Lancaster Bible, Morrisville State College Advance to NEAC Men's Basketball Championship Game

Lancaster Bible, Morrisville State College Advance to NEAC Men's Basketball Championship Game

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – After two closely-contested semifinal games, Lancaster Bible and Morrisville State College are the last two teams standing to play for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Men’s Basketball Championship on Sunday at the Lancaster Bible’s Horst Athletic Center.

Lancaster Bible and Morrisville State College will meet in the championship game on Sunday at 2 p.m. The winner of Sunday’s contest will receive an automatic berth to the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Semifinal Game One

No. 4 Wilson College 70, No. 1 Lancaster Bible 80


Despite Lancaster Bible holding a lead for the majority of Saturday’s game, Wilson College fought until the final whistle in a tough 80-70 outcome that went in favor of the Chargers. Lancaster Bible was led by junior Christo Majok (Juba, South Sudan) with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. Jalen Archer (Baltimore, Md.), Luke Beers (Lancaster, Pa.) and Herbie Brown (Wilmington, Del.) all hit double-figures for the Charges while Quentin Davis (Philadelphia, Pa.) pulled down 12 rebounds. Ian Frazier (Palmyra, Pa.) and Cole Christian (Chambersburg, Pa.) tallied 13 points apiece for Wilson College. Junior Keion Adams (Gaithersburg, Md.) led the Phoenix with 11 rebounds and four assists. Lancaster Bible enters Sunday’s game with a 22-5 record. Wilson College, who appeared in their first NEAC Semifinal this year, finishes the year with a 20-7 overall mark.

Semifinal Game Two

No. 3 SUNY Poly 63, No. 2 Morrisville State College 69


Morrisville State College led by as many as nine points in the first half, but a relentless SUNY Poly squad rallied to take a 33-32 lead into halftime. A back-and-forth start to the second half led to the Mustangs grabbing a 38-37 lead with 17:22 left and Morrisville State never looked back. Sophomore Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) recorded a double-double to lead the Mustangs with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman Brison Hall (Syracuse, N.Y.) added 14 points and Derek Beames (Otego, N.Y.) posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. SUNY Poly was led by NEAC Player of the Year Kevin Williams (Brooklyn, N.Y.) with 23 points. Junior guard Redell Freeman (Rochester, N.Y.) contributed 15 points in the Wildcats’ loss. SUNY Poly ends the 2017-18 season with a 19-8 overall record. Morrisville State College improves to 19-8 and will face Lancaster Bible for the third-straight season in the championship game.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s tennis. For more information, please visit: