on Saturday afternoon. In their last game of pool play, the Bears went head to head with CCCB for the third time in less than month. Both prior matches went to five with each team winning a match. This time around the Saints would win in 4 sets 25-8, 25-27, 25-19 and 25-23. Saturday morning the Bears found themselves facing Champion Baptist in the consolation game for seventh place in the tournament. The Bears came out ready to play and beat Champion in 3 sets 25-20, 25-15 and 25-16 to finish the season on a positive note.

 

Offensively Junior Sarah Sullivan led the team in the tournament with 31 kills and 7 blocks. While Senior Katie Cruse finished with 17 kills and 4 blocks. Sophomore Megan Eby added 17 kills, 10 blocks and 6 aces. Freshman Sharese Mulliken contributed with 15 kills, 3 blocks and 9 aces. Freshman Lauren Wells had 5 aces. Defensively the Bears were led by Sophomore Dani Gressel with 45 digs while freshman Courtney Gillaspy added 32 digs. Sophomore Kalyn Switzer finished with 76 assists on the weekend and 31 digs.

At the banquet Cruse and Sullivan were recognized for the efforts. Cruse was named an Academic All- American while Sullivan was voted to onto the ACCA 2nd Team.

The Barclay College Men’s Soccer program took another step in the right direction in their 2012 campaign. They finished the season 10-10-1 overall and 3-3 in MCCC play.

With a plethora of new faces mixed in with a solid core of returners, the Bears were able to be extremely competive every time out, even with an extremely tough schedule. They started the season out 4-1 with victories at Grace University, at Faith Bible Baptist College, in Kansas City against Emmaus Bible College and the first ever home game under the lights against Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College only to drop the next four to Manhattan Christian College, Dallas Christian College, at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and Calvary Bible College. Over the final five regular season games, the Bears managed to go 3-1-1 with wins over Central Bible College, St. Louis Christian College and Central Christian College of the Bible to put them in good postion for post season play.

In the MCCC Tournament the 4th seeded Bears won their opener and gave #1 seeded Manhattan Christian all they wanted, leading for a majority of the game, before falling 2-1. The following weekend the Bears were in Oklahoma City for the NCCAA Southwest Regional where the Bears were beaten by Ozark Christian for the second time on the season. After being eliminated from the NCCAA National Tournament, the Bears traveled to Joplin, MO for the ACCA National Tournament. The Bears won their opener against Emmaus Bible but then lost to #1 seeded Calvary Bible. In the consolation match, the Bears beat Rhema Bible Training College 2-1 to finish 3rd for the second year in a row.

Second year Head Coach Kevin Lee concluded, “I think we are on the right road as we continue to develop into a championship team.” Lee was also pleased with his players focus on the bigger prize and appreciative of the many people that helped make the season a sucess.

There were many individual accomplishments on the season as well. Freshman Eduard Salazar led the Bears in scoring on the season, was named NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week back in September, was MCCC 1st Team All Conference, NCCAA Southwest Region 1st Team as well as ACCA 1st Team. Sophomore Aaron Collatie was named MCCC 2nd Team and to the NCCAA Southwest Region Team. Junior Goalkeeper Austin Ogle was named to the NCCAA Southwest Region Team. Seniors Sammy Sanders, Sean Austin, and Jon Wailes, as well as Junior Pilo Miranda-Troup were named Academic All-Americans.

November 26th will be the fifth annual Campus of Light celebration. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. that evening and is held in front of Phillips Hall. There will be musical numbers punctuated by the lighting of each building on campus. Aerial displays are included in the program. Everyone is invited to come watch and fellowship.

Barclay College Men’s Basketball is off to a 3-0 start this year. Over the weekend they traveled to two MCCC opponents, Nebraska Christian College on Friday, November 18th and to Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) the following Saturday afternoon.

 

Friday, November 16th the Bears took on the Parsons of Nebraska Christian. Early on the Parsons were able to stay within striking distance as the Bears racked up twenty first half fouls. However, the Bears, led by Senior Toney Hatton’s (Irving, TX) 25 points and Freshman Caleb Stagner-Hundley’s (Savannah, MO) 17 points and 18 rebounds, were able to pull away shortly into the second half to secure the victory 94-63.

 

On Saturday afternoon, the Bears pressure defense and inside presence were a little too much for the Eagles to handle. At half the Bears found themselves up 61-39 and were able to close the game out 104-70. The Bears shot a blistering 72% from the field, led by Hatton’s 26 points on 11-12 shooting.

 

Next up for the Bears (3-0, 2-0) are the defending MCCC Champions from Manhattan Christian College at 7:30 PM CST in Manhattan, KS on Tuesday, November 27th.

The Barclay Lady Bears traveled to Omaha, NE on Friday, November 16th to play the Lady Royals of Grace University and then were in Ankeny, IA to face Faith Baptist Bible College Saturday afternoon.

 

The Lady Bears started out great, scoring the first seven points, and playing very strong but then went through a rough stretch to find themselves down seven. To close the half, they were able to bounce back and head into halftime down 25-20. However, in the second half, the Lady Royals were the ones who came out quickly as they pulled away for a 52-26 win. Sophomore Jamie Larsh (Haviland, KS) led the Lady Bears in scoring with 10 and Freshman Shandy Edenborough (Goodwell, OK) continued her strong play with 8 points and 9 rebounds.

