BALTIMORE — The University of North Carolina-Wilmington punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament on Monday, overcoming a 12-point deficit and beating Hofstra 80-73 in overtime in the championship game of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Chris Flemming scored 19 points for second-seeded UNCW (25-7) and Denzel Ingram added 17, including a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left in overtime to seal it. Findlay High graduate
C.J. Gettys, a 7-foot red-shirt junior who is averaging 5.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks a game for the Seahawks, had 10 points and five rebounds.
GLIAC honors UF’s Delas
University of Findlay freshman Mark Delas was rewarded for pitching a complete game no-hitter in his first career start as he was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound right-hander from Perrysburg led the Oilers to a 2-0 shutout against Gannon University on Thursday. He had six strikeouts, a walk and allowed just two base runners (one on an error).
It was the Oilers first no-hitter since April 26, 1997 when Brandon Canterbury no-hit Urbana.
Slagle earns OAC award
ADA — Ohio Northern freshman Steven Slagle has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse player of the week after scoring four goals and adding six assists in the Polar Bears’ two matches last week.
Hockey team wins tourney
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Findlay Junior Trojans Bantam Gold hockey team avenged its only tournament loss by beating the Atlanta Ice Bandits 4-1 on Sunday in the championship game of the Irish South Bend Cup.
Findlay won its first three games, beating the Kent Cyclones 8-2, the Mentor Cardinals 6-0 and the Butler County Redhawks 4-1. Atlanta then topped Findlay 4-1, but the Junior Trojans rebounded to reverse that score in the final.