Kaylee Miller, a Senior from Great Bend, KS and graduate of Hoisington High School, was a two-time award winner at the ACCA National Tournament Banquet. The ACCA National Tournament Banquet was held in Joplin, Mo to kick start 4 days of competition.

Miller was first honored as an Academic All-American. This was the second straight year that she received this honor. In order to qualify a student must be a Junior or Senior and have at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Miller has earned a 3.95 GPA in Business.

Miller was also named as an ACCA Honorable Mention All-American. This is Miller’s 3rd athletic acknowledgement this season. Kayle also received All-Conference and All-Region awards.

Coach Lingafelter commented, “Kaylee is an absolute honor to have on the team. She will be sorely missed next year. Her leadership, her work ethic on the court and in the classroom will be hard to duplicate. Kaylee deserves every accolade that has come her way!” 

The ACCA recognized the individual efforts of Sophomore Charles Brodhead and Toney Hatton this past weekend at a banquet held in Joplin, MO.

Brodhead was selected as an ACCA 1st Team All-American for the second year in a row. This award accompanies his MCCC 1st Team selection and his NCCAA Southwest Region 1st Team selection following a year in which he led the 18-12 Bears in scoring (20.2) and rebounding (7.7).

Hatton was selected as an ACCA 2nd Team All-American. He also was a MCCC 1st Team selection and a NCCAA Southwest Region 2nd Team selection while averaging 17.6 points on nearly 60% shooting from the field.

The 2012-13 Barclay College Men’s Basketball team concluded their season this past weekend at the ACCA National Tournament held in Joplin, MO. They were seeded 6 out of 12 colleges.

With the top four seeds receiving first-round byes, on Wednesday, February 27th the Bears faced an MCCC foe in Faith Baptist College. The Bears came out on fire. They hit their first four shots, including three threes and never looked back. They led 49-30 at the half and won 85-66. Sophomore Charles Brodhead led the Bears potent offensive attack with 31 points on 10-14 shooting while Sophomore Brandon Howarth added 19 points on 8-11 shooting and pulled down 9 rebounds. The Bears shot a blistering 62% from the field.

In the Bears Quarterfinal match-up on Thursday, they went head to head with #3 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist. The game was physical and the Saints athleticism and inside presence took its toll on the Bears as the game progressed, out-rebounding the Bears 44-26. Brodhead’s 32 points and 9 boards kept the Bears within striking distance, but they could never get over the hump as the Saints advanced to the semi-finals with a tough 81-71 victory.

On Friday afternoon, the Bears had a rematch with the Arlington Baptist College Patriots. The previous day, the #2 seeded Patriots were upset and found themselves playing in the consolation bracket. One week prior the Patriots disbanded the Bears by 30 points. This time around the Bears built an early 25-11 lead thanks to the sharp shooting Brodhead and Howarth, who went 5-8 from three in the first half. However, the Patriot defense picked up the pressure and closed the half with a flurry to take a two point lead into the locker room. Momentum remained with the Patriots in the second half as they shot an impressive 61% from the field to win 87-74. Howarth led all scorers with 25 points while Brodhead had 24 points and 10 rebounds.

In Saturday’s 7th place game, it was a defensive showdown with Champion Baptist College. Both teams made everything difficult offensively and consequently the half time score was 35-29 in favor of Champion. Champion remained in the lead throughout most of the second half even when Sophomore Spencer Huiatt scored several of his 14 points as he knifed through the defense. In the end, the Bears came up short 60-69. Senior Shane Brown, in his last game, led the Bears with 15 points and Freshman Titus Gwess went for 12 points.

The Bears finished their season 18-12 overall, one win shy of tying the school record for most wins in a season. After starting the season 7-0, the Bears finished second in the MCCC regular season with an 8-2 record, and 3rd at the MCCC tournament.

“It was no doubt a roller coaster of a year. We had a lot of adversity at the end of the year, but I am super proud of the effort my guys gave and hope the conclusion of this year can be used as fuel to motivate us to continue to grow and improve both on and off the court in the days to come,” concluded Head Coach Royce Bryan.

The Bible encourages us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have,” but to do it with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
The 2013 Apologetics Conference at Barclay College is open to anyone on the Barclay College campus or the wider community in Haviland, Greensburg, Pratt, and other towns in the area.

As a result of attending this conference, you will:

  • Strengthen your faith.
  • Enjoy the stimulating presentations by a world-class speaker.
  • Grow in your knowledge.
  • Find encouragement to follow Christ and live for Him.

Be better prepared to give a reasonable answer for your faith – to “defend” it – without being defensive!

March 21-23 at Haviland Friends and Barclay College

Dr. Craig Hazen, new Adjunct Professor for Barclay, serves full-time as the Founder and Director fo the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University in California.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Elightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals.

