Dubuque, IA -  The Lady Bears of Barclay traveled north to participate in the Emmaus Bible College Classic to start the spring semester.

On Friday night the Lady Bears took the floor against the host Emmaus Bible College. The new look Lady Bears came out ready to go from the start. A steal and lay-up on the first defensive possession proved to be foreshadowing of how the game would go. At halftime the Lady Bears were cruising along with a 52-21 lead. The second half was much of the same the Lady Bears won 79-40.

The Lady Bears had five girls in double digits led by Sophomore Jamie Larsh’s 16 points which included 4-7 from three point range. Junior Brandi Moral chipped in 15 points and 14 rebounds, Freshman Raelyn Epp had 14, and Seniors Kaylee Miller and Artaya Climes had 13 points and 10 point.

Saturday’s game was against Grace Bible College out of Grand Rapids, MI. The Lady Bears played well in every facet of the game, except shooting the ball. Grace built a 16 point lead by halftime, and then held off a couple rallies in which the Lady Bears were able to cut the lead to single digits before prevailing 53-40.

Head Coach Brad Lingafelter concluded, “I was proud of these ladies. We played our best two games of the year. We cut down turnovers, we rebounded well, we got on the floor after loose balls, and we executed our offense. One bad shooting half, but other than that, I absolutely loved the effort on the court and the fellowship off the court.”

The Lady Bears (3-8) take their 2-1 MCCC conference mark on the road to face Calvary Bible College (Kansas City, MO) at 5:30 PM CST on Friday, January 18th and Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) on Saturday at 1:00 PM.

On Saturday, January 26th, Barclay College will conduct their annual homecoming ceremonies at half-time of the men’s game against Central Christian College of the Bible.


There will be a women’s game at 1:00 PM and the men’s game will start at 3:00 PM with the homecoming ceremonies at halftime.


Immediately following the conclusion of the men’s game, the alumni basketball game will be played. Please contact Athletic Director Royce Bryan at royce.bryan@barclaycollege.edu if you plan on participating in the alumni basketball game.

Dubuque, IA – To start the spring semester, the NCCAA Division II #9 ranked Barclay College Bears trekked all the way to the north country for a pair of games at Emmaus Bible College over the weekend. Playing host Emmaus Bible and Dayspring Bible College out of north Chicago, the Bears were able to start the spring semester off with two wins.

On Friday, January 11th the Bears tackled the Eagles of Emmaus Bible. Thanks to Sophomore Brandon Howarth’s 18 first half points, the Bears were able to head into the half with an 8 point lead. In the second half, the Bears adjusted to the Eagle zone and were able to pull away late for a 77-61 road win. Four Bears reached double figure scoring for a balanced offensive attack.

Saturday afternoon the Bears were up against Dayspring Bible. Dayspring’s athleticism kept the contest close through the first half and into the second half. However, early in the second half, the Bears went on a run to push the lead to double digits. Dayspring mounted one last run to cut the lead to five before the Bears cruised to a 91-79 victory.

Senior Toney Hatton led the way for the Bears with 26 points and 10 rebounds while Sophomore Charles Brodhead also netted a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Spencer Huiatt contributed 9 assists.

The Bears (9-2, 3-0) travel to Kansas City, MO for an MCCC contest with Calvary Bible College at 7:30 PM CST on Friday, January 18th and then to Joplin, MO to face Ozark Christian at 3:00 PM CST.

A 2012 graduate from Northeast Magnet located in Wichita, KS, Adrian Maloney Jr. signed his letter of intent to play basketball for the Barclay College Bears in the fall of ’13.

Maloney is a 5’6″ point guard who was selected as a Kansas Southwest All-star in 2011-12 while he led his team in scoring during his senior year.

“Adrian is an exceptionally quick point guard with a great feel for the game. His high basketball IQ and competitive spirit will allow him to be a huge asset for our program in the years to come,” stated Head Coach Royce Bryan.

Maloney plans to major in business at Barclay College.

