Lady Lions go 2-0 in North Central Weekend
Lady Lions Go 2-0 in North Central Weekend
Minneapolis, MN: The Trinity Bible College Lady Lions had a long layoff of 8 days between games due to Thanksgiving Break. The Lady Lions had plenty of time to prepare to face their North Central Region opponents Faith Baptist Bible College and North Central University.
The Lady Lions first game was against Faith Baptist Bible College on Friday afternoon. They did not wait long as they raced out to the early lead after a 12 to 0 run in the opening half. The Lady Lions then continued to build their first half lead eventually taking a 26 point lead into halftime being up 36 to 10. In the second half the Lady Lions pushed their lead even more and all 11 Lady Lions would get to see 10 minutes or more in the game and all 11 players would score as well. The Lady Lions went on to win 73 to 29. In the win the Lady Lions were led in scoring by freshman Rebecca Olsson who had 17 points, while the only other Lady Lion in double figures was senior Kylie Simonsen who had 11 points, 7 steals and 5 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. Sophomore Lauren Fischer led all rebounders with 8 rebounds to pair with her 4 points.
Next up for the Lady Lions on Saturday was the host school and reigning North Central Region Champions, North Central University Rams. Again the Lady Lions used a fast start to jump out to an early lead. They used a 12 to 2 run to open the game and the Rams would fight to get back in it but the Lady Lions held on to the lead and headed into halftime with the 25 to 14 lead. In the second half the two teams battled as the offenses found their rhythm. The two teams combined for 75 second half points. The Rams were able to tie the game in the second but the Lady Lions would answer going and pushing their lead back to 10 points. The Rams kept fighting until the very end but the Lady Lions held on for the 60 to 54 win. In the win the Lady Lions were led by senior Kylie Simonsen who led all scorers with 20 points and 4 rebounds. Sophomore Janae Droste added 17 points and 6 rebounds, while sophomore Aaren LaRose added 11 points and 6 rebounds as well. Senior Kayla Droste led all rebounders with 14 rebounds.
The two wins moves the Lady Lions to 5-4 on the season, with 4 games still to play before Christmas break. The Lady Lions host Dakota State University on Tuesday, December 10th at 6pm, they then travel to Jamestown, ND to face University of Jamestown on Wednesday, December 11th at 5:30pm. The Lady Lions then head to Minnesota for a weekend series against Red Lake Nation College on Friday and Saturday.
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Trinity Greetings - "Raising Friends"
A College, like any institution, is only as strong as the constituency that it serves. However, for people like me serving as the President of the College, I know all to well that the constituency must be won and confidence built. So it is actually much more important to raise friends than it is to raise money.
Over the past year and a half that is exactly what I have tried to do. Our fund raising has been quite low-key and we have sought to give you a constant flow of information and imagery. Thank you for your positive responses.
Carol and I now want to take this idea one step further. We are launching “Travel with the President” opportunities. Each year we will choose a travel destination that we are familiar with and invite you to travel with us for about ten days enjoying good friendship and being inspired by Christian heritage and history.
Today I am announcing a trip to the United Kingdom next May. We will spend two wonderful days in the ancient city of Cambridge. During this time we will visit the famous King’s College and chapel and I will explain the link between education and some of the best parts of the English Reformation. From there we will have a day in Britain’s great capital city London and then make our way to Oxford. Apart from enjoying this beautiful city we intend to visit C. S. Lewis’ home. Then we will quietly meander through the Cotswolds and on to the Lake District, home to the great poet William Wordsworth. The final leg of our trip will take us to Blantyre where we will visit David Livingstone’s boyhood home, through Edinburgh and on to Aberdeen where we will share a weekend with dear friends and their great church.
The trip will be offered at cost and we are limited to twelve people. Please contact me if you are interested in sharing this time with Carol and me. Suffice it to say, we value all of you our supporting and praying friends.
For His Kingdom's sake,
Dr Paul R Alexander
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Lions Basketball Go 1-1 at Regional Weekend
Minneapolis, MN: The Lions headed to Minneapolis, MN to face off against two of the North Central Region rivals, Faith Baptist Bible College Eagles and host school North Central University Rams. They had plenty of time to prepare for their games as they had 8 days between contests.
The Lions opened the weekend with Faith Baptist Bible College Eagles on Friday afternoon and they jumped out to an early 6 to 5 lead just four minutes into the game. However, the Eagles would answer going on a 9 to 5 run taking a 3 point lead at 14 to 11 with 12 minutes left in the first half. The Lions then took the lead back and finished the first half outscoring the Eagles 25 to 13 over the final 12 minutes, taking the 36 to 27 lead into halftime. In the second half the Lions continued to hold the lead, holding their biggest lead 58 to 44 with 9 minutes to play in the game. However the Eagles then used a 22 to 8 run to tie the game even at 66 with 3 minutes to play. The Lions then had to fight as both teams changed leads but the Lions executed down the stretch and went on to the 80 to 73 win. In the win the Lions were led by freshman Jaden Shockley who scored 20 points for the Lions off the bench on 7 for 9 shooting and 4 for 5 from three. Senior AJ Anthony added 16 points, 9 steals and 7 assists, while freshman Friscoe Erdahl had 14 points and 4 rebounds.