 

 “The results of this game fall squarely on my shoulders,” offered Coach Lingafelter. “I went in at halftime and simply over-coached. We have talent on this team and I should have just let them go out and make plays.”

 

The following afternoon, the Bears were back at it against the newest member of the MCCC, Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA). Once again the Bears jumped out to an early lead, but this time around they were able to maintain their momentum. They went into the half with a double digit lead due largely to their stifling full-court defensive pressure and great ball movement offensively. The Bears earned their first victory of the year 61-39. Senior Kaylee Miller (Great Bend, KS) led the Bears with 15 points while Edenborough added another 12 points and 7 rebounds.

 

On Tuesday, November 27th, the Bears (1-2, 1-0) head to Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) for another MCCC game at 5:30 PM CST.

HAVILAND, KS – With two exhibition games already under their belt, the Barclay College Bears Men’s Basketball team kicked off the 2012-13 regular season Tuesday, November 13th against the Eagles of Rhema Bible Training College (Tulsa, OK). The last time the Bears faced off against the Eagles was in the semi-finals of the ACCA National Tournament last spring and the Eagles came away victorious. This time around it was a different story as the Bears squeked out a 118-117 win. 

The Bears opened up with full court pressure and it was back and forth action all through the first half with the Eagles going into break with a narrow 60-57 lead. In the second half the Bears began to flex their muscles in the interior to stretch the lead mid-way through the half.  The Eagles kept it close by capitalizing on 15-29 (51.7%) from three point range on the game.

Down the stretch the Bears built a three point lead with less than 35 seconds left in the game, only to see an improbable four point play put the Eagles up one. After the Bears advanced the ball to half court, the Eagle defense flocked to Senior Toney Hatton (Irving, TX) and Sophomore Spencer Huiatt (Hydro, OK) was able to find Junior Austin Zamarripa (Great Bend, KS) wide open under the hoop for the game winning basket as time expired.  Sophomore Charles Brodhead (Lompoc, CA) and Freshman Caleb Stagner-Hundley (Savannah, MO) led the way for the Bears with 50 combined points and 24 boards.

Next up, the Bears (1-0, 0-0) will be traveling to Omaha, NE to begin their MCCC schedule against Nebraska Christian College on Friday, November 16th at 7:00 PM CST. On Saturday, November 17th they will face Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) at 3:00 PM CST.

HAVILAND, KS – The Barclay College Lady Bears hosted their first home game of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday, November 13th against the Eagles of Rhema Bible Training College (Tulsa, OK). The Eagles enter this season fresh off another ACCA National Championship in 2012.

With only two ladies in action from last year’s squad, Junior Sarah Sullivan (San Antonio, TX) and Morgan Stander (Elmwood, NE) the Lady Bears came out with a lot of energy. Midway through the first half the Eagles full court pressure began to take its toll, forcing 27 turnovers by the break, leaving the Lady Bears down by 18 at the half.

Coming out of the second half the Lady Bears never backed down from the Lady Eagles, only getting outscored by 4 points the second half, with the final score being 69-47. For the game, Barclay out rebounded Rhema  by 12 boards (58-46). Barclay College was led by Freshman Shandy Edenborough’s (Goodwell, OK) double-double with 16 rebounds and 11 points. Freshman RaeLyn Epp (Weatherford, OK) contributed 14 points and Sullivan with 9.

Next up, the Bears will be traveling to Omaha, NE to face Grace University on Friday, November 16th at 5:30 PM CST. On Saturday, November 17th they will face Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) at 1:00 PM CST for their first MCCC game.

The 2012-13 Barclay Bears Men’s Basketball team began practice on October 1st. This year’s roster includes a balanced mixture of returners and new players and has the potential to be a memorable year.

“I am excited about the potential that this team has both on and off the court,” said third year Head Coach Royce Bryan. “From a basketball standpoint, we could potentially play the whole bench every night. It means our practices have been and hopefully will continue to be very competitive. Most importantly, however, is the opportunity these guys have to grow in their relationship with Jesus and develop a lifestyle consistent with His way.”

The Bears return nine players from previous seasons including Seniors Toney Hatton (Irving, TX) and Shane Brown (Haviland, KS), Junior Austin Ogle (Hutchinson, KS), Junior Aaron Taylor (Palm Bay, FL), Junior Austin Zamarippa (Great Bend, KS), Sophomore Spencer Huiatt (Hydro, OK), Sophomore Tanner Stevens (Haviland, KS) and 2011-12 All-Conference selections Sophomore Charles Brodhead (Lompoc, CA) and Sophomore Brandon Howarth (Dodge City, KS). Newcomers are Sophomore Tommy Leach (Derby, KS), Freshman Caleb Stagner-Hundley (Savannah, MO), Freshman Titus Gwess (Wichita, KS), Freshman Joseph Sullivan (San Antonio, TX), Freshman Dalton Racster-Hall (Great Falls, MT), and Junior Pilo Miranda-Troup (Arvada, CO).

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