December 11, 2018 / Trailblazers ranked No. 2 in latest NJCAA poll
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University men’s basketball
team moved up one spot in the latest National Junior College Athletic
Association Division I Poll released Tuesday afternoon.
The Trailblazers received 383 points, including four first-place
votes, to earn a No. 2 ranking.
Defending national champion South Plains made the climb to the top
with 394 points. Plains occupied the No. 2 spot last week.
Last week’s No. 1 Northwest Florida State dropped to No. 4 in the
latest rankings after suffering its first defeat of the season. The
Raiders lost a 87-73 decision to unranked East Florida State, before
bouncing back to beat No. 5 Florida Northwestern State, 69-65.
Rounding out the top 5 are: No. 3 Coffeyville and No. 5 Tallahassee.
The complete rankings can be found here.
The Trailblazers, who are still No. 1 in the latest Massey Ratings,
needed overtime to keep their undefeated start to the season. District
16 foe Kaskaskia took the Trailblazers (12-0) to an extra session on Saturday.
Career high in points for Lony Francis, Jr. (31) and George Dixon
(20) along with 21 points from Keith Clemons, helped VU prevail 98-92.
The Trailblazers return to the court on Monday, traveling to district
foe Lincoln Trail. The game is part of a women’s and men’s
doubleheader starting at 6:30 p.m. (EST).
More District 16 news: John A. Logan moved up two
spots to No. 11 this week. The Vols are 10-1 on the season with their
only loss coming to the Trailblazers...Olney Central dropped it first
contest of the season on Saturday with a loss to Lincoln Trail. The
Blue Knights received votes in last week’s poll but are completely out
of the rankings this week.
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MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
Department of University Relations