LUBBOCK -- The Midland College Chaparrals won the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 5 tournament Sunday with a 71-57 win over McLennan at Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock, Texas.
Scott County Central graduate Bobby Hatchett played over 20 minutes for Midland (30-3) during the championship game grabbing three rebounds and dishing out two assists, although he missed all three of his shot attempts.
Hatchett also had three points in 18 minutes against rival Odessa during their 74-46 semifinal win. He added two points and three assists during Midland's 113-58 drubbing over Temple in the opening round.
With their win over McLennan, the Chaparrals qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament starting on March 15 in Hutchinson, Kan.
INDIANAPOLIS -- For the third time in school history and second time in the last four seasons the Missouri S&T Lady Miners are headed to the NCAA Tournament. The team learned of its selection at a watch party in the Havener Center on campus.
S&T (20-7) is headed to Houghton, Mich., for the Midwest Regional which starts Friday. The Lady Miners are seeded sixth in the region and open against third seeded and fellow conference foe Wisconsin-Parkside. That game will start at 11 a.m. (CST).
Dexter graduates Katelyn and Cathryn Heil are both sophomores on Missouri S&T. Katelyn comes off the bench and averages 4.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16 minutes per game for the Lady Miners while Cathryn also comes off the bench and averages five minutes per contest.
Michigan Tech is the number one overall seed and will face eighth seeded Lewis. Drury and Grand Valley State will square off in the four vs. five matchup while Kentucky Wesleyan and Quincy will meet in the two-seven contest.