Saints Win Share of NSAA Conference

February 9th, 2019 will be a night to remember. The Presentation College Men’s Basketball team won a least a share of the NSAA conference title.

People braved the cold and came out to watch an exciting match up between the Presentation College Saints (19-8; 11-2 in NSAA) and the Bellevue University Bruins (16-12) on senior night as the Saints took down the Bruins 64-57 in a North Star Athletic Association conference game at the Strode center Saturday.

Before the game started, each senior for the men’s team was introduced and given a picture. The game was a heavyweight fight with both teams taking big lead and vice versa.

Presentation College’s largest lead was 10 points while Bellevue’s was 13. The game was fast paced and not a second was wasted.

The first half was a challenge as both teams struggled to find the basket. The officials were becoming a huge factor as it appeared that they had missed several questionable calls for both teams, but the Saints would go into halftime trailing 29-22.

The Saints would trail by as much as 13 points with 15 minutes left in the second half but came storming back with the force of a winter storm that brought energy, not only to the players, but the whole crowd.

With the game on the line the Saints needed to make something happen as they were playing for a chance at a conference championship which the program hasn’t won since the 2005-2006 season.

 Watching the Saints and be in that exciting atmosphere was unlike any other. Huge congratulations to the whole program on an amazing regular season. Witnessing the Saints cutting down the net was very special.

 The Bellevue Bruins top scorers were Sequan Walker 21 points, and Justin Bessard who scored 16 points.

For the Saints, the leading scores came from seniors Mychal Deas who ended the night with 20 points, and Quadre Lollis who finished with 18 points.

The Saints are on their way to record tying 19th regular season wins and with the performance that they had on Saturday night, it’s possible.

At the end of the game, after the celebration Coach Reigle was nothing but smiles.

 “This is a great basketball city and knowledgeable people,” Reigle said after the historical win. “I think they can appreciate how our guys play, how hard they play, how they share the ball. It is energy you want, a loud gym, an energetic gym that our team feeds off.”

Presentation College 64, Bellevue University 57

NSAA at The Strode Center.

PC 22 42 — 64

BU 29 28 — 57

PC: Mychal Deas 7-15 2-2 20, Quadre Lollis 6-14 6-7 18, Devonta Brooks 1-5 3-4 5, Jalen Guidry 1-4 0-0 2, Tayton Maher 0-1 1-1 1, Vincent Eugene 3-5 2-4 8, Ange-Michel Kuo 8, Elijah Coleman 0-2 2-2 2, Sean Schuring 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 16-20 64.

BU: Sequan Walker 8-12 0-0 21, Justin Bessard 7-10 1-1 16, Richard Reed 3-10 0-0 6, Jaron Dickson 1-6 0-0 3, Conner Dukes 0-3 0-0 0, Josh Lindsey-Hunter 2-3 0-0 5, Josh Meier 2-4 0-0 4, Austin Moore 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-50 2-2 57.

3-pt FG — PC 4-15, Deas 4-9, Lollis 0-1, Brooks 0-2, Guidry 0-1, Maher 0-1, Eugene 0-1; VU 8-23, Walker 5-9, Bessard 1-1, Reed 0-5, Dickson 1-2, Dukes 0-3, Lindsey-Hunter 1-2, Austin Moore 0-1. Fouls — PC 9; BU 16. Fouled out — VU J Bessard. Rebounds — PC 33, Deas 6, Lollis 7, Brooks 6, Guidry 1, Maher 1, Eugene 6, Kuo 4, Coleman 2; BU 19, Walker 3, Bessard 5, Reed 2, Dickson 3, Dukes 3, Lindsey Hunter 1, Meier 2. Assists — PC 8, Deas 2, Guidry 3, Maher 1, Eugene 2; BU 11, Walker 1, Bessard 1, Reed 2, Dickson 3, Dukes 3, Lindsey-Hunter 1. Turnovers — PC 7, BU 14. Blocks — PC 2, Brooks 2; BU 1, Meier 1. Steals — PC 7, Deas 2, Brooks 2, Eugene 2, Schuring 1; BU 4, Walker 1, Dickson 2, Lindsey-Hunter 1.


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