Broncos Fall in GPAC Tournament|
Fremont - The Hastings College men's basketball team really needed a win to possibly secure a spot in the NAIA National Tournament but Midland had other ideas shooting lights out defeating the Broncos 84-60 in the first round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.
Hastings attempted both man-to-man and zone but had no answer for the Warriors' long range shooting. Midland connected on 11-17 from behind the three-point line including going 8-12 in the first half.
Hastings also had trouble holding onto the ball turning it over 26 times.
The Broncos were led by Brady Lollman as he finished with 11 points on 3-10 shooting while Jake Hamburger added 10.
Midland had four players with at least 14 points and were led by Galen Gullie as he finished with a game high 19 points on 6-9 shooting but really made his mark from behind the three-point line connecting on 5-6 attempts.
With the loss, Hastings falls to 20-11 (11-9) and will now have to wait to see if they make the national tournament. The selection show will be held February 27 at 7:15 p.m. as it will be streamed by NeuLion and can be found at www.naia.org.
Sioux City, IA - The Hastings College women's basketball team saw its season come to an end in the first round of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament as Morningside defeated the Broncos 66-44.
Morningside showed why they are still one of the favorites to win the national title with tenacious defense forcing 23 turnovers while holding the Broncos to just 30.8 percent shooting from the floor. The Broncos were only able to muster 17 points in the first half as Hastings trailed the Mustangs 30-17 at halftime.
Hastings was led by Cami Bruckman as she finished with 12 points on 5-18 shooting from the floor.
Morningside did not have its best shooting night but all but one player scored points for the Mustangs. MC was led by Shelby Beaudette as she finished with 10 points on 5-8 shooting from the floor.
Hastings finishes its season at 15-16 (10-10).