We are pleased to announce the Barclay College is ranked #9 in TheBestSchools.org list of the Best Colleges providing free tuition. We selected the colleges based on the quality of the programs, the types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings, and reputation. Here is a link to our article: http://www.thebestschools.org/blog/2012/12/10/20-colleges-providing-free-tuition/

Our ranking articles are referenced at the websites of schools such as Boston University, Washington State University, the University of Florida and UMass Amherst. If you reference our article at your website, we would be pleased if you could link to it. About TheBestSchools.org: TheBestSchools.org is an independent organization with no ties to any other educational institution. All its editors know the academic world inside out, with some holding Ph.D.’s and having extensive experience in teaching, research, and publishing at the university level. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. Best regards, Brian Jenkins Senior editor TheBestSchools.org bjenkins@thebestschools.org

The Barclay College Men’s Basketball team took their NCCAA Division II #9 ranking on the road over the weekend and came up empty. On Friday, Dec. 7th they were in Springfield, MO to play perennial powerhouse Central Bible College and on Saturday they went head to head with NAIA DII Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK.

On Friday, the Spartans of Central built a double digit lead only to see the Bears whittle the lead down to nothing in the closing minutes of the first half, 44-44. In the second half, action was back and forth with 17 lead changes and 12 ties. The Bears had opportunities to pull away but could not amass more than a five point lead. With the Bears up 3 with just over three minutes left in the game, they were held to six points down the stretch and lost 87-91 for their first loss of the year.

Five minutes into the Bears contest with Oklahoma Wesleyan University (8-2), they found themselves up eight before a furious rally by the Eagles gave them a 13 point lead at the half. In the second half, the Bears chopped the lead down to single digits several times and with under four minutes of action left, had a three point attempt cut the lead to five, but it rimmed out. The Eagles went on to win 96-83.

Barclay College (7-2, 3-0) is not back in action until January 11th when they travel to Dubuque, IA for a pair of games against Emmaus Bible College and Dayspring Bible College.

On Thursday, Dec. 6th, the NCCAA Division II national rankings came out and the undefeated Bears were ranked ninth in the country. It marks the first time this season the Bears have been ranked in the top ten.

The ranking comes off a week where the Bears won at Manhattan Christian, beat then #10 ranked Grace University, and knocked off defending Southwest Region champions Dallas Christian to improve to 6-0 on the season.

“This is a great accomplishment for these guys and this program but we also realize that there is a lot of season left and we have to keep getting better each and every day,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan.


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2012-2013 NCCAA Men’s Basketball Division II Official Top 10 Ranking


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  As part of the school’s national accreditation requirements, Barclay College recently submitted progress reports to the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), both for the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

The College continues to be on track moving toward Higher Learning Commission – North Central region accreditation (HLC), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accreditation, and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) for state teacher licensure in elementary education.

For HLC regional accreditation, the College recently submitted a “Letter of Intent to Complete Eligibility Filing” (on October 31, 2012), and the College plans to complete the “Eligibility Filing: Institutional Submission” by December 31. A panel will then review the filing, with the possibility of allowing the College to submit a “Letter of Intent to Pursue Candidacy” by the summer of 2013. A “Candidacy Visit” would be in the spring or winter of 2014.

An ACSI accreditation team is scheduled to visit Barclay College on February 18-19, 2013. For KSDE, the College submitted our Letter of Intent and received official confirmation. The College has submitted potential visitation dates for March, September, or October, 2013.

Haviland, KS – The Lady Saints from Hillsdale Free Will Baptist were in town Tuesday, Dec. 4th and the Bears were primed and ready for an upset bid.

Shortly after the tip, the Saints struck first from both the interior and from behind the arc before the Lady Bears started chipping away at the lead. They were sparked by Jr. Brandi Moral’s play off the bench, dishing out 5 assists on the game. The Bears momentarily took the lead before the Saints built the lead back up to five 31-26 at the half.

Unfortunately the second half was a different story for the Lady Bears. They were outscored 41-24 after the intermission to fall to the Saints 50-72. The Bears were led by Freshman Shandy Edenborough with 13 points and 9 rebounds, Junior Sarah Sullivan with 10 points and 7 boards and Moral who added another 10 points.  

The Bears final game before Christmas Break is at Bartlesville against Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 2:00 PM CST on Saturday, Dec. 8th.  

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.