Haviland, KS – This year the Bears have been determined to defend their home turf. Even though the Hillsdale Free Will Baptist Saints beat the Bears twice last year in route to winning the NCCAA Southwest Region and the ACCA National Tournament, this year the Bears had a different outcome in mind.
In the first half, the Saints came out aggressively. They were more physical, out-rebounded the Bears and played like they had nothing to lose. The Saints built a commanding double digit lead before the Bears notched up the full-court pressure. A run in the final minute of the half allowed the Bears to be within three 46-49 heading into the locker room.
It was back and forth action for the first portion of the second half before the Bears interior play started to wear down the Saints. With under eight minutes left in the game, the Bears took the lead and shot 81% from the foul line to seal the game 92-81. The Bears were led by Senior Toney Hatton with 19 points and Sophomore Charles Brodhead with 18 points.
Legendary Assistant Coach Ray Anderson said, “It was a struggle. The effort was there but we were a step slow and not mentally sharp. The bottom line is if you can find a way to win when you’re not playing your best and we did.”
The Bears (7-0, 3-0) travel to Springfield, MO on Friday, Dec. 7th to face Central Bible College at 7:00 PM CST and then to Bartlesville, OK to face Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Saturday at 4:00 PM CST.
Haviland, KS – The Bears Men’s Basketball Team took a perfect 4-0 record into their weekend games with Grace University and Dallas Christian and were able to hold off the competition.
On Friday, Nov. 30th the Royals of Grace opened the game up aggressively on the boards to build an early lead before the Bears started rolling on all cylinders. By the half the Bears led 43-29. In the second half, the Bears jumped out quickly with tactful interior passing and despite the Royals shooting 39-54 from the foul line, were able to win 84-72. Senior Toney Hatton led the Bears with 22 points on 10-15 shooting while Sophomore Charles Brodhead added 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Saturday evening the Bears found themselves down 10-0 to start the game before they heated up from long range (6-10) to take a half time lead 51-37. The Bears coasted to a victory in the second half, leading by as many as 28 and winning 103-89. Once again Brodhead and Hatton led the way. Brodhead scored 24 points including 4-5 on three pointers, Hatton went for 20 points while Freshman Caleb Stagner-Hundley secured 13 rebounds on the night.
The Bears improved to 6-0 on the season and will travel to Springfield, MO on Friday to play Central Bible College at 7:00 PM CST and then Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 4:00 PM CST on Saturday.
Haviland, KS – On Friday, Nov. 30th the Lady Bears Women’s Basketball team had a rematch with NCCAA DII top ten Grace University. Then the following night they took on the Crusaders of Dallas Christian.
The Lady Bears were neck and neck with Grace for most of the first half thanks to their efforts on the glass before the Lady Royals went on a run to take a 36-22 lead into the half. In the second half, the Royals shot a sizzling 53% from the field to win 73-50. The Lady Bears were led by Freshman Shandy Edenborough with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Senior Kaylee Miller with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Saturday afternoon found the Bears in control for a large portion of the game against Dallas Christian. In the closing minutes, however, the Crusaders were able to make a few more plays to squeak out a 44-43 road win. Edenborough secured an amazing 21 rebounds on the night and chipped in 19 points to boot while Sophomore Jamie Larsh added 16 points.
The Bears fall to 1-5 on the season and will play Oklahoma Wesleyan University Sat. Dec. 8th at 2:00 PM CST to close out their games for the fall semester.
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.