The Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team got a huge boost Wednesday night when Gary Payton II drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game at 78 with 4.1 seconds to go.
But the elation evapoated on the next possession as Columbia State Community College’s Arturs Bremmers knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give CSCC (29-3) an 81-78 win over SLCC (27-7) in the "Sweet 16" of the NJCAA Division I championships in Hutchinson, Kan.
Jaden Jackson and Neal Monson had 18 points each for the Bruins; De’Sean Parsons scored 13 and Payton had eight points, eight assists and 10 rebounds.
Benedictine (Kan.) 70, Westminster 65 • The Griffins (19-13) led by as many as 12 points in the first half but shot just 29.6 percent after halftime as they were eliminated in the NAIA men’s first round Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
"They were the aggressors [after] halftime and they got us on our heels," Westminster coach Adam Hiatt said. "We went from up seven to down seven in … a flash."
Tallon Robertson and Nick Jenson scored 12 each for Westminster; Colton Moon, Blake Skidmore and Jordan Pryor each added 10.
• The top-seeded Westminster women open NAIA play Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in Frankfort, Ky., against No. 8 seed William Woods.
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