On Saturday the Lions opened up play against the host school North Central University Rams. The two teams have faced each other in the last two North Central Region Championship games with the Lions winning in 2012 and the Rams winning in 2013. This game proved to be another instant classic between the two schools. The Rams were able to jump out in front of the Lions early after opening the game on a 14 to 8 run. The Lions spent the rest of the first half playing catch up but with just over 2 minutes to play in the opening half the Lions were able to tie the game at 45 to 45. They then closed the half with an 8 to 1 run taking a 53 to 46 lead into halftime over the Rams. The second half was a thriller as the two teams battled until the very end. The Rams were able to tie the game at 63 to 63 with 10 minutes to play. The Lions then took a 2 point lead with just over 60 seconds to play. Then there were 4 lead changes in final 30 seconds of the game. The Lions would take a 1 point lead on a Ben Bighorn layup with 10 seconds to play, however Bighorn who was fouled on the play failed to make the free throw and the Rams raced down the court and sophomore Luke Chafin pulled up and hit a 17 foot jumper to give the Rams the lead with only .5 seconds remaining. The Lions tried a desperation full court pass but failed to get a shot off and lost 87 to 86. In the loss the Lions were led by senior AJ Anthony who had 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, while junior Nick Lentz contributed 27 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks.
The Lions went 1-1 on the weekend moving their record to 2-6 on the season. The Lions have 4 games still to play before Christmas break. They host Dakota State University on Tuesday, December 10th at 8pm, they then travel to Jamestown, ND to face University of Jamestown on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30pm. The Lions then head to Minnesota for a weekend series against Red Lake Nation College on Friday and Saturday.
Lady Lions Ready for another Great Year
The 2013-2014 Trinity Bible College Lady Lions Basketball team is ready to make a run for a 3rd straight trip to the NCCAA National Tournament.
The last two seasons for the Lady Lions have been very successful as they won their 3rd and 4th straight NIAC Conference Tournament Championships and won the North Central Region and won an at-large bid to the NCCAA National Tournament.
The Lady Lions welcome back nine players from the team from a year ago. The Lions will look to their senior leaders this season Kylie Simonsen who averaged 10.5 ppg (3rd on the team last year), 4.1 rpg and 2.1 steals and Kayla Droste who averaged 4.9 ppg and 5 rpg (2nd on the team last year). The two juniors returning are Kelby Risse who averaged 4 ppg and 4.6 rpg (3rd on the team last year) and Sarah Wold with 5 sophomores who include Aaren LaRose who averaged 9 ppg and made 62 three pointers a season ago, Janae Droste, SaraLi Petersen, Lauren Fischer and Jaycthn Drumhiller. The Lady Lions welcome only two freshmen in Rebecca Olsson from Vasteras, Sweden and Jordan Griffith from Crosby, ND.
The Lady Lions will be coached by Rachael Nowell who is in her 5th season, she will be assistant by 1st year assistant coaches Treva Nutter and Shianne Montgomery, who both finished up their senior seasons last year for the Lady Lions. The Lady Lions will need to fill the spot of Treva Nutter who was a two-time NCCAA All American and has transitioned into the assistant coach role.
The Lady Lions open their season up on the road Wednesday, November 6th at Lake Region State College and their home opener is a part of “Super Saturday” on Saturday, November 9th at 6pm against Grace University (Omaha, NE).
Lions Men’s Basketball Ready for a New Year
The 2013-2014 Trinity Bible College Lions Men’s basketball team is poised at another run and have their goals set at returning to the NCCAA National Tournament. The Lions made their last appearance back to the NCCAA National Tournament in 2011-2012 and they came up five points short last season.
The Lions will look to their core four players to lead and all four started at times for the Lions last season. The Lions welcome back senior captains AJ Anthony who led the team in steals with 94 and 139 assists and averaged 15.3 points (2nd for the Lions), Pete Enos averaged 7.9 ppg, and 4.4 rpg in 25 minutes per game and led the team with 35 percent from three and Joshua Bialik averaged 10 minutes per game 3.1 ppg and 2.6 rpg. They are joined by junior captain Nick Lentz who led the team in rebounding with 7.6 rpg in addition 10.3 ppg and 1 block per game. The Lions look to replace the All Time Leading Scorer in Trinity Bible College history and two- time NCCAA All-American Mikey Rosario who led the Lions in scoring last 24 ppg and finished his career with over 2348 points score.
They have brought in a big recruiting class of 10 freshmen to the team this year; Ben Bighorn from Culbertson, MT, Friscoe Erdahl from Ten Sleep, WY, Braden Phillips from Baker City, OR, Jaden Shockley and Jake Shockley from Lemmon, SD, Scott Erdahl from Ten Sleep, WY, Nathan Sandoz from St. Paul, NE, Grant Belgarde from Hatton, ND, Jon Kimball from Dayville, OR and Kory Mitchell from Orlando, FL.
Coaching the Lions for his 8th year is head coach Jordan Nowell, assisting him will be 3rd year assistant coach Colby Simonsen and 1st year assistant coach Cameron Martell.
The Lions open their 2013-2014 season on the road at Dakota Wesleyan University in an exhibition game in Mitchell, SD on Monday, November 4th at 7pm. Their home opener and season opener is on “Super Saturday”, Saturday, November 9th as they play host to Grace University (Omaha, NE) at 8pm.