Sign up online for the Apologetics Conference

Barclay College is teaming up with the American Red Cross on March 1, 2013 to sponsor a life-saving blood drive from 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Hockett Auditorium.

Philippians 2:3-4 says, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own Interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

This event is all about OTHERS…

Come and support by either volunteering or donating, so that others may be blessed with life.  Sign up to donate at www.redcrossblood.org or by emailing kevin.lee@barclaycollege.edu

Joplin, MO – After the conclusion of the Southwest Region Tournament the coaches held a meeting in which they discussed  all the nominees for the All-Region team.

 

The Lady Bears were well represented with 3 women among the 11 chosen. Senior Kaylee Miller was ranked as the 3rd best player in the region and was awarded with a first team honor. Junior Brandi Moral and Sophomore Jamie Larsh were tabbed as second team All-Region.

 

Coach Lingafelter added, “It is great for these ladies personally and an acknowledgement to our program that they received the honor they did. Kaylee finishing as high as she did was great validation that coaches really place a high value on girls that go out and do whatever it takes to help the team win. Brandi and Jamie were very deserving as well. Jamie has been so consistent all year and Brandi has really taken her game to another level in the past few weeks. These three are great ambassadors of Barclay College and very deserving of all the accolades”

Joplin, MO – The Barclay Lady Bears went to Joplin, Mo to play in the Southwest Region Tournament this last weekend. The winner of this tournament is an automatic qualifier for the NCCAA DII National Tournament in Cincinnati, OH. The Lady Bears were the #4 seed and played #5 seed Ozark Christian College in the opening round.

 

Barclay came out and executed the offense and their pressure defense forced numerous Ambassador turnovers in route to the Lady Bears 71-54 victory.  Junior Brandi Moral led the way with 19 points, followed by 14 points from Freshman Raelyn Epp and 13 points from Sophomore Jamie Larsh. Senior Kaylee Miller chipped in with another all-around game, adding 8 rebounds and 7 steals.

 

The next night the Bears faced off against nationally ranked and #1 seeded Hillsdale College. The Lady Bears came ready to play despite their lack of size in comparison to the Lady Saints. At the eight minute mark of the second half the Lady Saints had a four point lead and called a timeout to try and slow down the upset minded Barclay women. However the Lady Bears, for the first time all game, made some mistakes and found themselves down by 12 with 5 minutes left to play. They then regrouped and tried to make one last charge but the Lady Saints were able to hold off the Lady Bears and win by a score of 71-60. Brandi Moral had her best game of the year as she poured in 28 points. Kaylee Miller added 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

 

Coach Lingafelter reflected, “I am a competitive guy and I really hate losing. But we played well in both games! Our offense is really getting us some open looks and the defense has been very stingy for about a month now. This is a special group of ladies. The improvement they have shown this semester is a testament to the hard work they put in and the great team spirit they are building with each other.”

Joplin, MO – The NCCAA Southwest Region honored two Barclay College Men’s Basketball players over the weekend. Sophomore Charles Brodhead and Senior Toney Hatton were among the leaders in the region in the eyes of the region’s coaches.

Brodhead received first-team honors in a season where he has averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals per game.

Hatton missed being on the first-team by the narrowest margins and will complete his collegiate playing days as a second-team all-region member. He averaged 19 points and 5 rebounds per game before a season-ending injury on February 8th cut his season short.

“These guys are much deserving of the post-season recognition they have received. They are great players and it has been fun to see their progress both on and off the court over the years. I am very proud of them,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “Any time a team can have the type of success that we have had in the win column, there will be rewards and recognition that come with that success. These guys teammates deserve a ton of credit as well.”

Joplin, MO – The Barclay College Bears Men’s Basketball team was given the #3 seed in the five team NCCAA Southwest Region Tournament held on the campus of Ozark Christian this year. With the #3 seed, the Bears received a first round bye and went head to head with Arlington Baptist. The winner would advance to the championship game and keep their hopes alive for an automatic bid to the NCCAA Division II National Tournament.

The game was on Friday, February 22nd and the Bears came out lethargic. Arlington Baptist built an early double digit lead before the Bears cut it back down to single digits halfway through the first half. Arlington’s strong interior play and their ability to brake down the Bears off the dribble allowed them to stretch the lead all the way to 23 points by halftime and they never looked back.

Early in the second-half Arlington Baptist capitalized on multiple three pointers to stretch their lead even more and defeat the Bears 93-61. On Saturday afternoon they defeated Hillsdale Free Will Baptist by 26 points and will represent the Southwest Region in the NCCAA National Tournament in two weeks.

Sophomore Charles Brodhead led the Bears with 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Bears shot 34% from the field in comparison to a blistering 58% from Arlington Baptist.

The Bears (17-9, 8-2) will be the #5 seed in the ACCA Tournament beginning on Wednesday, February 27th. They face Faith Baptist at 9:00 PM CST.