Quarterfinal matchups set at NAIA tourney


Saturday, March 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ No. 2 seed Azusa Pacific headed an eight-team field into quarterfinals play in the NAIA Division I men's tournament on Saturday.

Top-seeded Transylvania (Ky.) would not be one of those teams after losing to Christian Heritage 77-67 on Friday, when two game were decided in overtime.

Semifinal matchups will be Monday and the championship at 7 p.m. CST on Tuesday.

Brad Nicholson's 24 points powered Christian Heritage (Calif.). Thomas Lowery contributed 14 points as Christian Heritage (28-7) advanced to face Lubbock Christian (Texas).

Lubbock Christian (21-9) won in double overtime against Georgetown, Ky., after Daniel Omusinde hit a driving layup with 22.7 seconds to pull out a 92-91 win.

Jeremy Hall's second half shooting rallied Pikeville (Ky.) to an 82-72 win over Martin Methodist (Tenn.). Hall scored 15 points, going 4-for-4 from the free throw line and making three 3-pointers, to advance the Bears (26-11) to a matchup with Oklahoma Baptist (25-8).

Brent Ansel knocked down 23 points for Oklahoma Baptist in an 82-74 win over Southern Poly (Ga.).

Caleb Gervin's 23 points _ including 16 in the first period _ helped Azusa Pacific (35-2) beat Oklahoma City, 94-54.

Azusa Pacific advanced to play Faulkner (Ala.) in the quarterfinals.

Paul Little had 25 points for Faulkner, topping five other teammates in double figures in a 108-98 victory over Lee (Tenn.).

Spring Hill (Ala.) advanced to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year with a 69-43 win over Columbia (Mo.). Richard Millsap scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the 12th seeded Badgers (29-7), who never trailed.

Spring Hill will face Oklahoma Science, a winner over Biola in overtime late Friday.

Mike Williamson's 3-pointer for Oklahoma Science (27-2) with 31 seconds tied the game and force the extra period.

Williamson's bucket knotted the game at 68. Teammates Theron Jackson and Randy Hughes accounted for four points in overtime and Williamson and Adrian Anderson hit free throws to seal the win.

Hughes scorers with 18 points and Jackson had 17. Adiodun Medupin and Terrance Richmond had 17 each for Biola, but Medupin missed six free throws in overtime.